The First Day of Christmas

Merry Christmas

Christmas Day is the first of the Twelve Days of Christmas celebrated in the well-known song.  This song probably originates in France but the first English version dates from about AD 1250.  The song was a festive memory game with players taking turns to sing a verse and forfeits if words were forgotten.  

Wishing all my blogging friends a very merry Christmas.

11 thoughts on “The First Day of Christmas

  1. Merry Christmas Rachael (great bokeh)! I’m ok with that song until we get so Lords a Leaping, Ladies Dancing and Drummers Drumming. I can never remember which order they’re in :O)

    • My daughter mused this morning that on the twelfth day of Christmas one would have an alarming number of pear trees, partridges, Swans etc. You’d have to move house!

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