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Monday, 24 December 2018

2018 Online Advent Calendar

Here is our Online Advent Calendar, it will be updated every day. 
Scroll down to see the latest picture and a link to the poster's blog.

This year I have asked each participant what their favourite Christmas song is.
It could be a traditional carol, a hymn or a more modern song.

Pop over to each blog to sing-a-long with our stitch-a-long!

Saturday 1st December
♬ O Little Town of Bethlehem ♫

Sunday 2nd December
♬ Must Be Santa  ♫

and

♬ O Holy Night  ♫

Monday 3rd December
♬ The Little Drummer Boy ♫

Tuesday 4th December
♬ Jingle Bells ♫

Wednesday 5th December
♬ O Holy Night  ♫
(with added Hawaiian lyrics)


Thursday 6th December
♬ Move Me Closer (A Shepherd's Prayer) ♫

Friday 7th December
♬ Fairytale of New York ♫

Saturday 8th December
♬ Carol of the Bells ♫

Sunday 9th December
♬ The Little Drummer Boy (Peace on Earth) ♫

and
Tiffstitches a Blog
♬ The 12 Days of Christmas (Muppets and John Denver version) ♫

Monday 10th December
♬ Every Day is Christmas ♫

Tuesday 11th December
♬ Emanuel ♫

Wednesday 12th December
RJ
♬ I'll be Home for Christmas ♫

and

Mary
♬ The Christmas Song ♫

Together RJ and Mary are:

Thursday 13th December
♬ Mary, Did You Know? ♫

Friday 14th December
♬ I'll be Home for Christmas ♫

Saturday 15th December
♬ White Christmas ♫

and

♬ What Child is This? ♫


Sunday 16th December
♬ The Christmas Shoes ♫

and
♬ So this is Christmas ♫

Monday 17th December
♬ Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas ♫

Tuesday 18th December
♬ Last Christmas ♫

Wednesday 19th December
♬ Gaudete ♫

Thursday 20th December
♬ If Every Day Was Like Christmas ♫

Friday 21st December
♬ Hark the Herald Angels Sing ♫

Saturday 22nd December
♬ Sans Day Carol ♫

and

♬ God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen ♫

Sunday 23rd December
♬ Silver Bells ♫

and

♬ It Feels Like Christmas ♫

Friday 24th December
♬ December Song ♫


Hope you enjoyed the Advent Calendar this year! Remember to leave comments on each day to let people know you have visited too.

I have to say, the idea of asking for Christmas Songs was a genius idea, though I say so myself!  It's been so much fun listening to all the songs everyone has shared while I read and comment.  I shouldn't pick a favourite really but I did love the video of the Silent Monks performing the Hallelujah Chorus that Deborah shared on her post.  Here it is again:









22 comments:

Aimetu Clare said...

Thank you Jo for organising this great Blog Hop, it was a priviledge and honour to start our Advent journey🎄

Ariadne said...

This is my only Advent calendar of any way this year and I am so looking forward to it!AriadnefromGreece!

jocondine said...

First day of Advent and a nice calendar to open. Friends to visit, traditions to share, happy moments to live! Thanks a lot.

FlashinScissors said...

Thank you for organising our Advent Calendar again this year! Looking forward to visiting everyone.
Hugs,
Barbara xx

Mary said...

I'm looking forward to visiting everyone and thank you so much Jo for all your work in organizing this. Mary

Katie said...

Thanks for organizing. I look forward to each new day and each blog hop adventure.

RJ said...

I enjoyed seeing Clare's first day of December. Thank you Jo for organizing another great hop. I look forward to seeing all of the holiday stitches and hearing their favorite songs.

Jennifer said...

I look forward to your advent calendar every year!

Thank you for all the hard work you do organizing it!!

Merry Christmas, Jennifer Hayward

Jennifer said...

I look forward to your Advent Calendar every year!

Thank you for all the hard work you do organizing it!!

Merry Christmas, Jennifer Hayward

Rachel said...

This is a really lovely idea. I'm having fun following.:)

DJ said...

Thank you for hosting the blog hop, Jo! The theme was so much fun this year, I've enjoyed listening to all the Christmas songs! Thank you for including me again this year, it's always a fun way to mentally prepare for Christmas.

Leonore Winterer said...

I love Christmas songs (to the point where I will randomly start singing them throughout the year) so I am very much enjoying the calendar this year. I've already found some awesome songs/versions I didn't know before!

Tiffstitch said...

Finally got mine up! Sorry for being late.

butterfly said...


Wonderful stitching by everyone ,I love popping in to see your post .
Just wonderful

diamondc said...

Jo What a Fun idea, my favorite Christmas song is Mary Did You Know by Pentatonix.

Merry Christmas From Our Home To Yours

Catherine

Mouse said...

loved doing this one .. had a rare ole giggle at the monks .I was singing along to it having done this one ...will be bobbing over to see everyone asap :) love mouse xxxx

Mouse said...

Ok I have gone from the last hop to the first one and paid a visit to them all and listened to all the songs .. some I have not heard before, enjoyed the journey .. it is now nearly time for this mouse to go to sleep ready for the big day … Merry Christmas one and all :) love mouse xxxxx

Carla - Alaska Wolf Pack said...

This is AMAZING! I hope you do this again next year. It may be the next favorite thing to do next to the Blog Hop! Everyone has such fun creations and love their songs :D

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Thank you for organising this blog hop Jo. It's been fun listening to everyone's choice of Christmas songs and seeing their stitching/crafting.

Beth in IL said...

Thanks for hosting. When things have calmed down I will finish the Advent hop.

Astrids dragon said...

I think I've finally finished seeing everyone's posts, what fun! I loved listening to familiar songs and some new ones too. Thanks for hosting and getting us ready for Christmas! Hugs to you, Jo!

Deborah Richardson said...

Thank you for hosting this again, glad you liked the silent monks