Win a Playmobil Advent Calendar


It’s no secret that we’re big Playmobil fans round these parts.

I’ve been lucky enough to meet one of the founders of the company on a visit to the Playmobil HQ in Germany, and Flea has been a Playmobil playologist for the last two years, which has involved trying out loads of Playmobil sets. Her top recommendations from 2012 can be found over on her blog, Flea Reads.

This week, we were sent a Playmobil advent calendar.

Now, as it happens, we bought our own Playmobil advent calendar back when Flea was three and we love bringing it out each year. You can get advent calendars from Playmobil with pirate or fairy themes, but we’re old school – our advent calendar allows Flea to build a lovely winter scene over 24 days, featuring cute animals, snow-laden trees, a working music box and Father Christmas himself.

The calendar works in a fairly simple way – you hang a stiff cardboard backing onto the wall, and there are 24 collapsible cardboard boxes that hook onto the backing – each containing one or two small items that can be added to a scene background, which sits comfortably on a shelf in your home. The whole thing is quite sturdy – ours is four years old and still completely intact – but there are a few spare boxes in case of accidents, and you can buy replacement parts, too.

This year, Playmobil sent us a new Christmas scene advent calendar but we’re still very attached to ours, so I’m giving this brand new one away to one of my readers. This set features Santa, an angel, and lots of little woodland creatures. It’s recommended for children aged 4+, because of small parts.

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. 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. 

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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  1. 6th November 2012 / 9:28 am

    Silent Night is defo my favourite

  2. 6th November 2012 / 9:34 am

    Although in some ways it’s terribly twee, I think mine is Away in a Manger – because one of the few things I remember about my grandmother is her singing it to me. I’m still word perfect 😉
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  3. Hatster
    6th November 2012 / 9:34 am

    It has to be ‘O Little Town Of Bethlehem’. Always brings back the memories of my school carol service and how I would feel that sense of anticipation and excitement that Christmas was only a few days away. Now I get the same buzz when I take my daughter to her carol service.

  4. Rainie Bish
    6th November 2012 / 9:39 am

    I have 2 favourites, The First Noel & Good Christian Men Rejoice

  5. 6th November 2012 / 9:45 am

    My favourite is Once in Royal David’s City. I love the solo on the first visit.
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  6. 6th November 2012 / 10:38 am

    Mine is Oh Little Town of Bethlehem, so pretty and serene & just makes me feel all Christmassy and happy. I also like all the really high ones which nobody can sing and you all end up trying not too laugh too hard in church with your Nan…
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  7. 6th November 2012 / 10:42 am

    Mine would have to be “Good King Wenceslas” and a more contemporary one “it was on a starry night”. My daughter’s SN class sing this beautifully (with sign language) every year

  8. julie kenny
    6th November 2012 / 10:43 am

    I love Christmas carols – my favourite is Once in Royal David’s City xx

  9. 6th November 2012 / 10:45 am

    Is it wrong that I want to win this for me?! The kids can have the chocolate!!!

    My favourite carol is “away in a manger” which I often get quite teary to when listening! Also partial to a bit of “in the bleak mid winter, frost wind may moan” LOVE that line!

  10. John Taggart
    6th November 2012 / 10:57 am

    Silent Night

  11. Alex C
    6th November 2012 / 11:11 am

    Love away in a manger, can’t wait to start hearing carols, then it will really start to feel like Christmas! ♥

  12. Nikki
    6th November 2012 / 11:31 am

    Thanks Sally – the calendar looks great but we’ll be sticking to our traditional “build a manger” type nativity calandar too. Whilst the lego, playmobil and other yummy chocolate (Hotel Chocolat one in particualr) ones look fab, paying vast amounts of money just seems silly for a calendar and to me personally, bares little relation to what Christmas is really about. To me a calendar is about counting down to Christmas and enjoying a picture of a pretty bauble, shepherd or angel. It’s about that rush my brother and I used to do down the stairs to see what picture we got today and finding that blasted little door!

