The 12 Companies of Christmas

Christmastime is a special season for lots of people around the world. And a select few companies have helped solidify the image of Christmas we all imagine -- along with those visions of sugarplums dancing in our heads. In honor of the season and the companies that contributed so much to the holiday, please enjoy the following rendition of "The 12 Days of Christmas," with a slight twist. Happy holidays!

On the first day of Christmas
Good Macy's (NYSE: M  ) gave to me
A Santa parade party!

On the second day of Christmas
Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT  ) gave to me
Big shopping shoves, and
A Santa parade party!

On the third day of Christmas
Shop.org gave to me
New cyber trends,
Big shopping shoves, and
A Santa parade party!

On the fourth day of Christmas
Home Depot (NYSE: HD  ) gave to me
Big Douglas Firs,
New cyber trends,
Big shopping shoves, and
A Santa parade party!

On the fifth day of Christmas
General Electric (NYSE: GE  ) gave to me
Gold lighted trees,
Big Douglas Firs,
New cyber trends,
Big shopping shoves, and
A Santa parade party!

On the sixth day of Christmas,
Ol' Woolworth's gave to me
Glass balls for hanging,
Gold lighted trees,
Big Douglas Firs,
New cyber trends,
Big shopping shoves, and
A Santa parade party!

On the seventh day of Christmas,
Lil' Hammond's gave to me
Candy canes a-swinging,
Glass balls for hanging,
Gold lighted trees,
Big Douglas Firs,
New cyber trends,
Big shopping shoves, and
A Santa parade party!

On the eight day of Christmas,
Hallmark Cards gave to me
Sweet cards for signing,
Candy canes a-swinging,
Glass balls for hanging,
Gold lighted trees,
Big Douglas Firs,
New cyber trends,
Big shopping shoves, and
A Santa parade party!

On the ninth day of Christmas,
Paramount gave to me
George Bailey living,
Sweet cards for signing,
Candy canes a-swinging,
Glass balls for hanging,
Gold lighted trees,
Big Douglas Firs,
New cyber trends,
Big shopping shoves, and
A Santa parade party!

On the 10th day of Christmas,
New York's Sun gave to me
Virginia believing,
George Bailey living,
Sweet cards for signing,
Candy canes a-swinging,
Glass balls for hanging,
Gold lighted trees,
Big Douglas Firs,
New cyber trends,
Big shopping shoves, and
A Santa parade party!

On the 11th day of Christmas,
Anheuser (NYSE: BUD  ) gave to me
Pretty Clydesdales a-prancing,
Virginia believing,
George Bailey living,
Sweet cards for signing,
Candy canes a-swinging,
Glass balls for hanging,
Gold lighted trees,
Big Douglas Firs,
New cyber trends,
Big shopping shoves, and
A Santa parade party!

On the 12th day of Christmas,
Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO  ) gave to me
Santa's red suiting,
Clydesdales a-prancing,
Virginia believing,
George Bailey living,
Sweet cards for signing,
Candy canes a-swinging,
Glass balls for hanging,
Gold lighted trees,
Big Douglas Firs,
New cyber trends,
Big shopping shoves, and
A Santa parade party!

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  • Report this Comment On December 13, 2013, at 10:19 AM, pondee619 wrote:

    The Twelve Days of Christmas are after Christmas Day, Boxing Day to the Feast of the Epiphany (1/6), inclusive.

  • Report this Comment On December 14, 2013, at 1:55 PM, jlh939 wrote:

    Great point, pondee619. Each year that we are bombarded with ads and TV specials immediately after Thanksgiving, I wonder if retailers would be better off focusing on the traditional holiday schedule. Why not end one year and begin the next on a positive note instead of nagging consumers for a month and acting like the holidays are over on January 2nd?

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