The Twelve Days of Christmas Vashon Island Style

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Seasons Greetings from Tom, Boz and Gracie
Seasons Greetings from my house to yours.

While The Twelve Days of Christmas is not my favorite Christmas carol, I think I could embrace it more wholeheartedly if the song was less about eighteenth-century England and more about the place in which I live: Vashon Island. Here’s my tongue-in-cheek try at a Christmas classic gone local.

This is Boz and Gracie's favorite ornament.
Boz and Gracie’s favorite ornament.

The Twelve Days of Christmas Vashon Island Style

Adapted by Tom Conway (budding lyricist and chief bottle washer)

On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:
A bicycle in a fir tree

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On the second day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:
Two geoducks
and a bicycle in a fir tree

On the third day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:
Three beehives
Two geoducks
and a bicycle in a fir Tree

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:
Four ferry rides
Three beehives
Two geoducks
and a bicycle in a fir tree

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:
Five heirloom seeds
Four ferry rides
Three beehives
Two geoducks
and a bicycle in a fir tree

On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:
Six peeps a-quilting
Five heirloom seeds
Four ferry rides
Three beehives
Two geoducks
and a bicycle in a fir Tree

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:
Seven salmon swimming
Six peeps a-quilting
Five heirloom seeds
Four ferry rides
Three beehives
Two geoducks
and a bicycle in a fir Tree

On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:
Eight deer a-munching
Seven salmon swimming
Six peeps a-quilting
Five heirloom seeds
Four ferry rides
Three beehives
Two geoducks
and a bicycle in a fir Tree

On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:
Nine Flannel Filsons
Eight deer a-munching
Seven salmon swimming
Six peeps a-quilting
Five heirloom seeds
Four ferry rides
Three beehives
Two geoducks
and a bicycle in a fir Tree

On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:
Ten farm stands brimming
Nine flannel Filsons
Eight deer a-munching
Seven salmon swimming
Six peeps a-quilting
Five heirloom seeds
Four ferry rides
Three beehives
Two geoducks
and a bicycle in a fir Tree

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:
Eleven eagles soaring
Ten farm stands brimming
Nine flannel Filsons
Eight deer a-munching
Seven salmon swimming
Six peeps a-quilting
Five heirloom seeds
Four ferry rides
Three beehives
Two geoducks
and a bicycle in a fir Tree

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:
Twelve orcas breaching
Eleven eagles soaring
Ten farm stands brimming
Nine Flannel Filsons
Eight deer a-munching
Seven salmon swimming
Six peeps a-quilting
Five heirloom seeds
Four ferry rides
Three beehives
Two geoducks
and a bicycle in a fir tree

orca breaching
Merry Christmas from the Pacific Northwest!

 

14 COMMENTS

  1. The perfect Solstice treat, and thanks once again for letting those of us who are currently land-locked enjoy a bit of the island life! The best of holidays to you and yours.

  2. Oh Tom,
    Please send this to Shane Jewel and the Free Range Folk Choir; it’s a must sing for the 2015 Fall Concert. It might even get me back to the choir just to sing your rendition. Perfect my dear! So many blessings. Merry Christmas.
    Catherine

  3. Those were all ok except for those 8 deer munching. Neither of us needs that for our holiday, lol!
    Have a Merry Christmas, Tom.

  4. Beautiful, Tom. And since I missed wishing you a Merry Christmas, I will wish you (and Boz & Gracie) a Happy New Year full of entertaining happenings at Tall Clover Farm!

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