12 Days of Christmas


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 looking. Perhaps the one notable exception is the song "Blackbird" by the Beatles, where Paul McCartney writes of the freedom of the [...]

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 different way. Because I got the fruit-of-the-month club for Christmas (from Harry and David--I [...]