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Win a Playmobil Advent Calendar

Once again, 2013 has seen us working with the lovely people at Playmobil to review some great toys.

This year, Flea’s wish-list for Christmas includes the new e-rangers turbo jet, and perhaps also the spy plane. But one of the things I love most about Playmobil is that while there are constantly new things, they’re also timeless – and some of our most beloved Playmobil sets are those we’ve owned longest.

Top of that list is our Playmobil Advent Calendar, which we bought when Flea wasn’t quite three. We love bringing it out each year and setting it up on the kitchen counter – our set builds up into a lovely winter scene over 24 days, complete with trees, animals, angels, sledges and – of course – Father Christmas.

The Playmobil Advent calendars work in a fairly simple way – you hang a stiff cardboard backing scene onto the wall, and there are 24 collapsible cardboard boxes that hook onto the backing – each numbered box contains one or two small items that can be added to a cardboard, 3D advent scene, which sits comfortably on a shelf in your home. The whole thing is quite sturdy – ours is now more than five years old and still completely intact – but there are a few spare boxes in case of accidents, and you can buy replacement parts, too.

Once again this year, Playmobil sent us a new Christmas scene advent calendar but as we’re still very attached to ours, I’m giving this brand new one away to one of my readers. This set features pirates, and comes complete with a treasure chest, a rowing boat and even a little canon that fires. Awesome. It’s recommended for children aged 4+, because of small parts and retails at around £17.99.

playmobil pirate advent calendar

How to Enter

If you’d like to win, just leave a comment at the bottom of this post telling me your favourite Christmas carol, and I’ll pick one winner at random on November 16th at 5pm GMT. The calendar will be posted to you in time to use this December (UK residents only, please!). Use the Rafflecopter widget to register your comment, and there are bonus entries to be had, too.

Rules: One entry per person; entries made via automated or online services will be disqualified; users must provide an email address so I can contact you; winner will be contacted by email; in the event the winner cannot be reached in 48 hours, the prize may be re-allocated; competition open to UK residents only; prize will be dispatched using a recorded post service. The name of the winner will be announced on this post after the closing date. 

Good luck!

 

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Sally is a full-time blogger and founder of the Tots100, Trips100, Foodies100 and HIBS100 communities, along with the MAD Blog Awards. She spends a bit too much time on the Internet. She's also a very happy Mum to Flea, the world's coolest ten year old.

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Sally

Sally is a full-time blogger and founder of the Tots100, Trips100, Foodies100 and HIBS100 communities, along with the MAD Blog Awards. She spends a bit too much time on the Internet. She's also a very happy Mum to Flea, the world's coolest ten year old.

260 Comments

  1. 3yearsandhome

    Mine changes every year but I always love In the Bleak Midwinter.

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  2. Jo welsh

    Away in a manager but my daughter loves jingle bells

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  3. Ruth (geekmummy)

    I mis-read the instructions to start with and thought you were asking for our favourite Christmas carrot. Which thinking about it wouldn’t make much sense, would it?

    Anyway, my favourite Christmas carol is O Little Town of Bethlehem 🙂
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  4. Janmary

    Has to be “O little town of Bethlehem” – sang the 2nd verse with my best friend in the school carol service when I was 8 – love to hear it sung!

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  5. Lynsey Buchanan

    Silent Night

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  6. sarah peart

    little donkey

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  7. Joanne Clarke

    We wish you a merry christmas

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  8. karen cowley

    let it snow xx

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  9. zoey deacon

    Jingle bells 🙂

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  10. claire oliver

    my favorite is little donkey i remember crying every year we sang it lol

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  11. Caroline Williams

    Away in a manger, Love to hear my children singing but this is my favourite 🙂

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  12. stacey kirkbride

    i adore silent night

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  13. sallyann Johnston

    I would say my favourite is Silent night as it seems to be such a meaningful song for Christmas x

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  14. Rachel

    I love all Christmas carols. But ‘In the bleak midwinter’, the version by Harold Darke, is my absolute favourite.