    Still, looks fun though 🙂

    • 6th November 2012 / 5:31 pm

      I see your point – I’m not a fan of the themed LEGO advents as – to me – they’re nothing to do with Christmas. But this calendar (and the one we own) is all about Christmas and includes a Father Christmas, an angel, and lots of Christmassy-details – as for ridiculous money, the calendar costs £17, which given ours is about to used for its fifth year makes it pretty good value for money in my book!

      • Nikki
        6th November 2012 / 5:59 pm

        I agree re £17 if you can use and re-use year after year, but I know my kids would take the figures out and play with them and the calendar part would be forgotten and most likely not used again. I do like that the Playmobile one is Christmas themed though 🙂

        • 6th November 2012 / 7:40 pm

          To be fair, you could say that about any advent set – don’t your children want to play with the nativity figures? I do love this set – considering we’ve had it since Flea was 3, and we’ve not lost a single piece or box, and it gets used every year, I think they’re a great buy.

          • Nikki
            6th November 2012 / 7:52 pm

            My two LOVE figures – normally character ones though – e.g. Harry Potter figures or little lego ones that they can change the bodies and heads on lol. It’s not the re-using thing that frustrates me (frankly I love to see my two creating games and scenes using their imagination) and I like that the playmobile figures are at least Christmas characters, but it’s the getting a toy a day type thing. It’s unlikely that they would be able to put these figures back into the calendar to take out next year – or am I wrong? Maybe one could put them aside and into a storage type calendar with boxes for each day (?!).

            I guess I’m just harking back to my days as a child when just opening the door to see and appreciate the picture was the thrill and trying not to over comercialise it – Christmas = every day treats and more….

            Do you know what I mean? Maybe I’m just old fashioned and tight LOL.

  13. tracey gibbons
    6th November 2012 / 11:39 am

    silent night love this carol

  14. helen battle
    6th November 2012 / 11:58 am

    Good Kings Wenceslas

  15. Katy Webster
    6th November 2012 / 12:06 pm

    My favourite is “Once in Royal David’s City” 🙂

  16. kayleigh Dawn
    6th November 2012 / 12:22 pm

    Silent Night

  17. Emma Nugent
    6th November 2012 / 12:35 pm

    Silent Night or Hark the Herald Angels Sing

  18. Fiona Matters
    6th November 2012 / 12:42 pm

    Away in a manger. Love it.

  19. 6th November 2012 / 1:02 pm

    Oh come all ye faithful! An oldie but a really good sing along carol!
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  20. iain maciver
    6th November 2012 / 1:11 pm

    we three kings

  21. sharon griffin
    6th November 2012 / 1:14 pm

    Little Donkey because it always reminds me of my first school play x

  22. Catherine Thomas
    6th November 2012 / 1:26 pm

    My favourite Christmas Carol is Silent Night 🙂

  23. Tiffany Oconnell
    6th November 2012 / 1:29 pm

    Jingle bells, I like all the different variety’s of it too 🙂

    6th November 2012 / 1:34 pm

    Adeste Fidelis……..aka Oh Come All Ye Faithful

  25. Laura Williams
    6th November 2012 / 1:49 pm

    My favourite Christmas Carol is ‘O Holy Night’ (Night Divine) I absolutely love it and always play it at Christmas!! Beautiful song and always makes me feel like it’s truly Christmas when it plays 🙂
    Thank you! My little Oscar would LOVE this!! 🙂

    Laura Williams

  26. nikki cook
    6th November 2012 / 1:59 pm

    the holly and the ivy

  27. Marge
    6th November 2012 / 2:05 pm

    Hark the Herald Angels Sing (I am going to have that in my head for hours now and truly feel CHristmassy!)

    Thanks! xx

  28. domestic goddesque
    6th November 2012 / 2:11 pm

    In The Bleak Midwinter: the school choir used to sing it every winter term at Nine Lessons and Carols. The guy who did the solo always used to have me in tears. Wish I had a copy actually.

  29. Amanda Steel
    6th November 2012 / 2:27 pm

    Silent night

  30. Sammie Hodges
    6th November 2012 / 3:27 pm

    Hmmm I think I would have to say silent night!

  31. Nuala Rees
    6th November 2012 / 3:38 pm

    Little Donkey is my favourite christmas song the melody is lovely reminds me of life – got to keep on plonding onwards with your precious load.

