Rudolph Day: November 2019

Happy November Rudolph Day! (Rudolph Day’s are the 25th of each month – an excuse for Christmas fans like me to be Christmassy all the year round…)


This month, rather than having some Xmas socks (although I am wearing some, please trust me!), I’m giving a cheeky plug for my Christmas information site –

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It’s got lots of Christmas information, from why we send each other cards to what the Star of Bethlehem might have been – and plenty in between! You can also find out what country eats KFC at Christmas and where it’s traditional to watch Donald Duck cartoons on Christmas Eve! So please give the site a visit!

This past Friday and Saturday were sad days in the world of Christmas music, with it being announced that Sir Stephen Cleobury sadly died on Friday evening following a long illness. Sir Stephen was the music director at King’s College Cambridge for 37 years, only having retired in September 2019. His influence and direction of the Service of Nine Lessons and Carols (and Christmas at Kings) was huge, with him introducing many new carols as well as arranging many familiar ones for the Kings choir. So, in his honour, this month’s Christmas music is Sir Stephen’s arrangement of Silent Night from Carols at Kings in 2009.

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