A Twist on the Twelve Days of Christmas

Yes, I’ve taken the famous song, The Twelve Days of Christmas, and put a high-tech spin on it. Why? So glad you asked. Because The Twelve Days of Christmas is the theme behind Susanna Hill’s Holiday Contest.

Here are the rules:

Write a children’s holiday story (children here defined as approximately age 12 and under) using the basic format/concept of The Twelve Days Of Christmas!  Your story may be poetry or prose, silly or serious or sweet, religious or not, based on Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or whatever you celebrate, but is not to exceed 300 words. (It can be as short as you like (the judges will be grateful🙂 , you are welcome and encouraged to write shorter, but no more than 300 words!  Title not included in word count.)  The field is wide open!  Have fun!  The more creative the better!

Coming in at 286 words, here is my high-tech version of a classic Christmas song.

SANTA’S TWELVE HIGH-TECH DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

by

Leslie Leibhardt Goodman

On the first day of Christmas the elves surprised me with:

A high-speed, electric-powered sleigh.

On the second day of Christmas the elves pushed into view:

Two turbo launchers,

and a high-speed, electric-powered sleigh.

On the third day of Christmas the elves prepared a treat:

Three cocoa heaters,

two turbo launchers,

and a high-speed, electric-powered sleigh.

On the fourth day of Christmas the elves gave me a gift:

Four high-tech gizmos,

three cocoa heaters,

two turbo launchers,

and a high-speed, electric-powered sleigh.

On the fifth day of Christmas the elves amazed me with:

Five heated seats,

four high-tech gizmos,

three cocoa heaters,

two turbo launchers,

and a high-speed, electric-powered sleigh.

On the sixth day of Christmas the elves secured for me:

Six rooftop radar,

five heated seats,

four high-tech gizmos,

three cocoa heaters,

two turbo launchers,

and a high-speed, electric-powered sleigh.

On the seventh day of Christmas the elves attached for me:

Seven rocket boosters,

six rooftop radar,

five heated seats,

four high-tech gizmos,

three cocoa heaters,

two turbo launchers,

and a high-speed, electric-powered sleigh.

On the eighth day of Christmas, the elves caused me to shriek:

Eight robot reindeer,

seven rocket boosters,

six rooftop radar,

five heated seats,

four high-tech gizmos,

three cocoa heaters,

two turbo launchers,

and a high-speed, electric-powered sleigh.

On the next days of Christmas the elves outdid themselves:

Twelve gift dispensers,

eleven good kid sensors,

ten high beam headlights,

nine ice storm melters,

eight robot reindeer,

seven rocket boosters,

six rooftop radar,

five heated seats,

four high-tech gizmos,

three cocoa heaters,

two turbo launchers,

and a high-speed, electric-powered sleigh.

But on Christmas Eve at launch time,

with Rudolph in the lead,

I snuck off in my trusty, shiny sleigh.

I hope you enjoyed this little holiday tale. Good luck to everyone who enters Susanna Hills contest.

24 thoughts on “A Twist on the Twelve Days of Christmas

    • Well, Jennifer, I imagine those robot reindeer don’t eat much hay, and they probably don’t leave little packages in the barn. I’m also pretty sure they’re super swift fliers. But my guess is that no matter how quick those motorized replacements are, Santa, most likely, prefers his real reindeer.I know I do.

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  1. Yes, we’re going to leave extra cookies and milk out for Santa on Christmas Eve. My daughter also fills a bowl with nuts for the reindeer. And just a note on that… in Santa’s letter to my daughter, he noted that some of his reindeer prefer apples. I’m glad you liked my story. I had way too much fun writing this one. Happy holidays, Patricia!

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