Days of Christmas LOUIE – part 3

Today, the “Days of Christmas LOUIE” celebrations comes to an end.

Our friend Clay Stabler shared the remaining LOUIE LOUIE clips over at the Facebook LOUIE LOUIE PARTY group as part of a “Days of Christmas” theme, starting the new year with Day 8.

On the 8th day of Christmas (and the 1st day of 2020) — “Lui Lui Non Ha” from I Mitomani.

On the 9th day of Christmas — LL by Havanasol (channeling Axl Rose).

On the 10th day of Christmas — a laid back version by the Once Removed Blues Band featuring Ruth Israel.

On the 11th day of Christmas — a vintage LL version by the XSonics from the mid-60’s:

On the 12th (and final) day of Christmas — Deep Purple does LL in concert (Rome, 2017). Unfortunately this video cuts off in the middle of the track! Jon Lord (died 2012) was also noted for quoting LL in “Lazy” (see The Louie Report, 7/12/2012). The Made In Japan album has a fine example.

For some of my friends that may not be familiar with the concept of celebrating 12 Days of Christmas after Christmas, I share this solid overview summarized in an article “When Should Tree You Take Down Your Christmas and Decorations?” from (UK) Independent. (please support this paper – please subscribe!

Confusion is rife as to when Christmas is formally over – and after exactly which evening decorations are said to bring you bad luck.

Christmas, which combines the marking of Jesus Christ’s birth with the old pagan date for mid-winter celebrations, formally begins on 25 December.

That and the following 11 days count as “Christmas”, with each day in the past celebrated for its own special reason – from commemorating St Stephen the martyr on the 26th to remembering the baby boys slain by King Herod on the 28th.

One of these days is celebrated as Twelfth Night – the last and final one of Christmas – and marks the coming of the Magi, or three wise men, to the baby Jesus on behalf of the rich and noble around the world.

A count of exactly 12 days from 25 December arrives at 5 January. According to the Church of England, Twelfth Night is 5 January, and the day of Epiphany – when the three wise men came – is 6 January.

Celebrate this Epiphany!


the Facebook LOUIE LOUIE PARTY group

UK Independent – When Should Tree You Take Down Your Christmas and Decorations?

Epiphany, the Feast of The Three Kings

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