or, The Grinch that Stole the Twelfth Day of Christmas:
The Twelve Days of Christmas is probably the most misunderstood part of the church year among Christians who are not part of liturgical church traditions.
Contrary to much popular belief, these are not the twelve days before Christmas, but in most of the Western Church are the twelve days from Christmas until the beginning of Epiphany (January 6th; the 12 days count from December 25th until January 5th).
In some traditions, the first day of Christmas begins on the evening of December 25th but the following day is considered the First Day of Christmas (December 26th).
The sad ending is self explanatory (and we thought we had until midnight tonight…):
The Lower Forty-Eight’s loss is the Aloha State’s gain, but even in Hawaii, the promise (threat) that Obamacare will not be repealed as long as this President is in office portends no end to policy cancellations and fruitless trips to emergency rooms.
Happy New Year? We doubt it…but at least we had 11 and 1/2 days…
“One man with courage makes a majority.” – Andrew Jackson