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10th Day of Christmas, 12 Days of Christmas Origin & Meaning Continued.

On the 10th Day of Christmas, AMERiders brings to you the 12 Days of Christmas and its Origin & Meaning Continued. We continue today with the 10th verse in the song. But before we do we want to thank everyone that shopped with us during our Winter Holiday Event.

To remind you the idea for these posts came to us because the boss loves the song and just loves to drive us nuts singing it. Yes, we’ve done the research and we know this starts on the 25th of December, but however you know that we at AMERIders are not normal so we are going to start this the 12 days before Christmas.  We apologize if what follows offends anyone it is not our intention just information that we found online.

Recap of Origin

In England, between 1558 and 1829, it was not legal for Catholics to practice their kind of Christianity in public or private. Being a Catholic was treated as a bad crime. If you even owned a Catholic Bible, you could be put in prison! Catholics were stopped from worshipping because King Henry VIII fell out with the Catholic Church and started his own ‘Protestant’ Church (what is now the Church of England). There were many people who were still Catholics and they worshiped in secret.

‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ was written in England at the beginning of this time. Some people think that it was written to help children learn about their Catholic religion. In the carol, the days are supposed to represent special symbols and have hidden meanings, because it was illegal to have anything in writing that would indicate that you were a Catholic.

But there’s NO evidence that this is true and it seems most likely just to be a folk song and that the special ‘Catholic’ meanings were added at a MUCH later date!

Variations of the lyrics

The earliest known version of the lyrics was published under the title “The Twelve Days of Christmas sung at King Pepin’s Ball”, as part of a 1780 children’s book, Mirth without Mischief. Subsequent versions have shown considerable variation:

-In the earliest versions, the word “On” is not present at the beginning of each verse—for example, the first verse begins simply “The first day of Christmas”. “On” was added in Austin’s 1909 version, and became very popular thereafter.

-In the early versions, “my true love sent” me the gifts. However, a 20th-century variant has “my true love gave to me”; this wording has become particularly common in North America.

-The 1780 version has “four colly birds”—”colly” being a regional English expression for “black”. This wording must have been opaque to many even in the 19th century: “canary birds”, “colored birds”, “curly birds”, and “Corley birds” are found in its place. Frederic Austin’s 1909 version, which introduced the now-standard melody, also altered the fourth day’s gift to four “calling” birds, and this variant has become the most popular, although “colly” is still found.

-The “five gold rings” may become “five golden rings”, especially in North America. In the standard melody, this change enables singers to fit one syllable per musical note.

-The gifts associated with the final four days are often reordered. For example, the Pipers may be on the ninth day rather than the eleventh.

Song verse explanation.

Also, all the symbols can be used by Protestants and other Christians, not just by Catholics! There was another song called ‘A New Dial’ (also called ‘In Those Twelve Days’), which goes back as far as at least 1625, which gave religious meanings to the 12 Days of Christmas, but NOT so people could practice their faith is secret. If you’d like to know more about this, please go to the 12 Days of Christmas page on snopes.com

10th Day of Christmas
On The 10th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ten lords a-leaping

On The 10th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ‘ten lords a-leaping’ are the Ten Commandments in the Bible.

This is also one of the days of verses where things can start to get mixed up depended on the year or origin that the verse is being sung from. More information on this can be found here.

Other information.

The 12 Days of Christmas are now most famous as a song about someone receiving lots of presents from their ‘true love’. However, to get to the song there had to be the days to start with!

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.

Each of the 12 Days traditionally is celebrated with a feast day for a saint and/or have different celebrations: Day 10 (3rd January): Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus. This remembers when Jesus was officially ‘named’ in the Jewish Temple. It’s celebrated by different churches on a wide number of different dates!

Stay tuned for tomorrow for our continuation with the next to the last verse of the 12 Days of Christmas.

~And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

~AMERiders
8th Day of Christmas

and

Let AMERiders help you with your stocking stuffers and gifts for the 10th Day of Christmas.

And as always don’t forget to send us your stories, pictures and events for posting to GALLERY.AMERIDERS @ GMAIL.COM  and we will post them for you. The more people that know about your event the better and we are offering free advertising. We would also love to hear about your rides and love to see those bikes so send those stories and pictures.

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9th Day of Christmas, 12 Days of Christmas Origin & Meaning Continued.

On the 9th Day of Christmas, AMERiders brings to you the 12 Days of Christmas and its Origin & Meaning Continued. We continue today with the 9th verse in the song. But before we do we want to thank everyone that shopped with us during our Winter Holiday Event. If you missed out you can still get great gifts from us, and we will do expedited shipping. However, you will need to pay shipping on the items.

To remind you the idea for these posts came to us because the boss loves the song and just loves to drive us nuts singing it. Yes, we’ve done the research and we know this starts on the 25th of December, but however you know that we at AMERIders are not normal so we are going to start this the 12 days before Christmas.  We apologize if what follows offends anyone it is not our intention just information that we found online.

Recap of Origin

In England, between 1558 and 1829, it was not legal for Catholics to practice their kind of Christianity in public or private. Being a Catholic was treated as a bad crime. If you even owned a Catholic Bible, you could be put in prison! Catholics were stopped from worshipping because King Henry VIII fell out with the Catholic Church and started his own ‘Protestant’ Church (what is now the Church of England). There were many people who were still Catholics and they worshiped in secret.

‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ was written in England at the beginning of this time. Some people think that it was written to help children learn about their Catholic religion. In the carol, the days are supposed to represent special symbols and have hidden meanings, because it was illegal to have anything in writing that would indicate that you were a Catholic.

But there’s NO evidence that this is true and it seems most likely just to be a folk song and that the special ‘Catholic’ meanings were added at a MUCH later date!

Variations of the lyrics

The earliest known version of the lyrics was published under the title “The Twelve Days of Christmas sung at King Pepin’s Ball”, as part of a 1780 children’s book, Mirth without Mischief. Subsequent versions have shown considerable variation:

-In the earliest versions, the word “On” is not present at the beginning of each verse—for example, the first verse begins simply “The first day of Christmas”. “On” was added in Austin’s 1909 version, and became very popular thereafter.

-In the early versions, “my true love sent” me the gifts. However, a 20th-century variant has “my true love gave to me”; this wording has become particularly common in North America.

-The 1780 version has “four colly birds”—”colly” being a regional English expression for “black”. This wording must have been opaque to many even in the 19th century: “canary birds”, “colored birds”, “curly birds”, and “Corley birds” are found in its place. Frederic Austin’s 1909 version, which introduced the now-standard melody, also altered the fourth day’s gift to four “calling” birds, and this variant has become the most popular, although “colly” is still found.

