Twelve Days, wtf?

On Sunday I was making cookies (Snickerdoodles) and Ali had put on some Christmas music. The Twelve Days Of Christmas, The Sinatra Christmas Album version, came on, and I said to her, “I’m confused by this song. What are the twelve days of Christmas?” I went through a couple of scenarios in my head, and I finally said, “How many days are in Hanukkah?” She said, “Seven? I think.” Me, “Huh. I really don’t understand this song, where do the twelve days come from?”

Today, I was poking around on the intertubes and came across this video. I thought it was pretty funny how much this mirrored my thought process …

One response to “Twelve Days, wtf?”

  1. karen says:

    There are 8 days to Hannukah and Ed tries to get 8 gifts out of me!(imagine that!) The 12 days of christmas go to Jan. 6 for the Epiphany which is the day the wise men got there. (only the wisemen got there 2 or 3 years later so there goes that reasoning.
    Hope this helps.
    Love, karen