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Posted Wed Dec 19th, 2012 1:33pm Post subject: Merry Christmas, Stephen

Dear Stephen

Christmas is here again and the Fluffettes have been thinking about what present to give to a man who has brought so much joy into our lives and continues to do so. As you have lent your voice to many wonderful projects we decided to give you our voices as a present. We recorded the poem "The Foolish Fir-Tree" by Henry van Dyke for you and hope you will enjoy it. You can follow this link to listen to our recording:

But that is not all. Our gift would not be complete without our personal messages to you which you can also find here in this thread.

With lots of love and admiration,

your Fluffettes xxx

Here's the poem we recorded together with the names of all participants:

PART 1 - Desideria (@AvenidaMK)

"A tale that the poet Ruckert told
To German children, in days of old;
Disguised in a random, rollicking rhyme
Like a merry mummer of ancient time,
And sent, in its English dress, to please
The little folk of the Christmas trees.

PART 2 - inckognitto (@inckognitto) and a_LexWilde (@a_LexWilde)

A Little fir grew in the midst of the wood
Contented and happy, as young trees should.
His body was straight and his boughs were clean;
And summer and winter the bountiful sheen
Of his needles bedecked him, from top to root,
In a beautiful, all-the-year, evergreen suit.

PART 3 - mvet88 (@mvet88)

But a trouble came into his heart one day,
When he saw that the other trees were gay
In the wonderful raiment that summer weaves
Of manifold shapes and kinds of leaves:
He looked at his needles so stiff and small,
And thought that his dress was the poorest of all.

PART 4 - Lily-Rose (@KristinEarhart)

Then jealousy clouded the little tree's mind,
And he said to himself, "It was not very kind
"To give such an ugly old dress to a tree!
"If the fays of the forest would only ask me,
"I'd tell them how I should like to be dressed,
"In a garment of gold, to bedazzle the rest!"

PART 5 - Prancing Jeeves (@PrancingJeeves)

So he fell asleep, but his dreams were bad.
When he woke in the morning, his heart was glad;
For every leaf that his boughs could hold
Was made of the brightest beaten gold.
I tell you, children, the tree was proud;
He was something above the common crowd;

PART 6 - andrealein (@andrealein)

And he tinkled his leaves, as if he would say
To a peddler who happened to pass that way,
"Just look at me! don't you think I am fine?
"And wouldn't you like such a dress as mine?"
"Oh, yes!" said the man, "and I really guess
I must fill my pack with your beautiful dress."
So he picked the golden leaves with care,
And left the little tree shivering there.

PART 7 - inckognitto (@inckognitto)

"Oh, why did I wish for golden leaves?"
The fir-tree said, "I forgot that thieves
"Would be sure to rob me in passing by.
"If the fairies would give me another try,
"I'd wish for something that cost much less,
"And be satisfied with glass for my dress!"

PART 8 - misprofessioned (@misprofessioned)

Then he fell asleep; and, just as before,
The fairies granted his wish once more.
When the night was gone, and the sun rose clear,
The tree was a crystal chandelier;
And it seemed, as he stood in the morning light,
That his branches were covered with jewels bright.

PART 9 - Stefi (@Giggi_1)

"Aha!" said the tree. "This is something great!"
And he held himself up, very proud and straight;
But a rude young wind through the forest dashed,
In a reckless temper, and quickly smashed
The delicate leaves. With a clashing sound
They broke into pieces and fell on the ground,
Like a silvery, shimmering shower of hail,
And the tree stood naked and bare to the gale.

PART 10 - Peachy (@peachytweety)

Then his heart was sad; and he cried, "Alas
"For my beautiful leaves of shining glass!
"Perhaps I have made another mistake
"In choosing a dress so easy to break.
"If the fairies only would hear me again
"I'd ask them for something both pretty and plain:
"It wouldn't cost much to grant my request,
"In leaves of green lettuce I'd like to be dressed!"

PART 11 - Wiwiel (@wiwi_el)

By this time the fairies were laughing, I know;
But they gave him his wish in a second; and so
With leaves of green lettuce, all tender and sweet,
The tree was arrayed, from his head to his feet.
"I knew it!" he cried, "I was sure I could find
"The sort of a suit that would be to my mind.

PART 12 - a_LexWilde (@a_LexWilde)

"There's none of the trees has a prettier dress,
"And none as attractive as I am, I guess."
But a goat, who was taking an afternoon walk,
By chance overheard the fir-tree's talk.
So he came up close for a nearer view;
"My salad!" he bleated, "I think so too!

PART 13 - EllieK (@zany_zigzag)

"You're the most attractive kind of a tree,
"And I want your leaves for my five-o'clock tea."
So he ate them all without saying grace,
And walked away with a grin on his face;
While the little tree stood in the twilight dim,
With never a leaf on a single limb.

PART 14 - inckognitto (@inckognitto)

Then he sighed and groaned; but his voice was weak
He was so ashamed that he could not speak.
He knew at last that he had been a fool,
To think of breaking the forest rule,
And choosing a dress himself to please,
Because he envied the other trees.

PART 15 - a_LexWilde (@a_LexWilde)

But it couldn't be helped, it was now too late,
He must make up his mind to a leafless fate!
So he let himself sink in a slumber deep,
But he moaned and he tossed in his troubled sleep,
Till the morning touched him with joyful beam,
And he woke to find it was all a dream.

