twas the night before the vicar burst into flames
From BBC news via Instapundit:
Mr Rayfield also told the youngsters that reindeer would burst into flames if they had to travel at the speeds necessary.
Parents were livid, to say the least.
The children were nestled all snug in their beds
While visions of burning reindeer danced in their heads
And mamma in with her nightstick and I with my bat
Had just beaten the Vicar into a long winter's nap.