Little Christmas Eve

I’ve been reading a chapter a day from A Christmas Mystery by Jostein Gaarder as a way to celebrate Advent. The novel centres around a magic Advent calendar and each chapter is a new window and a new instalment to the story about the pilgrims who are on their way to Bethlehem to see the Christ child. The frame narrative is set in Norway, where the day before Christmas Eve is called ‘Little Christmas Eve’.

IMG_9343Ebenezer the Tree is finally decked out and decorated and is happily hatching some presents. He’s never hatched so many gifts before!