The 12 Days of an Obamaland Christmas — Here’s Your New Favorite Holiday Classic

Written by John DeGroff on December 19, 2015

We all have heard, and probably know by heart, the Christmas song “The Twelve Days Of Christmas”.   Known as a “counting song”, and thought to be of French origin,  the words to the song were originally published in England in 1780 as a simple holiday rhyme.  There are also several variations of the lyrics.   The tune that is associated with the song, written in 1909, is credited to composer Frederic Austin  and is taken from an old folk music melody.

Anyway, it’s become one of those Christmas songs you can’t escape not hearing.   Due to the fact that it’s a “counting song” and each item on the list keeps being included, there’s always an annual price tag for everything that someone eventually compiles.  I’ve heard that now, in 2015, to procure every item on the list the cost would be somewhere between $34,000 to $36,000, by the time to you get to the end of list.    Ouch.

Having heard this tune more than once this year…starting back about the day after Halloween….I started lyrically “composing” what a true version of this song would be in modern Obamaland.  So, with apologies to the various lyricist and Mr. Austin, here is the “Twelve Days Of Christmas In Obamaland”.

On the first day of Christmas, Obama gave to me
…a promise that my doctor wouldn’t change

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On the second day of Christmas, Obama gave to me
…two more rounds of golf
…and a promise that my doctor wouldn’t change

On the third day of Christmas, Obama gave to me
…three Muslim prayer rugs

And for the sake of brevity and to get to the point, here’s the rest of it.

Four dead in Benghazi

Five set free terrorists

Six closed down coal mines

Seven Syrian red lines

Eight climate change speeches

Nine things we didn’t build

Ten more vacations

Eleven new executive orders

Twelve to the 10th power visits to the White House by Al Sharpton

Of course, your mileage may vary.  Hey, thanks for your indulgence throughout the year, and may God grant each and every reader a safe, joyous Christmas season.   Take time to enjoy your family, and treasure the fact that we can still worship the living Christ, the only reason for this season.  May God grant us all the wisdom and strength to continue on.


Share if you think this new version makes some much needed points.

John DeGroff
John DeGroff is the original bass player for the Christian rock band Petra. He currently plays for the band GHF which is comprised of other original members from Petra. DeGroff has extensive experience as a freelance music journalist and newspaper reporter as well as an on-line music reviewer. He is a member of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and lives in Warsaw, Indiana where he is employed as a care giver for mentally challenged adults.


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