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A Christmas Tradition - The Twelve Days of Christmas

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What traditional Christmas would be the same without The Twelve Days of Christmas?

The Twelve Days of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me ... a partridge in a pear tree.

On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me ... two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree.

On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me ... three french hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree.

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me ... four calling birds, three french hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree.

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me ... five gold rings, four calling birds, three french hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree.

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me ... six geese a-laying, five gold rings, four calling birds, three french hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree.

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me ... seven swans a-swimming, six geese a-laying, five gold rings, four calling birds, three french hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree.

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me ... eight maids a-milking, seven swans a-swimming, six geese a-laying, five gold rings, four calling birds, three french hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree.

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me ... nine ladies dancing, eight maids a-milking, seven swans a-swimming, six geese a-laying, five gold rings, four calling birds, three french hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree.

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me ... ten lords a-leaping, nine ladies dancing, eight maids a-milking, seven swans a-swimming, six geese a-laying, five gold rings, four calling birds, three french hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree.

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me ... eleven pipers piping, ten lords a-leaping, nine ladies dancing, eight maids a-milking, seven swans a-swimming, six geese a-laying, five gold rings, four calling birds, three french hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree.

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me ... twelve drummers drumming, eleven pipers piping, ten lords a-leaping, nine ladies dancing, eight maids a-milking, seven swans a-swimming, six geese a-laying, five gold rings, four calling birds, three french hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree.

The Twelve Days of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas is a traditional Christmas song, known to millions the world over.

What would a traditional Christmas be without this well-known Christmas song? The origin of the words to The Twelve Days of Christmas are obscure. The Twelve Days of Christmas refer to the twelve days beginning on Christmas Day. The Twelve Days of Christmas end on 5 January. (The Orthodox church calendar differs slightly).




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