It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas

If you would like to sample a slightly different advent calendar – one with rather less chocolate, but perhaps a tad better in terms of brain food – then why not try the Advent Calendar from our colleagues over at Intute: Arts and Humanities, which launched today.

It follows from the success of their 2007 Advent Calendar which included such gems as articles on Good King Wenceslas, Christmas cakes – Japanese style and Sinterklass in the Netherlands.

This got me wondering whether there was anything in the Social Sciences section of Intute that was Christmas related – of course I should not have been surprised to see that there was!

Christmas means the annual speech from HM Queen at Buckingham Palace, which is now available via the Royal Channel on YouTube – although perhaps more interesting is to see the first televised Christmas Queen’s Speech from 1957, which has had nearly a million views.

And depending on how you spend Christmas Day, you may well have enjoyed your Christmas dinner before watching Her Majesty, with recipe guidance from places like the Great British Kitchen, part of the British Food and Culture section in Hospitality and Catering.

Maybe getting away from it all is more your thing? Seasonal Tourism is an important part of the economy for places such as Lapland and an equally important part of the Travel and Tourism section here at Intute: Social Sciences.

Intute features more internet resources on the topic of Christmas and the 2008 Advent Calendar.

Image Giant Baubles from Libby on Flickr under a Creative Commons license.