12/24/2005 10:22 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

"Twelve Days of Christmas" Originally Pagan Sex Song...

An author who claims to have found the real meaning behind one of Britain's most famous carols says it isn't about Christmas at all - it's about sex. Writer Ray Wright, a grandfather-ofthree, said The Twelve Days Of Christmas was changed by the Catholic Church tomask its mysterious origins in pagan mating rituals.

Ray, 75, reckons that after the medieval Church failed to ban the carol, it managed to jumble up the numbers to mask the dangerous sexual signals.