Advent Calendar – 6th December

19 days to go!

Ding Dong Merrily on High...

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Christmas Book of the Day

A Boy Called Christmas

Life was going to change for Nikolas, in ways he could never have imagined. Things were going to happen to him. Good things. Bad things. Impossible things... Father Christmas was not always an old, jolly man with a white beard, he was once just a little boy.

A fond, funny and magical tale from award-winning writer Matt Haig that tells the story of how one little boy from Finland came to become Father Christmas.

Little Nikolas’s life was not easy. Rarely receiving any kind of gift at Christmas, he certainly believed in happiness…yet he didn’t experience very much of it. Until one day, something magical happened. Join Nikolas on a life-changing adventure, full of fantastic characters and beautiful moments, and watch how one little boy came to be the very symbol of Christmas itself.

Full to bursting with festive wonder, this story will warm the heart of readers young and old. (Synopsis from Waterstones.co.uk)

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

A boy called Christmas

Christmas Word of the Day

Stollen

A fruit bread of nuts, spices, and dried or candied fruit, coated with powdered sugar or icing sugar.

It is a traditional German bread eaten during the Christmas season.

Stollen

Did you know?

Ever wondered why it's called mincemeat?

Although now mostly vegetarian, in Victorian times, mince pies were made with beef and spices.

Mince pies