“On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… A Partridge in a Pear Tree.”

Also included in the song are 2 Turtle Doves, 3 French Hens, 4 Colly Birds, 6 Geese-a-Laying and 7 Swans-a-Swimming so I present Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds from 1963. That should cover all the fine feathered friends in the list. Not that I’m actually following the list.

Last year’s 12 Days of Christmas theme was movies that just happened to take place at Christmas. This is year the movies have a gift / package theme – being that the Twelve Days of Christmas song is all about gift giving.

Tippi Hedren is a bored rich girl who bumps into Rod Talyor only to discover that he is a lawyer and is familiar with her rich girl shenanigans (she apparently jumped naked into a fountain). He intrigues her so she buys the love birds that he was looking at and drives up the coast to give him the birds at his home in Bodega Bay, California.

Once Hedren arrives some strange things begin to happen. It starts with a bird attacking her. The next you know it seems like the birds are attacking people everywhere. Maybe it’s the end of the world. The end of the world caused not by man but by birds. Maybe bringing birds as a gift wasn’t a such good idea.