DAY 8 8th DECEMBER ONLY 17 SLEEPS UNTIL CHRISTMAS
4 Christmas Carol: Whilst Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night
5 Christmas Film; Holiday Inn
6 Something to Prepare: Wrap and deliver presents
7 Children’s Christmas Picture Book: The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas – Tom Fletcher
8 Children’s Christmas Paperback: Christmas Stories Michael Morpurgo
9 Adult Christmas Book: Christmas At Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
11 It’s A Christmas Cracker:
Why are Christmas trees so bad at sewing? They always drop their needles!
12 A Christmas Number:
3 Billion – The number of Christmas cards sent in the USA every year
13 An Amazing Christmas Fact:
In 2016, UK retail ecommerce spending is expected to top £60bn.
14 Christmas Radio Times:
15 Christmas Character: The Shepherds
16 Unusual Gifts:
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough – wise words from the inimitable Mae West. This fabulous book with inspire readers of all ages to seize the day and supercharge their life! Suitable for all ages and all life stages, this lovely book has more than 1000 ideas to inspire and entertain. The ideas are punctuated with spectacular photography, beautiful illustrations and insightful maps, You Only Live Once will inspire a lifetime of incredible experiences. Amazon £15.63
17 TV AD: Waitrose Robin 2016
18 Christmas Stamp:
19 EWAN’S ADVENT MESSAGE: We went to Church last night to see The Blessing of the Christmas Tree. I did not see the relevance to Christmas though. There was no Santa and therefore no present for me. I was not even allowed to take the decorations from the tree. You can’t call that a Christmas celebration, can you?
20 GEORGE’S ADVENT MESSAGE: I was still only allocated one tiny bit of advent chocolate a day. Is everybody sure it’s really Christmas. Life is just going on as normal. And please don’t say you watched The Nativity film starring Martin Freeman, Ashley Jensen, Paul Maddens, Marc Wootton, Jason Watkins , Pam Ferris and Alan Carr. Sister Freya has insisted on watching that every day since half term (February Half Term that is). There are more films to TV life. Bah! Humbug!
21 A Christmas List: The Everlasting Turkey
On the first day of Christmas my true love said to me
I’ve bought a big fresh turkey and a proper Christmas tree.
On the second day of Christmas much laughter could be heard
As we tucked into our turkey – a most delicious bird.
On the third day of Christmas people came from just next door,
The turkey tasted just as good as it had done before.
On the fourth day of Christmas came relations young and old
We finished up the Christmas pud and had the turkey cold.
On the fifth day of Christmas, outside the snowflakes scurried,
But we were nice and warm inside, and had the turkey curried.
On the sixth day of Christmas, the Christmas spirit died.
The children fought and bickered – we had the turkey rissoles fried.
On the seventh day of Christmas my true love he did wince
When he sat down at table – and was offered turkey mince.
On the eighth day of Christmas, the dog had run for shelter,
For he’d seen our turkey pancakes and the glass of alka-seltzer.
On the ninth day of Christmas, by lunchtime dad was blotto,
He knew that bird was back again, this time as a risotto.
On the tenth day of Christmas we were drinking home-made brew,
Anything to help us face that steaming turkey stew.
On the eleventh day of Christmas our lovely tree was moulting,
And with chilli, soy and oyster sauce, the turkey was revolting.
On the twelfth day of Christmas we had smiles back on our lips,
The guests had gone, the turkey too – WE DINED ON FISH AND CHIPS.
22 CHRISTMAS ALBUM – CD:
Ally McBeal – A Very Ally Christmas – Vonda Shepherd
Ally McBeal is an American legal comedy-drama television series, originally aired from September, 1997 to May, 2002. Created by David E. Kelley, the series stars Calista Flockhart in the title role as a young lawyer working in the fictional Boston law firm Cage and Fish, with other young lawyers whose lives and loves were eccentric, humorous and dramatic. The series received critical acclaim in its early seasons, winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy in 1997 and 1998, and also winning the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series in 1999. Shown in UK on Channel 4. (5 Seasons 112 episodes)