On the first day of Christmas
my true love gave to me:
A Partridge in a Pear Tree


On the second day of Christmas
my true love gave to me:
Two Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree


On the third day of Christmas
my true love gave to me:
Three French Hens
Two Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree


On the fourth day of Christmas
my true love gave to me:
Four Calling Birds
Three French Hens
Two Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree


On the fifth day of Christmas
my true love gave to me:
Five Golden Rings
Four Calling Birds
Three French Hens
Two Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree


On the sixth day of Christmas
my true love gave to me:
Six Geese a Laying
Five Golden Rings
Four Calling Birds
Three French Hens
Two Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree


On the seventh day of Christmas
my true love gave to me:
Seven Swans a Swimming
Six Geese a Laying
Five Golden Rings
Four Calling Birds
Three French Hens
Two Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree


On the eighth day of Christmas
my true love gave to me:
Eight Maids a Milking
Seven Swans a Swimming
Six Geese a Laying
Five Golden Rings
Four Calling Birds
Three French Hens
Two Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

Are you one of our regular performers who wishes they could perform with us right now?  Are you a supporter of our cause anywhere in the world?  Have you got a way to record yourself singing, like a phone or computer microphone?  If the answer is yes, you're in luck!  You can be part of our 2020 holiday music collection by contributing your voice to "The 12 Days of Christmas" on Acting Out for the Holidays!


Participation is simple.   Click either of the boxes to hear the version of the song we'll be using.  (Our accompanist BJ has even helpfully counted off "2-3-4" so you know when to come in after all those "Five Golden Rings!")  The short version contains verses 1-5 and 12, which will give us everything we need.  Put on your headphones or earbuds and sing along to the lyrics below while recording yourself either on audio or video (only the audio portion will be used).  Sing as much or as little of the song as you want, and don't worry about being perfect – have fun with it!  Get the whole family involved!  Make sure your voices are clear and usable.  When your recording is complete, send it to us at info@actingoutforals.com.  If the file is too large for e-mail, use a service like Google Drive, Dropbox, or WeTransfer.  Contact us if you need help.


The deadline for submissions is ​Monday, November 30, 2020.  Once we have everyone's parts, we'll cut and paste them in so that you're all heard somewhere in the song.  The full song collection will be released for digital download on Friday,December 4, 2020.  More details on how to purchase will be posted soon.  All proceeds will go toward our mission of supporting area residents with Lou Gehrig's Disease.  Thanks for being a part of it and for your continued support!

On the ninth day of Christmas
my true love gave to me:
Nine Ladies Dancing
Eight Maids a Milking
Seven Swans a Swimming
Six Geese a Laying
Five Golden Rings
Four Calling Birds
Three French Hens
Two Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree


On the tenth day of Christmas
my true love gave to me:
Ten Lords a Leaping
Nine Ladies Dancing
Eight Maids a Milking
Seven Swans a Swimming
Six Geese a Laying
Five Golden Rings
Four Calling Birds
Three French Hens
Two Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree


On the eleventh day of Christmas
my true love gave to me:
Eleven Pipers Piping
Ten Lords a Leaping
Nine Ladies Dancing
Eight Maids a Milking
Seven Swans a Swimming
Six Geese a Laying
Five Golden Rings
Four Calling Birds
Three French Hens
Two Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree


On the twelfth day of Christmas
my true love gave to me:
12 Drummers Drumming
Eleven Pipers Piping
Ten Lords a Leaping
Nine Ladies Dancing
Eight Maids a Milking
Seven Swans a Swimming
Six Geese a Laying
Five Golden Rings
Four Calling Birds
Three French Hens
Two Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

Pre-order your copy (minimum donation of $10) here.  All pre-orders receive an MP3 of "Drive the Cold Winter Away" by Adam Rabin (featuring Mikayla Dodge).

Full version - sing all lyrics, short version - sing lyrics in green