What are the real Twelve Days of Christmas?

The 12 days of Christmas is the period in Christian theology that marks the span between the birth of Christ and the coming of the Magi, the three wise men. It begins on December 25 (Christmas) and runs through January 6

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 gold rings,
Day 6 : Six geese a-laying
Day 7 : Seven 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.

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