Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Our family is doing the Twelve Days of Christmas for one of our neighbors, so my dad asked me to come up with poems for each day. They're pretty corny, but I had fun staying up until 5am finishing them. If you're not doing the Twelve Days of Christmas for someone, I invite you to start! If you give their first gift today, they'll open the final gift on Christmas. You're welcome to borrow my ideas, I just ask that you attribute the poems to me somehow. You can include the address to my blog, my initials, whatever. :)

The poem we attached to introduce it all:

While presents and gifts can evoke great, big smiles,

This basket of goodies might keep you waiting awhile.

Because even though these presents are meant just for you,

There is a little something we ask that you do:

Just one present daily is all you can see

And that is the rule 'til Santa visits your tree.

In just twelve short days you'll know all that's inside.

And though they're not fancy we promise we've tried.

So look for the note that's attached to each bag

You'll see that the order is found there on the tag.

The Twelve Days of Christmas we leave at your door

With our wish of good tidings to you and all yours.

And each day's poem:

"On the first day of Christmas

my true love gave to me…

A PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREE."

I'm sure that you've noticed this time of the year

Birds leave for the season and are seldom found here

Since the trees that they live in have all fallen bare,

But lucky for us that partridge saved you a pear!


"On the second day of Christmas

my true love gave to me…

TWO TURTLE DOVES."

Tradition or not, I don't care what you say

This is an improvement on the song's "second day"

Because who wouldn't think for their one true love

To grab delicious chocolate instead of real doves?


"On the third day of Christmas

my true love gave to me…

THREE FRENCH HENS."

The country hens come from is of little effect

When the folks working at Campbell's go out to select

The chickens to make soup the way that they should

Because French hens or not, it sure tastes "Mmm Mmm good!"


"On the fourth day of Christmas

my true love gave to me…

FOUR CALLING BIRDS."

The call of a bird is pleasant and sweet,

And easier to hear in the sun and the heat.

So while the birds are south, there's nothing wrong

With enjoying this CD of four holiday songs.


"On the fifth day of Christmas

my true love gave to me…

FIVE GOLD RINGS."

With our Christmas budget and the economy down

The price of gold rings was making us frown

So these substitute rings will have to do

They're fruity and tasty and easy to chew!


"On the sixth day of Christmas

my true love gave to me…

SIX GEESE A LAYING."

While cooking and baking for the holiday cheer

Ingredients go missing this time of the year

So we thought we'd help save you from reaching that end

By giving you these eggs from our own feathered friends


"On the seventh day of Christmas

my true love gave to me…

SEVEN SWANS A SWIMMING."

I'm sure that those swans after swimming in lakes

Need to find time to relax and just take

A shower or bath to fluff up their feathers

And let the hot water warm the chill from the weather.


"On the eighth day of Christmas

my true love gave to me…

EIGHT MAIDS A MILKING."

Preparing for Santa and his Christmas Eve snack

Means making sure cookies and milk you don't lack

And with eight maids out milking you'd expect a flood

But all that came out were these brown milk duds!


"On the ninth day of Christmas

my true love gave to me…

NINE LADIES DANCING."

I guess all the dancing just wore those girls out.

When we looked all around with a holler and shout,

All that was left was this one lady fair

Still dressed in her gown with her nice fancy hair.


"On the tenth day of Christmas

my true love gave to me…

TEN LORDS A LEAPING."

It's funny to think of this classic song

With its impractical gifts that can seem so wrong.

To keep ten lords leaping around like they're darts

They'd have needed the energy only found in Jump Starts!


"On the eleventh day of Christmas

my true love gave to me…

ELEVEN PIPERS PIPING."

From Frosty's garb to the trumpeter's horn,

Pipes have accompanied Christmas since the Savior was born.

And while this stuffed toy isn't exactly Bach,

There's no doubt about it…he knows how to rock!


"On the twelfth day of Christmas

my true love gave to me…

TWELVE DRUMMERS DRUMMING."

The little drummer boy had a majestic trip

And his playing earned a smile from the Christ child's lips.

So this year we hope with the carols you hum

You'll be reminded of the meaning behind the Nutcracker's drum.

2 comments:

Ashley said...

Are you kidding me? You are a genious! You did it again, great job!!

Adiel said...

Brilliant!