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The twelve days of Christmas – the first two days

The Twelve days of Christmas is one of the best known and yet allusive pieces of writing about Christmas in the canon of carolling emerging from Britain – yet it has french roots, and a complex history which leads us either to the Christ child in a manger or simply a french red legged partridge and its vernacularisation into a pear tree – read on for a deeper understanding of the riddle of the first two days! Continue reading

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