Why so we continue to sing Christmas carols after Christmas Day? We do so because Christmas is not just a day, it is a season. It last 12 days (as in 5 golden rings) from the Feast of the Nativity (Dec 25) to the Feast of the Epiphany (Jan 6) which celebrates the arrival of the magi (who some believe to have been firemen because the text says they “came from afar”).