On the 12th day of the Eurocentrically imposed midwinter festival, my Significant Other in a consenting adult, monogamous relationship gave to me:
Twelve males reclaiming their inner warrior through ritual drumming.
Eleven pipers piping (plus the 18-member pit orchestra made up of members in good standing of the Musicians Equity Union as called for in their union contract even though they will not be asked to play a note).
Ten melatonin deprived testosterone-poisoned scions of the patriarchal ruling class system leaping.
Nine persons engaged in rhythmic self-expression.
Eight economically disadvantaged female persons stealing milk products from enslaved Bovine-Americans.
Seven endangered swans swimming on federally protected wetlands.
Six enslaved Fowl-Americans producing stolen non-human animal products.
Five golden symbols of culturally sanctioned enforeced domestic incarceration.
Four hours of recorded whale songs.
Three deconstructionist poets.
Two Sierra Club calendars printed on recycled processed tree carcasses.
One Spotted Owl activist chained to an old-growth pear tree.
--- Author Unknown