So a year or two after we were married, Mike and I and our 4 kids (then ages 6-8) were on a car trip lasting several hours.  It was one of those times when the children were talking about all the extended family members they had (in stepfamily life) and the different traditions in each of the families.

We decided to write our own lyrics to the 12 Days of Christmas using our many relatives and the fun things we liked to do as a family:

One the first day of Christmas, my family gave to me:

1 terrific brother  (instead of a partridge in a pear tree:)

2 parents in love

3 beautiful sisters

4 crazy kids

5 cans of silly string

6 cousins

7 roller skates and bicycles

8 bowls of ice cream

9 party poppers

10 aunts and uncles

11 grandparents

12 hugs and kisses

Whether you have a big family or a small family, any parent and child can make up their own 12 days of Christmas or other holiday song.

Have you written your own song?  What would you and your family sing about?  What fun things have you and your family done?  Post them here!

Happy holidays!!!