This post was anonymously written as part of Blog Secret Santa. There’s a list of all Secret Santa posts, including one written by Andrew Nhem, on Santa’s list of 2013 gift posts.

Greetings, Andrew Nhem! You’ve been very good this year, haven’t you? You create and spread joy, seeing all that’s good in the world–or at the very least, ye olde hamlet of Portland and its content community! Take it from this jolly old elf: it’s great to blog about CS PDX events, but too much livetweeting when “he sees when you are sleeping, he knows when you’re awake,” and people start to wonder. We’ve heard the jokes: can’t spell Santa without N-S-A.

But! It’s your year we’re celebrating, not Santa’s litany of questionable practices. Let Santa doctor up this glass of milk, toss some cookies to the mule team–cutbacks!–and warm up our vocal cords in a salute to your life and times in 2013!

White Portland

(Sing to the tune of White Christmas and do your best boozy Bing Crosby voice)

I'm dreaming of a white Portland No, not in a racist way! But where drivers are silly And slide all willy nilly To delight YouTube all the day I'm dreaming of a white Portland To watch a movie here at home. Enjoy some Miyazaki, Like Princess Mononoke, And bake cookies all day long. I'm dreaming of a white Portland To spend with family old and new Cheering a recent wedding! Gearing up for homesteading! Celebrate today, and all that's coming due. I'm dreaming of a white Portland And building our content community. May 2014 bring yet more happy opportunity! And may all your YouTube driving be safe.

Merry Christmas and happy new year, Andrew! Ho ho hooooooo!