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The 10 Things You Didn't Know About The 12 Days Of Christmas

 
The 10 Things You Didn't Know About The 12 Days Of Christmas
Posted November 14th, 2013 @ 9:00pm

With 12 days left 'til Christmas, we're in the heart of the season and what better song fits today than "The Twelve Days of Christmas!"


But no matter how many times you've been stuck singing it or your like a lot of people and try to find ways to avoid singing it (because it's soooo long!)... how well do you really know the song?

Check out the list below of some facts you may have never known about this Christmas classic!! 

How many did you NOT know??

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1.) EVERYONE sings The 12 Days of Christmas wrong!

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2.) The estimated cost of the 12 Days of Christmas Gifts? About $107,000!!!!

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3.) The song actually says Four "Colly Birds" NOT "calling birds" 

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4.) Another version of the "12 Days of Christmas" includes an Arabian Baboob as a gift! (Probably not a good idea) 



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5.) ANOTHER version includes the verse "11 Full Breasted Maidens"



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6.) Five Gold Rings actually referes to another bird! It's called The Ring Necked Pheasant (not jewelry) 



 7.) Little known fact... animals love this song. (At least we think so)


8.) John Denver and The Muppets once performed "The 12 Days Of Christmas" together!


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9.) The "twelve days" don't end on Christmas Day, they BEGIN on it! 


 

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10.) The total number of gifts actually given? 364! (So much for saving money)


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