But I do remember one year when he handed out Latin translations of Christmas songs and had us sing them in front of the other language classes. One of those songs was "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" ... and remarkably, I still remember the words! I think I do, anyway. To the best of my recollection, it went like this:
Santa Claus venit ad oppidum
That last line doesn't scan very well. And the translation's a little wonky; the third line isn't "you'd better not pout," it's "always laugh." Still, not a bad effort, all things considered.