We’re starting with a task that you have already accomplished just by being here:
DAY 1: START ADVENT CALENDAR. I have two real-life advent calendars this year; a Nicolas Cage one and a cheese one which has to be kept in the fridge door, taking up valuable Champagne space:
Totally worth it though:
I have already eaten the cheese as a mid-morning snack, which is why a cheese calendar is better than a beer calendar, because you can only really have beer for breakfast at the weekend. (There is a beer advent calendar in our house too but it’s not mine and it’s not pretty so I’m not including a photo.)
I looked for an advent-specific pop song to set us on our musical way but the only recent-ish one I could find was by R. Kelly, which didn’t seem to hit the right tone, so instead here is a lovely arrangement of a traditional song by Marty Haugen, whom Wikipedia describes as a “liturgical composer”, which sounds like a great job.
3 thoughts on “Advent activity #1”
how lovely! Welcome Advent, and time to open the Gin Advent Calendar. Cheers!
“Traditional song”? Lyrics by Eleanor Farjeon, whose war poem “Easter Monday” breaks my heart every November 11th.
Welcome back Musical Advent!
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