The 12 Days of Christmas

It's the third day of Christmas so my true love sent to me... three French hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree!  Well, I'm guessing that none of us received any gifts of pear trees or French hens, but hopefully we ARE celebrating the twelve days of Christmas!

 

As I say every year - because you know how I love to embrace the liturgical seasons as an act of resistance against the tyranny of the capitalist calendar! - Christmas is a SEASON that does, indeed, last for twelve days. So perhaps you might leave your tree or decorations up all the way until Epiphany, January 6! Perhaps you might continue to move along the Wise Men in your creche scene. Perhaps you might try using these daily prayer cards or follow along with these daily readings and prayers. Whatever you do, remember that it's still Christmas, so let us rejoice!