When: 12/10/2020


Number of Pax: 6

Pax Names: Birdhole, El Capitan, Peach, Smudge,

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names:

QIC: Bird Hole

The BackBlast:

6 gathered at The Pier for our inaugural Christmas Of Pain. This year, we had the 12 days of Christmas – a classic of course but with YHC spins on the holiday pain. We were blessed with a downrange post from Curveball who hails from the Knoxville pax. Glad to have you! We were also glad to have met his M who walked the Pier while we worked out; she is a very active and proud member of FIA in Knoxville. Aye!

Before the holiday action, YHC passed out Santa hats and sleigh bells to all. We looked like very festive elves and jingled all the way!


COP (“C’ is for Christmas of course!)

  • Jolly Jacks
  • Abominable Windmill
  • Sleigh Bell Gatherers
  • Mistletoe Merkins

Reindeer Run (a/k/a Indian Run) for most of the length of the pier


Start with one Partridge, then 2 Turtle Doves, then back to one partridge and repeat the progression though each day. Do as many reps as in the number of the day unless marked with an “X” which is simply take the number of the days and multiply to get number of reps. On Day 5, pick the first choice (Scott Calvin’s Dips) on first round, then move to next one (Kevin’s Declines) and so forth.

1 Partridge In A Pear Tree        Hermey’s Lap Up and Around 1/2 Pier Building

2 Turtle Doves                             Scrooge’s Bear Crawl down and back Starry Night Tunnel                                                  

3 French Hens                             The Grinch’s WMD’s

4 Calling Birds                             Candy Cane Crunches/5X

5 Golden Rings                            Bailey’s Choice: 

  • 12 Scott Calvin’s Dips
  • 10 Kevin’s Declines               
  • 10 Snoopy’s DryDocks
  • 20 Crumpet Climbers
  • 10 Chipmunk Knee Jumps      

6 Geese A Laying                         Burgermeister’s Monkey Hummers

7 Swans A Swimming                 Snow Miser Sea Turtles 

8 Maids A Milking                      Elf Squats/2X

9 Ladies Dancing                        Yukon Cornelius Plank Ski jumps

10 Lords A Leaping                    The Griswold Jumping Lunges

11 Pipers Piping                           Frosty’s Ice Skaters

12 Drummers Drumming         Cindy Lou’s Chair (30 seconds)

COT: Namearama, Countarama, Announcements (convergence at Lakewood Ranch Saturday) and several prayer requests.

If you don’t recognize some of the names on these 12 days, you better hurry up on your holiday TV watching. They all come from classics!

Yeah…well my design for the 12 days was well engineered if we had about 100 minutes. I called out modifications on the fly to get at least one of each done. I will re-engineer for next year, but we had fun in the variety and camaraderie of sharing this unique cheer together.

Merry Christmas to all!

Bird Hole

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