The 12 Days of Christmas 2020

On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me 
A large pack of vitamin D

On the second day of Christmas my true love sent to me
Two rubber gloves 
And a large pack of vitamin D

On the third day of Christmas my true love sent to me
Three vaccines
Two rubber gloves 
And a large pack of vitamin D

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love sent to me
Four instant tests 
Three vaccines
Two rubber gloves 
And a large pack of vitamin D

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love sent to me
Five lockdowns
Four instant tests 
Three vaccines
Two rubber gloves 
And a large pack of vitamin D

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love sent to me
Six sanitisers 
Five lockdowns
Four instant tests 
Three vaccines
Two rubber gloves 
And a large pack of vitamin D

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me
Seven silent singers
Six sanitisers
Five lockdowns
Four instant tests 
Three vaccines
Two rubber gloves 
And a large pack of vitamin D

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love sent to me
Eight maids a cleaning 
Seven silent singers
Six sanitisers
Five lockdowns
Four instant tests 
Three vaccines
Two rubber gloves 
And a large pack of vitamin D

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love sent to me
Nine shoppers queueing 
Eight maids a cleaning 
Seven silent singers
Six sanitisers
Five lockdowns
Four instant tests 
Three vaccines
Two rubber gloves 
And a large pack of vitamin D

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love sent to me
Ten worn out postmen 
Nine shoppers queueing 
Eight maids a cleaning 
Seven silent singers
Six sanitisers
Five lockdowns
Four instant tests 
Three vaccines
Two rubber gloves 
And a large pack of vitamin D

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me
Eleven wipes for wiping
Ten worn out postmen 
Nine shoppers queueing 
Eight maids a cleaning 
Seven silent singers
Six sanitisers
Five lockdowns
Four instant tests 
Three vaccines
Two rubber gloves 
And a large pack of vitamin D 

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me
Twelve masks for masking 
Eleven wipes for wiping
Ten worn out postmen 
Nine shoppers queueing 
Eight maids a cleaning 
Seven silent singers
Six sanitisers
Five lockdowns
Four instant tests 
Three vaccines
Two rubber gloves
And a large pack of vitamin D 

Nigel Summerley

Nigel Summerley

Nigel Summerley retired from The Oldie magazine to return to freelance journalism. He previously held executive staff jobs at the London Evening Standard, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph and the Daily Express before freelancing for 20 years for newspapers including The Times, The Sunday Times, The Independent, The Guardian and the ‘i’ paper, plus a wide range of magazines. He continues to write about music, travel and health, and blogs at www.nigel-summerley.blogspot.com.

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