Advent Calendar for Grown-ups

by Paul Bommer


This Advent calendar, with an original illustration for each day from December 1 - 24 + 31, is a light-hearted and humorous introduction to a number of Advent and Christmas traditions, especially English ones. Click to see the picture and for interesting background for customs and songs you may have wondered about, but never investigated. St. Nicholas is included, of course! You may wish to bookmark the page to visit each day during Advent.

December 1
Christmas Is Coming
December 2
Smoking Bishop
December 3
Jack Frost
December 4
Boar’s Head
December 5
Krampus
December 6
St. Nicholas
December 7
El Caganer
December 8
The Spider & the Cave
December 9
Babushka
December 10
Old Father Christmas
December 11
Christmas Truce
December 12
Mr. Fezziwig’s Ball
December 13
St. Lucy’s Day
December 14
Christmas Pudding
December 15
Yule Log
December 16
Three Kings
December 17
Saturnalia
December 18
Christmas Cracker
December 19
Marley’s Ghost
December 20
The Box of Delights
December 21
Wassail
December 22
Mari Lwyd
December 23
Wren Boys
December 24
Nativity
December 31
Happy New Year

By Paul Bommer: illustration, design, & print-making. Used by permission.

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