Thomas and Sarah’s Twelve Days of Christmas

Written, with no help from their father, by my two kids, Thomas and Sarah, 
in December of 2012, when they were nine and six years old. Sing loud!


On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me—
a chimpanzee in a palm tree.

On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me—
two parrots talking,
and a chimpanzee in a palm tree.

On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me—
three singing Beatles,
two parrots talking,
and a chimpanzee in a palm tree.

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me—
four dandelions,
three singing Beatles,
two parrots talking,
and a chimpanzee in a palm tree.

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me—
five toilet rolls,
four dandelions,
three singing Beatles,
two parrots talking,
and a chimpanzee in a palm tree.

On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me—
six jack-o-lanterns,
five toilet rolls,
four dandelions,
three singing Beatles,
two parrots talking,
and a chimpanzee in a palm tree.

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me—
seven powdered donuts,
six jack-o-lanterns,
five toilet rolls,
four dandelions,
three singing Beatles,
two parrots talking,
and a chimpanzee in a palm tree.

On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me—
eight zebras flying,
seven powdered donuts,
six jack-o-lanterns,
five toilet rolls,
four dandelions,
three singing Beatles,
two parrots talking,
and a chimpanzee in a palm tree.

On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me—
nine dancing pickles,
eight zebras flying,
seven powdered donuts,
six jack-o-lanterns,
five toilet rolls,
four dandelions,
three singing Beatles,
two parrots talking,
and a chimpanzee in a palm tree.

On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me—
ten pandas swimming,
nine dancing pickles,
eight zebras flying,
seven powdered donuts,
six jack-o-lanterns,
five toilet rolls,
four dandelions,
three singing Beatles,
two parrots talking,
and a chimpanzee in a palm tree.

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me—
eleven farting aardvarks,
ten pandas swimming,
nine dancing pickles,
eight zebras flying,
seven powdered donuts,
six jack-o-lanterns,
five toilet rolls,
four dandelions,
three singing Beatles,
two parrots talking,
and a chimpanzee in a palm tree.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me—
twelve Lady Gagas,
eleven farting aardvarks,
ten pandas swimming,
nine dancing pickles,
eight zebras flying,
seven powdered donuts,
six jack-o-lanterns,
five toilet rolls,
four dandelions,
three singing Beatles,
two parrots talking,
and a chimpanzee in a palm tree.