12 Days of Christmas

Thursday, December 11, 2008 | 12:00 p.m. CST; updated 1:30 p.m. CST, Thursday, December 11, 2008

You've all heard the song about the 12 days of Christmas that run from Christmas to the beginning of Epiphany on Jan. 6. But forget the turtledoves and the French hens. There's more to do in Columbia during the holidays than watch maids a-milking. And rather than focusing on the traditional 12 days, Missourian reporters set out to find some more practical holiday events and gift possibilities for the days leading up to Christmas.