Saw this Peanuts cartoon where Lucy whines that for three months she has been counting the weeks till Christmas and for one month she has been counting the days till Christmas and for one day she has been counting the hours till Christmas. Then she screams, "AND NOW IT'S ALL OVER!" Too bad she did not know about the 12 days of Christmas. "Epiphany is the climax of the Advent/Christmas Season and the Twelve Days of Christmas, which are usually counted from the evening of December 25th until the morning of January 6th, which is the Twelfth Day. In following this older custom of counting the days beginning at sundown, the evening of January 5th is the Twelfth Night." http://www.crivoice.org/cyepiph.html Of course, some Orthodox churches have yet to celebrate Christmas on Jan. 6.