We've all heard it - as soon as the snow falls and the lights are being put up, familiar songs start playing over the radio. One of them, 'The Twelve Days of Christmas', always struck a cord in me as a child. The song depicts someone reminiscing about all the lovely, and rather repetitive, gifts that they have received from their unnamed 'true love'. What I always wondered, though, was the identity of this nondescript true love. Who is she or he? Where are they for those twelve days, so far away from the one they love? And why, or perhaps more to the point, how on earth did they send those crazy presents? It was a mystery to me, how a person could package up ten lords-a-leaping, and one day during ninth grade algebra class, I decided to tell the other side of that story. So let me take you back to those twelve days of Christmas, and let us see what our true love really has to say to us. This is a re-telling of a holiday classic that can remind us what Christmas is really about.