Advent Calendar – 15th December

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'Joe is falling... all around She...ila'

Joe as snow, falling around Sheila

Christmas Book of the Day

Invasion of the Christmas Puddings

'Tis the season to be jolly tra-la-la-la-la ... BUT WAIT! 


Father Christmas's EVIL brother, Bad Christmas, is plotting to take over the world. His poisonous Christmas puddings that turn humans into zombies are pouring through from The Other Side in their millions. Millions of Christmas puddings, all made of deadly sticky matter!
But four children from Plumpot Primary have escaped the puddings. Are they in time to stop Bad Christmas and save the world? Prepare to be ... puddified! (Description from Amazon.co.uk)

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

Invasion of the Christmas Puddings

Christmas Word of the Day

Toboggan

a long, light, narrow vehicle, typically on runners, used for sliding downhill over snow or ice.

Toboggan

Did you know?

Origins of the Christmas cake...

Christmas cake actually started life as plum porridge, designed to line people’s stomachs after a day of religious fasting. Soon, other fruits and a dash of honey joined the plums and became the good old Christmas pudding. 

Around the 16th century, people began to use richer ingredients so the oats were removed and flour and eggs were added. The pudding started to resemble the kind of fruitcake we recognise today. Spices that had started to be brought over from the east were incorporated into the cake to symbolise the three wise men. Richer families could also afford to wrap their cakes in marzipan, making them look much like the Christmas cake we eat today.

Christmas cake