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

Twelve Wiimotes Waggling

While this writer hates the word Wiimote with a passion — it's Wii Remote — it's a term used by many that also fits the song. This is a lyric of affection too, as though most will sometimes tease the occasionally excessive use of waggle in motion controls, the Wii and its controller remain a triumph of design, simplicity and fun. On top of that, it's given us E3 moments like these.

To finish off, 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

On the Eighth day of Christmas Nintendo sent to me,
Eight Malons Milking
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

On the Ninth day of Christmas Nintendo sent to me,
Nine Shantaes Dancing
Eight Malons Milking
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

On the Tenth day of Christmas Nintendo sent to me,
Ten Falcons Punching
Nine Shantaes Dancing
Eight Malons Milking
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

On the Eleventh day of Christmas Nintendo sent to me,
Eleven Warp Pipes Warping
Ten Falcons Punching
Nine Shantaes Dancing
Eight Malons Milking
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

On the Twelfth day of Christmas Nintendo sent to me,
Twelve Wiimotes Waggling
Eleven Warp Pipes Warping
Ten Falcons Punching
Nine Shantaes Dancing
Eight Malons Milking
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


There you have it, the final song. Thanks for all of your suggestions, and at the very least we hope this version will serve as a prompt for many more 12 Days of Christmas variations to be written and shared. We hope you all have a Nintendo Christmas!