The 12 Days of Christmas “Public Health Style”

Christmas is a special time to celebrate and be thankful for family and friends. Give the gift that keeps on giving this season, the gift of health and safety to yourself and others.

Here is a rewrite of “The 12 Days of Christmas.” I think you will like the creativity I’ve shown. Sing along with the words to remind you to keep using healthy behaviors during the holidays and throughout the year.

1. On the first day of Christmas Public Health recommended
Seat belts clicking into place.

2. On the second day of Christmas Public Health recommended
Don’t drink and drive, and seat belts clicking into place.

3. On the third day of Christmas Public Health recommended
Manage stress, don’t drink and drive, and seat belts clicking into place.

4. On the fourth day of Christmas Public Health recommended
Get your vaccinations, manage stress, don’t drink and drive, and seat belts clicking into place.

5. On the fifth day of Christmas Public Health recommended
Practice fire safety, get your vaccinations, manage stress, don’t drink and drive, and seat belts clicking into place.

6. On the sixth day of Christmas Public Health recommended
Wash hands often, practice fire safety, get your vaccinations, manage stress, don’t drink and drive, and seat belts clicking into place.

7. On the seventh day of Christmas Public Health recommended
Floss your teeth daily, wash hands often, practice fire safety, get your vaccinations, manage stress, don’t drink and drive, and seat belts clicking into place.

8. On the eighth day of Christmas Public Health recommended
Eight hours of sleep, floss your teeth daily, wash hands often, practice fire safety, get your vaccinations, manage stress, don’t drink and drive, and seat belts clicking into place.

9. On the ninth day of Christmas Public Health recommended
Prepare for emergencies, eight hours of sleep, floss your teeth daily, wash hands often, practice fire safety, get your vaccinations, manage stress, don’t drink and drive, and seat belts clicking into place.

10. On the tenth day of Christmas Public Health recommended
Be tobacco-free, prepare for emergencies, eight hours of sleep, floss your teeth daily, wash hands often, practice fire safety, get your vaccinations, manage stress, don’t drink and drive, and seat belts clicking into place.

11. On the eleventh day of Christmas Public Health recommended
Annual exams and screenings, be tobacco-free, prepare for emergencies, eight hours of sleep, floss your teeth daily, wash hands often, practice fire safety, get your vaccinations, manage stress, don’t drink and drive, and seat belts clicking into place.

12. On the twelfth day of Christmas Public Health recommended
Eat healthy and be active, annual exams and screenings, be tobacco-free, prepare for emergencies, eight hours of sleep, floss your teeth daily, wash hands often, practice fire safety, get your vaccinations, manage stress, don’t drink and drive, and seat belts clicking into place.

Have a Healthy and Safe Holiday Season!

CDC Version (listen and sing along) - The 12 Days of Health Holiday Song

CDC Health-e-Cards:
The 12 Ways to Health – ecard

Other Holiday e-cards

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