CHRISTMAS OPORD 20101224
1. An official visit by LTG Santa (NMI) Claus is expected at this headquarters 25 December 2010. The following instructions will be in effect and govern the activities of all personnel during the visit.
a. Not a creature will stir without official permission. This will include indigenous mice. Special stirring permits for necessary administrative actions will be obtained through normal channels. Mice stirring permits will be obtained through the Office of the Surgeon, Veterinary Services.
b. Personnel will settle their brains for a long winter nap prior to 2200 hours, 24 December 2010. Uniform for the nap will be: Pajamas, cotton, light, drowsing, with kerchief, general purpose, camouflage; and Cap, camouflage w/ear flaps. Equipment will be drawn from CIF prior to 1900 hours, 24 December 2010.
c. Personnel will utilize standard MRE field ration sugar plums for visions to dance through their heads. Artificially sweetened plums are authorized for those in their unit weight control program. Specifications for this item will be provided by the servicing dining facility.
d. Stockings, wool, cushion sole, will be hung by the chimney with care. Necessary safety precautions will be taken to avoid fire hazards caused by carelessly hung stockings. Unit safety Officers will submit stocking hanging plans to this headquarters prior to 0800 hours, 24 December 2010, ATTN: Occupational Safety & Health Office, for approval.
e. At the first sign of clatter from the lawn, all troops will spring from their beds to evaluate noise and cause. Immediate action will be taken to tear open the shutters and throw open the window sashes. Directorate of Plans & Training Plan (Saint Nick), Reference LO No. 3, paragraph 6c, this headquarters, 2 February 2010, will be in effect to facilitate shutter tearing and sash throwing. Division chiefs will familiarize all personnel with procedures and are responsible for ensuring that no shutters are torn open nor window sashes thrown open prior to start of official clatter.
f. Prior to 2400, 24 December 2010, all personnel will be assigned “Wondering Eye” stations. After shutters are thrown open and sashes re torn, these stations will be manned.
g. The Directorate of Logistics will assign one each Sleigh, miniature, M-66, and eight (8) deer, rein, tiny, for use of LTG Claus’ driver who, IAW current directives and other applicable regulations, must have a valid SF 56 properly annotated by Driver Testing; be authorized rooftop parking and be able to shout “On Dasher, on Dancer, on Prancer and Vixen, up Comet, up Cupid, on Donner and Blitzen”.
2. LTG Claus will enter quarters through standard chimneys. All units without chimneys will draw Chimney Simulator, M-6, for use during ceremonies. Chimney simulator units will be requested on Engineer Job Order Request Form submitted to the Furniture Warehouse prior to 19 December 2010, and issued on DA Form 3161, Request for Issue or Turn-in.
3. Personnel will be rehearsed on shouting “Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.” This shout will be given on termination of General Claus’ visit. Uniformity of shouting is the responsibility of division chiefs.
Colonel, (P) USA
OIC, Special Services
Distribution: Everybody Who Believes in “Peace On Earth, Good Will Towards All”
Enjoy three of my favorite Mannheim Streamroller Christmas songs:
The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands
– Psalm 19:1
A sweep of star ablaze with glory,
a nighttime sky display the story;
A gift supreme sent from above,
in the lap of a virgin: Redeeming Love.
May the love of Christ overflow your heart this Christmas season!
My sister send me the following quotation. Enjoy!
Emily Dickinson captures Christmas unlike anyone else.
“The Savior must have been
A docile Gentleman—
To come so far so cold a Day
For little Fellowmen—”
Have a Merry Christmas!