PART 16 -Desideria(@AvenidaMK)

For there in his evergreen dress he stood,
A pointed fir in the midst of the wood!
His branches were sweet with the balsam smell,
His needles were green when the white snow fell.
And always contented and happy was he,
The very best kind of a Christmas tree.

@AvenidaMK on Twitter

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Posted Wed Dec 19th, 2012 7:08pm Post subject: Merry Christmas, Stephen

Dearest Stephen, I hope you get lots of snow and smiles and kisses and presents!
Spend time with your loved ones!
Happy Christmas and a very Merry New Year!!!

I love you xxx

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Posted Thu Dec 20th, 2012 7:26pm Post subject: Merry Christmas, Stephen

Dear Stephen,
I wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
Thanks for another year that was so much more joyful and interesting than it would have been without you.
Much Love, Andrea xxx

I am not a Russian spy, cross my heart and hope to die.

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Posted Fri Dec 21st, 2012 1:28am Post subject: Merry Christmas, Stephen

Dear Stephen,

Nothing is more important than special time spend with special people: family, friends, teddy bear,… I wish you to spend a wonderful time with all the people you love. Enjoy it, fill you with the warm feeling of their shared love and MORE than all: Get a lot of wonderful presents!

Thank you for this wonderful year 2012: for your kindness, your energy, your thirst of curiosity, your urge to share all this with us. How lucky birds we are!

A very merry Christmas to you and a happy New Exciting Year!!!

Alex xxxx

Si tu acceptes de perdre un peu de ta liberté pour te sentir en sécurité, alors tu ne mérites ni l'un, ni l'autre.


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Posted Fri Dec 21st, 2012 4:15am Post subject: Merry Christmas, Stephen

Dear Stephen

Wishing you a very happy Christmas and a new year. Thank you for always making me smile. You are a very kind person.

Love from Mariko xx

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Prancing Jeeves


Posted Fri Dec 21st, 2012 7:23am Post subject: Merry Christmas, Stephen

You deserve much more you wonderful man, you.
★:゚*☆※>o(‘ー’*)>o Merry*Christmas o<(*’ー’)o<※☆:゚*★
Love from Christina. ♥

@PrancingJeeves on Twitter.

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Posted Fri Dec 21st, 2012 10:51am Post subject: Merry Christmas, Stephen

@AvenidaMK on Twitter

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Posted Fri Dec 21st, 2012 6:18pm Post subject: Merry Christmas, Stephen

Merry Christmas
To a marvellously beautiful, fantastically intelligent, incredibly funny and undeniably great man -
Mr.Stephen Fry
I hope you have an splendid Christmas with snow, loved ones, gifts and good food
& I wish you an inordinate amount of pleasure for the new year
Love from Peaches xx
p.s I love your Malvolio beard

We judge ourselves by our ability to make a difference. Not noisily or with sanctimonious complacency, but deep inside, in that still small place where we really talk to ourselves - Stephen Fry
my twitter @peachytweety
:) :) xx

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Posted Fri Dec 21st, 2012 6:38pm Post subject: Merry Christmas, Stephen

May your life be filled with millions of reasons to smile and may everyday be a day worth looking forward to. Sending you much love and best wishes this Christmas. Merry Christmas to you Stephen.

Much love, Kristin xx

@KristinEarhart on Twitter

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Posted Sat Dec 22nd, 2012 10:43am Post subject: Merry Christmas, Stephen

Happy Christmas, Mr. Fry. You bring me joy and immense pleasure (steady on...) as ever!

Much love,
@gjhsu, fellow fan and forumer

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Posted Sat Dec 22nd, 2012 1:15pm Post subject: Merry Christmas, Stephen

Dear Stephen,
I don't believe in Christmas. But I do believe in taking care of one another every single day of the year. Sweet blessings to you and your family at Christmas, and every day.
xXOxoxXO Frances XXOooxOX

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Posted Sat Dec 22nd, 2012 1:23pm Post subject: Merry Christmas, Stephen

Have a wonderful christmas, Stephen!
You changed my life in so many ways. Thank you! <3

Stefi aka @Giggi_1

We are talking of the idea of beauty, and the beauty of ideas.


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Posted Sat Dec 22nd, 2012 7:07pm Post subject: Merry Christmas, Stephen

Dear Stephen,

have a wonderful Christmas surrounded by all your loved ones.


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Posted Sat Dec 22nd, 2012 7:52pm Post subject: Merry Christmas, Stephen

Merry Christmas Stephen,

You have made my last few years a lot easier by giving us this connection to people through your website. It is probably the biggest contribution to my recovery from one of my darkest periods yet.

Thank you.

I wish you all the love and helpful, friendly faces you need throughout the season and into next year.

Keith (@Mr_Bizza)

"That's all it is, we're all crazy but we won't admit, the one is just the one we're comfortable to be crazy with." - Akala

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Posted Sat Dec 22nd, 2012 9:43pm Post subject: Merry Christmas, Stephen

Dear Stephen,

I just wanted to say that you're the kindest man I know and I love you. xxx

Vera aka @Wiwi_el

I'm a Russian spy, ok? :)

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