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  15. zoe matthewman

    Mines Silent Night and My sons is when santa got stuck up the chimmney

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  16. Fiona

    My favourite carol is Silent Night although I also like In the Bleak Mid Winter too.

    We had a Playmobile advent calender last year for the first time last year and my son loved it. He will never go back to a chocolate one again now!

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  17. jo hutchinson

    Silent Night

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  18. Peter Hopkins

    Little Donkey

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  19. Gemma Williams

    When Santa got stuck up the chimney

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  20. Pam Lawrence

    As Joseph was a Walking – i love it x

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  21. Lisa J

    Oh Holy Night.

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  22. Tracy Grant

    Away in a Manger and my little ones have started singing it already lol

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  23. Hannah Bee Griffin

    I love Silent Night, always sends a little shiver down my spine, a beautiful song

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  24. kim neville

    Little Donkey is our favourite

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  25. Claire Butler

    O Little town of Bethlehem

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  26. sandy ralph

    mine has to be away in a manger 🙂

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  27. Jaz

    It has to be Jingle Bells! x

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  28. katrina day-reilly

    silent night

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  29. Helen Atkins

    Silent Night

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  30. Tina Mansfield

    I like singing Christmas carols and I think my favourite is Ding Dong Merrily on high as its so happy!
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  31. Doofas

    In the bleak midwinter for me, mostly for the last verse.

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  32. jessica newman

    away in a manger always takes me back to my childhood

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  33. Emma

    Oh Holy Night is my favourite,first heard when watching Home Alone for the first time,when I was a child. I’m not proud. 😉 x

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  34. Sarah Ottley

    Good king wenslas

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  35. julie perry

    The Holly and the Ivy

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  36. Jenette ogborn

    silent night

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  37. Emily Hallett

    My favourite Christmas carol is Silent Night.

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  38. Barbara daniels

    Hark the herald angels sing

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  39. Shelley Hawkins

    the holly and the Ivy

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  40. Kat Lucas

    Frosty the Snowman

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  41. adeinne tonner

    12 Days Of Christmas

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  42. Holly Smith

    Silent Night

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  43. Tracy Nixon

    I love away in a Manger

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  44. Cat Williams

    Good King Wenceslas

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  45. Katie Evans

    Good King Wenceslass, it’s very jolly and carol singer-y 🙂

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  46. Kay Sheridan

    Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

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  47. Graeme Johnston

    Silent Night

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  48. Alana Walker

    Hark the Herald Angels 🙂

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  49. Ashleigh Allan

    Silent Night!

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  50. Sharon Kitson

    oh little town of bethelem

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  51. Beky Austerberry

    Does frosty the snowman count?

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  52. Tracey Pender

    Away in a manger – when little children sing it I challenge anybody not to well up!

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  53. CHRISTINE ANDREWS

    Silent Night……..so evocative

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  54. Rachael Green

    O’ Holy Night is just beautiful.

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  55. Laura Harris

    Hark the Herald Angels Sing!

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  56. Stuart Edwards

    Silent Night

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  57. Anita Hooper

    Oh come oh come Emmaneul

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  58. Catherine McAlinden

    Good King Wenceslas!

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  59. Holly S

    God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen

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  60. laura avery

    silent night allways brings a tear to my eye

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  61. Kelly Koya

    Once in Royal David’s City

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  62. Tiffany Oconnell

    I love singing Jingle bells with my children! Is that even a christmas carol? Not sure 🙂

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  63. christine shelley

    Silent Night

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  64. iain maciver

    silent night

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  65. Jo Richards

    Silent Night

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  66. Bernie

    Little Donkey

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  67. Steve Scrase

    Little Donkey, love it.

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  68. bekki ryan

    little donkey

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  69. nicola

    “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”

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  70. Paula T

    O Little Town of Bethlehem

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  71. C Parkin

    Little town of Bethlehem

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  72. Greig spencer

    silent night

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  73. Cris Curran

    Frosty the snowman!

