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The Twelfth Day of Christmas

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Puzzle ID:#40182
Fun:*** (2.69)
Difficulty:** (1.59)
Category:Trivia
Submitted By:_numpty_*
Corrected By:babyjuice

 

 

 



According to the song, "Twelve Days of Christmas", how many gifts did my true love give to me on Christmas day?




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Comments

MadelulabelleAus*
Jan 23, 2008

Nice one...so many people think that Christmas begins on Dec. 1st and ends on th 25. It disgusts me how many Christmas trees are sitting out on the street day the after Christmas.
kaya1293Aus*
Jan 23, 2008

dont fell bad an old niebore of mine used to leave this decorations up all year round
tpg76us*
Jan 23, 2008

I agree with your "calendar" and share your sentiments - December is mostly Advent, and "Merry Christmas" can be extended up through Epiphany!
But a question back at you: if 25 Dec is the "first day", how can 6 Jan be the "12th day"? By my count, it would be the 13th!
I'm not being rhetorical here - I don't have the answer, and have wondered about that.
Thanks.
jsdodgersAus*
Jan 23, 2008

I have always wondered why the song says there are twelve days of christmas. Now i understand that some people believe in this ephiny thing.
cuteandditzyAus*
Jan 23, 2008

I've never heard that it was unlucky to keep your decorations up after the sixth. I always heard it was unlucky to take them down before the first.
LandiAru*
Jan 23, 2008

Same here
calmsaviorAus*
Jan 23, 2008

My family leaves the Christmas lights on all year ... like most families in our neighborhood.
LandiAru*
Jan 24, 2008

We dont leave the stuff on til' the 6th
unklemykeAus*
Jan 24, 2008

Epiphany is actually the Twelfth NIGHT, celebrated in Shakespeare's comedy of that name, and marks the arrival of the Three Wise Men with their gifts, which explains the tradition of giving gifts on Twelfth Night, and indeed, for all Twelve days of Christmas. In the Jewish tradition, the day begins at Sunset (the Saturday Jewish Sabbath begins at Sunset Friday night) so Epiphany starts at Sundown January 5th (12 nights after Christmas) and runs until sunset January 6th. However you count them, I hope your holidays were peaceful and pleasant.
unklemykeAus*
Jan 24, 2008

Oh, BTW - Sweet teaser!!
LandiAru*
Jan 24, 2008

Same here
rockstar1234567Aca*
Jan 25, 2008

good one
xoshortie522Aus*
Jan 26, 2008

i 4got about tha epiphany so i didnt get it
AltrnativGrlx14*
Jan 27, 2008

that was really easyyy.
tintiniscoolAus*
Jan 27, 2008

I have only been the Epiphany queen once in my whole life! Great teaser!
happyhakAen*
Feb 03, 2008

Wow! Clever! I counted all the gifts for nuthin!!!
luckylefty*is*
Feb 03, 2008

Fun but easy. Tell your neighbor about the lights thing for me
Kayla_Darkheart*ua*
Mar 12, 2008

OH, I didn't get it. I thought you asked how many presents they got altogether! Good teaser!

*I was yelling at a certain idiot friend while I was reading it, so I have a good excuse!!!*
Lita_LightheartAru*
Mar 13, 2008

didn't get it either cause I was skimming
JZumunAph*
Apr 01, 2008

Easy, but clever!
tick*us*
Jun 27, 2008

I piggy back with cuteandditzy, I always heard the first...

pretty clever. knew that was coming though, lol..
BJBland2004Aus*
Jul 14, 2008

I'm Jewish, so I didn't get this... And by the way, don't think of Hanukkah as Jewish Christmas. It's just been Americanized. The real present giving Jewish celebration is Purim.
shadowy1*us*
Jul 20, 2008

Great teaser, almost didn't get this one. Blasted tricks.
chittermouse3Aus**
Oct 05, 2008

I don't think this should be in the trick category...it requires prior knowledge, other than knowing the song. The song never mentions which of the 12 days is regarded as our Christmas...it wasn't obvious, per the guidelines of the trick category.
zembobo*us*
Jan 09, 2009

Lita, stop skimming already.
joe613
Feb 20, 2009

heheheh...
thebrain789tus*
May 22, 2010

tpg76, according to the book Catherine, Called Birdy, December 26th is the first day of Christmas.

By the way, by that reasoning, your true love gave you nothing on Christmas Day, but I guess she made up for it.



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