Twelve Days of Christmas (801 Piece Wooden Christmas Jigsaw Puzzle)
- Categories: 20th Century, 21st Century, 500+ Pieces, Christmas, Contemporary, Level 3, Modern, New Arrivals, Puzzles For Her, Puzzles For Him, Winter
- Type: 500+ Piece Puzzle
This puzzle is based on the famous English Christmas Carol, "The Twelve Days of Christmas."
The song is believed to have originated in the UK as a Children's rhyming game back in the early 1700s. There is no consensus on where it came from, but some scholars think it was initially a French import. Eventually, the words and lyrics were published, with over twenty slightly different variations being produced.
The version we sing today was arranged by the English composer Frederic Austin in 1909, but he did little to alter the words, except for changing "5 Golden Rings" to 5 Gold Rings" as he thought it flowed better, and adding the word "On" at the start as in "On the First Day of Christmas..." He also elongated the phrasing for "Five Gold Rings," making it the "Five Goo-oold Rings" we are so familiar with.
The twelve days in the song refer to the way the Christmas season was historically counted in Europe. The first day was Christmas Day, and the twelfth day (or Twelfth Night) was January 5th, the day before the Epiphany on January 6th. This is traditionally the last day of Christmas and the day when all Christmas decorations are supposed to come down (yes, I know some of you leave them up all year, but the superstitious Olde English person would tell you that is bad luck).
Twelfth Night was, of course, made famous by the Shakespearean play of the same name, and it is believed to have been written to be performed as part of the Christmas festivities that mark the end of the holiday season.
The perfect gift for wooden Christmas jigsaw puzzlers and Christmas enthusiasts, this traditional adult jigsaw can be done time and again. Our wooden Christmas jigsaw puzzle artists have included many holiday-themed, shaped whimsy wooden Christmas jigsaw puzzle pieces that match the subject of the painting, and we have integrated them in ways that will delight and surprise you as you put the wooden Christmas jigsaw puzzle together.
The Partridge (First Day of Christmas) is also available as a mini (50 Piece) puzzle here.
- Includes a Bonus Poster to Guide Assembly
Number of Puzzle Pieces: 801
- Completed Puzzle Size: 23” X 23”
- Artist: © Catherine Rowe
- Serial #: NP21-801-444
- Cut Style: Modern
- Difficulty: Level 3
- Made in the USA