Tuesday, 23 December 2008

TVFH Newsdesk Christmas Package - The Twelve Days of Christmas

The newsdesk will be on vacation starting tomorrow and returning on January 12th. There is a series of features parceled up and ready to be unwrapped, between now and then.

The Twelve Days of Christmas package, will open tomorrow and includes features on the latest Christmas sales figures, as well as articles by published Guest Writers on their latest books, news and events. I've also wrapped up some of my favourite authors' new books coming up in 2009, stories related to news of the past twelve months and on the 31st, a review of literary highlights of 2008.

The carol, The Twelve Days of Christmas dates back to English origins in the sixteenth century although the music is reputed to be French. The first publication date for The Twelve Days of Christmas was 1780. Over the holiday period, the newsdesk will not be manned, but there will be a series of twelve posts using each of the days’ themes as inspiration.

On the twelfth day of Christmas,
my true love gave to me,
Twelve drummers drumming,
Eleven pipers piping,
Ten lords a-leaping,
Nine ladies dancing,
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree!

I wish you all a very happy holiday time, and a peaceful and joyful 2009.

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