“The Twelve Days of Christmas” is an English Christmas carol that enumerates in the manner of a cumulative song a series of increasingly grand gifts given on each of the twelve days of Christmas (the twelve days after Christmas). The song, published in England in 1780 without music as a chant or rhyme, is thought to be French in origin. “The Twelve Days of Christmas” has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 68. The tunes of collected versions vary. The standard tune now associated with it is derived from a 1909 arrangement of a traditional folk melody by English composer Frederic Austin, who first introduced the now familiar prolongation of the verse “five gold rings”.
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This year’s posts will honor that twelve-day tradition and hopefully provide a holiday transition from this year to next.
Two seminal events as relates my fascination and love for Christ and Claus occurred this year.
The second was my publication of Plotsky yesterday.
Without further ado, let the season’s greetings and blessing continue to ensue!!!
To Our Father’s House