Real Twelve Days of Christmas

by Helen Haidle


What do eleven lords a-leaping have to do with Jesus' disciples? In the well-known carol, 'The Twelve Days of Christmas,' the lyrics were used to teach children Christian doctrine during a time of persecution in sixteenth-century England. The partridge, turtledoves, French hens, calling birds, and other images all symbolized elements of the Christian faith. In The Real Twelve Days of Christmas, you'll learn the history of the lyrics and gain a new appreciation for this familiar carol.

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