WEFOUNDTen Days of Christmas: The classic post-war family Christmas novel


The Twelve Days of Christmas , also known as Twelvetide , is a festive Christian season celebrating the Nativity of Jesus Christ . In most Western ecclesiastical traditions, " Christmas Day " is considered the "First Day of Christmas" and the Twelve Days are 25 December – 5 January, inclusive. [1] For many Christian denominations ; for example, the Anglican Communion and Lutheran Church , the Twelve Days are identical to Christmastide , [2] [3] [4] but for others, e.g., the Roman Catholic Church , "Christmastide" lasts longer than the Twelve Days of Christmas. [5]

Because the Armenian Apostolic Church and Armenian Catholic Church celebrate the Birth and Baptism of Christ on the same day, [6] they do not have a series of twelve days between a feast of Christmas and a feast of Epiphany.

The Oriental Orthodox , other than the Armenians, the Eastern Orthodox , and the Eastern Catholics who follow the same traditions do have the interval of twelve days between the two feasts. If they use the Julian Calendar , they celebrate Christmas on what is for them 25 December, but is 7 January of the Gregorian Calendar , and they celebrate Epiphany on what is for them 6 January, but is 19 January of the Gregorian Calendar .

"The Twelve Days of Christmas " ... In the northern counties of England, the song was often called the " Ten Days of Christmas ", as there were only ten gifts.

Lyrics to '12 Days of Christmas ' by Christmas Song: On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me: A Partridge in a Pear Tree

The Twelve Days of Christmas , also known as Twelvetide, is a festive Christian season celebrating the Nativity of Jesus Christ. In most Western ecclesiastical ...

More accurately, you may say, that should be “ten days until Christmas”; but in my mind these are the ten important days.

Each year Debbie and I try to make a concerted effort to have everything possible finished by the 15 th so we can take a deep breath and enjoy the Christmas season for what it is meant to be.  Yes, the decorating is done; shopping is over; the packages are wrapped and under the trees; we both have had our church groups in for the seasonal parties; and we feel confident in our hearts that if Christmas was suddenly moved to ‘in the morning’, we’d be completely ready for it.  (Starting early is the trick.)

I asked the Sunday school class I’ve taught for 30 years this morning, “Is everybody finished and ready?” and got varied answers and a few dirty looks.  (I’ll ask again next week in hopes that the yeses will be unanimous.)

The Twelve Days of Christmas , also known as Twelvetide , is a festive Christian season celebrating the Nativity of Jesus Christ . In most Western ecclesiastical traditions, " Christmas Day " is considered the "First Day of Christmas" and the Twelve Days are 25 December – 5 January, inclusive. [1] For many Christian denominations ; for example, the Anglican Communion and Lutheran Church , the Twelve Days are identical to Christmastide , [2] [3] [4] but for others, e.g., the Roman Catholic Church , "Christmastide" lasts longer than the Twelve Days of Christmas. [5]

Because the Armenian Apostolic Church and Armenian Catholic Church celebrate the Birth and Baptism of Christ on the same day, [6] they do not have a series of twelve days between a feast of Christmas and a feast of Epiphany.

The Oriental Orthodox , other than the Armenians, the Eastern Orthodox , and the Eastern Catholics who follow the same traditions do have the interval of twelve days between the two feasts. If they use the Julian Calendar , they celebrate Christmas on what is for them 25 December, but is 7 January of the Gregorian Calendar , and they celebrate Epiphany on what is for them 6 January, but is 19 January of the Gregorian Calendar .

"The Twelve Days of Christmas " ... In the northern counties of England, the song was often called the " Ten Days of Christmas ", as there were only ten gifts.

Lyrics to '12 Days of Christmas ' by Christmas Song: On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me: A Partridge in a Pear Tree

The Twelve Days of Christmas , also known as Twelvetide, is a festive Christian season celebrating the Nativity of Jesus Christ. In most Western ecclesiastical ...

The Twelve Days of Christmas , also known as Twelvetide , is a festive Christian season celebrating the Nativity of Jesus Christ . In most Western ecclesiastical traditions, " Christmas Day " is considered the "First Day of Christmas" and the Twelve Days are 25 December – 5 January, inclusive. [1] For many Christian denominations ; for example, the Anglican Communion and Lutheran Church , the Twelve Days are identical to Christmastide , [2] [3] [4] but for others, e.g., the Roman Catholic Church , "Christmastide" lasts longer than the Twelve Days of Christmas. [5]

Because the Armenian Apostolic Church and Armenian Catholic Church celebrate the Birth and Baptism of Christ on the same day, [6] they do not have a series of twelve days between a feast of Christmas and a feast of Epiphany.

The Oriental Orthodox , other than the Armenians, the Eastern Orthodox , and the Eastern Catholics who follow the same traditions do have the interval of twelve days between the two feasts. If they use the Julian Calendar , they celebrate Christmas on what is for them 25 December, but is 7 January of the Gregorian Calendar , and they celebrate Epiphany on what is for them 6 January, but is 19 January of the Gregorian Calendar .

"The Twelve Days of Christmas " ... In the northern counties of England, the song was often called the " Ten Days of Christmas ", as there were only ten gifts.

Lyrics to '12 Days of Christmas ' by Christmas Song: On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me: A Partridge in a Pear Tree

The Twelve Days of Christmas , also known as Twelvetide, is a festive Christian season celebrating the Nativity of Jesus Christ. In most Western ecclesiastical ...

More accurately, you may say, that should be “ten days until Christmas”; but in my mind these are the ten important days.

Each year Debbie and I try to make a concerted effort to have everything possible finished by the 15 th so we can take a deep breath and enjoy the Christmas season for what it is meant to be.  Yes, the decorating is done; shopping is over; the packages are wrapped and under the trees; we both have had our church groups in for the seasonal parties; and we feel confident in our hearts that if Christmas was suddenly moved to ‘in the morning’, we’d be completely ready for it.  (Starting early is the trick.)

I asked the Sunday school class I’ve taught for 30 years this morning, “Is everybody finished and ready?” and got varied answers and a few dirty looks.  (I’ll ask again next week in hopes that the yeses will be unanimous.)

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The Twelve Days of Christmas , also known as Twelvetide , is a festive Christian season celebrating the Nativity of Jesus Christ . In most Western ecclesiastical traditions, " Christmas Day " is considered the "First Day of Christmas" and the Twelve Days are 25 December – 5 January, inclusive. [1] For many Christian denominations ; for example, the Anglican Communion and Lutheran Church , the Twelve Days are identical to Christmastide , [2] [3] [4] but for others, e.g., the Roman Catholic Church , "Christmastide" lasts longer than the Twelve Days of Christmas. [5]

Because the Armenian Apostolic Church and Armenian Catholic Church celebrate the Birth and Baptism of Christ on the same day, [6] they do not have a series of twelve days between a feast of Christmas and a feast of Epiphany.

The Oriental Orthodox , other than the Armenians, the Eastern Orthodox , and the Eastern Catholics who follow the same traditions do have the interval of twelve days between the two feasts. If they use the Julian Calendar , they celebrate Christmas on what is for them 25 December, but is 7 January of the Gregorian Calendar , and they celebrate Epiphany on what is for them 6 January, but is 19 January of the Gregorian Calendar .


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