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  74. Emma Chester

    Once in Royal David’s City – David is my Dad’s name 🙂

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  75. sharron johnsonmyatt

    away in a manger xx

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  76. Jo-Anne holton

    when i hear the kids singing We Wish You A Merry Christmas, it just makes it feel so Christmasie!!!! Love it!!!

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  77. Clare Mcghie

    Away in a manger

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  78. Megan Bayford

    GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMEN

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  79. Alice Matthews

    I love the upbeat Calypso Carol.

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  80. Hutch2

    That’s a tough one. As you asked for a carol rather than a song, I will have to say Silent Night.

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  81. Deborah Munn

    The First Noel

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  82. Alison Joyce

    O come O ye faithful

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  83. Bethan Lloyd

    Silent night is my favourite. I want to go carolling now 🙂

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  84. natalie holland

    12 Days Of Christmas

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  85. Jen Schofield

    Silent Night

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  86. Tracy Hanley

    Jingle bells

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  87. Christine

    Away in a manger, of course!

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  88. Kendel Gilbert

    Away in a manger

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  89. deedee

    little donkey

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  90. ann weir

    Jingle bells! My son sings/hums it constantly lol

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  91. jennifer thorpe

    Mine is Hark the Herals angels sing, although it should probably be jingle bells seeing as my daughter sings it ALL year long! 🙂

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  92. Tricia

    “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” – this has been my favorite since hearing my children sing this at preschool.

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  93. Jo Jones

    Away In A Manger

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  94. Melanie Gardiner

    Silent Night

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  95. ValB

    Hark! the herald angels sing

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  96. EMMA WALTERS

    silent night

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  97. Bex Allum

    Jingle bells

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  98. Hannah Beadle

    I love Little Donkey always reminds me of school nativity 🙂

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  99. Kay

    I like Once in Royal David’s City 🙂

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  100. laura banks

    the holly and the ivy

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  101. Joanne McDonald

    silent night

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  102. cheryl lovell

    Jingle bells 🙂

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  103. Angela Wilcox

    O Holy Night

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  104. Lauren

    Frosty the Snowman!

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  105. Jayne T

    mine is silent night

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  106. claire woods

    silent night

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  107. Cath

    My favourite is O Little Town of Bethlehem

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  108. Clare

    Ding dong merrily on high. I had this at my wedding.

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  109. Starry (@Orangeblossom78)

    I like Hark the Herald Angels Sing.

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  110. P Wendy Clayton

    Away in a Manger as it is one of the first ones I learnt at primary school

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  111. Phillip Ross

    Little Donkey

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  112. Kerry Marie Robinson

    Away in a manger

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  113. Rebecca Maddocks

    Away in a manger

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  114. kayleigh white

    Silent Night

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  115. Hajnalka Salter

    I love the Frank Sinatra version of the Santa Claus is coming to town

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  116. Joanne Lyles

    Silent Night

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  117. Nikki Stewart

    Silent Night

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  118. Becky John

    Silent Night

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  119. Laura B

    Little Donkey, only because of the memories of our school plays.

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  120. emma falvi

    Silent Night

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  121. Andrea MacLeod

    Jingle bells

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  122. Niki Wardle

    I love silent night, not that I get many of those with 5 year twins and an 8 month baby!!

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  123. Lynne Sharpe

    It’s gotta be White Christmas absolutely love it!

    But if that doesn’t count as a Carol then Silent Night!

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  124. hellyw

    Silent Night

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  125. Stephanie Tsang

    Deck the Halls

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  126. Tracy Newton

    Away In A Manger

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  127. aj

    Little Donky

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  128. carole c

    Silent night

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  129. ALLY WEBB

    ‘I Saw Three Ships’ as it’s jolly!

