Well, celebrating 12 days of Christmas was never so easy. There’s a lot of maths involved in it, calculating the presents for all those days and the money you will be spending. Don’t you think it is better now that we get to celebrate Christmas for just one day, with holidays and leaves hard to come by? There’s no need to feel jealous about people enjoying more days in good olden days. Of course they had plenty of time without the internet and television gobbling our prime time making our life style sick and sedentary.
On why we insist the celebrations of twelve days must be in all likelihood the customs that pagans commenced or the Romans celebrated during Saturnalia or the Yuletide customs that northern European celebrated. Perhaps there is some truth in the story of Alfred the King who decreed 12 days holidays at Winchester so that people could start a complete and long tradition of dozens of customs and rituals that accompanied the winter solstice.