What exactly are the twelve days of Christmas?

Philippines
August 6, 2007 8:02pm CST
Almost everybody knows the song 'Twelve Days of Christmas'. And Christmas is just around the corner. But do you know exactly what are the twelve days of Christmas? Any ideas?
7 responses
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
7 Aug 07
no sure on this one I think I saw somewhere ,where ya give out tiny presents for the 12 days before xmas to build up the exitement of the big day! I dont do it never thought about doing that but thats what I saw on some show.
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
8 Aug 07
thanks for the lesson I have never heard or read it this way and to tell the truth I cant remeber all the versus of the song this would give a memory to a lot of people that do , do this celebrate the 12 days of christmas and Yes I had read this in one repsonce to you after I responded for from emails I dont see those responses before I respond
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• Philippines
8 Aug 07
I appreciated you so much for being a true and honest friend. Keep it that way! You know, I remember one song of Billy Hill and I would like to share it with you. The song goes like this, You've got to give a little, take a little, and let your poor heart break a little that's the story of, that's the glory of love. You've got to laugh a little, cry a little before the clouds roll by a little that's the story of, that's the glory of love. As long as there's the two of us we've got the world and all its charms and when the world is through with us we've got each others arms. You've got to win a little, lose a little and always have the blues a little that's the story of, that's the glory of love.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
8 Aug 07
I will never change I always just blurt out how I feel and that will be the truth lol Oh yes I like that song too . Thanks
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@ElicBxn (61149)
• United States
7 Aug 07
The twelve days of Christmas are the 12 days between the 25th & Epiphany on Jan 6th.
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• Philippines
7 Aug 07
Hi ElicBxn. I think....you got it! From 26th of December until 6th of January are exactly the 12 days of Christmas. Thanks for sharing. Advance Merry Christmas. And my special gift for you is................guess what?.......
@ElicBxn (61149)
• United States
7 Aug 07
Why, thank you. Those of us that are Catholic or Orthodox should know what the 12 days are. I don't even understand why the rest don't, but then I didn't before I became Orthodox.
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@Bujoyseth (1684)
• Philippines
10 Aug 07
i know the song "Twelve Days of Christmas" but i really don't know hwat it exactly means.. i only read what the other says and the one you denoted as best response.. now i know what it is exaaactly.. i think, it was so shameful for me coz i studied in a catholic school from elemenatry to high school but then, i don't know what it's really exactly pointing to.. anyway, thanks for the information, at least now i know, it's an additional knowledge for me.. thanks! happy posting!
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• Philippines
10 Aug 07
it's really worthy to note that we should know some facts of life. we have been celebrating the 12 days of christmas long time ago yet we are not aware of its meaning and significance. i am learning too because we share ideas. nice dropping by my friend. merry christmas in advance.
• Philippines
9 Aug 07
I know that song and like you, I was also wondering what the 12 days of Christmas really are. We wont be thinking if its 25 days. It wont even fit the days count of Misa De Gallo. I think its about the system called Monito Monita where we exchange gifts for twelve days everyday until Christmas day comes. Well, just an idea.
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• Philippines
9 Aug 07
Our tradition of Misa de Gallo, the pre-dawn mass or Simbang Gabi are the 9 days before Christmas Day, which start on the 16th to the 25th of Dec. The 12 days of Christmas begin from Dec. 25th itself to the Epiphany (Jan. 6th) by tradition. Anyways, Merry Christmas in advance to you.
@lyndee22 (1211)
• Philippines
7 Aug 07
Ber time is coming near. We swill start again saving for this special occassion. I already heard christmas songs played on the air. I don't know exactly the start of Christmas on the song 'Tweleve Days of Christmas'. Maybe it starts counting 12 days backward from Dec. 25. Well, to me everyday is Christmas.
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• Philippines
7 Aug 07
hi my friend lyndee22. i am hearing too Christmas songs being played on air every morning. how i wish it is time again for the 9-dawn masses (simbang gabi)! i really missed those occasions! i think it is counting the days after christmas (dec. 26th) until the feast of the three kings (jan. 6th) are the 12 days of christmas. well, i really like christmas being celebrated everyday because it would always be a meaningful and colorful day for me! merry christmas in advance.
@JBrulez (663)
• Philippines
7 Aug 07
I dont have any idea about it, wow it seems that im more concern of the happy times during this wonderful Hilday but actually I don't the complete details about it. What a shame for me.(= Anyway MERRY CHRISTMAS in advance..(=
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• Philippines
7 Aug 07
it's something we enjoy during december when we temporarily go out for vacation and spend sometime with our loved ones, although we can have them anytime of the year, but celebrating these 12 days of Christmas is more special than any other holidays because this is the time when God's love to mankind is fulfilled. remember John 3:16 - For God so loved the world...that He gave us His son..that we shall have everlasting life..."- this is the GOSPEL in action! Advance Merry Christmas to you my friend!
@butterfly39 (3907)
• Philippines
7 Aug 07
me too i don't have any idea...but for me you can make hundred days of christmas if you want...by sharing and giving gifts to the needy.
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• Philippines
7 Aug 07
Yes indeed. I make everyday a Christmas day because I want share my blessings. Accordingly, it's better to give than to receive!