The "Twelve Days of Christmas" song is iconic.

Originally an English Christmas carol published in 1780, according to Smithsonian Magazine, the tune 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 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, these are the “gifts” in this made-up song that feel like quintessential 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! It was possibly out of tune, but who cares!

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