Advent calendar

I really love the comments you guys leave underneath each strip! Some are really funny, some are really insightful, some are both. A few are downright weird, but well, that’s only to be expected in a public forum. (We are usually very hands-off in our moderation style and only erase posts if the profanities get out of hand). I think I also speak for Mike when I say that we both really enjoy reading the reactions to our strips or related blog posts.

What’s interesting to us is that it is so hard to predict when a discussion will erupt and when there’ll only be the internet equivalent of tumbleweed and crickets. Last Tuesday was an exception, because we were pretty sure that everybody has an opinion on Christmas traditions and chocolate. And I also expected that some people wouldn’t know what an Elf on a Shelf is, since I haven’t heard of it before myself. It turns out that the “tradition” is even less old than Chicken Wings, so either it doesn’t really qualify as tradition, or we can call our strips “traditional” too! For me personally, the regular update routine for our website certainly is more deeply ingrained than many other traditional or habitual tasks.

Anyway, I’m rambling! So here’s another strip on the subject of advent calendars. Then we will lay the subject to rest again, even though Christmas is still a couple of weeks off.

Oh, and last but not least: We are having a Book Cover Contest! Basically, we’re looking for ideas for our next book cover. You can win a Julio-style Roost Air hat!

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6 comments on “Advent calendar
  1. Magnus Danielson says:

    We have Adventskalender in Sweden too, usually not with choclate thought. A friend of mine has christmas beers in his. On the tradition side, we had Santa Lucia celebration today.

  2. Francesco says:

    Here in Italy Santa Lucia is on the 13th. I love it, she still brings me presents although I’m not a kid anymore 🙂

  3. Jean Loup says:

    Santa Lucia of Siracusa, Saint patron of the Blind Enrico Caruso Santa Lucia one of my favorite songs.

  4. Doug says:

    Someone local was talking up a reverse advent calendar. Each day put a food item in a basket then, on Christmas Eve, take it to the food bank.

  5. Manuel says:

    Well, Elf on a Shelf could only survive in parts of Germany, and also definitely not in other German-speaking countries, ’cause on the 5th of December he would get eaten by the Krampus 😀

    As so famously depicted by Christoph Waltz and Jimmy Fallon 😉

  6. L says:

    Why does Hans remind me of Augustus Gloop, the gluttonous German boy from Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory? 🙂

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