CELEBRATE: The 12 Days Of Christmas — OBAMALAND Style

Written by John DeGroff on November 25, 2016

I know we posted this last year, but it’s still more than applicable. Besides, this is the last year we’ll get to use it, so I didn’t think there’d be too many complaints. At the very least, look at it as a reminder of what we’re leaving behind.

As some of you will remember from last year, this is based on 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. Over the years, several variations of the lyrics have appeared. The tune that is popularly associated with the song, written in 1909, is credited to composer Frederic Austin and is taken from an old folk music melody.

Anyway, this has become one of those Christmas songs that you can’t escape not hearing. Due to the fact that it is a “counting song” and each item on the list keeps being included, someone always comes up with an annual price tag for everything that ends up being mentioned. Last year, that cost was between $34,000 to $36,000. This year, it’s closer to $40,000.

I’ve heard this a couple times already this year. When we ran it last year, I had mentioned that I felt inspired to “compose” a version more appropriate for life under Obama. Well, when I recently heard it again, I still felt that way. So, with apologies to the various lyricists and Mr. Austin, here is (thankfully for the last time) “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.

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 more executive orders.

Twelve more criminals pardoned…including Hillary Clinton.

Of course, your mileage may vary. Hey, thanks for your indulgences throughout the year, and may God grant each and every reader a safe and joyous Christmas season. Take time to enjoy your family, and thank God that we’ve been given a window of opportunity to get this great country back on track.

May God also grant us all the wisdom and strength to carry on.

Image: By White House (Lawrence Jackson) – The Official White House Photostream [1], Public Domain, https://

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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.