Hark the Airport Angels Sing- a traveller’s Christmas Carol

2017-12-15T19:43:26+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Blog|

One sure-fire way of knowing it’s time to start your Christmas celebrations is the moment the songs of Slade, The Pogues or Wizzard begin to play on the radio. The first appearance of the annual playlist is usually around the beginning of December, with a few sprinklings of Mariah’s vocals, and Bublé defrosting from his yearly slumber to charm his way back into the charts. Although, remembering the lyrics to our favourite festive anthems can be a struggle as it all happened ‘Last Christmas’… then Wham! It all comes back to you. The instant you hear Lee “Scratch” Perry on Heart FM you’re Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree and your silent night has turned into a full-on party.

We love a Yuletide celebration at Airport Angels which is why it’s concerning to us that so many passengers appear disgruntled while travelling this winter. Our staff have noticed a distinct lack of Christmas spirit at Heathrow recently. The queues are getting longer, the terminals are busier and Costa is running low on their Christmas menu options. We understand it’s a stressful time, but we had to ask ourselves, “do they know it’s Christmas time?” We came to the conclusion that people are not aware. We want to change that, and what better way to sway a crowd, than a song? That’s right, over the past few days we’ve asked our office staff and airport team to submit lyrics for our revamped version of the 12 Days of Christmas. We have created an airport-inspired rendition of the infamous carol for you to sing while on your travels.

To paraphrase Slade: does your Granny always tell you that the old songs are the best? Then she’s up and rock ‘n’ rolling with the rest. So, here it is, Merry Christmas, Airport Angels has a song. We hope you enjoy!

 

On the first day of Christmas the airport gave to me,

an angel in a pink tee.

 

On the second day of Christmas the airport gave to me,

Two queueing shoves,

and an angel in a pink tee.

 

On the third day of Christmas the airport gave to me,

Three drunk hens, two queueing shoves,

and an angel in a pink tee.

 

On the fourth day of Christmas the airport gave to me,

Four crying babies, three drunk hens, two queueing shoves,

and an angel in a pink tee.

 

On the fifth day of Christmas the airport gave to me

Five plane wings, four crying babies, three drunk hens, two queueing shoves,

and an angel in a pink tee.

 

On the sixth day of Christmas the airport gave to me,

Six students smiling, five plane wings, four crying babies,

three drunk hens, two queueing shoves,

and an angel in a pink tee.

 

On the seventh day of Christmas the airport gave to me,

Seven crew a sleeping, six students smiling, five plane wings, four crying babies,

three drunk hens, two queueing shoves,

and an angel in a pink tee.

 

On the eighth day of Christmas the airport gave to me,

Eight teas with milk in, seven crew a sleeping, six students smiling, five plane wings,

four crying babies, three drunk hens, two queueing shoves,

and an angel in a pink tee.

 

On the ninth day of Christmas the airport gave to me,

Nine baristas brewing, eight teas with milk in, seven crew a sleeping, six students smiling,

five plane wings, four crying babies, three drunk hens, two queueing shoves,

and an angel in a pink tee.

 

On the tenth day of Christmas the airport gave to me,

Ten bags a zipping, nine baristas brewing, eight teas with milk in, seven crew a sleeping,

six students smiling, five plane wings, four crying babies,

three drunk hens, two queueing shoves,

and an angel in a pink tee.

 

On the eleventh day of Christmas the airport gave to me,

Eleven passes swiping, ten bags a zipping, nine baristas brewing, eight teas with milk in,

seven crew a sleeping, six students smiling, five plane wings, four crying babies,

three drunk hens, two queueing shoves,

and an angel in a pink tee.

 

On the twelfth day of Christmas the airport gave to me,

Twelve pilots humming, eleven passes swiping, ten bags a zipping, nine baristas brewing,

eight teas with milk in, seven crew a sleeping, six students smiling, five plane wings,

four crying babies, three drunk hens, two queueing shoves,

and an angel in a pink tee.

 

We hope this carol leaves you thinking, ‘I wish it could be Christmas everyday’. Feel free to print it out and take the song to your next church service, family party or even use it to start carolling in the airport. We aimed to get as close to the original song with our edited version, but we struggled with some of the rhymes; if you have any suggestions or additions to the song then please contact us via Facebook or Twitter (@AirportAngelsUK) to let us know. We hope you have a great lead up to Christmas- only 10 days until it’s here!