Random Thoughts on the 12 Days of Christmas

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Christmas TreeHave you ever really paid attention to that song?  It has a ton of birds in it.  I did the math and if you count getting each get on each day, not just one new gift a day, that’s 184 birds.

I guess that begs the question, does the true love give just one new gift each day or is it 1 gift then 2 gifts, then 3 gifts, etc? That’s what I always thought since that’s how the song goes, but most people probably just assumed it was one gift per day that got more and more insane.

I personally prefer the Bob & Doug McKenzie version of the 12 Days of Christmas.  “On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me a beer.” Beer is way more useful than a partridge in a tree or not.

Then I began to wonder what really are the 12 Days of Christmas.  OK, Bob and Doug sort of asked it, but back then they didn’t have Google and Wikipedia, so I found out that it actually started on Christmas Day and went for 12 days after that.  Unless you look at the Shakespeare play entry and then Twelfth Night was in February.  Confused?  So am I.

All I know is that I don’t want that many (or any) birds for Christmas.

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