The Twelve Days of Christmas

“The Twelve Days of Christmas” is more than just a song. In the church’s reckoning, Christmas is not just a day but a season beginning December 25 and lasting for twelve days until Epiphany on January 6. The best short explanation for this (there is a long one that I would be more than happy to share with you) is that the good news of the Word becoming flesh and pitching tent among us is too grand to be adequately celebrated in one day.