-The “five gold rings” may become “five golden rings”, especially in North America. In the standard melody, this change enables singers to fit one syllable per musical note.

-The gifts associated with the final four days are often reordered. For example, the Pipers may be on the ninth day rather than the eleventh.

Song verse explanation.

Also, all the symbols can be used by Protestants and other Christians, not just by Catholics! There was another song called ‘A New Dial’ (also called ‘In Those Twelve Days’), which goes back as far as at least 1625, which gave religious meanings to the 12 Days of Christmas, but NOT so people could practice their faith is secret. If you’d like to know more about this, please go to the 12 Days of Christmas page on snopes.com

9th Day of Christmas
The 9th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me nine ladies dancing

On The 9th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ‘nine ladies dancing’ are the nine muses from Greek Mythology. (The ladies dancing could also mean fruits of the Holy Spirit.)

This is also one of the days of verses where things can start to get mixed up depended on the year or origin that the verse is being sung from. More information on this can be found here.

Other information.

The 12 Days of Christmas are now most famous as a song about someone receiving lots of presents from their ‘true love’. However, to get to the song there had to be the days to start with!

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.

Each of the 12 Days traditionally is celebrated with a feast day for a saint and/or have different celebrations: Day 9 (2nd January): St. Basil the Great and St. Gregory Nazianzen, two important 4th century Christians.

Stay tuned for tomorrow for our continuation with the next verse 10th Day of Christmas.

~And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

~AMERiders
8th Day of Christmas

and

Let AMERiders help you with your stocking stuffers and gifts for the 9th Day of Christmas.

And as always don’t forget to send us your stories, pictures and events for posting to GALLERY.AMERIDERS @ GMAIL.COM  and we will post them for you. The more people that know about your event the better and we are offering free advertising. We would also love to hear about your rides and love to see those bikes so send those stories and pictures.

Like what you just read? Share it on social media with others and let them get the information and benefit from it as well.

8th Day of Christmas, 12 Days of Christmas Origin & Meaning Continued.

On the 8th Day of Christmas, AMERiders brings to you the 12 Days of Christmas and its Origin & Meaning Continued. We continue today with the 12 Days of Christmas Origin and Meaning with the 8th verse in the song. But before we do we want to thank everyone that shopped with us during our Winter Holiday Event. If you missed out you can still get great gifts from us, and we will do expedited shipping. However, you will need to pay shipping on the items.

To remind you the idea for these posts came to us because the boss loves the song and just loves to drive us nuts singing it. Yes, we’ve done the research and we know this starts on the 25th of December, but however you know that we at AMERIders are not normal so we are going to start this the 12 days before Christmas.  We apologize if what follows offends anyone it is not our intention just information that we found online.

Recap of Origin

In England, between 1558 and 1829, it was not legal for Catholics to practice their kind of Christianity in public or private. Being a Catholic was treated as a bad crime. If you even owned a Catholic Bible, you could be put in prison! Catholics were stopped from worshipping because King Henry VIII fell out with the Catholic Church and started his own ‘Protestant’ Church (what is now the Church of England). There were many people who were still Catholics and they worshiped in secret.

‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ was written in England at the beginning of this time. Some people think that it was written to help children learn about their Catholic religion. In the carol, the days are supposed to represent special symbols and have hidden meanings, because it was illegal to have anything in writing that would indicate that you were a Catholic.

But there’s NO evidence that this is true and it seems most likely just to be a folk song and that the special ‘Catholic’ meanings were added at a MUCH later date!

Variations of the lyrics

The earliest known version of the lyrics was published under the title “The Twelve Days of Christmas sung at King Pepin’s Ball”, as part of a 1780 children’s book, Mirth without Mischief. Subsequent versions have shown considerable variation:

-In the earliest versions, the word “On” is not present at the beginning of each verse—for example, the first verse begins simply “The first day of Christmas”. “On” was added in Austin’s 1909 version, and became very popular thereafter.

-In the early versions, “my true love sent” me the gifts. However, a 20th-century variant has “my true love gave to me”; this wording has become particularly common in North America.

-The 1780 version has “four colly birds”—”colly” being a regional English expression for “black”. This wording must have been opaque to many even in the 19th century: “canary birds”, “colored birds”, “curly birds”, and “Corley birds” are found in its place. Frederic Austin’s 1909 version, which introduced the now-standard melody, also altered the fourth day’s gift to four “calling” birds, and this variant has become the most popular, although “colly” is still found.

-The “five gold rings” may become “five golden rings”, especially in North America. In the standard melody, this change enables singers to fit one syllable per musical note.

-The gifts associated with the final four days are often reordered. For example, the pipers may be on the ninth day rather than the eleventh.

Song verse explanation.
8th Day of Christmas
On The 8th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me eight maids a milking

Also, all the symbols can be used by Protestants and other Christians, not just by Catholics! There was another song called ‘A New Dial’ (also called ‘In Those Twelve Days’), which goes back as far as at least 1625, which gave religious meanings to the 12 Days of Christmas, but NOT so people could practice their faith is secret. If you’d like to know more about this, please go to the 12 Days of Christmas page on snopes.com

On The 8th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ‘eight maids a milking’ are the eight beatitudes, Jesus’ teachings on happiness.

Other information.

The 12 Days of Christmas are now most famous as a song about someone receiving lots of presents from their ‘true love’. However, to get to the song there had to be the days to start with!

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.

Each of the 12 Days traditionally is celebrated with a feast day for a saint and/or have different celebrations: Day 8 (1st January): Mary, the Mother of Jesus

Stay tuned for tomorrow for our continuation with the 9th Day of Christmas

~And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

~AMERiders
8th Day of Christmas

and

Let AMERiders help you with your stocking stuffers and gifts for the 8th Day of Christmas.

And as always don’t forget to send us your stories, pictures and events for posting to GALLERY.AMERIDERS @ GMAIL.COM  and we will post them for you. The more people that know about your event the better and we are offering free advertising. We would also love to hear about your rides and love to see those bikes so send those stories and pictures.

Like what you just read? Share it on social media with others and let them get the information and benefit from it as well.

7th Day of Christmas, 12 Days of Christmas Origin & Meaning Continued.

