The origin and counting of the Twelve Days is complicated, and is related to differences in calendars, church traditions, and ways to observe this holy day in various cultures. In some, especially Hispanic and Latin American culture, January 6th is observed as Three Kings Day, or simply the Day of the Kings (Spanish: la Fiesta de Reyes, el Dia de los Tres Reyes, or el Dia de los Reyes Magos; Dutch: Driekoningendag). Even though December 25th is celebrated as Christmas in these cultures, January 6th is often the day for giving gifts. In some places it is traditional to give Christmas gifts daily between December 25th and January 6th--an opportunity to "ing" each of the Twelve Days of Christmas.
Happy Third Day of Christmas to All! From any willing participants still in the "Holiday Spirit"-- I'd love to hear some thoughts regarding some of the "things"(gifts/meals/etc.) that you've "inged" (the process of adding "ing" to a word to indicate the Experience of "using") during your Christmastime celebration. I'll start with a few from Christmas Day...
Mimosa"ing" - during our Christmas morning brunch.
Hot Cocoa"ing" - during a quick, brisk walk to see the neighborhood lights and decorations.
Megapixel"ing" - Our daughter's use of her new digital camera.