December 17th – The Twelve Days of Christmas (Jan Brett)

We obviously all know Christmas carol and counting song that has become a holiday favorite. 🙂 Jan Brett is famous for her beautiful illustrations, and her version of “Twelve Days” not just delivers exquisite images but also, as her website says, “a love story, a family’s busy Christmas preparations, ‘Merry Christmas’ in eleven languages, and a veritable menagerie of charming creatures.”

I’ve included the traditional twelve days below, but check out her book to find the hidden easter eggs in Jan Brett’s version. Merry Christmas!

The Twelve Days of Christmas (Traditional) 

Day 1 – A Partridge in a Pear Tree

Day 2 – Two Turtle Doves

Day 3 – Three French Hens

Day 4 – Four Calling Birds

Day 5 – Five Golden Rings

Day 6 – Six Geese a-Laying

Day 7 – Swans a-Swimming

Day 8 – Eight Maids a-Milking

Day 9 – Nine Ladies Dancing

Day 10 – Ten Lords a-Leaping

Day 11 – Eleven Pipers Piping

Day 12 – Twelve Drummers Drumming

Pick up Jan Brett’s version of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” here.


Photo by David Everett Strickler on Unsplash.

Disclaimer: I’m a part of the Amazon Affiliates Program. 


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