Advent Calendar – 24th December

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♫ Merry Christmas, everyone! ♫

Library staff wish a Merry Christmas in the snow

Library staff meet up outside for a socially distanced get-together before they wait for Santa!

Don't forget to track Santa on his journey tonight with

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Christmas Book of the Day

A Christmas Carol

Merry Christmas!...every idiot who goes about with "Merry Christmas" on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding'Generations of readers have been enchanted by Dickens’ A Christmas Carol—the most cheerful ghost story ever written, and the unforgettable tale of Ebenezer Scrooge’s moral regeneration. Written in just a few weeks, A Christmas Carol famously recounts the plight of Bob Cratchit, whose family finds joy even in poverty, and the transformation of his miserly boss Scrooge as he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future.From Scrooge’s “Bah!” and “Humbug!” to Tiny Tim’s “God bless us every one!” A Christmas Carol shines with warmth, decency, kindness, humility, and the value of the holidays. But beneath its sentimental surface, A Christmas Carol offers another of Dickens’s sharply critical portraits of a brutal society, and an inspiring celebration of the possibility of spiritual, psychological, and social change. (Description from

A Christmas Carol

Christmas Word of the Day

Father Christmas

Father Christmas, also known as Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, Kris Kringle, or simply Santa, is a legendary character originating in Western Christian culture who is said to bring gifts to the homes of well-behaved children on the night of Christmas Eve or during the early morning hours of Christmas Day and coal to naughty children.

Father Christmas in his sleigh

Did you know?

Donald Duck, a Christmas tradition...

A large part of Sweden’s population watches Donald Duck cartoons every Christmas Eve!

Every year since 1959, at 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve, the 1958 special Kalle Anka och hans vänner önskar God Jul (Donald Duck and His Friends Wish You a Merry Christmas, in English) is screened on Sweden’s main public television channel, TV1.

Donald Duck