  32. Fiona Martin
    6th November 2012 / 3:50 pm

    Hark the Herald Angels

  33. Tara
    6th November 2012 / 4:26 pm

    My favourite carol has to be Oh Come All Ye Faithful. Christmas isn’t complete without a stirring rendition of it, mainly out of tune!

  34. Sam
    6th November 2012 / 4:33 pm

    My fav carol is Whilst Shepherds Watch there Flock by Night for 2 reasons…. It’s the only thing that I can play on a piano after my teacher taught it to me be over 30 years ago. I also cannot help but sing whilst shepherds wash their socks instead . Brings out the kid in me every time.

  35. Isabel O'Brien
    6th November 2012 / 4:40 pm

    We Wish You A Merry Christmas because it’s the only one I can ever remember the words to.

  36. anna
    6th November 2012 / 5:11 pm

    once in royal davids city

  37. Helen Q
    6th November 2012 / 6:00 pm

    Another vote for Once in Royal David’s City – I sang the first verse in church, although as 10 year olds in needed 3 of us to be loud enough for the solo!

  38. valerie
    6th November 2012 / 6:46 pm

    It has to be Little Donkey sung by little children

  39. Eve Burke
    6th November 2012 / 6:47 pm

    Silent night

  40. stacey tripconey
    6th November 2012 / 7:03 pm

    Away in a Manger

  41. lyn
    6th November 2012 / 7:05 pm

    i love away in a manger

  42. Ashleigh
    6th November 2012 / 7:12 pm

    Good King Wenceslas. Looks a great calandar x

  43. Hannah Bartram
    6th November 2012 / 7:19 pm

    My favourite is We Three Kings.

  44. laura banks
    6th November 2012 / 7:34 pm

    jingle bells

  45. Claire Smith
    6th November 2012 / 7:44 pm

    Silent Night

  46. clareybabble
    6th November 2012 / 7:45 pm

    Jingle bells is our favourite 🙂

  47. Ramblings Of A Suburban Mummy
    6th November 2012 / 7:47 pm

    My all time favourite is ‘O Holy Night’

  48. Susan
    6th November 2012 / 7:49 pm

    O Come All Ye Faithful

  49. 6th November 2012 / 7:55 pm

    Am hoping that Fairytale of New York counts as a modern Christmas carol because it’s my favourite!
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  50. purplemum
    6th November 2012 / 8:00 pm

    I would love to win this for my children, fingers crossed then.

    • purplemum
      6th November 2012 / 8:01 pm

      Oh and of course my favourite carol is Little Donkey.

  51. Kim Carberry
    6th November 2012 / 8:00 pm

    Away in a manger….Remember it as a child and now my children sing it at christmas 🙂

  52. Laura
    6th November 2012 / 8:06 pm

    Little donkey is my favourite because I used to sing it as a child and last year I watched my daughter who has severe speech & language disorder sing and sign it in her first big carol concert!

  53. 6th November 2012 / 8:06 pm

    My favourite carol is “O Little Town of Bethlehem”.

    I bought a Playmobil advent calendar for the geekdaughter a couple of years ago, but it was clearly an inferior one as it didn’t come with any little boxes and certainly wasn’t reuseable. I like the idea of being able to bring the same calendar out year after year, it’s like setting a new tradition 🙂
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  54. Tracy Hanley
    6th November 2012 / 8:14 pm

    Silent Night

  55. claire woods
    6th November 2012 / 8:16 pm

    Away in a Manger

  56. Kamila
    6th November 2012 / 8:18 pm

    I like Silent night while in the church, but Last Christmas, always means time to shop!!

  57. Michele
    6th November 2012 / 8:34 pm

    Most Christmas carols bring a tear to my eye for some reason but I love hearing the children sing Away In A Manger – so cute! Awesome giveaway, we absolutely love the Playmobil advent calenders xx

  58. Sarah Ffelan @mymummysings
    6th November 2012 / 8:36 pm

    Definitely Away in a Manger. It’s just so simple & melodic and small children get it. Used to sing the John Rutter version at school – beautiful

  59. Louise Prior
    6th November 2012 / 8:55 pm

    Away in a Manger, by far my favourite Christmas Carol.

