Second Day of Christmas

“On the Second day of Christmas my true love sent to me
Two Turtle Doves.”

From ’21 Facts on Turtle Doves’,

“The turtle dove’s song is a gentle, soporific purring, usually delivered from cover; where the birds are present it can be heard all summer.”

Going with our theme, I present you with two songs new to me this year.

I heard this bluesy track on the radio today. “Merry Christmas Baby” by Hunter Hayes.

…and a single off the new Christmas release from Gwen Stefani. You may know her from No Doubt. One of the tracks from this album is in the Christmas mix I plan to make near the twenty-fifth. What’s great about this album so far are the classic tunes combined with the most unique voice of Gwen, like how the Turtle Dove is endangered in the U.K … :/(read about it).

12 Days of Christmas – First Day of Christmas

For lack of better findings, I’m settling on a theme for the next twelve days approximately. Using the lyrics of the popular Christmas song, I’ll post some gift ideas, news article or at least one link pertaining to that gift of Christmas. If other stuff shows up in my search I’ll do additional postings.

“On the First day of Christmas my true love sent to me
a Partridge in a Pear Tree.”

Holiday Pears and Wine Basket from Harry & David with birds on the pear box.

Tibetan Silver Partridge Charm from MossyCabin on

Pear Trees from Willis Orchards

Blown-glass ornament of Partridge & Pear by Reed & Barton on

Puzzle gift box on Zazzle by BeeHappyNow

Sandals on by Kristine Kainer

For a different 12 Days of Christmas you can watch ‘Shrek the Halls’ on DVD. Order it here from for various prices starting at 5$

Good version of this traditional song by The Bird and the Bee on Soundcloud. I found this version by searching and the only one that showed up was on June Mendoza’s page.