Heirloom Advent for all your Advent needs.
For 2021 the theme of Advent with SusieJ was Favorite Things
Quotes of German philosophers auf Deutsch!
Explore the collection of The Liverpool Museum
Oxford Museum of Art and Archeology
Calendars to make
Tuerchen and My Advent and Advent My Friend to build your own on line
Threadistry has curated kits of sew-your-own calendars.
All you need is a glue gun, some markers and an overflowing recycle bin.
Games and Toys on Line
Even without a white Christmas, you can still build a snowman.
This gingerbread house is all the fun of decoration your own house, without the mess or calories.
Design your own ornament
Make your own Christmas cards in Photoshop.
You can take a good Christmas photo …
… even of something tricky, like Christmas lights.
Season of the Geek
O Blinkenbaum how bright are your branches.
Never worry about a dry tree again
Christmas tree you can mail
These cards from Evil Mad Scientist Labs are the last word in geeky.
Snowglobe soaps: perfect for cold season.
Greenery, a tube pan, strong ribbon, and freezing temperatures make wreathes of ice.
No time to craft? No supplies? Candy canes from a sheet of paper.
My newest favorite Christmas album? Last year's A Very Spidey Christmas.
Bing & Bowie
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and muddle through some how.
Carol of the Bells is older than you think
Tonight we feast
The cake that's a tradition in Germany and Japan
Tales of the Season
Poet Ian McMillan prefers Christmas Eve to Christmas Day.
Hanukkah with bells on, as remembered by Neil Gaiman.
Suggested by NapalmMorning: a seasonal saga of being on-call and backup on-call IT support.
Home Alone and It's a Wonderful Life: better off dead?
History and Traditions
Advent Calendars were first printed in the mid-1800s
Ghost stories at Christmas?
From the late 1800s come snow globes.
Miscellaneous Good stuff
The Christmas Price Index calculated by PNC bank.
Live tree care
Is it Christmas?