Friday, December 8, 2006

Twelve Days of Christmas "story" just a myth

With nothing on my mind today, I offer you this link to an entry at the urban legends site, that answers something that even fooled me a few years ago: Is the song the Twelve Days of Christmas just a song, or does it have a religious connotation? The answer, sadly, is the former.

But it's a very, very cute story.

For the record, my favourite secular Christmas song is Gordon Lightfoot's Song for a Winter's Night. And my favourite religious one? Without a question, and especially for a world at war with forces even darker than Hitler, O Little Town of Bethlehem, by Phillps Brooks and Lewis Redner.

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