Tomorrow is Christmas, so this post is a day early, but I wanted to give you something you can play with when you’re done eating, drinking and getting merry. That’s the reason I won’t be giving you PowerShell or PowerCLI scripts that have anything to do with work.

You can do a lot more with PowerShell than you might think. Anything you can imagine you can create with PowerShell. It doesn’t matter if it is playing some music, displaying ASCII art, or something completely far-stretching mind boggling.

We wish you a Merry Christmas

We here at VMGuru want to wish you a Merry Christmas. Of course we want to do that in a nerd way. Last year Øyvind Kallstad posted a script that plays the song “We wish you a merry Christmas” from the command line. This is really something more than that you probably normally do with PowerShell.

The sound of it brings memories. Oh, those memories of custom build printer port addons like the Covox Speech plug that play MOD music through your printerport.

Don’t expect high quality audio from this script, but still: Enjoy the music.

I ‘wrote’ another Christmas script that shows you ASCII art. It’s not very advanced and flashy, but still.

I couldn’t find the author of the artwork. If you recognize it as your work, please let me know so I can give you credit for it.

If you’ve done something amazing with PowerShell for the holidays, let us know. We’re eager to learn.

That leaves us nothing more than to wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year.