Disclaimer:  The rights to Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Evil Space Aliens, and all that entails, are owned by Saban Inc. and not by me, so I using them without permission. The form of this work was originally written by Dr. Seuss, and that copyright is owned by Mr. and Mrs. Ted Geisel. Whoo... a copyright thief and a plagiarist... looks like Santa will bring me coal this year for sure!

When Lord Zedd Stole Christmas
By Stephanie Jane Herndon

Every one down in Angel Grove
Liked Christmas a lot...
But Lord Zedd, who lived on the moon DID NOT!
Lord Zedd hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season!
Now, please don't ask why. No one quite knows the reason.
He stared down from the moon with a sour evil frown
At the warm lighted windows in Angel Grove town.
For he knew every one down in Angel Grove beneath
Was busy now, hanging a mistletoe wreath.
"And they're hanging their stockings!" he snarled with a sneer.
"Tomorrow is Christmas! It's practically here!"
Then he growled, with his metal fingers nervously drumming,
"I must find some way to stop Christmas from coming!
"Why, for 10,000 years I've put up with it now!
I must stop this Christmas from coming! . . . But HOW?"
Then he got an idea! An awful idea!
"I know just what to do!" Lord Zedd laughed in his throat.
And he made a quick Santy Claus hat and a coat.
And he chuckled and said, "What a great evil trick!
"With this coat and this hat, I look just like Saint Nick!
"All I need is a reindeer..."
Lord Zedd looked around.
But, since reindeer are scarce, there was none to be found.
Did that stop old Lord Zedd?
No! Lord Zedd only said,
"If I can't find a reindeer, I'll make one instead!"
So he called Goldar. Then he took some red thread
And he tied a big horn on the top of his head.
THEN he loaded some bags and some sacks that he'd got
On a ramshackle sleigh that he'd stolen from Squatt.
Then Lord Zedd said "Let's go!"
And they teleported down
Toward the homes where the earthlings
Lay a-snooze in their town.
All the windows were dark. Quiet snow filled the air.
Everyone was dreaming sweet dreams without care
When he came to the first little house on the square.
"This is stop number one," the old Zeddy Claus hissed
And he climbed to the roof, empty bags in his fist.
He got stuck up the chimney, in his jacket of red.
But if Santa could do it then so could Lord Zedd.
He got stuck only once, for a moment or two.
Then he stuck his face out of the fireplace flue
Where some cute little stockings all hung in a row.
"These stockings," he snarled, "are the first things to go!"
Then he slithered and slunk, in a mood most unpleasant,
Around the whole room, and he took every present!
And he stuffed all the loot up the chimney with glee.
"And NOW!" grinned Lord Zedd, "I will stuff up the tree!"
And Lord Zedd grabbed the tree, and he started to shove
When he heard the small sound like the coo of a dove.
He turned around fast, and he saw a teenager!
Kimberly Heart - who to him was a Ranger.
Lord Zedd had been caught by this heroic Heart daughter
Who'd got out of bed for a cup of cold water.
She stared at Lord Zedd and said, "Santy Claus, why,
"Why are you taking our Christmas tree? WHY?"
But you know, old Lord Zedd was so smart and so slick
He thought up a lie, and he thought it up quick!
"Why my sweet Kimmy," the fake Santy Claus lied,
"There's a light on this tree that won't light on one side.
"So I'm taking it home to my workshop, my dear.
"I'll fix it up there. Then I'll bring it back here."
And his fib fooled the girl. Then he patted her head
And he got her a drink and he sent her to bed.
And when Kimberly Heart went to bed with her cup,
HE went to the chimney and stuffed the tree up!
Then the last thing he took
Was a log for their fire!
Then he went up the chimney himself, the old liar.
On their walls he left nothing but hooks and some wire.
And the one speck of food that he left in the house
Was a crumb that was even to small for a mouse.
Then he did the same thing to other Angel Grove houses
Leaving crumbs much to small for other Angel Grove mouses!
Kim got up again. She saw Lord Zedd was gone.
"That _was_ strange," she whispered, "I'll contact Zordon."
It was quarter past dawn when Zedd packed up the sled.
Angel Grove still a-snooze, Angel Grove still abed.
Then, he pointed his staff at the overpacked sled
And he stood there and yelled "Arise, ChristmasHead!
"So much for the Rangers!" he was evilly humming.
"They're finding out now that a monster is coming!
"They will be defeated! I know just what they'll do!
Their mouths will hang open a minute or two
Then the Rangers and Zordon will all cry BOO-HOO!
"That's a noise," grinned Lord Zedd,
"That I simply MUST hear!"
So he paused. And Lord Zedd put a hand to his ear.
And he did hear a sound rising over the snow.
What was that noise? He didn't know...
So he took his staff and commanded ChristmasHead to grow!
He looked at his monster, which was screaming "OH NO!"
Over his head something really big soared.
It was a 30 story, trillion horsepower Zord!
He stared down at Angel Grove, and he held back shocked cries.
Then he shook! What he saw was a shocking surprise!
The Rangers in Angel Grove weren't taking a fall,
They were fighting ChristmasHead after all!
They pulled out the Power Sword, and his monster was done.
He hadn't stopped the Rangers from winning! THEY WON!
And Lord Zedd, growled angrily, rumblingly low,
And he stood and yelled loudly, "How could this be so?
"I'd brought the Rangers to a complete halt!"
Then he turned. "Goldar, this is somehow your fault!
"Maybe next time," Zedd thought, "I will not get beat.
"For one day the Power Rangers, I will defeat!"
And what happened then...?
Well.. in Angel Grove they say
That the city's west side
Lost three buildings that day!
It was the monster and those Zords all right,
City Hall exploded in a great flash of light!
But the toys were returned,
No one was in danger,
And Christmas was saved
Thanks to the POWER RANGERS!