The Fourth Day of Christmas

On the fourth day of Christmas, in the famous counting song, the singers true love gave four collie birds (blackbirds–not “calling birds” as is commonly sung today). Blackbirds are generally accepted to be negative omens. No matter who’s...
The Third Day of Christmas

The Third Day of Christmas

After two days of celebrating the Twelve Days of Christmas, I’ve definitely realized that it’s a good idea not to do any eating or celebrating before the feast time, because it’s a lot of celebrating and feasting. 🙂 So today, I went a bit of a...

NWTK: Christmas Tree Coffee Cake

This was a staple of my childhood. Every Christmas morning, there would appear on the breakfast table, a Christmas Tree Coffee Cake. It has a very particular look and taste and is unlike anything I’ve had before. There’s a shortcut version I often see made...

The Second Day of Christmas

If you’ve read the previous two posts on my Twelve Days of Christmas, you’ll know that I’m trying to celebrate each of the feasts of the Christmas season this year, one by one. Yesterday was the Feast of Christ. Today, the second day, is the Feast of...

The First Day of Christmas

Of course, the first day of Christmas is the feast of Christ. Christ Mass. The day dedicated to observing the birth of Christ. In the liturgical calendar, it is the second most important feast. Easter first. Christmas second. There are massive theological implications...