The 12 Days of Penn State Christmas

There is something magical about winter at Penn State. The twinkling lights on Allen Street, Old Main standing proudly behind a frenzy of flurries, the wreath and decorations outside of the Corner Room, the Lion Shrine all coated with snow — it’s the stuff that dreams are made of.

Indeed, the holidays are happiest when they’re in Happy Valley, but one thing has been missing for far too long: an official Penn State Christmas carol. Though we may not have come up with the tune ourselves, the words are from the heart.

The 12 Days of Penn State Christmas

On the first day of Christmas, Penn State gave to me,
the Allen Street Christmas tree.

On the second day of Christmas, Penn State gave to me
a selfie with the Lion
and the Allen Street Christmas tree.

On the third day of Christmas, Penn State gave to me
Sneezy the squirrel,
a selfie with the Lion,
and the Allen Street Christmas tree.

On the fourth day of Christmas, Penn State gave to me
THON donations,

Sneezy the squirrel,
a selfie with the Lion,
and the Allen Street Christmas tree.

On the fifth day of Christmas, Penn State gave to me
*OUR RESTORED WINS!*
THON donations,
Sneezy the squirrel,
a selfie with the Lion,
and the Allen Street Christmas tree.

On the sixth day of Christmas, Penn State gave to me
a Willard preacher rant,

*OUR RESTORED WINS!*
THON donations,
Sneezy the squirrel,
a selfie with the Lion,
and the Allen Street Christmas tree.

On the seventh day of Christmas, Penn State gave to me
green hats from the Phyrst,

a Willard preacher rant,
*OUR RESTORED WINS!*
THON donations,
Sneezy the squirrel,
a selfie with the Lion,
and the Allen Street Christmas tree.

On the eighth day of Christmas, Penn State gave to me
Lion Shrine pictures,

green hats from the Phyrst,
a Willard preacher rant,
*OUR RESTORED WINS!*
THON donations,
Sneezy the squirrel,
a selfie with the Lion,
and the Allen Street Christmas tree.

On the ninth day of Christmas, Penn State gave to me
Creamery ice cream,

Lion Shrine pictures,
green hats from the Phyrst,
a Willard preacher rant,
*OUR RESTORED WINS!*
THON donations,
Sneezy the squirrel,
a selfie with the Lion,
and the Allen Street Christmas tree.

On the tenth day of Christmas, Penn State gave to me
Cafe 210 teas,

Creamery ice cream,
Lion Shrine pictures,
green hats from the Phyrst,
a Willard preacher rant,
*OUR RESTORED WINS!*
THON donations,
Sneezy the squirrel,
a selfie with the Lion,
and the Allen Street Christmas tree.

On the eleventh day of Christmas, Penn State gave to me
an #OldMainstagram,

Cafe 210 teas,
Creamery ice cream,
Lion Shrine pictures,
green hats from the Phyrst,
a Willard preacher rant,
*OUR RESTORED WINS!*
THON donations,
Sneezy the squirrel,
a selfie with the Lion,
and the Allen Street Christmas tree.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, Penn State gave to me
Canyon Pizza slices,

an #OldMainstagram,
Cafe 210 teas,
Creamery ice cream,
Lion Shrine pictures,
green hats from the Phyrst,
a Willard preacher rant,
*OUR RESTORED WINS!*
THON donations,
Sneezy the squirrel,
a selfie with the Lion,
and the Allen Street Christmas tree.

Happy holidays, everybody!

About the Author

Alicia Thomas

Alicia is a senior with majors in Print Journalism and Spanish and a minor in International Studies. Chances are that she's somewhere talking about her semester abroad or ranting about sexual assault prevention right now. She can be reached via Twitter (@aliciarthomas) or email ([email protected]).

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