Christmas Song Favorites & Writing Our Own!

Over the past couple of years it has come to my attention that my children like all the outlandish Christmas songs. This is not to say that we don’t love many traditional ones as well, but some of their favorites are not so traditional.

Christmas Song Favorites & Writing Your Own from Starts At Eight

Ava took a liking to I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas last year. Chloe has things like Dominic the Donkey and The 12 Pains of Christmas right up there on her list of favorites.

It is specifically The 12 Days of Christmas variations that is causing me to write this. The original 12 Days of Christmas is somewhat of a classic. There are many artists, skits, books, and now variations of this song. Today in the car Chloe was reading from Chicken Soup for the Soul – Christmas Treasury for Kids. It is broken down by the days in December. She read the one from December 13th out loud:

The Twelve (Silly) Days of Christmas

By: Kristina Richardson

On the first day of Christmas
My mother gave to me
A toothbrush I didn’t really need.

On the second day of Christmas
My mother gave to me
Two pairs of new socks
And a toothbrush I didn’t really need.

On the third day of Christmas
My mother gave to me
Three hairbrushes
(I guess my hair was messy)
Two pairs of new socks
And a toothbrush I didn’t really need.

On the fourth day of Christmas
My mother gave to me
Four Canadian coins
(Which, as it turns out, are pretty useless ’cause
I don’t live in Canada)
Three hairbrushes
Two pairs of new socks
And a toothbrush I didn’t really need.

On the fifth day of Christmas
My mother gave to me
Five Barbie rings
(They’re really tiny, and I’m way too old for Barbie)
Four Canadian coins
Three hairbrushes
Two pairs of new socks
And a toothbrush I didn’t really need.

On the sixth day of Christmas
My mother gave to me
Six comic books
Five Barbie rings
Four Canadian coins
Three hairbrushes
Two pairs of new socks
And a toothbrush I didn’t really need.

On the seventh day of Christmas
My mother gave to me
Seven “days of the week” undies
(I hope no one from school ever sees these)
Six comic books
Five Barbie rings
Four Canadian coins
Two pairs of new socks
And a toothbrush I didn’t really need.

On the eighth day of Christmas
My mother gave to me
Eight electronic games
(Enough to drive her crazy)
Seven “days of the week” undies
Six comic books
Five Barbie rings
Four Canadian coins
Three hairbrushes
Two pairs of new socks
And a toothbrush I didn’t really need.

On the ninth day of Christmas
My mother gave to me
Nine candy kisses
(I really like this gift, I think I’ll give
her one of my Barbie rings)
Eight electronic games
Seven “days of the week” undies
Six comic books
Five Barbie rings
Four Canadian coins
Three hairbrushes
Two pairs of new socks
And a toothbrush I didn’t really need.

On the tenth day of Christmas
My mother gave to me
Ten blue flyswatters
(My mom’s losing it; what happened to the candy kisses?)
Nine candy kisses
Eight electronic games
Seven “days of the week” undies
Six comic books
Five Barbie rings
Four Canadian coins
Three hairbrushes
Two pairs of new socks
And a toothbrush I didn’t really need.

On the eleventh day of Christmas
My mother gave to me
Eleven novelty ice-cube trays
(Now I know she’s really lost it)
Ten blue flyswatters
Nine candy kisses
Eight electronic games
Seven “days of the week” undies
Six comic books
Five Barbie rings
Four Canadian coins
Three hairbrushes
Two pairs of new socks
And a toothbrush I didn’t really need.

On the twelfth day of Christmas
My mother gave to me
Twelve Snoopy Band-Aids
(I scratched myself trying to get
the ice out of the novelty ice trays—
how did she know I would need these?)
Eleven novelty ice trays
Ten blue flyswatters
Nine candy kisses
Eight electronic games
Seven “days of the week” undies
Six comic books
Five Barbie rings
Four Canadian coins
Three hairbrushes
Two pairs of new socks
And a toothbrush I didn’t really need.

This has spurred us to write our own Twelve Days of Christmas variation. Although we are hoping to be a little more meaningful and a little less angry or silly, but you never know what we will turn out (especially if we let Joey help)!

Stay tuned to my blog as I will post it upon completion. I am hoping for some kind of fun presentation as well; possibly corresponding pictures, acting or us singing it. 😉 Guess you will have to wait and see! In the meantime, maybe you can create your own and share it with us!

Here is the final product: The 12 Days of Christmas….. Ciravola Style!!