There is much debate over when the Twelve Days of Christmas actually begin. Most believe that the twelve days begins on December 13th, however, this is not the case. The Twelve Days of Christmas actually starts on Christmas and continues until January 5th! While the the age of the song itself is unknown, it first appeared in print in 1780 and is believed to be have been born from a game of Twelfth Night “memory-and-forfeits”.
In an effort to confuse you even further,
check out Straight No Chaser’s Twelve Days of Christmas below!
Okay, okay. Now that I am done confusing you,
here’s a great infographic to straighten you out: