It's that time of your when you'll start receiving emails and forwards with the supposed "story behind the story" of the song The Twelve Days of Christmas and on the origin of Candy Canes.
Don't be taken in! If you want the real scoop, check out the Urban Legends page: here for the Twelve Days of Christmas; and here for Candy Canes.
And now for something I've been waiting to post again for just about a year! This is my very favorite rendition of the The Twelve Days of Christmas!