Eric’s VC&G Christmas Medley

December 24th, 2007 by TheGameCollector

Vintage Christmas[ Editor’s Note: I asked Eric Lambert, a VC&G contributor, to write something entertaining for Christmas in the vein of his Halloween Spam poem. Just yesterday he delivered, sending me an MP3 of modified holiday jingles with a computer twist. It’s a tad cheesy, yes, but it’s full of fun and spirit. Thanks, Eric! ]

Listen to Eric’s Christmas Medley by clicking
the gigantic shiny button below [Requires Flash].

Download the MP3 file here or read a full transcript after the break.


You’re listening to KVCG Radio, the best of the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s.
And now, back to our nonstop holiday music.

You know DASL and dBase
And Pascal and Cobol,
Clipper and Prolog
And Fortran and Snowball
But have you compiled
The most famous language of all?

BASIC, the…

Jingle ^G, jingle ^G, jingle all the way,
Oh what fun it is to write in ASCII all the day,
Jingle ^G, jingle ^G, jingle all the way,
But in C the same command is written backslash-a.

(If you don’t get it, see the notes below)

I’m dreaming of a TRS-80
Sitting underneath my tree,
With a full-stroke keyboard,
And 4K RAM onboard,
And a P4 black-and-white display…

Come, they told me, parum-pum-pum-pum,
Our new Atari to play, parum-pum-pum-pum,
We bought Pac-Man today, parum-pum-pum-pum,
But it was not the same, parum-pum-pum-pum,
So, we traded it parum-pum-pum-pum
For Home Run.

I saw mommy playing my Vectrex,
Underneath the Christmas tree last night,
She didn’t like to see
The vector graphics on the screen
So she tried each overlay until we both fell fast asleep…

We wish you a Merry Christmas,
We wish you a Merry Christmas,
We wish you a Merry Christmas,
From VC&G.

Good tidings to you
And may Vintage Compu-
Ting bring you entertainment
The entire year through.

From all of us at Vintage Computing and Gaming, may your holidays be happy, may the new year bring you plenty of that Vintage Computing joy, and may you never have to sit through another podcast as cheesy as this.

Happy Holidays, Everyone!

One Response to “Eric’s VC&G Christmas Medley”

  1. Zoyous Says:

    Now upload some, and upload it right here!