The 'Shroom:Issue 105/12 Days of 'Shroom Christmas

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12 Days of 'Shroom Christmas

Written by: Crocodile Dippy (talk) and Stooben Rooben (talk)

Seasons greetings, all you readers and listeners! We're a bit late getting this special section published, aren't we?

"12 Days of 'Shroom Christmas" is a song that was conceived and written by Crocodile Dippy (talk), and then composed and mixed by myself, Stooben Rooben (talk). The idea was to create as unorthodox a Christmas song as possible. After juggling various songwriting possibilities around, Dippy eventually suggested a circus-oriented track that homages all of The 'Shroom's current, hard-working staff. Despite me having very little prior knowledge regarding circus music (except for that "Scaretale" chiptune, which was my first foray into such genres and scales), I found the proposed idea very creative and jumped on it.

The song itself almost did not see realization, though. My computer's hard drive failed during the middle of recording audio last week, leaving me with no way to record more until the 24th of December. Since then, Dippy and I have put an enormous amount of nonstop work into seeing this song completed, even forgoing fun, family, relaxation, and entire nights of sleep just to get the project done. That's what being a musician is all about, though: not sleeping.

Well, that's only partially true. It's also about doing everything you can to please your fans or potential listeners. And that's exactly what we've tried to do here, because you all deserve an entertaining song. The song is chock full of lyrical references and musical acknowledgements to The 'Shroom staff, and the many circumstances and jokes we've all found ourselves being a part of. Regardless of our extremely pressing time constraints, this ended up being a very enjoyable project to work on. I'm glad it's finally finished, though! Both Dippy and myself hope you all enjoy the goofy-if-bizarre final product, we put a lot of affection into making it.

Below is the song in two downloadable formats (.mp3 and .wav), and beneath that are the lyrics as penned by Dippy.


(Please remember purchase some souvenirs on your way out — this circus doesn't pay for itself!)


Song Title Contributing Artists ShroomDownloadIcon.png Genre(s)
"12 Days of 'Shroom Christmas" Croc & Doc .mp3 (320kps)
.wav (50MB)
Holiday, Comedy, Indie rock


Step right up, everyone! Step right up! Come and see the greatest show of the year! All of your favourite creeps and geeks and freaks from around the globe, all under one tent!

You there! You seem to have a particular interest... Why don't I guide you through what we have on offer?

Day 1 is our leader, our captain, our lord
He whispers with letters — for grammar, he adores
His charismatic face puts us all in our place
SMB leads the show, behold all of his grace

Rug up for day 2, it'll be quite a chill
This fancypants dragon sure does love their frills
They work veiled in shadow, with their skeletal beau
Except for their art, which keeps our show aglow

Roll up, and come see our show
You won't be let down, I do surely know
You cannot resist, you won't want to miss
The 12 Days of The 'Shroom's Christmas

Trust no one on day 3, they may be a fake
His form so permeable, you'll quiver and shake
But offer a hot dog, and his mind is a fog
Yet he'll get the job done, these archives he'll unclog

Beware on day 4, he stomps all around!
Just try to run, he’ll catch up in one bound
His clever death traps will make you collapse
Our dear evil genius, Shoey, don't give a craps

Roll up, and come see our show
You won’t be let down, I do surely know
You cannot resist, you won’t want to miss
The 12 Days of The 'Shroom's Christmas

Dress posh for day 5, and we'll brew up some tea
Just don't heed his words, for he finds truth quite dree
He'll give you a fright, as his back sets alight
Concrete is this donkey, yet all his news is pure tripe

Day 6 is outdoors, for he fills the whole room!
His hunger is endless, he once ate the 'Shroom
But cuddly he be, no reason to flee
He's all fun and games, yes, Palkia is he!

Roll up, and come see our show
You won’t be let down, I do surely know
You cannot resist, you won’t want to miss
The 12 Days of The 'Shroom's Christmas

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Day 7's a mouthful, she consumes the whole show!
She's a sweetie at heart, I'm sure you will know
With great art comes great power, so she'll never be lour
To spread the good feels, make all feel empowered

Day 8 is for the ladies, he'll weaken your knees
He benchpresses dragons with the greatest of ease
Don't heed just his pants, for his brain's sure not scant
This Yoshi keeps records of our lovely courant

Roll up, and come see our show
You won’t be let down, I do surely know
You cannot resist, you won’t want to miss
The 12 Days of The 'Shroom's Christmas

Watch your neck on day 9, she's got a sharp eye
But she shoots not bullets — it'll make you scream "WHY?!"
She's got some real cheek with her potent critique
Just don't get on her bad side, it won't be a squeak…

Bring telescopes for day 10, this clown is so small
His tapestry of puns is sure to enthrall
With a tactical mind, his advice is sublime
But just hear his riffs! They are so confined

Roll up, and come see our show
You won’t be let down, I do surely know
You cannot resist, you won’t want to miss
The 12 Days of The 'Shroom's Christmas

Look up on day 11, this bird always looms
An avian so regal, with mathematic plume
Brain like a circuit board, always records
Don't question his science, it's quite untoward

Last but not least, to whom we all owe
This puppy's immortal, no beast he sees foe
He graces our lives, so our show will survive
With Lord Poochy, our saviour, we'll forever thrive!

Roll up, and come see our show
You won’t be let down, I do surely know
You cannot resist, you won’t want to miss
The 12 Days of The 'Shroom's Christmas


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