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  130. shell

    Silent Night

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  131. sue seaman

    oh little town of bethlehem

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  132. Sarah Nagle

    Silent Night

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  133. claire griffiths

    silent night

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  134. stephen holman

    little donkey 🙂

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  135. Tina Clelland

    Silent night a beautiful Christmas carol

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  136. jen english

    Silent Night

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  137. Katie Walker

    The Sussex Carol it reminds me of the Tailor of Gloucester

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  138. Emma Bennett

    It’s always been Silent Night x

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  139. Laura Pritchard

    We Wish you a Merry Christmas

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  140. joanne wood

    Has to be “Once in Royal David’s City” but my 3 year old who is currently learning songs for her Christmas concert would say “Jingles Bells” – who is Jingle ?

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  141. Mark Rayner

    Oh Holy Night

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  142. shirley evans

    Away In A Manger

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  143. Angie McDonald

    Little Donkey 🙂

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  144. sam swain

    See him lying on a bed of straw

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  145. Jill

    O holy night

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  146. jane oholleran

    Jingle bells!

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  147. Christine Bray

    O little town of Bethlehem

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  148. Amy Beckett

    The Holly and the Ivy

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  149. Tara Lawrence

    O Come All Ye Faithful.

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  150. Linda McGarrigle

    Away In A Manger such a beautiful song xoxox

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  151. Slummy single mummy

    I have quite fond memories of singing Once in Royal David’s City as a child in school.

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  152. Susan Hall

    A Spaceman went Travelling

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  153. Rachel Marr

    The Holly and the Ivy A lovely carol

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  154. Louise Smith

    Silent Night

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  155. Jean Vaughan

    Silent Night for me- it epitomises everything about the traditional Christmas

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  156. Bonny

    Silent Night 🙂

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  157. Karen Lloyd

    Little Donkey

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  158. Hannah

    I love Hark the Herald

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  159. Rob Clayton

    Away in a manger

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  160. michelle muirhead

    Once in Royal David’s City

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  161. Stephanie Lear

    Little Donkey evokes wonderful childhood Christmas memories.

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  162. Eleanor Powell

    In the bleak mid winter

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  163. Isobel

    I just love the Calypso Carol – sends me right back to primary school. See him lying on a bed of straw…….

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  164. SARAH JONES

    Silent Night <3 x

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  165. Rhoda K

    In the Bleak Midwinter …..that’s going to be stuck in my head all day now!

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  166. nicola aldridge

    silent night, always has been since i sang it as a solo at school 🙂

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  167. Jennifer Rhymer

    Jingle Bells, it’s such a jolly one 🙂

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  168. Valerie Thorpe

    Good King Wenceslas

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  169. Tamsin Dean

    Jingle bells is ace

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  170. Tracy C

    Not sure it’s really a Christmas Carol but I love We wish you a Merry Christmas as it’s one of very few I can do in British Sign Language.

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  171. Tammy Tudor

    Silent night 🙂 it’s so beautiful

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  172. emma speers

    We have lots of favourites but when I read the question the 1st xmas song that popped in my head was ”Xmas pudding, xmas pudding, really hot, really hot, sprinkle it with sgar, sprinkle it with sugar, eat the lot, eat the lot”. When you hear this every day for a year, it really sticks in your brain lol!

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  173. Caroline Kidd

    Silent night

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  174. mylittledreamworld1

    I want it! My 4 year old would love this, I’ve been eyeing them up for ages as we love play mobil so much xx

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  175. mylittledreamworld1

    Oh, and my favourite Christmas carol is rocking around the Christmas tree – I like the lively songs xx
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  176. Julie Barrett

    Silent Night

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  177. Gemma Snell

    Ive always loved Little donkey

    Reply
  178. Keith Stepney

    O Come All Ye Faithful

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  179. Paula Phillips

    Silent Night

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  180. Ailsa

    Away in the Manger, as its probably the one I have the earliest memories of

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  181. Kelly Hooper

    silent night

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  182. Sharon McGuinness

    I really like ‘Three Ships’. I saw three ships come sailing in on Christmas Day in the morning!!.

