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.

Six Yoshis Laying

With the original line being 'six Geese-a-Laying', we thought that Mario's favourite side-kick — apart from Luigi — was the obvious choice, as did some of the community in the comments section. Quite how Yoshi (we think the plural is Yoshis) produces eggs so quickly is well beyond our remit, but the lovable boot-wearing dino manages it nevertheless. It's best not to over-think those giant eggs in Yoshi's New Island.

So far, then, our song is as follows:

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

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

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

On the Fourth day of Christmas my true love 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 my true love 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 my true love 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


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