On the 7th Day of Christmas, AMERiders brings to you our Winter Holiday Event! We continue today with the 12 Days of Christmas Origin and Meaning with the 7th verse in the song. But before we do we want to remind about our Winter Holiday Event which now gives you now a full 30% percent off storewide. We would like to thank our wonderfully given owner for that. Also, don’t forget we have our usual Free Shipping on orders over $50 as well. Keep watching the clock above to ensure you get your orders in before the event ends so that we can ensure delivery by Christmas.

To remind you the idea for these posts came to us because the boss loves the song and just loves to drive us nuts singing it. Yes, we’ve done the research and we know this starts on the 25th of December, but however you know that we at AMERIders are not normal so we are going to start this the 12 days before Christmas.  We apologize if what follows offends anyone it is not our intention just information that we found online.

Recap of Origin

In England, between 1558 and 1829, it was not legal for Catholics to practice their kind of Christianity in public or private. Being a Catholic was treated as a bad crime. If you even owned a Catholic Bible, you could be put in prison! Catholics were stopped from worshipping because King Henry VIII fell out with the Catholic Church and started his own ‘Protestant’ Church (what is now the Church of England). There were many people who were still Catholics and they worshiped in secret.

‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ was written in England at the beginning of this time. Some people think that it was written to help children learn about their Catholic religion. In the carol, the days are supposed to represent special symbols and have hidden meanings, because it was illegal to have anything in writing that would indicate that you were a Catholic.

But there’s NO evidence that this is true and it seems most likely just to be a folk song and that the special ‘Catholic’ meanings were added at a MUCH later date!

While you are shopping for a great gift or stocking stuffers during our AMERiders Winter Holiday Event, Don’t forget that you get 30% percent off storewide. With our usual Free Shipping on orders over $50 as well.

Variations of the lyrics

The earliest known version of the lyrics was published under the title “The Twelve Days of Christmas sung at King Pepin’s Ball”, as part of a 1780 children’s book, Mirth without Mischief. Subsequent versions have shown considerable variation:

-In the earliest versions, the word “On” is not present at the beginning of each verse—for example, the first verse begins simply “The first day of Christmas”. “On” was added in Austin’s 1909 version, and became very popular thereafter.

-In the early versions, “my true love sent” me the gifts. However, a 20th-century variant has “my true love gave to me”; this wording has become particularly common in North America.

-The 1780 version has “four colly birds”—”colly” being a regional English expression for “black”. This wording must have been opaque to many even in the 19th century: “canary birds”, “colored birds”, “curly birds”, and “Corley birds” are found in its place. Frederic Austin’s 1909 version, which introduced the now-standard melody, also altered the fourth day’s gift to four “calling” birds, and this variant has become the most popular, although “colly” is still found.

-The “five gold rings” may become “five golden rings”, especially in North America. In the standard melody, this change enables singers to fit one syllable per musical note.

-The gifts associated with the final four days are often reordered. For example, the pipers may be on the ninth day rather than the eleventh.

Need a quick gift for an office party or for a surprise guest coming for Christmas Dinner? Check out our Winter Holiday Event, Don’t forget that you get 30% percent off storewide. With our usual Free Shipping on orders over $50 as well.

Song verse explanation.
7th Day of Christmas
On The 7th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:7 swans a swimming

Also, all the symbols can be used by Protestants and other Christians, not just by Catholics! There was another song called ‘A New Dial’ (also called ‘In Those Twelve Days’), which goes back as far as at least 1625, which gave religious meanings to the 12 Days of Christmas, but NOT so people could practice their faith is secret. If you’d like to know more about this, please go to the 12 Days of Christmas page on snopes.com

On The 7th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ‘seven swans a swimming’ are the seven ‘liberal arts’ studied in medieval universities. (They could also mean the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Other information.

The 12 Days of Christmas are now most famous as a song about someone receiving lots of presents from their ‘true love’. However, to get to the song there had to be the days to start with!

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.

Each of the 12 Days traditionally is celebrated with a feast day for a saint and/or have different celebrations: Day 7 (31st December): New Year’s Eve (known as Hogmanay in Scotland). Pope Sylvester, Is traditionally celebrated on this day. He was one of the earliest popes (in the 4th Century). In many central and eastern European countries (including Austria, Bosnia, and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland, and Slovenia) New Year’s Eve is still sometimes called ‘Silvester’. In the UK, New Year’s Eve was a traditional day for ‘games’ and sporting competitions. Archery was a very popular sport and during the middle ages, it was the law that it had to be practiced by all men between ages 17-60 on Sunday after Church! This was so the King had lots of very good archers ready in case he need to go to war!

Stay tuned for tomorrow for our continuation with the 8th Day of Christmas, and also Don’t forget While you’re shopping for great gifts during our AMERiders Winter Holiday Event, that you get 30% percent off on orders over $50 automatically. With our usual Free Shipping on orders over $50 as well.

~And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

~AMERiders
2nd Day of Christmas

and

Let AMERiders help you with your stocking stuffers and gifts for the 7th Day of Christmas.

And as always don’t forget to send us your stories, pictures and events for posting to GALLERY.AMERIDERS @ GMAIL.COM  and we will post them for you. The more people that know about your event the better and we are offering free advertising. We would also love to hear about your rides and love to see those bikes so send those stories and pictures.

Like what you just read? Share it on social media with others and let them get the information and benefit from it as well.

6th Day of Christmas, 12 Days of Christmas Origin & Meaning Continued.

On the 6th Day of Christmas, AMERiders brings to you our Winter Holiday Event! We continue today with the 12 Days of Christmas Origin and Meaning with the 6th verse in the song. But before we do we want to remind about our Winter Holiday Event which now gives you now a full 30% percent off storewide. We would like to thank our wonderfully given owner for that. Also, don’t forget we have our usual Free Shipping on orders over $50 as well. Keep watching the clock above to ensure you get your orders in before the event ends so that we can ensure delivery by Christmas.

To remind you the idea for these posts came to us because the boss loves the song and just loves to drive us nuts singing it. Yes, we’ve done the research and we know this starts on the 25th of December, but however you know that we at AMERIders are not normal so we are going to start this the 12 days before Christmas.  We apologize if what follows offends anyone it is not our intention just information that we found online.

Recap of Origin

In England, between 1558 and 1829, it was not legal for Catholics to practice their kind of Christianity in public or private. Being a Catholic was treated as a bad crime. If you even owned a Catholic Bible, you could be put in prison! Catholics were stopped from worshipping because King Henry VIII fell out with the Catholic Church and started his own ‘Protestant’ Church (what is now the Church of England). There were many people who were still Catholics and they worshiped in secret.

‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ was written in England at the beginning of this time. Some people think that it was written to help children learn about their Catholic religion. In the carol, the days are supposed to represent special symbols and have hidden meanings, because it was illegal to have anything in writing that would indicate that you were a Catholic.

