(To be sung to the Twelve Days of Christmas)

'Twas the year of two-thousand-sixteen; The Election was filled with both dirt and slimy gunk; We need a good, long shower; 'Twas the year of 2016.

American Olympians, how great did they did perform — Phelps became a God; We need a good, long shower; 'Twas the year of 2016.

Poor Hillary was beaten for yet another time — Hill’s hopes were dashed; Phelps became a God; We need a good, long shower; 'Twas the year of 2016.

The pundits and the polls gave him not a single chance —Donald trumped them all; Hill’s hopes were dashed; Phelps became a God; We need a good, long shower; 'Twas the year of 2016.

Juno was successful, we all can go to Mars — book this gal a seat; Donald trumped them all; Hill’s hopes were dashed; Phelps became a God; We need a good, long shower; 'Twas the year of 2016.

The Brits shocked themselves and the rest of the world — England made a Brexit; Book this gal a seat; Donald trumped them all; Hill’s hopes were dashed; Phelps became a God; We need a good, long shower; 'Twas the year of 2016.

A hip-hop production brought history to life — Hamilton got his due; England made a Brexit; Book this gal a seat; Donald trumped them all; Hill’s hopes were dashed; Phelps became a God; We need a good, long shower; 'Twas the year of 2016.

Comey made sure that a scandal never died — emails are immortal; Hamilton got his due; England made a Brexit; Book this gal a seat; Donald trumped them all; Hill’s hopes were dashed; Phelps became a God; We need a good, long shower; 'Twas the year of 2016.

The Russians are back to their devious little games — Vlad’s a nasty hacker; Emails are immortal; Hamilton got his due; England made a Brexit; Book this gal a seat; Donald trumped them all; Hill’s hopes were dashed; Phelps became a God; We need a good, long shower; 'Twas the year of 2016.

We all watch in horror as Syria implodes — Refugees in crisis; Vlad’s a nasty hacker; Emails are immortal; Hamilton got his due; England made a Brexit; Book this gal a seat; Donald trumped them all; Hill’s hopes were dashed; Phelps became a God; We need a good, long shower; 'Twas the year of 2016.

Baseball’s longest running jinx is finally at an end — The Cubbies won the series; Refugees in crisis; Vlad’s a nasty hacker; Emails are immortal; Hamilton got his due; England made a Brexit; Book this gal a seat; Donald trumped them all; Hill’s hopes were dashed; Phelps became a God; We need a good, long shower; 'Twas the year of 2016.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.

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