If you really want to annoy someone this time of year, try this: when you’re inevitably asked, “So, how was your Christmas?” simply reply, “You mean how is my Christmas? You know the song ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas,” right? It refers to the twelve days beginning on Christmas Day and ending on Epiphany, which is January 6th. You see, December 25th is not Christmas, but rather Christmas Day!”
Assuredly one of three things will happen:
- You will be disregarded as a religious zealot;
- You will become the Cliff Claven of your church;
- Someone will hit you.
So, at the risk of suffering one of these outcomes—Merry Christmas!