‘Twas The Night Before Tom’s Christmas 2022

Editor’s Note: The Tom’s Hardware staff first published a version of this poem in 2014 on Christmas Eve. It was updated a little bit and published again each year at the same time. The poem was given a complete overhaul in 2018 and has been rewritten with new stories and references every year since. (Also see the versions from 2019, 2020, and 2021.) The 2022 version is below.

Thank you all for the support and participation you offered in 2022, and we wish you Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year.

‘Twas the holiday time and the question was such:
Why do
components all cost so damn much?
But if Santa doesn’t buy gifts off the shelf,
He makes them himself with the help of an elf.

And this wasn’t the holiday season to tip-toe!
(it was only winter for miners and crypto.)
So many of Santa’s finest regards
Would finally
come packaged with graphics cards.

So he ate some fried chicken in his gaming chair,
And readied all of the
builds in his lair.
Santa then climbed to the North Pole’s steeple
And said, “time to get components to the people!”

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