Advent Calendar – 13th December

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Inspired by watching way too much Strictly, Lynn thinks she's found the perfect before realising he already has his own!

Christmas Book of the Day

Skipping Christmas

Imagine a year without Christmas. No crowded malls, no corny office parties, no fruitcakes, no unwanted presents. That’s just what Luther and Nora Krank have in mind when they decide that, just this once, they’ll skip the holiday altogether. Theirs will be the only house on Hemlock Street without a rooftop Frosty; they won’t be hosting their annual Christmas Eve bash; they aren’t even going to have a tree. They won’t need one, because come December 25 they’re setting sail on a Caribbean cruise. But, as this weary couple is about to discover, skipping Christmas brings enormous consequences–and isn’t half as easy as they’d imagined.

A classic tale for modern times, Skipping Christmas offers a hilarious look at the chaos and frenzy that have become part of our holiday tradition. This novel inspired the 2004 film Christmas with the Kranks, which starred Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis (Description from

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

Skipping Christmas

Christmas Word of the Day


a religious folk song or popular hymn, particularly one associated with Christmas.

Carol singers

Did you know?

The many names of Santa...

Santa has different names around the world - Kriss Kringle in Germany, Le Befana in Italy, Pere Noel in France and Deushka Moroz (Grandfather Frost) in Russia... and of course, more traditionally in England, Father Christmas!

Father Christmas

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