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The Story of the 12 Days of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas


The 1st Day

The 2nd Day

The 3rd Day

The 4th Day

The 5th Day

The 6th Day

The 7th Day

The 8th Day

The 9th Day

The 10th Day

The 11th Day

The 12th Day

The Final Day


This day is also called the Epiphany or to many Three Kings Day.


The Three Kings by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Three Kings came riding from far away,
Melchior and Gaspar and Baltasar;
Three Wise Men out of the East were they,
And they travelled by night and they slept by day,
For their guide was a beautiful, wonderful star.

The star was so beautiful, large, and clear,
That all the other stars of the sky
Became a white mist in the atmosphere,
And by this they knew that the coming was near
Of the Prince foretold in the prophecy.

Three caskets they bore on their saddle-bows,
Three caskets of gold with golden keys;
Their robes were of crimson silk with rows
Of bells and pomegranates and furbelows,
Their turbans like blossoming almond-trees.


The 12 days of Christmas have come to an end.

I hope next time you hear this song you may think of it a little differently than just a children’s Christmas song.


The Twelve Days of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas,
My true love sent to me
A partridge in a pear tree.

On the second day of Christmas,
My true love sent to me
Two turtle doves, and
A partridge in a pear tree.

On the third day of Christmas,
My true love sent to me More

On the 12th day of Christmas


Twelve Drummers Drumming – The twelve points of Doctrine in the Apostles’ Creed

1) I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

2) I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.

3) He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.

4) He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell [the grave].

5) On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

6) He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

7) I believe in the Holy Spirit

8) The holy Catholic Church

9) The communion of saints

10) The forgiveness of sins

11) The resurrection of the body

12) and life everlasting.


On the 11th day of Christmas


Eleven Pipers Piping – The Eleven Faithful Apostles

1) Simon Peter

2) Andrew

3) James

4) John

5) Philip

6) Bartholomew

7) Matthew

8) Thomas

9) James bar Alphaeus

10) Simon the Zealot

11) Judas bar James

Luke (6:14-16)

The list does not include the twelfth disciple, Judas Iscariot who betrayed Jesus to the religious leaders and the Romans.  More

On the 10th day of Christmas


Ten Lords A-leaping – The Ten Commandments:

1) You shall have no other gods before me

2) Do not make an idol

3) Do not take God’s name in vain

4) Remember the Sabbath Day

5) Honor your father and mother

6) Do not murder

7) Do not commit adultery

8) Do not steal

9) Do not bear false witness

10) Do not covet

(Exodus 20:1-17)


On the 9th day of Christmas


Nine Ladies Dancing – The nine Fruit of the Holy Spirit:

1) Love,

2) Joy,

3) Peace,

4) Patience,

5) Kindness,

6) Generosity,

7) Faithfulness,

8) Gentleness

9) Self-control

(Galatians 5:22-23)


On the 8th day of Christmas


Eight Maids A-milking The Eight Beatitudes:

1) Blessed are the poor in spirit

2) Those who mourn

3) The meek

4) Those who hunger and thirst for righteousness

5) The merciful

6) The pure in heart,

7) The peacemakers,

8) Those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake.

(Matthew 5:3-10)


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