Did Ya Know?

Did ya know that:

The partridge in a pear tree is Jesus Christ;

Two turtle doves are the Old and New Testaments;

Three French hens stand for faith, hope, and love;

The four calling birds are the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John;

The five golden rings recalled the Torah or Law, the first five books of the Old Testament;

The six geese a-laying stand for the six days of creation;

Seven swans a-swimming represent the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit–Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership, and Mercy;

The eight maids a-milking are the eight Beatitudes;

Nine ladies dancing are the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit–Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control;

The ten lords a-leaping are the Ten Commandments;

The eleven pipers piping stand for the eleven faithful disciples; and

The twelve drummers drumming symbolize the twelve points of belief in the Apostles’ Creed.


Didn’t think so…but I didn’t know that either.

Two of my favorite Christmas tunes:


A true story………….

Merry Christmas….Joyeux Noel….Frohe Weihnachten…and all the other languages of the world.