Friday, December 4, 2009

Fun twist on the Twelve Days of Christmas song

Just wanted to share a little rewrite I made to a great Christmas Song. I changed the words of the Twelve Days of Christmas to The Twelve Days Till Christmas. We did this as a skit last night at a Relief Society Party. It was really fun and easy to prepare.
The words are all sung to the same tune until after KIDS OUT OF SCHOOL, then they are just spoken as each part gets to the point where it changes from the initial task.


Twelve days till Christmas, there’s such a lot to do

Like finding the perfect tree



11 days till Christmas, there’s such a lot to do

Hanging up the lights
And finding the perfect tree



10 day s till Christmas, there’s such a lot to do

Gifts that are home made

Hanging up the lights

And finding the perfect tree


9 days till Christmas, there’s such a lot to do
Holiday baking

Gifts that are home made

Hanging up the lights

And finding the perfect tree


8 days till Christmas, there’s such a lot to do

( EVERYONE) KIDS OUT OF SCHOOL (tune of five golden rings)

Holiday Baking

Gifts that are home made

Trying to hang up these stupid lights

And finding the perfect tree


7 days till Christmas, there’s such a lot to do
Company arriving

KIDS OUT OF SCHOOL

Holiday baking

Of course I have enough time to make everyone a pair of pajamas

Now they’re blinking, have they always done that?

And finding the perfect tree


6 days till Christmas, there’s such a lot to do.

Shopping, shopping, shopping

Company arriving

KIDS OUT OF SCHOOL

Still doing the baking

Why’d I want them home made?

Now the other half is blinking.

And finding the perfect tree



5 days till Christmas, there’s such a lot to do

Mailing Christmas Cards

Shopping, shopping, shopping

You mean we’re going to have your whole family here?

KIDS OUT OF SCHOOL

Is Fruitcake supposed to bounce?

What was I thinking?

Don’t we have another extension cord?

And finding the perfect tree


4 days till Christmas, there’s such a lot to do

Cleaning up the house

Mailing Christmas Cards

Getting tired of shopping

Company still arriving (Sounding annoyed)

KIDS OUT OF SCHOOL

Baking all these cookies

(CRYING) I just wanted to make them something special.

The front one’s are on, now the back ones are off

And finding the perfect tree


3 days till Christmas, there’s such a lot to do

Wrapping all the presents

Cleaning up the house

Addressing all these cards

I can’t believe how many people are shopping

No, no, of course you can stay with us. I’m sure the twins won’t mind sleeping in the garage

KIDS OUT OF SCHOOL

(Weary Sounding) Holiday baking

I wonder if K mart is still open.

Still trying to hang all these lights

And finding the perfect tree


2 days till Christmas, there’s such a lot to do

Going out to parties

Wrapping all the presents

This place keeps getting messy

Why are we sending out so many cards

So very tired of shopping

They just keep arriving

KIDS OUT OF SCHOOL

Getting tired of cookies

What do you mean the pajamas are all sold out?

Get a flashlight I think I blew a fuse

And finding the perfect tree


1 day till Christmas, there’s such a lot to do

Making Christmas Dinner

Going out to parties

Anybody got a giftbag?

Stop making a mess!

Do we even know all these people?

Next year everyone gets gift cards

They’re your family, you deal with them

KIDS OUT OF SCHOOL

( Sobbing) So many cookies”

“ Everyone could use a new pair of socks on Christmas.”

“Oh, I give up you put em’ up yourself.”

EVERYONE SLOWLY SING And finding the perfect tree

8 comments:

  1. Now that is down "write" funny! It brings back so many memories - wonderful ones - of Christmas Pasts.

    Barbara B

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  2. This is great! thanks for sharing!

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  3. I thought what made this funny was it was so true! You really got it right. Thanks for putting this together. It sounds like your life is pretty busy, too.

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  4. I loved that. It is only the 5th and I intend to skip most of those tasks and already I feel like the end of the song. I think this will become quite popular in school and church activities. Thanks for brightening my day.

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  5. Cute song. For sanity, we need to simplify. That is my motto every year. Do I live it? Hmm.

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