Monday, December 08, 2008

Quid Plura's Xmas List

I've been waiting eagerly since Thanksgiving for this feature: Quid Plura has some Xmas* offerings for medievalists.

I thought the Lego Advent Calendar was a joke. It isn't! Really, what kind of market could there be for this?

*And I continue my crusade to take the "Christ" out of Xmas, a crusade that will misidentify me as atheist and will only make sense to other Christian medievalists. I keep waiting to get an angry phone call from my mom. After I have won this battle, I'll start replacing "and" with 7. Muhahahaha!


  1. Anonymous11:02 AM

    Well, in Scandinavia Advent calendars are very big (we live in Norway). Some people have home-made wooden mini-cabinets with pull-out drawers for every day of December (since they've long since not be true Advent, but rather 24 days til Christmas calendars) from which they draw small presents; these would be considered rather fancy, for people who can afford tradition. Almost every child has at minimum a cheap-o thing with little chocolates. The Lego Advent calender would probably figure somewhere in between. A friend from England bought one for our son last year thinking the whole thing rather amusing. It's not normal but I wouldn't be surprised if some parents did this for their kids (with Christmas itself not being quite as ginormous as it is in the States).

  2. Anonymous8:11 PM

    We do Advent calendars and William (and the girls) would LOVE a Lego Advent Calendar, but I'm not buying it anytime soon--too expensive.

  3. Anonymous11:55 AM

    Playmobil has a knight-themed advent calendar.