Are you ready? We have a new & improved OfficeZilla version of “The 12 Days of Christmas” to share with you today. While I’m not really a huge fan of cumulative songs, it is Christmas time and that means that the ritual of alternately enduring and enjoying the music of the holidays is upon us.
All my life I thought “The Twelve Days of Christmas” was a song about the 11 days BEFORE Christmas and ended on Christmas. But, no. According to the arbiter of all that is true on the Internet, Wikipedia:
“The twelve days in the song are the twelve days starting Christmas Day, or in some traditions, the day after Christmas (December 26) (Boxing Day or St. Stephen’s Day, as being the feast day of St. Stephen Protomartyr) to the day before Epiphany, or the Feast of the Epiphany (January 6, or the Twelfth Day). Twelfth Night is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “the evening of the fifth of January, preceding Twelfth Day, the eve of the Epiphany, formerly the last day of the Christmas festivities and observed as a time of merrymaking.”
Well here’s a 12 Days of Christmas parody for you – and, of course, it’s about office supplies. Because can you really enjoy the majesty and mystery of Christmas without office supplies? I don’t think so. Wrapping, taping, packaging, cleaning, stacking. Office supplies are as important as egg-nog and cookies!
The 12 Days of Office Supplies
It starts out old-school with a tiny change.
[On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me…] A Cartridge in a Pear Tree
Everybody needs ink & toner so what better gift from a true love?
Two Turtle Chex Mix
Three French Curves
Four Calling Books
Eight nerds a-filking
Ok – if you don’t know what filking in, it’s a kind of fandom-based folk singing. Sometimes it is funny, sometimes it is serious – but I’ve never encountered ANY community more open and friendly than the filkers. I won’t speculate on why this is – but I will say that filking combines all the awkwardness of karaoke without the inhibition-reducing alcohol… so I salute these brave filk -er folk and include them here. After all, I would expect that filkers are THE most likely people to actually sing this song and send us a video. (If any of you filkers out there do, there is a VERY good chance you’ll end up featured in our blog.)
Nine ladies faxing
I don’t know how long there will be fax machines. Will people look back on this in a few years with the same sense of antiquity that they get when they hear “lords a leaping?” Maybe. But in the meantime, we can take care of your faxing needs.
10 Cords A Staying
You don’t want any “lords a leaping” that may stumble through your office to trip, do you? Of course not. Get that electrical snake den organized!
12 Drums a-Printing
There you have it:
A super happy special 12-days-of-Office-Supplies-For-Christmas song. The people demanded it, and we delivered. Just like we deliver from our inventory of over 35,000 discount office supplies, most of the time getting you your stuff by the next business day!
…Well not exactly like that. Okay, you caught me. I was trying to sneak in a reference to OfficeZilla’s amazing prices and customer service. I’ll be honest – if you go back and look there are several other references to our products in this article. Can you find them all?
Well, I hope you’ll forgive me later today when you find yourself singing this delightful new 12 days of Christmas parody aloud. And I know you’ll forgive me if when that happens, it happens at a sci-fi convention in the filking room.