But there’s NO evidence that this is true and it seems most likely just to be a folk song and that the special ‘Catholic’ meanings were added at a MUCH later date!

While you are shopping for a great gift or stocking stuffers during our AMERiders Winter Holiday Event, Don’t forget that you get 30% percent off storewide. With our usual Free Shipping on orders over $50 as well.

Variations of the lyrics

The earliest known version of the lyrics was published under the title “The Twelve Days of Christmas sung at King Pepin’s Ball”, as part of a 1780 children’s book, Mirth without Mischief. Subsequent versions have shown considerable variation:

-In the earliest versions, the word “On” is not present at the beginning of each verse—for example, the first verse begins simply “The first day of Christmas”. “On” was added in Austin’s 1909 version, and became very popular thereafter.

-In the early versions, “my true love sent” me the gifts. However, a 20th-century variant has “my true love gave to me”; this wording has become particularly common in North America.

-The 1780 version has “four colly birds”—”colly” being a regional English expression for “black”. This wording must have been opaque to many even in the 19th century: “canary birds”, “colored birds”, “curly birds”, and “Corley birds” are found in its place. Frederic Austin’s 1909 version, which introduced the now-standard melody, also altered the fourth day’s gift to four “calling” birds, and this variant has become the most popular, although “colly” is still found.

-The “five gold rings” may become “five golden rings”, especially in North America. In the standard melody, this change enables singers to fit one syllable per musical note.

-The gifts associated with the final four days are often reordered. For example, the pipers may be on the ninth day rather than the eleventh.

Need a quick gift for an office party or for a surprise guest coming for Christmas Dinner? Check out our Winter Holiday Event, Don’t forget that you get 30% percent off storewide. With our usual Free Shipping on orders over $50 as well.

Song verse explanation.
6th Day of Christmas
On The 6th day of Christmas my true love gave to me:6 Geese a laying

Also, all the symbols can be used by Protestants and other Christians, not just by Catholics! There was another song called ‘A New Dial’ (also called ‘In Those Twelve Days’), which goes back as far as at least 1625, which gave religious meanings to the 12 Days of Christmas, but NOT so people could practice their faith is secret. If you’d like to know more about this, please go to the 12 Days of Christmas page on snopes.com

On The 6th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ‘six geese a-laying’ are the six days of creation

Other information.

The 12 Days of Christmas are now most famous as a song about someone receiving lots of presents from their ‘true love’. However, to get to the song there had to be the days to start with!

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.

Each of the 12 Days traditionally is celebrated with a feast day for a saint and/or have different celebrations: Day 6 (30th December): St Egwin of Worcester.

Stay tuned for tomorrow for our continuation with the 7th Day of Christmas, and also Don’t forget While you’re shopping for great gifts during our AMERiders Winter Holiday Event, that you get 30% percent off on orders over $50 automatically. With our usual Free Shipping on orders over $50 as well.

~And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

~AMERiders
2nd Day of Christmas

and

Let AMERiders help you with your stocking stuffers and gifts for the 6th Day of Christmas.

And as always don’t forget to send us your stories, pictures and events for posting to GALLERY.AMERIDERS @ GMAIL.COM  and we will post them for you. The more people that know about your event the better and we are offering free advertising. We would also love to hear about your rides and love to see those bikes so send those stories and pictures.

Like what you just read? Share it on social media with others and let them get the information and benefit from it as well.

5th Day of Christmas, 12 Days of Christmas Origin & Meaning Continued.

On the 5th Day of Christmas, AMERiders brings to you our Winter Holiday Event! We continue today with the 12 Days of Christmas Origin and Meaning with the 5th verse in the song. But before we do we want to remind about our Winter Holiday Event which now gives you now a full 30% percent off storewide. We would like to thank our wonderfully given owner for that. Also, don’t forget we have our usual Free Shipping on orders over $50 as well. Keep watching the clock above to ensure you get your orders in before the event ends so that we can ensure delivery by Christmas.

To remind you the idea for these posts came to us because the boss loves the song and just loves to drive us nuts singing it. Yes, we’ve done the research and we know this starts on the 25th of December, but however you know that we at AMERIders are not normal so we are going to start this the 12 days before Christmas.  We apologize if what follows offends anyone it is not our intention just information that we found online.

Recap of Origin

In England, between 1558 and 1829, it was not legal for Catholics to practice their kind of Christianity in public or private. Being a Catholic was treated as a bad crime. If you even owned a Catholic Bible, you could be put in prison! Catholics were stopped from worshipping because King Henry VIII fell out with the Catholic Church and started his own ‘Protestant’ Church (what is now the Church of England). There were many people who were still Catholics and they worshiped in secret.

‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ was written in England at the beginning of this time. Some people think that it was written to help children learn about their Catholic religion. In the carol, the days are supposed to represent special symbols and have hidden meanings, because it was illegal to have anything in writing that would indicate that you were a Catholic.

But there’s NO evidence that this is true and it seems most likely just to be a folk song and that the special ‘Catholic’ meanings were added at a MUCH later date!

While you are shopping for a great gift or stocking stuffers during our AMERiders Winter Holiday Event, Don’t forget that you get 30% percent off storewide. With our usual Free Shipping on orders over $50 as well.

Variations of the lyrics

The earliest known version of the lyrics was published under the title “The Twelve Days of Christmas sung at King Pepin’s Ball”, as part of a 1780 children’s book, Mirth without Mischief. Subsequent versions have shown considerable variation:

-In the earliest versions, the word “On” is not present at the beginning of each verse—for example, the first verse begins simply “The first day of Christmas”. “On” was added in Austin’s 1909 version, and became very popular thereafter.

-In the early versions, “my true love sent” me the gifts. However, a 20th-century variant has “my true love gave to me”; this wording has become particularly common in North America.

-The 1780 version has “four colly birds”—”colly” being a regional English expression for “black”. This wording must have been opaque to many even in the 19th century: “canary birds”, “colored birds”, “curly birds”, and “Corley birds” are found in its place. Frederic Austin’s 1909 version, which introduced the now-standard melody, also altered the fourth day’s gift to four “calling” birds, and this variant has become the most popular, although “colly” is still found.

-The “five gold rings” may become “five golden rings”, especially in North America. In the standard melody, this change enables singers to fit one syllable per musical note.

-The gifts associated with the final four days are often reordered. For example, the pipers may be on the ninth day rather than the eleventh.

