Written by Sarah Albee
Illustrator Maggie Swanson
Published 1996
Publisher Golden Press
Series A Little Golden Book
ISBN 0307987876

Elmo's 12 Days of Christmas is a 1996 Sesame Street storybook.

Elmo presents a monster version of "The Twelve Days of Christmas", featuring:

  • One red monster up in a tree
  • Two yummy cookies
  • Three French friends
  • Four calling monsters
  • Five golden things
  • Six monsters playing
  • Seven monsters swimming
  • Eight monsters milking
  • Nine monsters dancing
  • Ten monsters leaping
  • Eleven monsters piping
  • Twelve monsters drumming

At the end, Elmo is crowded by monsters and remarks that next time, they should sing "Deck the Halls". This scene was cut from the Jellybean Book reissue.


Elmo, Cookie Monster, Grover, Herry Monster, Zoe, Betty Lou, Monsters, Cows