Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

ridiculous Christmas

December 11, 2012

After yesterday’s seriousness, we thought this might be a little more lighthearted.  Thirteen photos Time magazine:,29307,1944094,00.html

Worst Nativity Sets

December 12, 2011

If you haven’t put the Christmas decorations up yet then you might want to take inspiration from this wonderful collection of crib scene shockers.

[Thanks to SB for pointing this out]


Christmas Closing

December 23, 2010

The Universty Library closes today for Christmas and won’t reopen until Wednesday 5th January 2011. Here at TOTD we’d like to wish all our readers a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year with this amusing library cartoon.

Thanks to JM for this suggestion.

How to wrap a cat for Christmas

December 22, 2010

TOTD has been struggling to wrap some tricky presents this year. This video shows that with a little patience even the trickest present can look lovely

Note: The cat appears happy and unharmed!

All Things Christmas

December 21, 2010

With Christmas nearly upon us, TOTD was searching for a site that would help us to make the most of the Christmas season. So here it is

All Things Christmas has tips, tricks and info on all kinds of Christmas traditions from carols and recipes to decorations and cards. If you want to do something a little different this Christmas check out this site.

Carol of the Chins

December 7, 2010

News of this site was doing the rounds here in the Library last week and TOTD thought you might enjoy it too.


December 18, 2009

Portsmouth has received its first snowfall of the season, so this site seems particulalry appropriate for today’s posting. Members of a web design and development company take it in turns to sit at a desk and have artificial snow blown over them by a machine controlled by you, apparently.

[Thanks to LB for this suggestion]

Is It Christmas Yet?

December 7, 2009

For those living on the Continent, yesterday was Sinterklaas, or the Feast Day of St. Nicholas. In some countries it is traditional for children to leave their shoes out so Sinterklaas can put sweets in them… or twigs if they misbehave! (I have it on good authority that some children like to return the favour by leaving their Christmas lists in their parent’s shoes).

It’s at times like this, when the preparation for the Big Day is in full swing for children to get impatient and ask if it’s Christmas. If you find that happening to you, show them this website:

Have a check on Christmas Day too.

Thanks to CL for suggesting.

Christmas Countdown…

November 28, 2009

Yes folks, it’s not long now… but don’t listen to me! Click on the link below to find out exactly how many days, hours, minutes and seconds you’ve got left.

And if that’s put you into a panic, fear not. The aptly named Santa’s Sleigh website gives you great gift ideas for children, for him, for her, for grandparents, and even for pets! So now you’ve got no excuse. Happy Shopping… I mean, Christmas.

January Blues

January 4, 2009

When the only remainders of Christmas are an extra tight waistband and the bills that keep rolling in, it’s little wonder we all feel a little bit miserable in January. However, rather than hiding beneath the duvet for the entire month… (although actually…)


It’s a brand spanking NEW YEAR and you will enjoy it.