Thursday, September 23
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A DTH Christmas Story


A seasonally beautiful morning welcomed 14 holiday spirited gloom warriors to NoToll for the 1st Annual DTH Christmas Story reenactment. Here’s how the PAX celebrated Christ’s birth:


COP #1 – The Back Story:

  • Mosey to the Field and Circle Up
  • Welcome & F3 Disclaimer
  • Celebrate Mary & Joseph’s Engagement with SSH x20 IC
  • Joseph was a carpenter, x20 American Hammers IC
  • Mary was a virgin devoted to God, x20 Hydraulic squats IC (like prayer)
  • M&J given shocking news by Gabriel – x20 Sweat Angels IC
  • M&J demonstrate obedience before God’s will – x10 DQ’s (like bowing)
  • Mary’s abs ached with growing baby Jesus – x10 oblique LBC’s ea side IC
  • King Herod decreed all subjects return to their hometown for taxation – x10 Russian Soldiers 

COP #2 – The Journey to Bethlehem:

  • Mosey to the End of the Field
  • Partner Up
  • P1 is the timer with Donkey Kicks x20
  • P2 does Burpees awaiting P1 (Burpees represent Joseph loading up bags & Mary on the Donkey)
  • Partners each complete Kicks and Burps, then Wheelbarrow x20 yards, switch places and return
  • Complete x3 Rounds

COP #3 – Away in a Manger:

  • Mosey to the Pavilion
  • To represent Mary & Joseph finding no room at the Bethlehem Inns, complete x7 Laps around the Pavilion, x3 Burpees (knocking on doors) after each lap
  • Mary & Joseph had to exterminate the stable’s vermin, so PAX partner up for x50 Dying Boxing Cockroaches each
  • Mary gave birth to Jesus, and PAX honored that labor and delivery with x10 painful DR.W’s IC

COP #4 – All Hail the Newborn King:

  • Mosey out to the far corner of the field
  • The shepherds AWOKE to an Angel Choir – complete x20 WWII IC
  • The wise men followed The STAR – complete x20 “I’m a Star” IC
  • The Drummer Boy led a MARCH to see Baby Jesus – Lunge Walk back to the Pavilion
  • Deferentially hold plank for the SIX prostrated before the Babe in Manger
  • KING #1 presented Gold to Baby Jesus, in the form of x20 Groiners IC
  • KING #2 gave Frankincense, which looked a whole lot like x20 Copperhead Squats IC
  • KING #3, with a twinkle in his eye, generously gave Myrrh to Baby Jesus in the form of x5 Body Builder Burpees IC
  • Finally, the Drummer Boy played a cadence to the beat of x100 Calf Raises OYO

COP #5 – The Gift of Christ:

  • Mosey to the parking lot and line up
  • Because of Christ, our Lord and Savior, we can RUN with FREEDOM, unhampered by sin. The PAX celebrated this Love Victory with x6 variable-speed sprints across the parking lot. 

Mosey BTTF for Elbow Plank 1 Min of Silence to Consider our Christ and Calling.


  • Counterama # 14
  • Namerama
  • Announcerama (see Comments)
  • YHC took us out in Prayer


Yes Rosie and Tobit, YHC is joining the ranks of yearly festive Q’s, and no (to whomever cares), YHC is not splitting the PAX in groups of less than 10, now or ever. Highlight of the morning was the lyrics of Rage Against the Machine chiming in to blend with the efforts of a few PAX singing Drummer Boy while lunging across the field. Twas beautimus. There was also the stark and entertaining juxtaposition of Doozy dropping a “F*ck You DTH” (as an effort to quote a movie), with Florence’s eloquent delivery of some Bible truths. As always, SOJ rocks, and YHC loved every bit of delivering the Christmas Story reenactment to the PAX. Already planning some entertaining updates for next year. SYITG, YHC, DTH


About Author

Joined F3 at NoToll 9/25/18. Started The FORGE 4/4/19. Follower of Jesus Christ. Pediatrician. Missionary. Husband to the M. Papa to a couple awesome 2.0's who love Puppypile.


  1. It’s bad enough that I used a quote with the F Bomb in it but I also had the movie I was quoting wrong. It wasn’t Beverly Hills Cop, it was 48 Hours with Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte.

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