  60. samantha swain
    6th November 2012 / 9:08 pm

    Away in a manger

  61. Anna Aird
    6th November 2012 / 9:13 pm

    Silent Night

  62. Emma Daniels
    6th November 2012 / 9:15 pm

    it has to be Little donkey, listen to my little ones sing it is heartwarming 🙂 especially when my daughter songs “lickle donkey” awww…

  63. 6th November 2012 / 9:21 pm

    Ooooh I don’t know – I love all of them… The solo from Once in Royal David’s City holds memories of chorister days, Calypso carol is quite cool… little children singing Away in a Manger or Little Jesus Sweetly Sleeps always make me cry and I love listening to O Holy Night
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  64. Gemma
    6th November 2012 / 9:25 pm

    I love little donkey! Reminds me of being at Primary school and all the excitement and magic Christmas brings

  65. catrin
    6th November 2012 / 9:54 pm

    My favourite one is Silent Night…or Stille Nacht actually, as I’m German- and a Playmobil addict!:-)
    Don’t know who would appreciate this prize more- my kids or I?

  66. Eileen Teo
    6th November 2012 / 9:58 pm

    silent night!

  67. Ailsa
    6th November 2012 / 10:00 pm

    Good King Wenceslas

  68. 6th November 2012 / 10:00 pm

    I absolutely adore O Come All Ye Faithful and my eldest loves Away in a Manger. Christmas songs are amazing! x

  69. 6th November 2012 / 10:03 pm

    Oh Little Town of Bethlehem – always makes me stop and ponder the holiday season. Brings back memories of Christmas past!!!

  70. Jane McColl
    7th November 2012 / 12:06 am

    Silent Night, love it

  71. Lisa Day
    7th November 2012 / 12:29 am

    Silent Night is my favourite as it;s the only one i can sing in tune for some strange reason lol.

  72. alison reid
    7th November 2012 / 7:26 am

    away in a manger, first one I remember singing at primary school

  73. S Edwards
    7th November 2012 / 7:54 am

    It has to be silent night, that always gives me a Christmas feeling 😀

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    7th November 2012 / 8:56 am


  75. Ella
    7th November 2012 / 9:34 am

    Away in a manger.

  76. Danielle
    7th November 2012 / 9:58 am

    Mine is ‘Little Donkey’ – happy and sad at the same time. I remember singing it at Primary School and I can’t wait to teach it to my little boy this year 🙂 Ho Ho Ho XX

  77. ella
    7th November 2012 / 10:18 am

    silent night

  78. 7th November 2012 / 10:28 am

    Have to be the odd one out here and say I dunno about these things – while Playmobil is good value for money, you look at the Moshi Monster one and the Lego Star Wars and you wonder how many kids are going to be upset that they can’t get the £20 advent calendar.

    Or perhaps I’m just a miserable Scot.
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  79. Sarah
    7th November 2012 / 10:39 am

    Good King Wenceslas looked out
    On the palace garden
    Tripped over a brussel sprout
    Said ‘I beg your pardon’
    He had had a glass or two
    And was feeling merry
    You would do do the same if you’d
    Been drinking all the sherrrrryyyy!

    I think this used to do the rounds at school when I was little, and I love it! The idea of tripping over a brussel sprout still cracks me up 😉

  80. 7th November 2012 / 11:09 am

    Would love this, my favourite Christmas Carol is Good King Wenceslas. Sam x
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  81. Katie
    7th November 2012 / 11:17 am

    Mine is In the Bleak Midwinter. Just gorgeous and never fails to make me blub. Brings back memories of carolling with my junior brass band in motheaten old Victorian outfits (this was in Hebden Bridge – I think the poor kids still have to do it every Christmas).

  82. Karen Barrett
    7th November 2012 / 1:16 pm

    Good King Wenceslas

  83. Wendy Dutton
    7th November 2012 / 1:55 pm

    It has to be Away In A Manger for me, I used to love singing this in the school plays when I was little. 🙂

  84. ann carline
    7th November 2012 / 2:33 pm

    Silent Night so lovely

  85. George Spedding
    7th November 2012 / 2:38 pm

    Silent night, my grandad built a stable and it plays silent night still, sorry to say its not here anymore but still lives on in the song

  86. dragonfly63
    7th November 2012 / 4:59 pm

    It came upon a midnight clear – very atmospheric on Christmas Eve.

