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Here We Come A-Wassailing | Up on the Housetop | The Twelve Days of Christmas


Sung to the tune of Here We Come A-Wassailing

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Here we come a-spreading germs amongst our families dear
Coughing on the crab dip and sneezing in the beer
Colds and flu come to you and to all your loved ones too
When the relatives gather for a holiday potluck
When the relatives gather for potluck.

Arriving first and looking worst is poor old Uncle Shep
Bearing cocktail weenies all richly laced with strep
Pass them 'round, take a bite, you'll be throwing up all night
And we call this a party but if we would just confess
It is simply a huge contagious mess.

Next comes Aunite LuLu with a crockpot full of soup
Happily announcing her toddler has the croup
(Soprano solo)
But his fever broke today
So I brought him anyway
I will serve now if you will kindly hold my little guy
I made plenty, take seconds, don't be shy.

Then there's...randy in-law Andy with a nose that has the drips
Still he'll lunge to greet you and plant one on your lips
Shaking hands
Taking keys
All those tissues stuffed up sleeves
And that wine glass you're sipping from while looking so uptown
Is the same one that Andy just put down.

The relatives keep swarming in the house is packed and hot
You don't know who they are, but you'll soon know what they've got
Viruses fill the air
It's a germ-o-phobes nightmare
But we celebrate because it is the right thing to do
And it wouldn't be Christmas without flu!

Heather Zenk of St. Paul, MN

Sung to the tune of Up on the Housetop

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All little children drop their jaws
At the giant Santa Claus
He stands in the driveway
12 feet high
Waving at all of the
Passersby

Oh! Oh! Oh!
Oh watch it glow
Oh! Oh! Oh!
Melting the snow
Turn on the light switch
Tick, tick, tick
Spinning the meter
Just for kicks

Shepherds surrounding
Santa's sleigh
Need a map
To find their way
Through the tin soldiers
And candy canes
Flashing so brightly
They're seen by planes.

Oh! Oh! Oh!
Oh watch it glow
Oh! Oh! Oh!
Melting the snow
Turn on the light switch
Tick, tick, tick
Spinning the meter
Just for kicks

Next to the manger
A Sponge Bob stands
Wishing peace for
All the land
He's joined by Snoopy
And Mickey too
Baby Jesus and
Scooby Doo.

Oh! Oh! Oh!
Oh watch it glow
Oh! Oh! Oh!
Melting the snow
Turn on the light switch
Tick, tick, tick
Spinning the meter
Just for kicks

Lynn Joachim of Scandia, MN

Sung to the tune of The Twelve Days of Christmas

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"The Twelve Days of Winter Break"
On the twelfth day of winter break, here's what the teachers do:

Go up the climbing wall,
Play fingerpainting,
Nap in the health room,
Jump all the jump ropes,
Sing on the intercom,
Swing on the monkey bars,
Go on the cargo net,

*Slide down the slides*

Play on computers,
Climb on the desks,
Dribble basketballs,
And eat cake in the cafeteria!

Maraika, age 8, of Minneapolis, MN



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