Since we’ve all begun our Christmas countdowns, it seemed appropriate to include everyone’s favorite Christmas countdown song.
Disclaimer: I fully realize that the 12 days of Christmas begin on Christmas and continue until early January and that they are not a lead in to the big event.
We used to sing this song at Grandmother’s house, but never quite like this. I’m not sure she would’ve ever let us back in.
Version one is from Relient K’s collection Let it Snow Baby, Let it Reindeer. If you’re not familiar with Relient K, be a little bit warned. The first time I heard any of their music, all I could envision was teenage boys jumping straight up and down the whole time. Pay special attention to Days 9, 10, 11, and 12.
After hearing this many times, I still think they probably called all their friends and said, “Hey! Do you wanna come over and sing opera and scream for a while?” Great fun, these boys are!
And speaking of boys having fun, check out the all-grown-up version of Straight No Chaser’s 12 Days of Christmas. You probably saw the version from their college days last year. It was such a YouTube phenomenon that they were offered a recording contract and are now touring and releasing new material.
You can tell they’re older now, but their voices are still amazing.