Animal Christmas Gifts or Christmas present is a gift given in celebration of Christmas. They are often exchanged on December 25th. The tradition of gift giving is an old one, but it became associated with Christmas more recently. It is a relic of a pagan custom, namely, the winter solstice which in Europe happens in December. This was celebrated in ancient Rome with gift giving during the Saturnalia holiday which took place that months. Animal Christmas Gifts 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 that comprise the Christmas Season starting with Christmas Days).