2015 in Philly was weird. We wouldn't have it any other way.

2015 in Philly was weird. We wouldn't have it any other way.

Introducing The 12 Days of Philly Christmas: Your new favorite carol for 2015

The only Christmas carol you need

Even though Philly hasn’t delivered the cold weather and dusting of snow we usually associate with Christmas in the Northeast, the city has given us so many other things.

Like sinkholes and Pope beers and mummers, for example. What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than with a Philly-themed Christmas song? Play this 12 Days of Christmas instrumental and sing your heart out to the 12 Days of Philly Christmas. Scroll down to read the full song lyrics.

Two Street is the place to be on New Years Day with the Mummers. Just ask Mayor-elect Jim Kenney.

Two Street is the place to be on New Years Day with the Mummers. Just ask Mayor-elect Jim Kenney.

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On the 12th day of Christmas, Philly gave to me … 12 mummers mumming

On the 11th day of Christmas, Philly gave to me … 11 carpenters picketing

Philly sinkhole

Philly sinkhole

Samuel Lieberman

On the 10th day of Christmas, Philly gave to me … 10 sinkholes gaping

On the ninth day of Christmas, Philly gave to me … nine Katies dancing

Four of the Pope in Philly beers at the P.O.P.E. bar

Four of the Pope in Philly beers at the P.O.P.E. bar

Danya Henninger

On the eighth day of Christmas, Philly gave to me … eight beers a pope-ing

kathleen kane

Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane has gone through seven press secretaries since she took office in January 2013.

Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General

On the seventh day of Christmas, Philly gave to me … seven Kane flacks spinning

Six narcotics officers were charged in 2014 for a litany of offenses, including extortion and assault. They acquitted, and one was promoted in 2015.

Six narcotics officers were charged in 2014 for a litany of offenses, including extortion and assault. They acquitted, and one was promoted in 2015.

Philadelphia Police Deparment

On the sixth day of Christmas, Philly gave to me… six cops acquitted

The PPA brought horses to this 2014 Uber sting

The PPA brought horses to this 2014 Uber sting

Mark Dent

On the fifth day of Christmas, Philly gave to me … five Uber stings!

On the fourth day of Christmas, Philly gave to me … four losing teams

Testimony from a former roommate in the trial of Chaka Fattah Jr: Chip could usually be found in his West Philly apartment “watching Law and Order, laying on the couch, and eating a Fiesta Pizza.”

Testimony from a former roommate in the trial of Chaka Fattah Jr: Chip could usually be found in his West Philly apartment “watching Law and Order, laying on the couch, and eating a Fiesta Pizza.”

Yelp

On the third day of Christmas, Philly gave to me … three Fiesta pizzas

Pa. Supreme Court Justices Seamus McCaffery and Michael Eakin became embroiled in the state's porny email scandal in 2015.

Pa. Supreme Court Justices Seamus McCaffery and Michael Eakin became embroiled in the state's porny email scandal in 2015.

PA Supreme Court

On the second day of Christmas, Philly gave to me … two porny judges

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To fence or not to fence was the question of the year as Philly got ready for the Pope's visit. We fenced.

Google Maps

On the first day of Christmas, Philly gave to me… a Pope Fence on the Parkway

Original 12 Days of Christmas lyrics

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me…
12 Drummers Drumming
11 Pipers Piping
10 Lords a Leaping
9 Ladies Dancing
8 Maids a Milking
7 Swans a Swimming
6 Geese a Laying
5 Golden Rings
4 Calling Birds
3 French Hens
2 Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

Full 12 Days of Philly Christmas lyrics

On the 12th day of Christmas, Philly gave to me …
12 mummers mumming
11 carpenters striking
10 sinkholes gaping
9 Katies dancing
8 beers a pope-ing
7 Kane flacks spinning
6 cops acquitted
5 Uber stings
4 losing teams
3 Fiesta pizzas
2 porny judges
and a Pope Fence on the Parkway

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