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Episode 143: A Visit from St. Nick (Dad Style)

A financial poem with Mak and G
Episode 143: A Visit from St. Nick (Dad Style)


A special Christmas poem, ‘A Visit from St Nicholas’ financial-dad style…


Merry Christmas! 


To celebrate Christmas I bring you this special Christmas poem ‘A Visit from St Nicholas’ financial-dad style.


Here at Money with Mak and G wishing you a wonderful holiday with family and friends.


“The presents were purchased and under the tree from a credit card dad had that was all interest-free…” – Ben Jones

Time Stamps:

00:57 – A Visit from St. Nicholas financial-dad style.


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Welcome back, and don’t forget to LIKE, SUBSCRIBE and COMMENT on the podcast.  This is the week of Christmas for many.  The kids have a couple of finals to study for.  So, they asked me to take the reigns. I decided to do things a bit different, and hope you enjoy it.  This is “A Visit from St. Nick” dad style.


‘Twas the night before Christmas, and almost asleep

Very little was moving, not even a peep


The presents were purchased and under the tree

From a credit card dad had, that was all interest-free


Thinking of all the points he received and put together

He could lay down his head, as light as a feather


The discount stockings were hung by the fire with care

They were 10 years old and looked a bit bare


He thought of the gifts, each one by one

He was well under budget, and all the work done


Mom looked festive in flannel red and green

The white on her face was some kind of cream


Dad knew both were bought at Kohl’s for a song

That made him smile, then stretch and give a big yawn


The Kohl’s cash he’d use later would be for himself

And, tonight there’d be no more Elf on a Shelf


The thermostat was set at a cool thirty-three

Because everyone knew he loved saving money


Mak & G were tucked in tight like bugs in their beds

With the hope of big dividends dancing in their heads 


The lights were all off because that is a waste

No one could see them, and that’s just bad taste


As everyone shook a bit from the cold

Dad knew that to save money, you had to be bold


For how could we save all those big stacks of green

Unless you focus each day on what all it means


Independence and freedom from unwanted bills

And dropping the feeling you’re marching uphill


Then, all of the sudden, with such a crash

Dad thought there an accident that’d cost him some cash


To the contrary, there was a perfect sled landing, in the front yard

All eight reindeer pulling a large man and breathing hard


Dad tried to remember their names, but it wasn’t that easy

Was the expired egg nog he bought making him feel queasy


Then the round man in a suit of red shouted

Now Dasher! Now Dancer, now Prancer and Vixen

On, Comet! on, Cupid! on, Donner and Blitzen!


And with a quick flash, we must have all felt some tingles

As the sled landed hard on the roof and broke a few shingles


Does this man have insurance, so that he could pay

Or would he just leave it dad who was in such dismay


The Google cameras were on and pointed toward the tree

Then out pops St. Nick, from the fireplace with such glee


Dad watched in wonder, as he dropped prezzies for Mak & G

It made him smile to think all those presents were free


St. Nick with his white beard, pipe, and his belly

Made dad think he had eaten one too many donuts with jelly


Then, with a special twinkle, he touched his finger to his nose

He started to move and up the chimney, he rose


He was off to his next house to spread more joy

While emptying his bag of boxes with toys


And the last thing he heard as the sled took off from roof height

“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”


Thank you all for your support, from all of us at Money with Mak & G. Have a wonderful holiday with your family and friends.

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