Holiday Post: What Happens When Us Nerdy Types Listen to Christmas Music

I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving. Many people consider this time of year the holiday season so I thought it would be a great time for a fun, nerdy holiday-themed post. This is slightly off the topic of technology and tech careers, but my friend is in computer science as well and it just shows how amazingly and awesomely nerdy we can be sometimes.

I was chatting with a friend today and he mentioned hearing the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas" which prompted him to think about which item singer would have most of at the end of the song. He said he had even come up with a formula to determine the correct answer. I instantly had a guess and it turns out we both came to the right conclusion.

If you have not heard the song before, you can look at the lyrics here.

Do you know what the answer is? How did you arrive at your conclusion? Or, perhaps, just for fun, you can write a program to figure it out!

No matter what holidays you celebrate, have a happy holiday season!