Advent Calendar – 10th December

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'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 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 Amazon.co.uk)

This book is available to borrow from the Library via the online request form

Horrible Histories Horrible Christmas

Christmas Word of the Day

Myrrh

Myrrh is a gum-resin extracted from a number of small, thorny tree species of the genus Commiphora.

It is said that Myrrh was among the gifts carried to Bethlehem by the three wise men.

Myrrh

Did you know?

Fancy an alternative to turkey?

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

a turkey on some grass