The countdown has begun. We are gearing up for a Christmas celebration. As many are singing classic Christmas tunes, we can't help but think how they sound a little outdated and unrelatable. Take such classics as "The 12 Days of Christmas." When is the last time you saw a French hen, a Turtle Dove, or even a Lord leaping?

Maybe it is time we have a 12 Days of Christmas song that is a little closer to home.

12 Days of Christmas in Yellowstone National Park (sing it with me):

On the 1st day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:

A black bear climbing a tree

NPS Photo/Big Bend National Park
NPS Photo/Big Bend National Park
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On the 2nd day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:

Two thermal pots

Fountain Paint Pots
NPS/Neal Herbert
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On the 3rd day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:

Three French tourists

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On the 4th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:

Four collared wolves

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On the 5th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:

FIVE SNOWMOBILES!!!!

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On the 6th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:

Six geese a squawking

Canada geese, Yellowstone River
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On the 7th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:

Seven coyotes yipping

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On the 8th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:

 Bison traffic blocking

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On the 9th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:

Nine gawkers gawking

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On the 10th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:

Ten Trout a-leaping

Fishing. Fisherman and trout. Dramatic.
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On the 11th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:

Eleven geysers steaming

Ranger Terrance explains the mechanics of geysers, while a "gran
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On the 12th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:

Twelve elk eating

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Elk in the Bitterroot. (Mike Daniels, Townsquare Media)
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