Almanac Christmas: Merry Christmas fellow Almanackers!

Merry Christmas fellow Almanackers!

The Ashes 2017/18 – Fourth Test, the MCG: Call For Writers

Calling all writers to help us cover the Boxing Day Ashes Test from the MCG! We’ll also be having some beers on the fourth day…

Almanac Music (and lists): Top 20 Christmas songs of 2015 (or possibly ever)

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house not a creature was stirring except Paul Campbell’s top 20 and a bit Christmas songs. No carols allowed but you will find an Emilie-Claire, a Diana, a Sheryl and a few more.

A-League Game on Christmas Day?

Yoshi counters the possibility of sport on Christmas Day.

Happy Christmas (Footy is Over) – For Now

Peter Baulderstone and the Avenging Eagle extend Festivus greetings from Perth. Ghosts and glad tidings of seasons past.

International Christmas Foods and Christmas in Japan

Imagawa-san shares an insight into how Christmas Day is spent in Japan, as well as taking us all on a culinary tour of traditional Christmas dinners from all corners of the globe.

[Warning: do not read if hungry. You have been warned – Ed]

Andrew Starkie’s Ashes Diary 2013/14 (entry 3)

Andrew Starkie’s got 53 minutes to evaluate the performances of the Poms and Aussies so far, with a quick time-out for nappies and discussing the Holiday Greetings Police.

Random Summer observations

Sean Curtain’s mind filled with thoughts over the summer. They are neither insightful or earth shattering, not important or helpful, more vague and strange, and obscure and reasonably pointless. Still, he feels the need to share them.

Christmas Day cricket

Luke Reynolds produced his finest pitch yet for his family’s annual Christmas Day hit, where the sole objective is to bat for as long as possible.

Crio’s Question: Christmas sports moments

What sporting gifts and moments can you equate with December 25?

Club Chrissie Carols

Peter Baulderstone spreads some yuletide cheer with his take on some classic Christmas carols – Bluebaggers, Cats fans, Sainters and head office be warned.


I’d just like to say a word or two about the Christmas rush, if I may, keeping in mind that I am an eighteen-year-old check-out chick so it might be a little tainted. Just a little. I wish I could say I rub my hands with glee and watch and wait for that first customer [Read more]


  ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even Harms’ mouth; Blue and white stockings – the chimney festoon, In hopes that the Handicapper will be filling them soon; The children were nestled all snug in their beds; As visions of Cats premierships danced in their [Read more]