Twelve days of Christmas!


Growing up in
a church which celebrated festivals much like the Jews, my family has never officially celebrated Christmas, so this year was the first Christmas I've had a tree and as sad as it may sound - I am estatic!

Putting aside the 'issues' of Christmas - it's a pagan festival,
it's not actually
when Jesus was born, Santa doesnt exist etc... - I love that I'm finally able to celebrate it in the way I want to: with love and goodwill and joy!

I've always been fascinated by the Twelve Days of Christmas song which relates to the 12 days following boxing day and so I am doing my own version which starts
12 days before Christmas, leading up to Christmas day itself. I'll officially start it on Monday so bookmark the blog so you can follow my song!

Also thought I'd share with you the apparent religious meaning of the original lyrics...

1 True Love refers to God

2 Turtle Doves refers to the Old and New Testaments

3 French Hens refers to Faith, Hope and Charity, the Theological Virtues

4 Calling Birds refers to the Four Gospels and/or the Four Evangelists

5 Golden Rings refers to the first five Books of the Old Testament, the "Pentateuch", which gives the history of man's fall from grace.

6 Geese A-laying refers to the six days of creation

7 Swans A-swimming refers to the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, the sacraments

8 Maids A-milking refers to the eight beatitudes

9 Ladies Dancing refers to the nine Fruits of the Holy Spirit

10 Lords A-leaping refers to the Ten Commandments

11 Pipers Piping refers to the eleven faithful apostles

12 Drummers Drumming refers to the points of doctrine in the Apostle's Creed

Click HERE to see the original song lyrics.

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