Legends abound for lords-a-leaping and maids-a-milking in `Twelve Days’

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(RNS) Twelve drummers? Ten leaping lords? Two turtle doves? Chances are, the gifts in “The Twelve Days of Christmas” are not high on anyone’s Christmas list this year. In fact, it’s hard to imagine they were ever popular presents. “It’s not a literal song,” said Mickey Mullany, a professional caroler in Baltimore who admits to […]

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