To complete the set from 1997, The Pirate Christmas. If you can find the bit that's about Christmas then let me know.
Throw Up Thursday. Late 1997.
The Pirate Christmas
by Daniel Murphy
One day there was a boy. He was a teenager. He was 18. His Dad had died and he wanted to be a pirate. His birthday was in June and it was March. He had to wait for two months and he wasn't very happy.
Finally June came. He was very happy now. Then the sad bit came. The end of the day. "19 at last" he said and he got to 20 but he didn't get to be a pirate all the other years.
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