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Christmas in Manilla T'was the night before Christmas and all through the yard Not a creature was stirring - not even a guard. My socks were stuffed in my shoes to save space And alas - in my tent was no fire place. my friends in their shorts and me in my shoes Had just settled down for a tropical snooze When out in the area there arose such a clatter That I sprang from my cot to see what was the matter. I became so entangled in my mosquito net That if no one had helped me I would be there yet. And then very cautiously I pulled back the flaps Expecting to see a battalion of Japs ([illegible] - damn it - it had to rhyme] But to my amazement I saw there instead The famous St Nicholas in his suit of bright red. He sat in his sleh which was pulled by six Jeeps