12 Days of Christmas (Songs) - Day 11: The First Noel
The 12 Days of Christmas: A hidden catechesis for Catholics while they endured persecution in England (1558-1829). You can read more about it here. This year I will be posting a Christmas song for each day.
Day 11: Eleven Pipers Piping
Eleven is not your standard biblical number. On this day we recall the eleven faithful apostles of Our Lord. You know them too, right? I use the acronym BAPTISM (note: J is interchangeable with I). Figure it out from there.
I asked my wife for a song recommendation. I noted that this day, for me, is the most depressing day of the year. It's back to work. It's dark. It's cold... how quickly the Christmas story is forgotten! Well, she said, "Oh, anything by Michael Buble!" As I gagged she then added, "Or by Manheim Steamroller."
Sorry, this day is already too depressing. How shall we remember the story of a baby who came to save us?
The First Noel by the Crash Test Dummies. Unfortunately, their old music video is no longer on YouTube. Think long-haired rockers sitting cozy around the tree and singing about the true meaning of Christmas. But the song is still available. I think this will always be my favourite version of The First Noel.