The Chrismologist's Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 25

Monday, 25 December 2017

Merry Christmas, everybody!



Only kidding! This is the Chrismologist's perect Christmas song!


Scrooge and Marley (Deceased)

Sunday, 24 December 2017

It's Christmas Eve, which is the perfect time to read a good, old-fashioned ghost story set in Old London Town...

"Before I begin my story, it must be distinctly understood that Marley was dead – to begin with – just as he had been the previous Christmas Eve, and the seven Christmas Eves before that. Old Marley was as dead as a door-nail."

Scrooge and Marley (Deceased): The Haunted Man is available now from Green Man Books.


The Chrismologist's Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 24

Jesus refulsit omnium (meaning 'Jesus, Light of the Nations) is the earliest known hymn in honour of the Nativity, which means, effectively, it must be the first Christmas carol!



To find out more about the history of the Christmas carol, pick up your copy of Christmas Explained: Robins, Kings and Brussel Sprouts today!

The Chrismologist's Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 23

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Jona Lewie's Stop the Cavalry has to be one of the least Christmas-y songs ever...



Topped only by Michael Andrews and Gary Jules' cover version of the Tears For Fears song Mad World, which was Christmas No. 1 in the UK in 2003, beating The Darkness to the coveted top spot.



To find out more about the festive season and its many traditions, including those of a musical variety, order your copy of the Chrismologist's Christmas Explained: Robins, Kings and Brussel Sprouts today!

The book is also available in the United States as Christmas Miscellany: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Christmas.

      

The Chrismologist's Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 22

Friday, 22 December 2017

It wouldn't be Christmas without a former Beetle warbling about the festive season now would it?



To find out more about the festive season and its many traditions, order your copy of the Chrismologist's Christmas Explained: Robins, Kings and Brussel Sprouts today!

The book is also available in the United States as Christmas Miscellany: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Christmas.

      

The Chrismologist's Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 21

Thursday, 21 December 2017

It's the Twenty-First of December, which means that it's officially the first day of Winter! So let's mark the occasion with a duet by two late greats - Bing Crosby and David Bowie...



To find out more about the winter solstice and its many myths, order your copy of the Chrismologist's Christmas Explained: Robins, Kings and Brussel Sprouts today!

The book is also available in the United States as Christmas Miscellany: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Christmas.

      

The Chrismologist's Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 20

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

It's Chriiiistmaaaas! Well, almost...



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The book is also available from Skyhorse Publishing in the United States as Christmas Miscellany: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Christmas.

      

The Chrismologist's Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 19

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Band Aid's Do They Know It's Christmas will forever be associated with the festive seasonal, having first been released in 1984...



However, 2017 marks the tenth anniversary of the recording of this version of the song, which was even played on Radio 1!



To find out more about the festive season and its many traditions, order your copy of the Chrismologist's Christmas Explained: Robins, Kings and Brussel Sprouts today!

The book is also available in the United States as Christmas Miscellany: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Christmas.

      

The Chrismologist's Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 18

Monday, 18 December 2017

Do you remember The Computer's First Christmas Card? Well this is a bit like The Computer's First Christmas Carol...



And you thought  Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You couldn't get any worse...

To find out more about the festive season and its many traditions, order your copy of the Chrismologist's Christmas Explained: Robins, Kings and Brussel Sprouts today!

The book is also available in the United States as Christmas Miscellany: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Christmas.

      

The Chrismologist's Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 17

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way...



To find out more about the festive season and its many traditions, order your copy of the Chrismologist's Christmas Explained: Robins, Kings and Brussel Sprouts today!

The book is also available in the United States as Christmas Miscellany: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Christmas.

      

The Chrismologist's Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 16

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Christmas is coming...



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The Chrismologist's Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 15

Friday, 15 December 2017

Dubstep Walking in the Air, anyone?



No, me neither.

Discover the secret history of the snowman in Christmas Explained: Robins, Kings and Brussel Sprouts!

Scrooge and Marley (Deceased)

Thursday, 14 December 2017

If you're a fan of my Pax Britannia books, then you'll love Scrooge and Marley (Deceased).

