Twelve Days of Christmas – Air Force style

By Staff Sgt. Antonio Gonzalez
Air Force Public Affairs Agency

Most people are familiar with the carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” We put an Air Force spin on this classic song, highlighting events that take place AF wide during the holidays. So without further ado…

On the first day of Christmas my Air Force sent to me, a master sergeant on a Christmas tree.

On the second day of Christmas my Air Force sent to me, two thunderbirds
2 Thunder birds
and a master sergeant on a Christmas tree.

On the third day of Christmas my Air Force sent to me, three ugly sweaters

Two thunderbirds
and a master sergeant on a Christmas tree.

On the fourth day Christmas my Air Force sent to me, four troops a wrapping
4 Airmen wrapping
Three ugly sweaters
Two thunderbirds
and a master sergeant on a Christmas tree.

On the fifth day of Christmas my Air Force sent to me, five bandsmen performing
5 Bandsmen Performing
Four troops a wrapping
Three ugly sweaters
Two thunderbirds
and a master sergeant on a Christmas tree.

On the sixth day of Christmas my Air Force sent to me, six bags of cookies
6 Airmen Packing
Five bandsmen performing
Four troops a wrapping
Three ugly sweaters
Two thunderbirds
and a master sergeant on a Christmas tree.

On the seventh day of Christmas my Air Force sent to me, seven volunteers
Helping hands
Six bags of cookies
Five bandsmen performing
Four troops a wrapping
Three ugly sweaters
Two thunderbirds
and a master sergeant on a Christmas tree.

On the eighth day of Christmas my Air Force sent to me, eight leaders serving

Seven volunteers
Six bags of cookies
Five bandsmen performing
Four troops a wrapping
Three ugly sweaters
Two thunderbirds
and a master sergeant on a Christmas tree.

On the ninth day of Christmas my Air Force sent to me, nine Airmen caroling
9
Eight leaders serving
Seven volunteers
Six bags of cookies
Five bandsmen performing
Four troops a wrapping
Three ugly sweaters
Two thunderbirds
and a master sergeant on a Christmas tree.

On the tenth day of Christmas my Air Force sent to me, ten wreaths a laying

Nine Airmen caroling
Eight leaders serving
Seven volunteers
Six bags of cookies
Five bandsmen performing
Four troops a wrapping
Three ugly sweaters
Two thunderbirds
and a master sergeant on a Christmas tree.

On the eleventh day of Christmas my Air Force sent to me, eleven tops performing

Ten wreaths a laying
Nine Airmen caroling
Eight leaders serving
Seven volunteers
Six bags of cookies
Five bandsmen performing
Four troops a wrapping
Three ugly sweaters
Two thunderbirds
and a master sergeant on a Christmas tree.

On the twelfth day of Christmas my Air Force sent to me, twelve honor guardsmen marching

Eleven tops performing
Ten wreaths a laying
Nine Airmen caroling
Eight leaders serving
Seven volunteers
Six bags of cookies
Five bandsmen performing
Four troops a wrapping
Three ugly sweaters
Two thunderbirds
and a master sergeant on a Christmas tree.