Need a quick gift for an office party or for a surprise guest coming for Christmas Dinner? Check out our Winter Holiday Event, Don’t forget that you get 30% percent off storewide. With our usual Free Shipping on orders over $50 as well.

Song verse explanation.
5th Day of Christmas
On The 5th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:5 Golden Rings

Also, all the symbols can be used by Protestants and other Christians, not just by Catholics! There was another song called ‘A New Dial’ (also called ‘In Those Twelve Days’), which goes back as far as at least 1625, which gave religious meanings to the 12 Days of Christmas, but NOT so people could practice their faith is secret. If you’d like to know more about this, please go to the 12 Days of Christmas page on snopes.com

On The 5th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ‘five golden rings’ are the five senses. (They could also mean first five books of the Bible also called the Pentateuch, the Books of Moses or the Torah.)

Other information.

The 12 Days of Christmas are now most famous as a song about someone receiving lots of presents from their ‘true love’. However, to get to the song there had to be the days to start with!

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.

Each of the 12 Days traditionally is celebrated with a feast day for a saint and/or have different celebrations: Day 5 (29th December): St Thomas Becket. He was Archbishop of Canterbury in the 12th century and was murdered on 29th December 1170 for challenging the King’s authority over Church.

Stay tuned for tomorrow for our continuation with the 6th Day of Christmas, and also Don’t forget While you’re shopping for great gifts during our AMERiders Winter Holiday Event, that you get 30% percent off on orders over $50 automatically. With our usual Free Shipping on orders over $50 as well.

~And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

~AMERiders
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Let AMERiders help you with your stocking stuffers and gifts for the 5th Day of Christmas.

And as always don’t forget to send us your stories, pictures and events for posting to GALLERY.AMERIDERS @ GMAIL.COM  and we will post them for you. The more people that know about your event the better and we are offering free advertising. We would also love to hear about your rides and love to see those bikes so send those stories and pictures.

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4th Day of Christmas, 12 Days of Christmas Origin and Meaning Continued.

On the 4th Day of Christmas, AMERiders brings to you our Winter Holiday Event! We continue today with the 12 Days of Christmas Origin and Meaning with the 4th verse in the song. But before we do we want to remind about our Winter Holiday Event which now gives you now a full 30% percent off storewide. We would like to thank our wonderfully given owner for that. Also, don’t forget we have our usual Free Shipping on orders over $50 as well. Keep watching the clock above to ensure you get your orders in before the event ends so that we can ensure delivery by Christmas.

To remind you the idea for these posts came to us because the boss loves the song and just loves to drive us nuts singing it. Yes, we’ve done the research and we know this starts on the 25th of December, but however you know that we at AMERIders are not normal so we are going to start this the 12 days before Christmas.  We apologize if what follows offends anyone it is not our intention just information that we found online.

Recap of Origin

In England, between 1558 and 1829, it was not legal for Catholics to practice their kind of Christianity in public or private. Being a Catholic was treated as a bad crime. If you even owned a Catholic Bible, you could be put in prison! Catholics were stopped from worshipping because King Henry VIII fell out with the Catholic Church and started his own ‘Protestant’ Church (what is now the Church of England). There were many people who were still Catholics and they worshiped in secret.

‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ was written in England at the beginning of this time. Some people think that it was written to help children learn about their Catholic religion. In the carol, the days are supposed to represent special symbols and have hidden meanings, because it was illegal to have anything in writing that would indicate that you were a Catholic.

But there’s NO evidence that this is true and it seems most likely just to be a folk song and that the special ‘Catholic’ meanings were added at a MUCH later date!

While you are shopping for a great gift or stocking stuffers during our AMERiders Winter Holiday Event, Don’t forget that you get 30% percent off storewide. With our usual Free Shipping on orders over $50 as well.

Variations of the lyrics

The earliest known version of the lyrics was published under the title “The Twelve Days of Christmas sung at King Pepin’s Ball”, as part of a 1780 children’s book, Mirth without Mischief. Subsequent versions have shown considerable variation:

-In the earliest versions, the word “On” is not present at the beginning of each verse—for example, the first verse begins simply “The first day of Christmas”. “On” was added in Austin’s 1909 version, and became very popular thereafter.

-In the early versions, “my true love sent” me the gifts. However, a 20th-century variant has “my true love gave to me”; this wording has become particularly common in North America.

-The 1780 version has “four colly birds”—”colly” being a regional English expression for “black”. This wording must have been opaque to many even in the 19th century: “canary birds”, “colored birds”, “curly birds”, and “Corley birds” are found in its place. Frederic Austin’s 1909 version, which introduced the now-standard melody, also altered the fourth day’s gift to four “calling” birds, and this variant has become the most popular, although “colly” is still found.

-The “five gold rings” may become “five golden rings”, especially in North America. In the standard melody, this change enables singers to fit one syllable per musical note.

-The gifts associated with the final four days are often reordered. For example, the pipers may be on the ninth day rather than the eleventh.

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Song verse explanation.
4th Day of Christmas
On The 4th day of Christmas my true love gave to me:4 Calling Birds

Also, all the symbols can be used by Protestants and other Christians, not just by Catholics! There was another song called ‘A New Dial’ (also called ‘In Those Twelve Days’), which goes back as far as at least 1625, which gave religious meanings to the 12 Days of Christmas, but NOT so people could practice their faith is secret. If you’d like to know more about this, please go to the 12 Days of Christmas page on snopes.com

On The 4th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ‘four calling birds’ which are said to be the four Gospels in the New Testament of the Bible. (They could also mean the four major Old Testament prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel; or the four horsemen of the Apocalypse!)

Other information.

The 12 Days of Christmas are now most famous as a song about someone receiving lots of presents from their ‘true love’. However, to get to the song there had to be the days to start with!

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.

Each of the 12 Days traditionally is celebrated with a feast day for a saint and/or have different celebrations: Day 4 (28th December): The Feast of the Holy Innocents – when people remember the baby boys which King Herod killed when he was trying to find and kill the Baby Jesus.

Stay tuned for tomorrow for our continuation with the 5th Day of Christmas, and also Don’t forget While you’re shopping for great gifts during our AMERiders Winter Holiday Event, that you get 30% percent off on orders over $50 automatically. With our usual Free Shipping on orders over $50 as well.

~And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

~AMERiders
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Let AMERiders help you with your stocking stuffers and gifts for the 4th Day of Christmas.

And as always don’t forget to send us your stories, pictures and events for posting to GALLERY.AMERIDERS @ GMAIL.COM  and we will post them for you. The more people that know about your event the better and we are offering free advertising. We would also love to hear about your rides and love to see those bikes so send those stories and pictures.

