The 12 Days of a Bridge Christmas

By Brenda GedenAce of Partridge card

Posted on Dec 18, 2013

We’re coming up on the holidays this year and people are celebrating family, friends, and festivities in a variety of different ways. For the North Bay Bridge Club in Ontario, Canada, this meant a sing-along during their annual Christmas Dinner and Bridge Party. Inspired by an article in their 2013 Summer magazine by Richard Braunstein (p.27), Brenda Geden decided to put together a sing-along of the 12 Days of Christmas with a bridge-twist.

This past twelfth of December, saw 20 tables of “mostly senior bridge players with a wide range of bridge experience,” as Brenda puts it. She got up mid way through the game, rang a bell and announced, “Sorry to interrupt this serious game but, everybody put down your cards, pick up your reading glasses, clear your throats…We are having a first ever flash-mob at the North Bay Bridge Club and YOU are the stars of it.”

What happened is a fun, spirited bridge-loving, holiday-themed song that we are delighted to share with you.


We have to thank Brenda Geden and the North Bay Bridge Club for sharing this with us and post her own comments, a “thank you [to] Richard for your great idea. Our version is not exactly the same as yours but it has the same spirit. Our members have a great keepsake in this video, and our players of all levels had a great bonding moment.”

Happy Holidays everybody.