Coming Soon...


The Chrismologist's Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 14

Time for something a little more up to date, in the form of Tom Chaplin's Under a Million Lights, released in 2017.



And have you heard his cover version of Aled Jones' Walking in the Air?



Pick up your copy of The Chrismologist's guide to the festive season today! Christmas Explained: Robins, Kings and Brussel Sprouts.



The Chrismologist's Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 13

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Today it's the turn of one of my favourite Christmas carols as re-imagined by one of my favourite '70s prog-rockers...



To find out more about the festive season and its many traditions, order your copy of the Chrismologist's Christmas Explained: Robins, Kings and Brussel Sprouts today!

The book is also available in the United States as Christmas Miscellany: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Christmas.

      

The Chrismologist's Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 12

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is a perennial favourite, at this time of year, but here's a rather different take on Scrooge's story by the steampunk band The Men Who Shall Not Be Blamed For Nothing...



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The Chrismologist's Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 11

Monday, 11 December 2017

One among many Christmas traditions is the annual trip to the ballet, to see Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker...



To find out more about festive traditions, including visits to the ballet and the pantomime, order your copy of the Chrismologist's Christmas Explained: Robins, Kings and Brussel Sprouts today!

The book is also available in the United States as Christmas Miscellany: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Christmas.

      

The Chrismologist's Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 10

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Father Christmas playing cards with Count Dracula, as you do!






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The Chrismologist's Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 9

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Nothing says Christmas like a bunch of Eastenders in fluffy white fur coats accompanied by a smattering of tubular bells...



To find out more about the festive season, order your copy of the Chrismologist's Christmas Explained: Robins, Kings and Brussel Sprouts today!

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The Chrismologist's Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 8

Friday, 8 December 2017

It's #Whamageddon!



Pick up your copy of The Chrismologist's guide to the festive season today! Christmas Explained: Robins, Kings and Brussel Sprouts.

The Chrismologist's Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 7

Thursday, 7 December 2017

One of my personal favourites from 2003, partly because I got married that year, just a few days before Christmas and this song was playing everywhere at the time, and partly because it's The Darkness. What's not to love?



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The Chrismologist's Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 6

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Today is Saint Nicholas' Day, so if you've not made your Christmas list yet, maybe it's about time you did...



To find out more about the fat man with the big sack, order your copy of the Chrismologist's Christmas Explained: Robins, Kings and Brussel Sprouts today!

The book is also available in the United States as Christmas Miscellany: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Christmas and makes for the perfect Secret Santa gift.

      

The Chrismologist's Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 5

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

In the mountainous regions of central Europe tonight, people will be keeping an eye out for Krampus, the Christmas Devil. For where Father Christmas giveth, Krampus taketh away...



You can find out more about the sinister Krampus and Krampusnacht in Christmas Explained: Robins, Kings and Brussel Sprouts.


The Chrismologist's Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 4

Monday, 4 December 2017

In honour of The Muppet Christmas Carol being re-released in cinemas today, here's one of the most well-loved songs from the film.



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The Chrismologist's Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 3

Sunday, 3 December 2017

It wouldn't be Christmas now without The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl, would it?



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The Chrismologist's Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 2

Saturday, 2 December 2017

It's getting quite wintry here in the UK, so here's a seasonal favourite from David Essex.



Did you know, the Chrismologist's Christmas Explained: Robins, Kings and Brussel Sprouts even explains the mysteries of snow and ice!

The book is also available in the United States as Christmas Miscellany: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Christmas.

      

The Chrismologist's Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 1

Friday, 1 December 2017

This year, the Chrismologist's Advent Calendar is going to consist of popular Christmas songs and carols. Can you guess what will be the final song of the season that will be revealed on Christmas Day itself?



To find out more about the festive season, order your copy of the Chrismologist's Christmas Explained: Robins, Kings and Brussel Sprouts today!

The book is also available in the United States as Christmas Miscellany: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Christmas.

     

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen!

 
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