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12 Days of Christmas and It’s Origin and Meaning!

We at AMERiders are in the spirit of giving! We would like to thank everyone that has helped us, and this is our thank you for helping AMERiders being what it is today. For the next 12 days, we would like to offer up the meaning behind the 12 days of Christmas Song. (one verse for each day).This came to us because the boss loves it and just loves to drive us nuts singing it. Yes, we’ve done the research and we know this starts on the 25th of December, but however you know that we at AMERIders are not normal so we are going to start this the 12 days before Christmas.  We apologize if what follows offends anyone it is not our intention just information that we found online.

Before we go into a song that is stemmed in controversy of what the meaning behind the song actually is we would like to remind you of our Winter Holiday Event, Don’t forget that you get 20% percent off on orders over $50 automatically. With our usual Free Shipping on orders over $50 as well.

On to the meaning behind the beloved song.

The 12 Days of Christmas” is an English Christmas carol that enumerates in the manner of a cumulative song a series of increasingly grand gifts given on each of the twelve days of Christmas (the twelve days after Christmas). The song, published in England in 1780 without music as a chant or rhyme, is thought to be French in origin. However, there are ideas that think this may not be so. It is a cumulative song, meaning that each verse is built on top of the previous verses. There are twelve verses, each describing a gift given by “my true love” on one of the twelve days of Christmas. There are many variations in the lyrics depending on where you are in the world and have been changed slightly down through the years.

The exact origins and the meaning of the song are unknown, but it is highly probable that it originated from a children’s memory and forfeit game.

The best known English version was first printed in English in 1780 in a little book intended for children, Mirth without Mischief, as a Twelfth Night “memories-and-forfeits” game, in which a leader recited a verse, each of the players repeated the verse, the leader added another verse, and so on until one of the players made a mistake, with the player who erred having to pay a penalty, such as offering up a kiss or a sweet. One hundred years later, Lady Gomme, a collector of folktales and rhymes, described how it used to be played every Twelfth Day night before eating mince pies and twelfth cake.

Husk, writing in 1864, stated:

This piece is found on broadsides printed at Newcastle at various periods during the last hundred and fifty years. On one of these sheets, nearly a century old, it is entitled “An Old English Carol,” but it can scarcely be said to fall within that description of composition, being rather fitted for use in playing the game of “Forfeits,” to which purpose it was commonly applied in the metropolis upwards of forty years since. The practice was for one person in the company to recite the first three lines; a second, the four following; and so on; the person who failed in repeating her portion correctly being subjected to some trifling forfeit.

Variations of the lyrics

The earliest known version of the lyrics was published under the title “The Twelve Days of Christmas sung at King Pepin’s Ball”, as part of a 1780 children’s book, Mirth without Mischief. Subsequent versions have shown considerable variation:

-In the earliest versions, the word “On” is not present at the beginning of each verse—for example, the first verse begins simply “The first day of Christmas”. “On” was added in Austin’s 1909 version, and became very popular thereafter.

-In the early versions, “my true love sent” me the gifts. However, a 20th-century variant has “my true love gave to me”; this wording has become particularly common in North America.

-The 1780 version has “four colly birds”—”colly” being a regional English expression for “black”. This wording must have been opaque to many even in the 19th century: “canary birds”, “colored birds”, “curly birds”, and “Corley birds” are found in its place. Frederic Austin’s 1909 version, which introduced the now-standard melody, also altered the fourth day’s gift to four “calling” birds, and this variant has become the most popular, although “colly” is still found.

-The “five gold rings” may become “five golden rings”, especially in North America. In the standard melody, this change enables singers to fit one syllable per musical note.

-The gifts associated with the final four days are often reordered. For example, the pipers may be on the ninth day rather than the eleventh.

While you’re shopping for great gifts during our AMERiders Winter Holiday Event, Don’t forget that you get 20% percent off on orders over $50 automatically. With our usual Free Shipping on orders over $50 as well.

Other origins

In England, between 1558 and 1829, it was not legal for Catholics to practice their kind of Christianity in public or private. Being a Catholic was treated as a bad crime. If you even owned a Catholic Bible, you could be put in prison! Catholics were stopped from worshipping because King Henry VIII fell out with the Catholic Church and started his own ‘Protestant’ Church (what is now the Church of England). There were many people who were still Catholics and they worshiped in secret.

‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ was written in England at the beginning of this time. Some people think that it was written to help children learn about their Catholic religion. In the carol, the days are supposed to represent special symbols and have hidden meanings, because it was illegal to have anything in writing that would indicate that you were a Catholic.

But there’s NO evidence that this is true and it seems most likely just to be a folk song and that the special ‘Catholic’ meanings were added at a MUCH later date!

Song verse explanation.

Also, all the symbols can be used by Protestants and other Christians, not just by Catholics! There was another song called ‘A New Dial’ (also called ‘In Those Twelve Days’), which goes back as far as at least 1625, which gave religious meanings to the 12 Days of Christmas, but NOT so people could practice their faith is secret. If you’d like to know more about this, please go to the 12 Days of Christmas page on snopes.com

12 days of Christmas
Partridge in a Pear tree

The ‘partridge in a pear tree‘ means God. (In ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’, it can also mean Jesus who died on the cross. In ancient times a partridge was often used as a mythological symbol of a divine, sacred king. Partridges weren’t introduced into England, from France, until the 1770s, which also points to any extra meanings being added later!)

The 12 Days each traditionally celebrate a feast day for a saint and/or have different celebrations: Day 1 (25th December): Christmas Day – celebrating the Birth of Jesus

Stay tuned for tomorrow for our continuation with the 2nd Day of Christmas, and also Don’t forget While you’re shopping for great gifts during our AMERiders Winter Holiday Event, that you get 20% percent off on orders over $50 automatically. With our usual Free Shipping on orders over $50 as well.

~And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

 

 

 

 

~AMERiders

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Let AMERiders give you gift ideas for the holidays as well as inform you about the 12 Days of Christmas Origin.

And as always don’t forget to send us your stories, pictures and events for posting to GALLERY.AMERIDERS @ GMAIL.COM  and we will post them for you. The more people that know about your event the better and we are offering free advertising. We would also love to hear about your rides and love to see those bikes so send those stories and pictures.

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Get Last Minute Stocking Stuffers at AMERiders Winter Holiday Event!

