The real 12 days of Christmas

 The twelve days of Christmas are the twelve days between Christmas and Epiphany (January 6th), which is when the three wise men supposedly arrived on the scene. It is NOT the twelve days before Christmas, as many erroneously believe.

The tradition of giving a gift on each of the twelve days is pretty much gone, at least as practiced in the USA. However, in some families, the tradition of giving Christmas gifts on each of those twelve days persists.

Most people know of The Twelve Days of Christmas from the song of that name.

For the next few days I’ll be skipping out on ya…so I will post all about the 12 wonderful gifts of Christmas.




4 thoughts on “The real 12 days of Christmas

  1. I didn’t know the 12 days were after Christmas so thanks for that info. I don’t really understand why there are twelve days anyway. Never made much sense to me. I don’t understand a lot of traditions and some that I do understand I just don’t agree with. But it is interesting how they came about and what they are supposed to mean.

    In other news, I keep thinking your meez is poking that skull xray in the eye (socket). heehee

    *I just looked and it is poking it hun…I love that it’s after the holiday…just in case I didn’t get enough crap on Christmas day. Tee-hee!

  2. Interrresting! I’ll be waiting here patiently for the posts! Okay.. maybe not patiently, because I’ll miss you while your gone… but… anyway…
    have happy happy days… I’ll be tuned in.

  3. Hmmm. This gives me an idea. When I was younger, I’d work so hard for THE DAY (Christmas) to arrive that I was almost always a little let down when it was over. My mother straightened out my thinking somewhat by telling me that she thought of the entire season from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day as the Christmas holiday. Even though THE DAY was gone, the feeling and spirit of Christmas was still abounding. So anyway, now I’m thinking that perhaps each day I can give someone a little something (and I do mean LITTLE since my budget is about zero) to keep the spirit alive. It won’t be five maids a’milking or anything like that, however. Maybe some brownies??

    *Great idea…how did the doggy gift go over?

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