Let's make merry while the sun shines (it could do with maybe not shining quite so much, 41 is a bit OTT) and reflect on cooler times. A time before either world war, Osama, the 14th b'ak'tun or even Gangnam style, a time just as (if not more so) commercially terrifying according to this Cracked article: 9 Disturbing Christmas Ads You Won't Believe Are Real
If you somehow break free of the Cracked web, watch these lasses and lads of 1910 making Christmas crackers:
And here's what they were all working so hard for:
They haven't changed a bit since 1910 really. Here's how to win the present as demonstrated by Manchester City's Mario Balotelli on day 1 of their very own advent calendar, check it out, it's fun.
More video advent calendars! More I say!
Despite the heat here in Merry ol' Adelaide, Australia I'm feeling in kind of a mood for some Swedish Christmas goodness. Then it turns out that it's St. Lucia's Blog Procession Day what good fortune! Visit all the links in the procession and you'll find recipes, handicrafts and all things Swedish. First thing I'm going to make is this crown I found thanks to fellow blog procession participant Good Books for Young Souls. Then I'm going to make myself some Swedish Meatballs and Glögg thanks to The Past on a Plate. God Jul everyone :)
The above, coloured in by moi, is from Bun B's Jumbo Coloring and Rap Activity Tumblr. Go there to download the above greeting card template and other 2 legit 2 quit activities.
"It's getting full in my pants, all these presents make it hard to dance."