Saturday, December 10, 2011

The 12 Days of Christmas: Mormon Style

The youth and youth leaders were asked to do a song/skit at our ward Christmas party this weekend.

A friend (and YW counselor) and I adapted a version of The 12 Days of Christmas meant for Mormons in Utah. They say the church is the same everywhere you go....which is partly true. and partly not. Member population alone changes things a bit. And New England's LDS population is minuscule compared to Utah....so, our song was adapted as such.

12 Days of Mormon Christmas
Youth Christmas Skit

On the first day of Christmas, this is what you'll see,
movies rated G or PG.

On the second day of Christmas, this is what you'll see,
two years on a mission and movies rated G or PG.

On the third day of Christmas, this is what you'll see,
3 Sunday meetings, two years on a mission and movies rated G or PG.

On the fourth day of Christmas, this is what you'll see,
forever cougars, 3 Sunday meetings, two years on a mission and movies rated G or PG.

On the fifth day of Christmas, this is what you'll see,
5 CTR Rings...... forever cougars, 3 Sunday meetings, two years on a mission and movies rated G or PG.

On the sixth day of Christmas, this is what you'll see,
SIXteen, now I’m dating, 5 CTR Rings...... forever cougars, 3 Sunday meetings, two years on a mission and movies rated G or PG.

On the seventh day of Christmas, this is what you'll see,
7 kids and counting, SIXteen, now I’m dating, 5 CTR Rings...... forever cougars, 3 Sunday meetings, two years on a mission and movies rated G or PG.

On the eigth day of Christmas, this is what you'll see,
Ate a lot after fasting, 7 kids and counting, SIXteen, now I’m dating, 5 CTR Rings...... forever cougars, 3 Sunday meetings, two years on a mission and movies rated G or PG.

On the ninth day of Christmas, this is what you'll see,
9 AM church for the New Year, Ate a lot after fasting, 7 kids and counting, SIXteen, now I’m dating, 5 CTR Rings...... forever cougars, 3 Sunday meetings, two years on a mission and movies rated G or PG.

On the tenth day of Christmas, this is what you'll see,
ten percent tithing, 9 AM church for the New Year, Ate a lot after fasting, 7 kids and counting, SIXteen, now I’m dating, 5 CTR Rings...... forever cougars, 3 Sunday meetings, two years on a mission and movies rated G or PG.

On the eleventh day of Christmas, this is what you'll see, eleven callings per person, ten percent tithing, 9 AM church for the New Year, Ate a lot after fasting, 7 kids and counting, SIXteen, now I’m dating, 5 CTR Rings...... forever cougars, 3 Sunday meetings, two years on a mission and movies rated G or PG.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, this is what you'll see,
twelve apostles preaching, eleven callings per person, ten percent tithing, 9 AM church for the New Year, Ate a lot after fasting, 7 kids and counting, SIXteen, now I’m dating, 5 CTR Rings...... forever cougars, 3 Sunday meetings, two years on a mission and movies rated G or PG!


As we sang the song, we acted out or assigned a part to a specific person. Here's what we did:

1 - A youth stepped forward holding a DVD covered with a label: "PG"
2 - A youth stepped forward wearing a missionary tag and pointed to his tag
3 - We all held up 3 fingers and then "wiped the sweat off our brow" with a "phew!" look
4 - A youth held up a BYU shirt (a BYU flag would be better!)
5 - We all held up our hands to show rings on our fingers
6 - a guy and girl (2 married youth leaders in our case) flirted and looking the "dating" party
7 - one of our pregnant YW leaders stepped forward and rubbed her belly
8 - we all rubbed our bellies with a "I'm so full" look
9 - one youth held up a skewer with a clock pointing to 9 AM on it (our church rotates time each year)
10 - one youth held up a tithing slip/envelope
11 - we didn't have to do anything. the crowd just laughed.
12 - a youth held up a picture of the 12 apostles

Oh, and those of us without a prop to hold, we played the kazoo. just a little added fun to the show!

1 comment:

  1. What a cute idea! I was just put in YW a couple of months ago, and can't get enough of good ideas :)

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