In this completely silly run of bite-sized features, we're going to write a new version of '12 Days of Christmas' with a Nintendo twist that will, hopefully, be good enough to sing.

Seven Cheep Cheeps Swimming

The original line is "seven swans-a-swimming", so the villainous fish from the Super Mario series seemed like a solid choice this time around. The simple but iconic design has appeared in multiple Mario games beyond platforming adventures, of course, with various forms posing different dangers.

Also, as a small change we've adjusted "my true love sent to me" to now read "Nintendo sent to me", because it's better.

So far, then, our song is as follows:

On the First day of Christmas Nintendo sent to me,
A big chair in a Pear Tree.

On the Second day of Christmas Nintendo sent to me,
Two Koopa Troopas
and a big chair in a Pear Tree

On the Third day of Christmas Nintendo sent to me,
Three angry cuccos
Two Koopa Troopas
and a big chair in a Pear Tree

On the Fourth day of Christmas Nintendo sent to me,
Four calling Chatots
Three angry cuccos
Two Koopa Troopas
and a big chair in a Pear Tree

On the Fifth day of Christmas Nintendo sent to me,
FIVE SONIC RINGS
Four calling Chatots
Three angry cuccos
Two Koopa Troopas
and a big chair in a Pear Tree

On the Sixth day of Christmas Nintendo sent to me,
Six Yoshis Laying
FIVE SONIC RINGS
Four calling Chatots
Three angry cuccos
Two Koopa Troopas
and a big chair in a Pear Tree

On the Seventh day of Christmas Nintendo sent to me,
Seven Cheep Cheeps Swimming
Six Yoshis Laying
FIVE SONIC RINGS
Four calling Chatots
Three angry cuccos
Two Koopa Troopas
and a big chair in a Pear Tree


Be sure to share your suggestions for additional lyrics in the comments below; a classic Christmas song will be born.