Image of a domesticated goose attacking an intruder On the Sixth Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:

  • Six Geese a Laying.
  • Five Gold Rings.
  • Four Colly Birds.
  • Three French Hens.
  • Two Turtle Doves.
  • And a Partridge in a Pear Tree.

 

A gold wedding ring worn on the ring finger.On the Fifth Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:

  • Five Golden Rings
  • Four Colly Birds
  • Three French Hens
  • Two Turtle Doves
  • And a Partridge in a Pear Tree.

 

Picture of a common blackbird sitting on the groundOn the Fourth Day of Christmas, my True Love gave to me:

  • Four Colly Birds
  • Three French Hens
  • Two Turtle Doves
  • And a Partridge in a Pear Tree

Wait. What? Colly Birds? I thought it was "calling birds" and now, after hearing and singing and listening to this song for fifty something years I find out it is Colly Birds?

images of a French Hen and a Rooster On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

  • Three French Hens
  • Two Turtle Doves
  • And a Partridge in a Pear Tree

French Hens would make a fairly good Christmas dinner and if there were three of them, you'd have quite the feast. Alive and pecking about the barnyard, these pretty chickens weigh in at about 9 pounds apiece. Dressed and stuffed for the roaster, they'd be the basis for a fine Christmas meal. Imagine giving three of them to your True Love every day for 10 days.

 

Image of a pair of turtle doves.On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
Two Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree.

Oh yes. Just what you always wanted. Doves. Turtle Doves, no less. And by the time Christmas is over, you'll have twenty-two of them―two for each of the eleven days left of Christmas. No, that isn't shopping days, as we have already discussed, because there are almost always just two shopping days left. If you don't get that, go look at yesterdays post.