By Clerissa Lewis
- ‘Twas the first of December and all through your house,
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
Then suddenly one little soul did appear,
It ?s your Christmas friends bringing holiday cheer.
Tonight calls for a partridge for your pear tree.
Partridges are tough catches, you see.
The bird flew the coop, leaving nothing behind
But some sweet Bartlett pears, the very best kind.
Now beware of this warning your friends will be here,
But you better not look, or we ?ll disappear.
Then all your gifts that were carefully planned,
On some other porch will surprisingly land.
Gift: can of Bartlett pears
- Turtles and doves are coming your way;
Eat all the chocolate that you may.
Because in your family you have a few,
We ?ve left on your doorstep more than just a two.
This glad Christmas season is so full of fun.
We ?re happy to share with your family, then run.
How grateful we are that you ?re playing our game.
You ?ll now find that Christmas won ?t be the same.
Gift: bag of dove chocolates and bag of turtle chocolates
- Night three arrives, but we ?re not in France,
And three French hens don ?t come by chance.
It cost us a bundle to have it shipped,
the French hens insist that their soup be sipped.
Gift: family size can of chicken noodle soup
- Four calling birds speak highly of you,
You ?re kind and you ?re thoughtful, generous, too.
They gave us a message over the phone
Saying, Friends like you make us feel right at home. ?
Gift: toy cell phone
- On the fifth of December, with things rather tight,
It ?s important to us that we all travel light.
Gold rings are too heavy (and not very yummy),
So please be content with sweet rings in your tummy.
Gift: bag of donut gems/rings
- Six geese-a-laying an interesting sight,
Till one of them squawked and they all took to flight.
What they left in their nest, you ?ll just have to look,
A basket of eggs that you ?ll sure want to cook.
Gift: carton/dozen eggs
- ?Tis the 7th of December and we ?re halfway done.
Remember no peeking or you ?ll spoil the fun.
Finding swans in December sure gave us some trouble.
But for clean and white feathers use a blend of bath bubbles.
Gift: bubble bath
- On the eighth of December, we ?re busy as bees.
Eight maids-a-milking, no where do we see.
But there in the barn we spy something now,
It ?s the rich, creamy milk from a pretty brown cow.
Gift: gallon of chocolate milk
- Nine ladies dancing would be a big crowd.
Besides their music is way too loud!
We have for you some Christmas songs,
To listen to all season long.
Gift: CD of Christmas music
- Ten lords-a-leaping would be an awesome gift,
But they got stuck while jumping ore a big snowdrift.
You ?ll have to be content, you see, to watch the popcorn fly,
And if you ?ve got a sweet tooth, here ?s a recipe to try.
Gift: bag of mini marshmallows, box of light or no butter microwave popcorn, recip
Microwave Caramel Popcorn
1 C mini marshmallows
˝ C lightly packed brownsugar
˝ cube butter
1 package microwave popcorn
Combine marshmallows, brown sugar, and butter. Microwave on high for one minute then mix until smooth. Spoon over popped popcorn. Enjoy!
- Eleven pipers piping reminds us of our plumber,
To leave him on the doorstep would be a real bummer.
Now make your water piping hot, and fill your cups with care.
We ?re giving you some hot coca we know you ?ll want to share.
We simply can ?t believe that this game is almost through.
We ?ve had a jolly time bringing all these gifts to you.
With only one more night left, don ?t you wish you knew
Just exactly who we are and why we ?re doing this for you?
Gift: box of hot chocolate
- The final evening had arrived, and on our ending night
One dozen drummers at your door would be a splendid sight.
But drummers are too noisy with their drums they ?re always beating,
Instead we ?ll let you softly drum your ice cream as you ?re eating.
In the end we wish you a Merry Christmas.
We ?re guessing you ?d like an announcement from us,
But our names stay a secret; we just cannot share.
It ?s the kindness of strangers that really is rare.
Gift: box of drumstick ice cream cone