12 Days of Christmas (Songs) - Day 12: The Final Day, Eh.
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 12: Twelve Drummers Drumming
Twelve stands for the twelve points of belief in the Apostles' Creed.
This Christmas I really wanted to extend the Christmas season by offering these short little blog posts. Far too often Christmas is all about the buildup, and then it fizzles away. I blame our secular culture for this. It should be the exact opposite.
Well tomorrow, in the traditional calendar, is Epiphany. The three wise men come, bearing gifts for Our Saviour. What song shall I choose? No, I did not choose We Three Kings, nor Little Drummer Boy. I chose the Twelve Days of Christmas, of course.
A confession: I never really liked the song Twelve Days of Christmas. It's so repetitive... though I suppose that's how one actually teaches the points of the Catholic faith. I offer two fun versions of this song. The first is by John Denver and the Muppets:
The second, forgive me if this is not appropriate, is the fictional Canadian legends Bob and Doug McKenzie singing: