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It's Christmas!!!!!!!! Welcome to the All New Christmas Competition...............

Hi Folks!!!  Taking time off from that election nonsense to bring you the New Advent Calendar Game! Months in the planning, the team decided to try a new idea because, well…..if I’m honest……..you hadn’t been doing too well.  Now is your chance to shine!

The team are all back - Uri, Diggory, Myrtle and Frank N Cense to help with the fun.  Here’s what you have to do.

Every day, you need to choose a Christmas song and inform The Administrator, either by email or by phone.  Once all guesses are in, the secret list of songs will be examined and, if you match, you will be awarded 3 points.  The songs can be carols or the usual ones you sing around Christmas, but will not be those awful modern things - all are more traditional.

The results are all in place and all under lock and key, guarded by a member of an elite strongbear company.  Only The Administrator (and Gus, of course) can see the list.  Unfortunately, our illustrious Administrator cannot play this year so the competition is between just three and, please note, The Administrator cannot be bribed.  

No song to guess today so relax and have a think.  Get your answer for the 2nd December in later today - it is not necessary to sing it to The Administrator.    Good luck to you all!  Check back every day to see what is happening.  

Can’t remember what’s the next line……..

Day

Al

Bell

Jean

Answer

2

0

0

0

Hark the Herald Angels

3

0

0

0

We 3 Kings

4

0

0

0

Little Donkey

5

3

0

0

White Christmas

6

0

3

0

Once in Royal David’s City

7

0

0

0

Silent Night

8





9





Totals

3

3

0


Scoreboard!!!!

The Answer for 2nd December  was  ………..

Hark!!!!

Hark the Herald Angels - Sorry to Bell (The Holly and the Ivy), Jean (Chestnuts roasting etc) and Al (Frosty the Snowman)  Hint - go for a religious theme tomorrow.  

The Answer for 3rd December  was  ………..

But we had this holiday last year!

Don’t say they’ve lost that star again!

Can’t we just go to Disneyland???

We Three Kings - sorry all wrong again.  Jean said Little Town of Bethlehem and Bell and Al both said Shepherds washing socks. Don’t forget, you can guess use your guesses again!  Hint for tomorrow……..there isn’t one!!!

Meanwhile - Back to The Travels of N&N

Day 9 - Chamundi Hill was the destination in the morning where they were able to climb a stone stairway of 1,008 steps if they wanted to (I know what my choice would have been!)   Then they went to the City Palace in Mysore (what an appropriate name for a place if you’ve climbed all those steps!).

Day 10 - A visit to a bird sanctuary which is situated on a group of small islands in the Cauvery River.  Then, after lunch, they went to do a walking tour of Mysore and visited a market.  Look at all the flowers!

Day 11 - A visit to Sravanabelagola and a walk to the statue of Gometeshwara Bahubali.  I shall refrain from any further comment!!!

December 4th  answer is………

Now that’s what I call a heavy load!!!

Gidddeeeeeup!!!

Sorry folks - it was Little Donkey.  Bell said “Mommy kissing Santa Claus”, Ali said Little Drummer Boy and AJ said First Nowell.  Hint for tomorrow - it is not a religious song!

December 5th  answer is………

I’m dreaming of a White Christmas….  Come on Bing, croon along………………….

A Winner!  Points for Ali!  Sorry Jean (Winter Wonderland) and Bell (Bleak Midwinter)   Hint - it’s a carol tomorrow!

Days 12 and 13 - A hike up Seven Saints Mountain and a visit to a temple before visiting a coffee plantation on the 12th.  The 13th was a long drive  to the coastal town of Mangalore and then a leisurely afternoon on the beach.  

December 6th  answer is………

Once…..

….....in Royal David’s city stood………..

No!!!!!  That’s my verse to sing!!!!!

Well done Bell - an old family favourite!  Sorry Jean about your Midnight Clear carol and to Ali who went for shepherds again.  

Special Announcement!!!

His Royal Highness Gussy has decreed that, from now onwards, as well as the 3 points for winning, you will be awarded a bonus point if your song choice comes up the day following your guess, which gives you two chances of points.  Hope that makes sense.  If not, don’t worry, it will all unfold!

December 7th  answer is………

Zzzzzz      zzzZzzzz

       ZZZZzzzzz

Ssssshhhhhhhh!

Silent Night.  Sorry Bell (Angels from the Realms of Glory), Jean (Good King Wenceslas) and Ali (Winter Wonderland).  But remember, if one of those comes up tomorrow, a bonus point will be awarded.