  87. Sheila Hodgson
    7th November 2012 / 5:20 pm

    3 Kings From Persian Lands Afar.
    Used to sing this at school in the annual carol concert for the parents.
    It’s a beautiful song

  88. Angela Stallard
    7th November 2012 / 6:11 pm

    In the Bleak Mid Winter. I sing this in a choir and the alto part is very moving.

  89. Lindsey G
    7th November 2012 / 6:12 pm

    I love Little Donkey

  90. kim mayhead
    7th November 2012 / 6:55 pm

    Away In A Manger , it’s the first one i remember singing at school.

  91. Bethan Goodhead
    7th November 2012 / 7:19 pm

    Mistletoe and wine 🙂

  92. Bethan Goodhead
    7th November 2012 / 7:22 pm

    Mistletoe and wine (:

  93. Samantha
    7th November 2012 / 7:54 pm

    Silent night

  94. Angela Spicer
    7th November 2012 / 8:15 pm

    Away in a Manger is my favourite

  95. 7th November 2012 / 8:23 pm

    My favourite carol has to be O’ Little Town of Bethlehem – it reminds me of happy school days and the end of term Christmas concert!

  96. 7th November 2012 / 8:42 pm

    I’m not too sure why but mine is In The Bleak Midwinter.

  97. Martina
    7th November 2012 / 9:02 pm

    Silent Night

  98. FeeHorne
    7th November 2012 / 9:24 pm

    O Come All Ye Faithful – even though I now sing it *properly*, I still have to fight the urge to bellow it out like I did as a kid in Christmas assembly at school – usually getting told off in the process!

  99. Carolin
    7th November 2012 / 11:50 pm

    Silent Night, I love it traditional 🙂

  100. melanie stirling
    8th November 2012 / 1:04 am

    Oh little town of Bethlehem 🙂

  101. maria molly taylor
    8th November 2012 / 1:06 am

    In The Bleak Midwinter

  102. thepricklypinecone
    8th November 2012 / 6:43 am

    Mine has to be Away in a Manger. I think every child in the UK has been made to sing it at some point in time! Brings back some very fond memories.

  103. wendy
    8th November 2012 / 8:48 am

    Mine is The First Noel , very christmassy and not a traditional christmas song but I’m dreaming of a white christmas – my Grandad and me used to play this as a duet – happy days 🙂

  104. Louise
    8th November 2012 / 9:19 am

    The little drummer boy, from xfms its a cool cool Christmas album, lovely carols rocked up by some very cool bands x

  105. Happygomummy
    8th November 2012 / 3:55 pm

    Mine is Little Donkey, I love it so much I hum it year round, crazy but true!

  106. michelle dootson
    8th November 2012 / 5:09 pm

    little donkey reminds me of the nativity play at school

  107. Sarah Bull
    8th November 2012 / 8:27 pm

    I love Once in Royal David’s City- so simple and lovely- to be honest I love all carols though!

  108. Hannah Beadle
    8th November 2012 / 9:40 pm

    Silent Night 🙂 always sing it to my kids when they can’t get to sleep 🙂

  109. 9th November 2012 / 12:04 am

    O come all ye Faithful – Triumphant! The verses and the chorus are equally strong and everyone is able to sing, sing, sing with out wondering slightly on tune or words too much.

  110. Jane Willis
    9th November 2012 / 7:21 am

    The Holly and the Ivy

  111. kath plant
    9th November 2012 / 10:54 am

    O’ Holy Night…… always gives me goosebumps especially if young children are singing it

  112. Zoe
    9th November 2012 / 1:04 pm

    Little Donkey, because it is the first one I can remember being sung to me at home and at school. I am looking forward to singing it to my daughter this year – she loves animals and I think she will love this calendar. Talking of donkeys…. I need to check their is one at the Santa’s grotto we have booked to go to – there may not be as it is at a zoo!

