Advent Calendar – 10th December

15 days to go!

On the Fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me...

Five images of Lynn, shining. Giving the impression of shiny gold

...five Gold Lynns!

Christmas Book of the Day

Horrible Histories: Horrible Christmas

Horrible Christmas is filled with all the festive facts every Horrible Histories reader wanted to know, but were too stuffed full of mince pies to ask! The complete horrible history of Christmas tells tales from the dark days when the Puritans tried to abolish Christmas, to Christmas in the trenches when the British and Germans traded bullets for footballs. Plus dreadful jokes, rotten recipes, and a Christmas quiz! (Description from

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Horrible Histories Horrible Christmas

Christmas Word of the Day


A natural gum or resin extracted from a number of small, thorny tree species of the genus Commiphora.

Myrrh resin has been used throughout history as a perfume, incense and medicine.

The wise men were said to have brought gold, frankincense and myrrh to Bethlehem as gifts to Jesus.


Did you know?

It wasn't always turkey...

Before turkey, the traditional Christmas meal in England was a pig's head and mustard. Yum...

a turkey on some grass