    Reply
  183. Emma Wolski

    Silent Night

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  184. Helen Swales

    We Three Kings of Orient Are is my favourite Christmas Carol

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  185. katrina walsh

    silent night always sends a shiver of Christmas excitement thru me x

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  186. Lian Simmonds

    Hark the herald angels sing

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  187. Lucy Robinson

    Little donkey. X

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  188. vandervaulk

    O come all ye faithful

    Reply
  189. Janet Rumley

    Away in a Manger

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  190. Teresa Lee

    Silent night

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  191. Lisa Cornfield

    silent night

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  192. Naomi Buchan

    The 12 days of Christmas x

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  193. clair downham

    away in a manger

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  194. Cathy Gordon

    O Little Town of Bethlehem

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  195. Jeanette Downing

    Love anything that’s christmasy but think i would have to choose In the Bleak Midwinter.

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  196. Bernadette K

    Away in a Manger

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  197. jayne underwood

    away in a manger

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  198. Maria Reilly

    O little town of Bethlehem

    Reply
  199. donna clinton

    Silent Night

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  200. angela sandhu

    silent night

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  201. Catriona Pavey

    Away in a manger

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  202. HELEN BARTON

    Away in a Manger, I think this was one of the first Carols I remember learning at infant school.

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  203. Darius D

    Away in a manger

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  204. esme mccrubb

    silent night

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  205. Lisa Wilkinson

    O Come All Ye Faithful

    Reply
  206. Tony

    Mr Blobby’s Christmas song of course!

    Reply
  207. Mickie Bull

    Hark The Herald Angels Sing

    Reply
  208. Vera Bahounkova

    Silent Night

    Reply
  209. Leanne Newsome

    Santa clause is coming to town

    Reply
  210. Emily Hutchinson

    My favourite carol is The First Noel

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  211. ROSEMARY SHEEHAN

    Once in a Royal David City

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  212. Sarah Ballantyne

    Away in a manger

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  213. Lindsey Jones

    Little Donkey

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  214. jodie harvey

    oh christmas tree 🙂 always sing it while putting the tree up, usually to stop me from shouting at it when it wont sit how i want it to 😀

    Reply
  215. Catherine Rolfe

    The holly and the ivy

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  216. katherine b

    Away in a manger

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  217. Kelly Ellen Hirst

    O come all Ye Faithful

    Kel x

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  218. karen d

    O little Town of Bethlehem is my favourite

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  219. Alison Smith

    Silent night 🙂

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  220. Susan Pringle

    Deck the halls

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  221. Claire Osman

    Silent Night for me too 🙂

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  222. Cathy O

    So many great ones but probably Away in a Manger especially if children are singing it!

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  223. louise bennett

    silent night

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  224. garry bailey

    silent night

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  225. Kirsty Greer

    silent night x

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  226. Petra Hora

    Silent Night

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  227. Sheri Darby

    Away in a Manger

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  228. abby carroll

    silent night

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  229. sandy

    ding dong merrily on high 🙂

    Reply
  230. Leigh Larkin

    Silent Night

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  231. Gary Martindale

    Little Donkey

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  232. Jane Middleton

    Silent Night

    Reply
  233. Janine Atkin

    silent night is my fav

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  234. Nancy Bradford

    We wish you a merry Christmas.

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  235. Rachel Gilbey

    Deck The Halls

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  236. Jessica L

    I like Hark the Herald Angels Sing, but would pick Little Donkey if singing myself!

    Reply
  237. Lydia Houghton

    Away In A Manger.
    I love to hear the little ones singing it, but it makes me cry every time

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  238. Lesley Bain

    Silent Night 🙂 x

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  239. Deborah Bird

    Silent Night

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  240. Holly Detre

    Little donkey, little donkey, on the dusty road 🙂

    Reply
  241. Lauren Hamilton

    My favourite christmas carol has to be Away In A Manger 🙂 xx

    Reply

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