  113. elaine stokes
    9th November 2012 / 1:20 pm

    little donkey x x x x x

  114. Kelly Wiffin
    9th November 2012 / 1:28 pm

    Definitely Silent Night as I am singing it now

  115. 9th November 2012 / 1:30 pm

    In the past, I’ve been called pretentious for liking this but I love the Coventry Carol. No, it’s not one we’ll all be singing, and being based on the story of Herod’s massacre of the innocents, it’s a bit ‘heavy’ for some people. But it’s more than 500 years old. And to me, it’s always felt like a connection with the past, and that’s something Christmas ought to do.

    Here’s a link to a Wikipedia page about it, in case anyone’s interested –
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  116. 9th November 2012 / 1:38 pm

    Currently loving Little Donkey, but only when belted out at full volume and completely tunelessly by my son. Makes me giggle.
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  117. jackie curran
    9th November 2012 / 4:20 pm

    I love little donkey , or once in royals davids city .

  118. Sharron Brazier
    9th November 2012 / 5:11 pm

    I love “It was on a Starry Night” – the kids sing it every year at their Carol concert, and it’s fab.

  119. Kel
    9th November 2012 / 8:20 pm

    I don’t know if it is classed as a carol or hymn, but Little Donkey is my favourite! I was singing it the first time my baby boy kicked (in october) and it was his get to sleep song anytime of the year!

  120. Emma Carter
    9th November 2012 / 8:34 pm

    It has to be ‘Silent Night’ – so sweet and serene.

  121. Miss Tracy Hanson
    9th November 2012 / 8:52 pm

    I nearly put “Andy Carroll” (sorry – wouldn’t mind him for Christmas lol) but Silent Night is the fav (properly). Good luck to everyone 🙂 😀 x

  122. Tracey Quinn
    9th November 2012 / 9:18 pm

    Away In A Manger

  123. Emma Smith
    9th November 2012 / 10:44 pm

    Good King Wenceslas. My little boy, aged 6, took a fancy to it in November last year. He learnt all the verses off by heart and sang it numerous times everyday whilst plonking radomly and loudly on the piano. The obsession lasted well into January!

  124. Shelley Jessup
    10th November 2012 / 2:12 am

    Away in A Manger as I actually know all the words!!! I think it’s quite a relaxing carol too.

  125. Kathy S
    10th November 2012 / 2:19 am

    Oh Holy Night

  126. 10th November 2012 / 7:20 am

    It has to be Oh Come All Ye Faithful. I just love it.

    And I expect I will be singing it all day today!

  127. Linda hickson
    10th November 2012 / 12:41 pm

    Once in Royal David’s City…

  128. Catherine McAlinden
    10th November 2012 / 3:05 pm

    Good King Wencelas, I know all the words!

  129. Sherry Poppy Owen
    10th November 2012 / 4:22 pm

    White Christmas is my favourite 🙂

  130. Gary Topley
    10th November 2012 / 6:02 pm

    Silent Night has to be my favourite.

  131. Lynsey Buchanan
    10th November 2012 / 8:02 pm

    Away in a manger

  132. Gemma Turner
    10th November 2012 / 11:21 pm

    Silent Night wins my vote. Such a beautiful song!

  133. Angela Wilcox
    10th November 2012 / 11:45 pm

    My favourite has to be O’Holy Night

  134. Carol Reil
    11th November 2012 / 8:26 am

    Away in a manger is my favourite. My son sang this as a solo at his first nativity. He is now 10 and loves his playmiobil

  135. Carol Reil
    11th November 2012 / 8:31 am

    Jingle Bells
    Batman smells
    Robin flew away
    Kojack lost his lollipop
    but found a milky way

  136. Carol Reil
    11th November 2012 / 8:33 am

    Mary’s Boy Child

  137. Julia
    11th November 2012 / 1:04 pm

    I like Silent Night

  138. Jess Mandeville
    11th November 2012 / 1:19 pm

    In the Bleak Midwinter is probably my favourite but I like most of them, they make Christmas for me as opposed to Christmas songs which ruin it!

