Advent Calendar – 23rd December

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Tom bakes some delicious gingerbread men to share with his colleagues... but a surprised Paula discovers them trying to escape before they can be eaten!

Christmas Book of the Day

A Christmas Cracker

This Christmas is about to go off with a bang! Things can’t possibly get worse for Tabby. Framed for a crime she didn’t commit, she suddenly finds herself without a job. Then to make matters worse, Tabby’s boyfriend dumps her and gives her cat away to a shelter.But rescue comes in the form of kindly Mercy. A master of saving waifs and strays, Mercy wants Tabby to breathe new flair into her ailing cracker business. Together, they’ll save Marwood’s Magical Christmas Crackers. But someone has other ideas.

Mercy’s nephew Randal thinks Tabby’s a fraudster. Stubborn, difficult and very attractive, her future depends upon winning him round. But it’s that time of the year when miracles really can happen. Standing under the mistletoe, Tabby’s Christmas is set to be one that she will never forget... (Description from

A Christmas Cracker

Christmas Word of the Day


One of a pair of close-fitting garments made of knitted yarn to cover the foot and part or all of the leg, traditionally fixed to the fireplace and filled with presents at Christmas.


Did you know?

Why do we hang stockings?

Hanging stockings out comes from the Dutch custom of leaving shoes packed with food for St Nicholas's donkeys. He would leave small gifts in return.


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