‘Twas the night before Christmas in deep outer space, on the orbiting switch yard called CyberSteam Base. Here the best engines were trained and selected, to turn into robots, and keep Earth protected. Merry Christmas, Trains-Formers. You’ve all been recruited! Best Christmas ever! No joke! I just tooted! My name is the Trouble Tron. Sentient A.I. I’m your trainer, your teacher, your eye in the sky. When my sensors sense trouble, my beacon will glow. But so far this Christmas, I sense nothing… Uh oh. It seemed Christmas Eve was about to derail. When a portal appeared. Solar system for scale. Attention Trains-Formers! Combine on the double! I’m detecting a butt-load of outer space trouble! And just at that moment, as if on cue… A butt-load of trouble trains-formed into view. I’ve traveled through unlighted oceans of time… To deliver a message. Could you do it in rhyme? Cease all jubilation, or you’ll be destroyed! But we’re the life of the party! Well I’m the Black Hole of Joy!!! My rampage won’t stop until all fun is through! If I can’t be happy, then neither can you! As the monster approached, its shape blocked out the moon. This is awfully dark. For a Christmas cartoon. Unhappy New Year, and bad tidings to all! Behold the Black Hole’s anti-joy protocol! I’ll crush Santa Clause in the sleigh that he flies in. ‘Cause nothing escapes from my e-vent horizon! Onlookers despaired as all toys were accreted. How much joy is a toy once it’s been super-heated!? Oh hey. No big deal. I just wanted to mention… There’s a monster down here that requires some attention. It’s sucking up all of the Christmas time stuff. And it’s killing my upspeed. Enough is enough. In a flash, the Trains-Formers deployed from their base… To meet trouble head-on, and gets up in its face. That’ll be quite enough of your anger displacement… Your heart has collapsed, and could use a replacement. Spoiler alert! ‘Cause I’m predicting a twist! The bad guy’s too strong and you cease to exist! Ahhhhhhhhhhhh! You trains-forming twerps should have stayed at your post… ‘Cause I eat Christmas cheer and I toot Christmas ghosts. (Prolonged nuclear toot) I see you like twists! Well here’s one for you. I’m more than a face. I’m a Trains-Former, too! You won’t ruin everyone’s Christmas this time! Who’s gonna stop me!? Trouble Train Prime!!! (Crowds cheer) We acted too quickly, not weighing the risk…. And almost became an accretion disk. No worries Trains-Formers! That’s not how this ends. Because a hero can’t lose when they’re surrounded by friends! (Children cheering) With a big blast of light ten times brighter than Vega… Trouble Train Prime had become… Trouble Titan: OMEGA!!! Hey that’s not fair! I don’t have my own team! “Accrete THIS!” They said curtly, and focused their beam. Our positive charge beats your negative mood! I can’t withstand kindness of that magnitude! In the blink of an eye, the Black Hole was no more… As a ray of loving kindness re-ignited his core. Sometimes we need our friends to remind us who we are. Turns out you’re not a black hole at all I’m a shiny Christmas Star!! Thank you Trains-Formers! You’ve stilled my defiance! Because this is a metaphor… And not ACTUAL science. And so… With Christmas set right, and all gifts in their places… The Trains-Formers made tracks back to deep outer spaces. Thank You Trains-Formers! Until next time we meet … May you let love TRANSFORM you. Mission: complete!