I used to always get confused as to whether the twelve days of Christmas started on Christmas Day or ended on Christmas Day. Apparently it starts Christmas day and goes through the evening of Janauary 5th, the night before the Feast of the Three Kings (and the day I’m supposed to get rid of my Christmas tree), or so my spotty Catholic roots tell me. It makes sense, I guess, but isn’t it more fun to count down to Christmas rather than celebrate after? Isn’t this why we have our Advent calendars that yield a yummy piece of chocolate every night (or every other night if you were forced to share with your younger sibling…). So here’s my plan to reinvent the Twelve Days of Christmas.