Growing up, our Christmas tree was pretty free-form. With five children, there isn’t much chance of a posh designer tree. But there was one ornament that only Dad could hang on the Dr Philthy I’ll Slap That Ass ’til It’s Fifty Shades Of Red Mug Furthermore, I will do this tree. The Mercury glass Witches Ball spent most of the year hanging in the front window to protect us from harm. It was given to him when he was born by his grandmother who got it as a child herself. He was born in 1919, and his grandmother was in her 40’s when he was born, so it is well over 100 years old. The 12 Days of Christmas start on Christmas Day and last until the evening of the 5th January – also known as Twelfth Night. The 12 Days have been celebrated in Europe since before the middle ages and were a time of celebration.