  139. fiona waterworth
    11th November 2012 / 6:41 pm

    once in royal davids city

  140. Jane Townson
    11th November 2012 / 7:25 pm

    Mine is Silent Night

  141. Hannah
    12th November 2012 / 12:02 am

    Not sure if it counts as a carol but I love “little donkey” but if it doesn’t I love “O come all ye faithful” too

  142. Louise R
    12th November 2012 / 12:05 pm

    In the Bleak Mid-Winter

  143. Cath Tyrell
    12th November 2012 / 12:05 pm

    Away in a Manger- sends me into floods of tears, especially when song by children at a nativity play.

  144. julie mcdonald
    12th November 2012 / 4:52 pm

    o christmas tree

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    12th November 2012 / 5:49 pm


  146. kat Blakemore
    12th November 2012 / 10:31 pm

    It has to be Hark the Herald, or O Come All Ye Faithful – with the descants, of course!

  147. Cheryl Pearson
    13th November 2012 / 10:47 am

    When Santa got stuck up the chimney

  148. Kayleigh Butler
    13th November 2012 / 11:45 am

    It’s a choice between Away in a Manger and We Three Kings.

  149. Lucy Pasifull
    13th November 2012 / 12:32 pm

    I adore ‘In the Bleak Midwinter’ and have loved it since I was in infant school. Christina Rossetti is an amazing poet and it always makes me feel a bit weepy.

  150. Rachel Marr
    13th November 2012 / 3:00 pm

    The Holly and Ivy What a wonderful carol, it reminds of carol singing when we were kids! Something that no longer seems to happen! 🙁

  151. Natalie White
    13th November 2012 / 5:46 pm

    Away in a Manger

  152. Zoe Forsyth
    13th November 2012 / 8:04 pm

    Our families favourite Christmas carol is We Three Kings, even if the childrens version can sometimes be different to the original 😉

  153. rachael jones
    13th November 2012 / 9:27 pm

    hark the herald

  154. Sheri Darby
    13th November 2012 / 9:43 pm

    Silent Night

  155. Gayle
    13th November 2012 / 10:31 pm

    I *love* Christmas carols… Not sure if Guadete counts as a Christmas carol, but it’s definitely my favourite.. Otherwise, I’m with the innocence of Away in a Manger – particularly now Moo has started singing it!

  156. rosie
    14th November 2012 / 1:25 am

    ding dong merilly on high
    gives me the shivers

  157. Susan Ellams
    14th November 2012 / 8:01 am

    Frosty the snowman

  158. Saran Benjamin
    14th November 2012 / 8:12 am

    I love Jingle Bells

  159. Kate O'Neill
    14th November 2012 / 2:14 pm

    Ding Dong merrily on high

  160. Sophie
    14th November 2012 / 2:29 pm

    Away In A Manger, I shed a little tear whenever the kids sing it

  161. Hayley Colburn
    14th November 2012 / 9:00 pm

    Jingle Bells, the slow ones seem sad and Christmas is supposed to be happy and fun

  162. Amy
    14th November 2012 / 9:21 pm

    silent night

  163. Julie Paton
    14th November 2012 / 10:53 pm

    In the Bleak Mid Winter

  164. Colette Burgess
    14th November 2012 / 11:23 pm

    “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”

  165. adele knight
    14th November 2012 / 11:55 pm

    I love “Deck the Halls” nice and jolly 🙂

  166. kelly
    15th November 2012 / 12:07 am

    Silent night 🙂

  167. Kayleigh
    15th November 2012 / 10:04 am

    Kayleigh Mayhew

  168. c tindale
    15th November 2012 / 10:23 am

    silent night!!!!

  169. 15th November 2012 / 12:21 pm

    I love Ding Dong Merrily on High. I can’t sing for toffee but belt this one out pretty mcuh all through the year, much to the digust of everyone I know. 🙂
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  170. Paula
    15th November 2012 / 1:27 pm

    It has to be for me O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM i

  171. ann scally
    15th November 2012 / 2:16 pm

    I love Away in a Manger x

  172. Sinead Safford
    15th November 2012 / 2:23 pm

    Away in a Manger, I love it! So beautiful and brings back memories of Christmas from when i was a child! x

  173. An Exeter Mum
    15th November 2012 / 2:24 pm

    Partridge in a Pear Treeeeeeeeeee. Is that a carol??

