Advent Calendars

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I live in Germany, where everyone and their mother has an advent calendar. The idea behind an advent calendar is to have a little something special every day of December, so Christmas doesn't take so long to arrive. 

Kids have advent calendars filled with chocolate or little toys. Adults can have them with a puzzle each day, or a different kind of tea. Or even beer.

When I began writing fiction, I decided I could make a very personal advent calendar for my kids by writing it myself. Each year's short story is split into twenty-four pieces. I read one portion to them every day, starting with the first portion on December 1st.

Please feel free to read these stories yourselves or to share them with your loved ones in December. And I hope it eases the wait until Christmas.

Advent Calendar 2016 - Christmas on a Wet Spaceship  
Advent Calendar 2015 - The Christmas Cookie-Eating Shadow
Advent Calendar 2014 - The Grinch Who Stole All The Holidays
#YAadvent 2013 - The North Pole Break-In (for young adults)
Advent Calendar 2013 - The Letter
Advent Calendar 2012 - Max and Daisy's Christmas

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