The First Day of Christmas

by MJ Logan
December 13, 2012

Image of a partridge."On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a partridge in a pear tree."

Have you ever wondered what a partridge is? It's a bird, smaller than a pheasant and bigger than a pigeon and certainly a whole lot tastier than squab. The baffling part is, why on earth would you deliver it in a pear tree? And since you get one on each day of Christmas, you'll have twelve birds (enough for Christmas dinner, I'm sure) and twelve trees (that's enough to count as an orchard) by the time December 25th rolls around.