By Olivia B. Waxman
December 2, 2014

The following 10 songs are the most frequently misquoted holiday classics and the funniest ways people have interpreted them, according to an Amazon survey. The data is a promotion for X-ray for Music, an application that displays lyrics as tunes play. Happy sing-a-long!

  • “Auld Lang Syne”: “Should all acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mine, should all acquaintance be forgot in the land of old man time.”
  • “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)”: “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your toes”
  • “Winter Wonderland”: “Later on, we’ll perspire”
  • “Deck the Halls”: “Don we now our day of peril”
  • “Jingle Bells”: “Bells on cocktail rings”
  • “The Twelve Days of Christmas”: “On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me, four colly birds”
  • “Silent Night”: “Round John Virgin, mother and child”
  • “Joy to the World”: “Joy to the world! The Lord has gum”
  • “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer”: “Grandma got run over by a reindeer walkin’ home from outhouse on Christmas Eve”
  • “We Three Kings of Orient Are”: “We three kings of porridge and tar”

Write to Olivia B. Waxman at olivia.waxman@time.com.

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