12th Day of Christmas - Adeste, Fideles (Luciano Pavarotti)
Nativity scene in snowstorm at Principium et Finis World HQ
Merry Christmas! Today is the Twelfth Day of Christmas, and so the last of my Twelve Days of Christmas posts. This year the Twelfth Day falls on the day between the official celebration of Epiphany (for most Catholics, at least) and the traditional date of the Feast (which is still observed by some Catholics and many other Christians). Adeste Fideles ("O Come All Ye Faithful") is an appropriate song for Epiphany, and a fine way to wrap up this series. On Christmas Day I passed over the full-blown operatic performances in choosing a performance of "O Holy Night", and I was pleased with the result. But today we're pulling out all the stops and ending with a flourish, with a little help from old friend Luciano Pavarotti. O come, let us adore Him!