Merry Christmas 2012!

Ray Wenderlich

Every year, we have a little tradition where we sing a super-embarassing geeky Christmas song to wish ya’ll a Merry Christmas ;]

Here’s this year’s entry – “The iOS Christmas Song!” I apologize in advance for our singing – there’s a reason we’re developers and not singers :]

Don’t worry, we won’t quit our day jobs! :]

Keep reading if you’re curious about the lyrics, and who’s who in the video!

Lyrics and Credits

Standing In line at WWDC (Ray Wenderlich)
Round Moscone the line goes (Vicki Wenderlich, Ray Wenderlich, Steph Grimes, Shawn Grimes)
Everyone clutching their Starbucks coffee (Colin Eberhardt)
Eager to get in the front rows. (Gustavo Ambrozio)

They know that Tim Cook’s on his way (Nick Fulton, Charlie Fulton, Jack Fulton)
He’s loaded lots of brand new frameworks on his sleigh (Cesare Rocchi)
And every iOS dev will stay up late (Chris Belanger)
So they can submit an iOS 6 update. (Ryan Poolos)

Everybody knows that Auto Layout and Collection Views (Felipe Laso Marsetti)
Helped to make the season bright (BC Phillips)
Apple fanboys with their eyes all aglow (Matthijs Hollemans)
Found it hard to sleep that night. (Nick Waynik)

And so, we’re offering this simple phrase (Jake Gundersen)
To devs from one to ninety-two (Kian Azarpour, Soheil Azarpour)
Although it’s been said many times, many ways (Ray Wenderlich)
Happy Coding To You. (Vicki Wenderlich, Ray Wenderlich, Steph Grimes, Shawn Grimes)

Special thanks to Phil Hassey for the violin background music! :]

That’s It!

We wish you all a Merry Christmas, and thank you so much for reading this blog!

Ray Wenderlich

Ray is part of a great team - the team, a group of over 100 developers and editors from across the world. He and the rest of the team are passionate both about making apps and teaching others the techniques to make them.

When Ray’s not programming, he’s probably playing video games, role playing games, or board games.

User Comments


  • Thanks a lot for your great work ,Ray ,wish you and all of your team have a good holiday and a exciting new year !
  • You guys awesome. It is most amazing singers i've ever seen :D
  • Funny! Merry Christmas and thanks for all that you guys do for us.
  • :D , nice xmas song, let's see if i would make it on the next xmas song....
  • Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year :idea:
  • Merry Christmas to all. Thanks for all of your tutorials both on the site and in the books. We at Deeper Arts have found the information indispensable in helping us go from 0 to 5 apps in just two years!

    This site is my first go-to site when I run into a coding issue.

    Happy Holidays ! Happy New Year ! and keep up the great work!

    Thanks again,

    Barry McMahon
    Deeper Arts Inc
  • First of all Merry Christmas and Happy New Years to you all. Funny song, loved it and a special thanks to you and the team at for providing great tutorials. You all have provided me with the tools to help me become a better IOS developer and I appreciate that.

    Thank you,

  • Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year

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