The 12 Nights of Christmas

Why can’t we have ‘the twelve days of Halloween?’ Why does Christmas have a monopoly on almost two whole weeks of the year? It’s not fair, I tell you! So just for fun, for those who–like me–walk on the darker side of life here is: The Twelve Nights of Christmas. (I dare you not to sing it.)

On the first night of Christmas the shadows showed to me:

A corpse swinging from a pear tree.

hangingtree

On the second night of Christmas the shadows showed to me:

Two turn to wolves,

And a corpse swinging from a pear tree.

On the third night of Christmas the shadows showed to me:

Three Frankensteins,

Two turn to wolves,

And a corpse swinging from a pear tree.

On the fourth night of Christmas the shadows showed to me:

Four carrion crows, 

Three Frankensteins,

Two turn to wolves,

And a corpse swinging from a pear tree.

On the fifth night of Christmas the shadows showed to me:

Five Demon kings,

Four carrion crows, 

Three Frankensteins,

Two turn to wolves,

And a corpse swinging from a pear tree.

On the sixth night of Christmas the shadows showed to me:

Six zombs a’slaying,

Five Demon kings,

Four carrion crows, 

Three Frankensteins,

Two turn to wolves,

And a corpse swinging from a pear tree.

On the seventh night of Christmas the shadows showed to me:

Seven stalkers stalking, 

Six zombs a’slaying,

Five Demon kings,

Four carrion crows, 

Three Frankensteins,

Two turn to wolves,

And a corpse swinging from a pear tree.

On the eighth night of Christmas the shadows showed to me:

Eight hosts mutating,

Seven stalkers stalking, 

Six zombs a’slaying,

Five Demon kings,

Four carrion crows, 

Three Frankensteins,

Two turn to wolves,

And a corpse swinging from a pear tree.

On the ninth day of Christmas the shadows showed to me:

Nine witches cursing,

Eight hosts mutating,

Seven stalkers stalking, 

Six zombs a’slaying,

Five Demon kings,

Four carrion crows, 

Three Frankensteins,

Two turn to wolves,

And a corpse swinging from a pear tree.

On the tenth day of Christmas the shadows showed to me:

Ten reapers reaping,

Nine witches cursing,

Eight hosts mutating,

Seven stalkers stalking, 

Six zombs a’slaying,

Five Demon kings,

Four carrion crows, 

Three Frankensteins,

Two turn to wolves,

And a corpse swinging from a pear tree.

On the eleventh day of Christmas the shadows showed to me:

Eleven sirens singing,

Ten reapers reaping,

Nine witches cursing,

Eight hosts mutating,

Seven stalkers stalking, 

Six zombs a’slaying,

Five Demon kings,

Four carrion crows, 

Three Frankensteins,

Two turn to wolves,

And a corpse swinging from a pear tree.

**drum roll please!**

On the twelfth day of Christmas the shadows showed to me:

Twelve vampires feeding,

Eleven sirens singing,

Ten reapers reaping,

Nine witches cursing,

Eight hosts mutating,

Seven stalkers stalking, 

Six zombs a’slaying,

Five Demon kings,

Four carrion crows, 

Three Frankensteins,

Two turn to wolves,

And a corpse swinging from a pear tree.

~~Ash Hartwell, Author, Stitched Smile Publications

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