  174. Nikki C
    15th November 2012 / 2:25 pm

    Little Donkey has become my favourite this year as my nearly 4 year old now know all the words. I can’t wait for Christmas so he can sing it for everyone.

  175. Karen Marquick
    15th November 2012 / 2:32 pm

    Little Donkey – I used to love singing it in the school nativity when I was a child.

  176. Susan
    15th November 2012 / 3:04 pm

    Away in a Manager played by the local sally army

  177. Emily Hutchinson
    15th November 2012 / 3:38 pm

    The First Noel

  178. Natasha Gandy
    15th November 2012 / 5:33 pm

    Good King Wencles !! I love it 🙂 x

  179. Eleanor Powell
    15th November 2012 / 7:22 pm

    In The Bleak Mid Winter

  180. Erica Montgomery
    15th November 2012 / 8:29 pm

    Silent Night, heartbreakingly simple and brings tears to my eyes (in a good way!) xx

  181. Christina Michael
    15th November 2012 / 8:42 pm

    We Three Kings

  182. Miranda Holman
    15th November 2012 / 9:02 pm

    silent night

  183. Kelly Hirst-Padwick
    15th November 2012 / 9:04 pm

    Silent night!

    Constantly singing & (trying to) harmonise it every Xmas!

  184. laura pyper
    15th November 2012 / 9:08 pm

    Away in a Manger I love hearing the kids signing it at there christmas nativity plays

  185. irene gilmour
    15th November 2012 / 9:12 pm

    we wish you a merry christmas

  186. Michelle Rayner
    15th November 2012 / 9:32 pm

    Away in a manager – reminds me of the nativity I was in as a child

  187. Micky Ricketts
    15th November 2012 / 10:19 pm

    My little one is learning Little Donkey, I think it’s a great xmas carol and listening to him sing it makes my heart swell!

  188. Anna K
    15th November 2012 / 10:49 pm

    My favourite is a little unconventional. When we were children my mum had a cassette (which was then replaced with a CD) with a story on it that was sung, Whoops-A-Daisy Angel. It was about a very clumsy angel and it came out every Christmas for us to listen to on our way to school. I can probably still sing you every word to the main song “Whoops-A-Daisy Angel”.

    If I had to choose a conventional song it would be O Little Town Of Bethlehem, my sisters and I often used to put on our own four person nativity on Christmas day, complete with programmes and hymn sheets for the oldies. This is the hymn I always chose to play (badly) on my recorder/clarinet.

  189. Kay Perry
    15th November 2012 / 11:13 pm

    Silent night, it reminds me of gentle snow falling on a dark cold night

  190. Anne-Marie Brookes
    16th November 2012 / 12:32 am

    Away in a manger

  191. Erin
    16th November 2012 / 12:43 am

    My favourite Christmas carol of all time is
    ‘What Child is this’ sung at the same time as ‘Child of the Poor’ gorgeous.

  192. Lydia Houghton
    16th November 2012 / 1:03 am

    ‘Silent Night’ is truly beautiful. It makes me cry! x

  193. Sarah Lee
    16th November 2012 / 3:11 am

    Silent Night – its such a gentle peaceful carol

  194. Jon Payne
    16th November 2012 / 10:18 am


  195. catherine shaw
    16th November 2012 / 11:23 am

    O Little Town Of Bethlehem’ is my favourite x

  196. Lisa parr
    17th November 2012 / 3:06 pm

    It has to holidays are coming better than any Xmas carol

  197. Debbie
    18th November 2012 / 11:05 am

    On the first day of Christmas is great even tho is still get them mixed up

  198. Victoria
    22nd November 2012 / 2:03 pm

    My favourite is ‘Oh little town of Bethlehem’ for sure. It reminds me of carol services at school.
    I love the Playmobile advent calendar but I am a bit of a stickler for traditional, magical christmas scenes with nativity and Father Christmas. Just found great company for traditional advent calendars and cards- orchardcards.

  199. Andrea
    12th November 2017 / 6:34 pm

    God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, is a massive favourite for me.