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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Countdown to Christmas - Venice Style, Day 1

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Ciao tutti!

It's December 1 (well, it was about an hour ago still), and I decided at the last minute to do another round of my holiday advent calendars.  In 2014, I had great fun every day of December on my blog opening a new door each day, sharing something "Venetian" that reminded me of Christmas. 

This year I have something similar up my sleeves. I hope you'll flip open a new door with me every day as I countdown to Christmas.  I'll have a different photo of an advent calendar that peaks my fancy to share, as well. 

For December 1, I'm sharing my version of the 12 Days of Christmas with you. Remember that old favorite Christmas song?  Here it is, Venice style. 



On the 1st day of Christmas, my true love gave to me
A gondola on the Grand Canal.

On the 2nd day of Christmas, my true love gave to me
Two Murano chandeliers
and a gondola on the Grand Canal.

On the 3rd day of Christmas, my true love gave to me
Three Carnevale masks
Two Murano chandeliers
and a gondola on the Grand Canal.

On the 4th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me
Four Vaporettos
Three Carnevale masks
Two Murano chandeliers
and a gondola on the Grand Canal.

On the 5th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me
Five more brid-ges
Four Vaporettos
Three Carnevale masks
Two Murano chandeliers
and a gondola on the Grand Canal.

On the 6th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me
Six Spritzes spritzing
Five more brid-ges
Four Vaporettos
Three Carnevale masks
Two Murano chandeliers
and a gondola on the Grand Canal.

On the 7th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me
Seven gondoliers-a-rowing
Six Spritzes spritzing
Five more brid-ges
Four Vaporettos
Three Carnevale masks
Two Murano chandeliers
and a gondola on the Grand Canal.

On the 8th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me
Eight Panettone from Colussi
Seven gondoliers-a-rowing
Six Spritzes spritzing
Five more brid-ges
Four Vaporettos
Three Carnevale masks
Two Murano chandeliers
and a gondola on the Grand Canal.

On the 9th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me
Nine Vivaldi concerts
Eight Panettone from Colussi
Seven gondoliers-a-rowing
Six Spritzes spritzing
Five more brid-ges
Four Vaporettos
Three Carnevale masks
Two Murano chandeliers
and a gondola on the Grand Canal.

On the 10th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me
Ten Canals-a-rising
Nine Vivaldi concerts
Eight Panettone from Colussi
Seven gondoliers-a-rowing
Six Spritzes spritzing
Five more brid-ges
Four Vaporettos
Three Carnevale masks
Two Murano chandeliers
and a gondola on the Grand Canal.

On the 11 th  day of Christmas, my true love gave to me
Eleven Fritelle frying
Ten Canals-a-rising
Nine Vivaldi concerts
Eight Panettone from Colussi
Seven gondoliers-a-rowing
Six Spritzes spritzing
Five more brid-ges
Four Vaporettos
Three Carnevale masks
Two Murano chandeliers
and a gondola on the Grand Canal.

On the 12th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me
Twelve cicchetti platters
Eleven Fritelle frying
Ten Canals-a-rising
Nine Vivaldi concerts
Eight Panettone from Colussi
Seven gondoliers-a-rowing
Six Spritzes spritzing
Five more brid-ges
Four Vaporettos
Three Carnevale masks
Two Murano chandeliers
and a gondola on the Grand Canal.

(Venice version words by Karen Henderson, 2016)

Make sure you practice so you are all ready for Christmas caroling at the end of the month!

See you all tomorrow when we'll open door #2 together. 

Ciao!

As an extra little bonus, I'll post the link to each day's advent calendar from my 2014 blog so you can get a double whammy. I promise, all of this year's posts will be different from those. Enjoy!
2014 Day 1 Countdown to Christmas post

9 comments:

Polly Harding said...

Fantastic. Can't wait for more. We will have to lean this for Christmas Eve xx

Anne Vance said...

Love it!! Singing happily downstairs 😄

karen said...

Thanks, Polly! I'm looking forward to hearing you and Colin singing at the top of your lungs all the way from Australia!!

karen said...

Thanks, Anne! I'll listen for you. Can you believe I came up with this post -every word from start to finish- AFTER we came back up from dinner with you last night? Must have been something very good in that curry!

Peg Lederman said...

Wonderful - the best 12 days of Christmas ever!!!!

karen said...

Thanks, Peg! So glad you enjoyed it. Now practice. We'll be doing a sing-a-long later in the month.

Michelle said...

I never could figure out what to do with all those milking maids, swimming swans, laying ducks etc....
I like your version a lot better and I'd settle for just one of each!

I was thinking of you when I saw a chocolate Advent calendar at Trader Joe's.

Will there be any frittele left by March 1? I keep missing them.

karen said...

Thanks, Michelle! Ohh, a chocolate advent calendar. Now that is right up my alley!
Hope you are learning my song's verses and will be singing it every day.

I'm pretty sure frittelle will be gone by March :(. You'll just have to come 2 weeks earlier and stay longer!

Michelle said...

If I could afford it I would but...
and Carnevale is just not for me, at least not at this time in my life.