I got a really interesting email, well, a FWD from a dear friend – stating that the 12 Days of Christmas song lyrics are actually secret code designed to help kids remember the tenets of Christianity. As with all forwarded material whose content is really interesting, I wondered if it were so. Could it be true? After some research, I found a thorough examination of the claim: Urban Legends Reference Pages: Christmas (The Twelve Days of Christmas). Judge for yourself. Warning: There’s a MIDI file on that page.