At Christmas many of us set up little nativity scenes in our house, with small model figures of the shepherds, kings, Mary, Joseph and Jesus. Our Advent calendar this year is based on a set of such figures from Italy.
In this year's advent feature you'll meet the Jólasveinarnir - characters from Norwegian and Icelandic Folklore - and find out what they think about they way we live our lives.
Beat the dreariness of the dark days of winter with our Yuletide feast. Learn about the Luttrell Psalter and test your wits with some seasonal riddles.
Everyone knows that there is a link between the original St Nicholas and the more recent construct of Santa Claus; our 2007 Advent calendar makes the story clear, across more than 1,000 years.
This year we are celebrating Angels with a host of unusual quotations and thoughts about these heavenly messengers, together with a quiz. Sophie Hacker's throng of colourful winged messengers are bound to bring new joy through the dark days of December!
The theme of this year's Advent Calendar is Light - A symbol common to almost all cultures and religions. Play the Advent game and test your knowledge of all things Light...
This year's calendar is all about labyrinths and mazes. Come and lose yourself in the 2004 advent pages!
Follow the three Kings across strange, foreign lands in the 2003 Advent Calendar. Answer questions about the Three Kings themselves, about other kings and queens in history and legend to keep up with them on their travels.
This year's advent calendar is now online with fascinating information about the stars and planets in the night sky.
Come and meet the characters in Bethlehem Street!
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