The "Twelve Days of Christmas" carol is iconic.

An English Christmas carol published in 1780, according to Smithsonian Magazine, it didn’t actually become a song until the early 1900s. But I digress.

Let’s talk about the "Twelve Days of Christmas"... New Hampshire style. What fun you could have at holiday parties coming up with your own version, too, especially after a few libations.

So, feel free to sing along with the "Twelve Days of New Hampshire" Christmas carol. Before we get to the song just a quick scroll down, these are the “gifts” in this made-up song that feel quintessential New Hampshire.

12 Days of New Hampshire Song

You know the 12 Days of Christmas song; Well here's the 12 Days of New Hampshire

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, Only One Area Code to Memorize in the Entire State.

On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, 2 Smokey Quartz, and Only One Area Code to Memorize in the Entire State.

On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, 3 Purple Lilacs, 2 Smokey Quartz, and Only One Area Code to Memorize in the Entire State.

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, 4 New Hampshire State Nicknames, 3 Purple Lilacs, 2 Smokey Quartz, and Only One Area Code to Memorize in the Entire State.

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, 5 New England Rivers Flowing from New Hampshire, 4 New Hampshire State Nicknames, 3 Purple Lilacs, 2 Smokey Quartz, and Only One Area Code to Memorize in the Entire State.

On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, 6 Thousand (288) Feet, 5 New England Rivers Flowing from New Hampshire, 4 New Hampshire State Nicknames, 3 Purple Lilacs, 2 Smokey Quartz, and Only One Area Code to Memorize in the Entire State.

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true gave to me, 7 Degrees below Zero, 6 Thousand (288) Feet, 5 New England Rivers Flowing from New Hampshire, 4 New Hampshire State Nicknames, 3 Purple Lilacs, 2 Smokey Quartz, and Only One Area Code to Memorize in the Entire State.

On the eighth day of Christmas, my true gave to me, 8 Colorful leaves, 7 Degrees below Zero, 6 Thousand (288) Feet, 5 New England Rivers Flowing from New Hampshire, 4 New Hampshire State Nicknames, 3 Purple Lilacs, 2 Smokey Quartz, and Only One Area Code to Memorize in the Entire State.

On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, 9 Shooting Stars, 8 Colorful leaves, 7 Degrees below Zero, 6 Thousand (288) Feet, 5 New England Rivers Flowing from New Hampshire, 4 New Hampshire State Nicknames, 3 Purple Lilacs, 2 Smokey Quartz, and Only One Area Code to Memorize in the Entire State.

On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, 10 Frappe-sipping students, 9 Shooting Stars, 8 Colorful leaves, 7 Degrees below Zero, 6 Thousand (288) Feet, 5 New England Rivers Flowing from New Hampshire, 4 New Hampshire State Nicknames, 3 Purple Lilacs, 2 Smokey Quartz, and Only One Area Code to Memorize in the Entire State.

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, 11 Skiers Skiing, 10 Frappe-sipping students, 9 Shooting Stars, 8 Colorful leaves, 7 Degrees below Zero, 6 Thousand (288) Feet, 5 New England Rivers Flowing from New Hampshire, 4 New Hampshire State Nicknames, 3 Purple Lilacs, 2 Smokey Quartz, and Only One Area Code to Memorize in the Entire State.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, 12 Purple Finches, 11 Skiers Skiing, 10 Frappe-sipping students, 9 Shooting Stars, 8 Colorful leaves, 7 Degrees below Zero, 6 Thousand (288) Feet, 5 New England Rivers Flowing from New Hampshire, 4 New Hampshire State Nicknames, 3 Purple Lilacs, 2 Smokey Quartz, and Only One Area Code to Memorize in the Entire State.

Yay, we did it, possibly out of tune but who cares!  What “gifts” would be part of your version?

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