We used to wait until Twelfth Night, but now she likes to get the house back to order before the New Year. As I started on the lights and baubles I was struck by how quickly Christmas comes and goes.
I had a comment from an Anonymous Reader who wrote that he is celebrating the Twelve Days of Christmas by receiving twelve strokes on his bottom each day and his wife is using a different implement every time. I don't know if Anon is dreaming or if this is a reality for him, but I will give him the benefit of the doubt.
A few years ago, when our children were teenagers and we hadn't started to have relatives as house guests over Christmas, there seemed to be more periods of the day or evening when we had the house to ourselves and I got spanked or punished more regularly.
On one such year I left a note to my wife which was parody of the Twelve Nights carol, the one where it starts with a single gift of A Partridge in Pear Tree and each day brings more gifts up to 12 items. The chorus of this song is a run down of each gift so on the fourth day of Christmas you sing Four Calling Birds, Three French Hens . Two Turtle Doves, and a Partridge in Pear Tree and so on.
In my version I asked my wife to cane me each day from December 25th to January 5th and to increase the number of strokes by adding the strokes of each of the previous days.
This results in 78 strokes by the time you get to the last day, although the first few days are pretty light. When I wrote the note to her I did not spell things out, as I have done below, so she had no idea it would get to be such a severe number by the end. I just told her that I would ask for and call out the number of strokes on each particular day.
In the event she took to the whole thing like a duck to water and both of us eagerly awaited an opportunity each day to fulfill the Christmas Caning Song, as she christened it.
We only did it the one time but I frequently mention it over the Christmas period each year, hoping it might be repeated.