Listen: Dallas Arboretum ’12 Days of Christmas’ holiday playlist

If you’re one of those “no Christmas music until the day after Thanksgiving” purists, then Black Friday is not just a whirlwind of sales shopping but also a flurry of festive tunes.

At the Dallas Arboretum’s annual “12 Days of Christmas” exhibit, the music emanating from each gazebo includes some of the top holiday hits of all time that should be on everyone’s playlist. To make it easy on you, we’ve created an Amazon Music playlist, and we’ve also listed below the clever selections that accompany each day.

In addition, you can listen to this music while the swans swim, the maids milk, the lords leap (and so on) now through Dec. 30, including several nights.

(And for the religious record, the 12 Days of Christmas officially begin on Christmas Day, so for the true purists, only 33 more days!)

Day 1: A Partridge in a Pear Tree

“The Twelve Days of Christmas” by Perry Como

Day 2: Two Turtledoves

“I’ll Be Home for Christmas” by Frank Sinatra and “(There’s No Place Like) Home for The Holidays” by Perry Como

Courtesy of the Dallas Arboretum

Day 3: Three French Hens

“We Three Kings” by The Irish Tenors and “I Saw Three Ships” Nat King Cole

Day 4: Four Calling Birds

“Angels We Have Heard on High” by The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and “Do You Hear What I Hear?” Bing Crosby

Courtesy of the Dallas Arboretum

Day 5: Five Golden Rings

“Jingle Bell Rock” by Bobby Helms and “Jingle Bells” by Frank Sinatra

Courtesy of the Dallas Arboretum

Day 6: Six Geese a-Laying

“It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” by Bing Crosby and “O Christmas Tree” by Londonderry Boys Choir

Courtesy of the Dallas Arboretum

Day 7: Seven Swans a-Swimming

“White Christmas” by Bing Crosby and “Winter Wonderland” by Dean Martin

Courtesy of the Dallas Arboretum

Day 8: Eight Maids a-Milking

“We Need a Little Christmas” by Percy Faith & His Orchestra and “A Holly Jolly Christmas” by Burl Ives

Day 9: Nine Ladies Dancing

“La Belle au Bois dormant, L. 81” by Veronique Gens and “Nutcracker Suite (Miniature Overture, Russian Dance and Waltz of the Flowers)” by Tchaikovsky

Courtesy of the Dallas Arboretum

Day 10: Ten Lords a-Leaping

“We Wish You A Merry Christmas” by Halle Choir and “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” by New Jersey Brass Quintet

Courtesy of the Dallas Arboretum

Day 11: Eleven Pipers Piping

“Good King Wenceslas/Traditional Jig” by Highland Bagpipes

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Day 12: Twelve Drummers Drumming

“The Little Drummer Boy” by Bing Crosby and “Deck the Halls” by Julie Andrews

Courtesy of the Dallas Arboretum

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