When you hear about "The Twelve Days of Christmas," the popular English Christmas carol likely pops into your head. But this fun Christmas song actually holds a much deeper meaning for Catholics. It's way more than a repetitive melody of a list of strange gifts. From the Partridge in a Pear Tree to the 12 Drummers Drumming, each line of the song has an equally special meaning.

Objective: In this course, students will learn about the true meaning behind the 12 Days of Christmas carol. Students will learn the history behind why the song was written and what it truly means for Catholics.

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Course curriculum

  • 01

    '12 Days of Christmas' Meaning

    • '12 Days of Christmas' Meaning - Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • '12 Days of Christmas' Meaning - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • '12 Days of Christmas' Meaning - VIDEO

    • '12 Days of Christmas' Meaning - QUIZ

    • 12 Days of Christmas Meaning - Live Lesson with Professor Marshall Connolly - Dec 28 @ 9 AM Pacific


Instructor Bio:

Marissa Romero is Vice President of Digital Media. She also is a dedicated writer and Managing Editor for Catholic Online where she has worked for many years. She is a graduate of the California State University system and has earned a bachelor's degree in Communications. She is committed to her mission of promoting excellence in Catholic Education.

Marissa Romero



Instructor Bio:

Makenna Alejandre graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from California State University. She attended Catholic school during her formative years which led her to her interests of serving the Lord through prayer and working for Catholic Online (catholic.org), the World's Catholic Library. She also works as the E-commerce Manager for Catholic Online Shopping and is active on many of the missions with Your Catholic Voice Foundation.

Makenna Alejandre