No one likes and empty stocking by the fireplace so get those last minute stocking stuffers at AMERiders Winter Holiday Event! We have plenty of stocking stuffers as well as great gifts for your biker guy or gal. When you hang your stockings on the Mantel ensure your loved ones have them stuffed with plenty of great things they want to have. Sometimes it is even good to have a theme with your loved one’s presents.

Check out these great stocking stuffer gift ideas we have for you, then browse our store for a big wonderful gift for your loved one as well. Don’t forget that during AMERiders Winter Holiday Event you will get an automatic 20% percent off any order over $50. In order for our crew to get your gifts to you in time for Christmas you must order by the 18th so watch the countdown clock at the top of the screen to know how many days you have left to order. This is our gift to you for being such wonderful customers throughout the year.

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Stocking Stuffer Ideas for your Special Biker

Who doesn’t love looking in their stocking Christmas Morning and finding all the tiny goodies inside? I know I do and so does the rest of the AMERiders family. So finding the perfect items to stuff into their stockings is not always easy. Sure there are the givens like candy canes and chocolate and maybe gift cards to their favorite store. But there are also the tiny gifts that say you care and that you know what they like as well. We at AMERiders have put on our Elf thinking caps and came up with some great Stocking stuffer ideas for you. What did we come up with? Headwear, eyewear, helmet accessories, eyewear accessories, small items for the bike and much more.

Headwear

Let’s start with stuff for the head, at AMERiders we know that the noggin is especially important which is why we suggest you wear a helmet when riding. However, if you are not going to wear a helmet at least let your noggin look great while doing it, so here are a few examples of headwear ideas you can stuff in their stockings. We have plenty of Cold Weather Balaclava ‘s, Face Masks and Doo-Rags for men and we also have great headwear for women to keep your noggin not only warm but looking cool at the same time.

Cold weather Headwear
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Fire Balaclava

Our Fire Balaclava is Constructed from durable stretch nylon fabric, our Nylon Balaclava provides a comfortable, low profile fit under any helmet while providing all season protection from the elements. The non-bulky Nylon Balaclava is machine washable and folds easily for storage.

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Grey Beard Face Mask

Stand out wherever you go with our Grey Beard Face Mask, if you can’t grow a beard and mustache then wear this during the winter and you’ll be right as rain. The special neoprene material offers superior warmth and comfort for those frigid cold-weather conditions. Plus you could even ride around pretending to be Santa as well.

While your shopping for these great gift ideas during AMERiders Winter Holiday Event, Don’t forget that you get 20% percent off on orders over $50 automatically. With our usual Free Shipping on orders over $50 as well.

Headwear for your Doo
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Old School Doo Rag Flydanna

Kick it Old School, With our Old School Doo Rag Flydanna is a perfect accessory to keep your Doo intact. It is a bandanna, cut into 6 panels and sewn into a headwrap, with a tail and ties at the nape of the neck.It is designed to sit securely on the head using the attached ties, allowing one size to fit all. Flydannas are great under a helmet as a moisture barrier as they help to isolate grease and sweat from helmet liners.

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center>Pink Butterflies Do-Rag Flydanna

Lastly, in our headwear stocking stuffers, ideas is a selection from our ladies headwear as all Ladies know you just can never have enough Do-rags to keep your do in place! Our Pink Butterflies Do-Rag Flydanna it is a great accessory to help do just that! It’s beautiful butterflies will have your heart a-flutter. This bandanna us cut into 6 panels and sewn into a headwrap, with a tail and ties at the back.

While your shopping for these great gift ideas during our AMERiders Winter Holiday Event, Don’t forget that you get 20% percent off on orders over $50 automatically. With our usual Free Shipping on orders over $50 as well.

Eyewear
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Riding Glasses With Smoke Lens

Everyone knows that next to the head your eyes are important because if you can’t see then you can’t possibly know where you’re going. So grab a great pair of glasses such as our Our Riding Glasses With Smoke Lens are a pair of very comfortable riding glasses that feature smoked lenses. The lenses are smoked to prevent the sun from distracting the rider.

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American Flag Glass Holder

Don’t lose that brand new pair of glasses grab a unique sunglass holder  so that you can keep an eye on them. Such as our American Flag Glass Holder! Never worry about where your sunglasses are again this American Flag Sun Glasses Holder , just attach it to your vest or jacket hang your glasses and your set. If this one is not to your liking we have many colors and styles to fit your needs.

Stuff items for their bike in their stockings

Everyone loves making their bike look unique and customizing it to their liking from running lights to custom bags and more. We have many great accessories to make your ride and theirs look unique and show off your style.

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Red & Black Get Back Whip For Motorcycles

Our Red & Black Get Back Whip For Motorcycles are a great way to make every effort you can to be seen and not run over, years ago motorcycles were the only vehicles with the headlight on all the time and people noticed us, now almost every vehicle made comes with daytime running lights. Today the laws may have changed but they still make a great way to catch the eye of other drivers and customize your ride, and we must make ways to be noticed.

While your shopping for these great gift ideas during our AMERiders Winter Holiday Event, Don’t forget that you get 20% percent off on orders over $50 automatically. With our usual Free Shipping on orders over $50 as well.

Give them a bit of luck with one of our many Guardian Bells.
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Four Leaf Clover Guardian Bell

Our Lead-Free Pewter Motorcycle Bells are handmade in the USA. Many bikers believe in the tradition of putting a small bell on their motorcycle. Look around the internet and you will find many variations of the biker bell folklore tale. Various creatures such as demons, evil spirits, gremlins, buzzards, gnomes and many more evil creatures are blamed for all sorts of motorcycle malfunctions during a bikers trip.

Although there are many different legends there are two common points among them. One is that the bell should be hung low on the motorcycle(down to the road).  But things differ again Either or it makes the ringing louder for whatever little evil thing is lurking in the shadows waiting to ruin your day.The other is that it is also believed that the mystery of the bell carries twice as much power when it is purchased by a friend or loved one and given as a gift.Show someone how much you care. Offer them defense against any Evil Road Spirit(s) that may have cause to do them harm! Give them a motorcycle bell and share the Legend of Good Luck it offers to a motorcycle and its rider!  We have many styles of bells pick out a special one for your loved one.

So after you have hung your stockings by the chimney with care, ensure that each one is stuffed with just the right amount of wonderful goodies that they will love. AMERiders Winter Holiday Event can help you find plenty of things to stuff in their stocking that will make them ooo and aah and giggle with delight. The boss has also told me to let all our customers know that there are better things coming soon.

~And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

 

 

 

 

~AMERiders

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Let AMERiders Winter Holiday Event help you find the best stocking stuffers.

