‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the poker community
Not a player was raising, not even Phil Ivey;
The chips were all stacked on the table with care
In hopes that the flop would show what to bet there;
When all of the sudden arose such a clatter;
Hellmuth was yelling , whats’ the matter
he called all the players by name;
and everyone answered to get in on the game.
Come on Negreanu! come on Trickett! Cada and Hansen!
We’re all waiting for you so the game can begin;
So grab your seats and splash your poker chips in.
With a wink of his eye and a nod of his head;
I knew at that moment I had nothing to dread;
So I splashed my poker chips and declared all in,
and watched the Brat stare me down with a grin!
But I raked the pot in as I smiled at the sight
and said; “Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!”