Christmas classics in the age of coronavirus

A famous song and reading reworked for COVID-19

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, four Dr. Henrys. (Photo submitted)

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, four Dr. Henrys. (Photo submitted)

It’s time to get into the Christmas spirit, as much as we can in this day and age of coronavirus restrictions that are cramping our holiday style.


(A shortened version is enough to get the gist)

‘Twas nearing the end of Coronavirus, and all through the town,

Those previous frowns were being turned upside down.

The vaccines were working to quash this nasty virus,

Everyone was singing out loud better than Miley Cyrus.

But doctors issued a caution all was not done yet,

Community spread was still a good bet.

We had to remain diligent to get the job done,

Was no time to relax and go back to having fun.

Now Fauci, now Henry, what’s happening next?

Give us whatever details we must know in a text.

We all know it’s been a horrible 2020,

But there still could be problems aplenty.

So celebrate the start of 2021 like never before,

There are surely good things ahead galore.

One day we’ll look back on it as nothing more than a dream,

A nightmare that might bring out a scream.

But as we close the chapter on a trying year,

We must do so with a dose of good cheer.

Keep our focus on the side that’s merry and bright,

Merry COVID Christmas to all and to all a good night.


(Again, a shortened version to cut to the chase, sing along now)

On the twelfth day of Coronavirus, my true love gave to me,

Twelve sanitizers,

Eleven ventilators,

Ten hand washings,

Nine temperature checks,

Eight small cohorts,

Seven more lockdowns,

Six feet of social distance,

Five packs of masks.

Four Doctor Henrys,

Three family bubbles,

Two Pfizer vaccines,

And a big case of PPE.