And as always don’t forget to send us your stories, pictures and events for posting to GALLERY.AMERIDERS @ GMAIL.COM  and we will post them for you. The more people that know about your event the better and we are offering free advertising. We would also love to hear about your rides and love to see those bikes so send those stories and pictures.

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Ask Santa for something from our 2016 Winter Holiday Event This year!

What’s on your list to Santa? Why not Ask Santa for something from our 2016 Winter Holiday Event This year! We at AMERiders  have plenty of items to choose from for yourself or that special biker guy or gal. All of us bikers love getting gifts so why not make it a special one with one of our jackets, helmets or even a piece of our lovely biker jewelry. We have something for everyone so take a look while you’re sippin’ on your cocoa and keepin’ warm inside.

We think the Boss has gone a bit coo-coo for cocoa puffs as he has told us that from now until the end of our event on the 18th that we are giving an extra 10% off. That is right on any order over $50 you will get an automatic 20% percent off. In order for our crew to get your gifts to you in time for Christmas you must order by the 18th so watch the countdown clock at the top of the screen to know how many days you have left to order. This is our gift to you for being such wonderful customers throughout the year.

I have always loved the poem The Night Before Christmas and wondered if someone had written a biker version, so I gazed into the void that is “The Google” as an Uncle of mine calls it and found one that I liked and thought I would share it with you. Again, I did not write this it was written by someone else, I couldn’t find a name on it.

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (Biker Style)

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‘Twas the night before Christmas, And not until Spring,
Would an engine be running, not even a Wing.
The bikes are all sleeping, They’re covered and warm
Batteries are tended, nylon covers their form.

My Bros were all nestled snug in their beds,
While visions of new chrome danced in their heads.
And I in my doo-rag, bike jacket, and boots,
Out shoveling snow, and dreaming of scoots.

Then from the horizon there came such a clatter,
My shovel I dropped, what could be the matter?
Away up the hill, I slogged through the snow,
Looked up at the sky; where’d all that noise go?

A throb from the heavens like straight pipes so hearty,
Gave Summers’ good thoughts, a loud bikers’ party.
When what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a Hog Ultra Classic, Red trailer in rear.

With a little old rider, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than Crotchies his Ultra came on,
And he whistled, and shouted, and sang out this song;

“Now, Harley! Now, Big Dog! On Honda and Beamer!
Now Vulcan! Now Injun! On Vict’ry and Trumpet!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now RIDE away! RIDE away! RIDE away all!”

As small bikes that from the semis do fly,
When they meet with the air blast, mount to the sky.
So up to the house-top that Ultra it flew,
With a trailer of goodies, and ole’ St. Nick too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof,
The rumble and thunder of pipes that gave proof.
I ran to the house, boots thumping around,
And in came St. Nick all bearded and round.

Dressed all in black leather, from do-rag to boot,
His chaps were all tarnished with road grime and soot.
A T-bag of goodies he’d flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.

His shades — how they twinkled! his do-rag how scary!
With chains intertwined, through skulls that were cherry!
His droll little mouth had done many a row,
So the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
The smoke had a strange smell; it gave him relief!
He had a broad face and a large fat beer belly,
That shook when he laughed like a bowlful of jelly.

He was tattooed and plump, a right jolly old rider,
So I offered a cold Bud, thought what could be righter?
A wink of his eye as he downed that cold beer,
Gave me to know I had nothing to fear.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to my ride,
And fixed it with Chrome, Horsepower, and Pride!
And giving the peace sign with bikers’ good cheer,
Took off for his Ultra rumbling near.

He sprang on the saddle, his gloves on the bars,
A wheelie he threw then off towards the stars!
I heard him exclaim, as my chest swelled with pride…
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good ride!

Find great gift ideas for your special guy or gal.
2016 Winter Holiday Event
Heavy Duty Black Red Stainless Steel Motorcycle Chain Bracelet

Now that is a poem I can get behind I don’t know about you guys. I love a good Biker Santa Tale. Send us yours if you have them we would love to hear them. However, don’t forget that we have many great gifts such as this gorgeous Heavy Duty Black Red Stainless Steel Motorcycle Chain Bracelet is not only an accessory for daily rides but an awesome accessory for going out or hitting up your favorite bar. Featuring a black and red motorcycle chain and a stainless steel clasp. Now who I ask you wouldn’t love that.

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Women’s Stainless Steel Bracelet With Stones Magnetic Closure

We also have many great jewelry items for the ladies as well such as this. Women’s Stainless Steel Bracelet With Stones Magnetic Closure is a stylish stainless steel bracelet that is tied together beautifully by an interlocking pattern of woven steel mesh. A strong magnetic closure holds it securely to your wrist and is perfect for going out riding or enjoying a girls night out.

While your shopping for these great gift ideas during our 2016 Winter Holiday Event, Don’t forget that you get 20% percent off on orders over $50 automatically. With our usual Free Shipping on orders over $50 as well.

Never fumble with your zipper again.
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Heart Zipper Puller

We all know how difficult it can be pulling your zipper up on your jacket while you have your gloves on. AMERiders has you covered, We have many different zipper pulls that can help you overcome the issue of glove vs. zipper. Such as this gorgeous ladies Heart Zipper Puller is a great way to help pull your zipper on your motorcycle gear, as well as a perfect way to show how unique you really are, not to mention is a perfect gift for someone you love, and it will help them have you closer to their heart.

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POW MIA Zipper Puller

Or this POW MIA Zipper Puller is a great way to help pull your zipper, as well as a perfect way to show how unique you really are, not to mention showing that they our POW/MIA are not forgotten by accessorizing your jacket. It makes a great gift for your loved ones as well.

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Stuff your stockings with 20% off!

Besides all of these great gifts we have plenty more that will match any of your special biker guy or gals unique style, or yours for that matter. Just check us out, what’s more is our prices are very affordable. We love our customers which is why we do what we do. Have a Happy Holiday/Merry Christmas from our families to yours.

While your shopping for these great gift ideas during our 2016 Winter Holiday Event, Don’t forget that you get 20% percent off on orders over $50 automatically. With our usual Free Shipping on orders over $50 as well.

~And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

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~AMERiders

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Let AMERiders find those last minute gifts for your special biker during our 2016 Winter Holiday Event.

And as always don’t forget to send us your stories, pictures and events for posting to GALLERY.AMERIDERS @ GMAIL.COM  and we will post them for you. The more people that know about your event the better and we are offering free advertising. We would also love to hear about your rides and love to see those bikes so send those stories and pictures.

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