Friday, December 01, 2006

The Advent Calendar Game

For several weeks now, Mrs. Chalk and I have been keenly looking forward to the start of the hedonistic frenzy that we indulge in at this time of year. It is a simple game, but it gives us much pleasure (amid the odd accusation of cheating and occasional furious argument) and this year we would like to invite readers to join in the fun.

It's called "Who's behind the door?" and consists of trying to guess what lies behind today's door on our Advent calendar.

The calendar is opened each weekday on Mrs Chalk's return from work, by which time the atmosphere in Chalk Mansions has reached fever pitch.

Feel free to enter your guess each day in the comments box. The person with the most correct answers will receive a prize. Only one guess per player is allowed.

Tips: the calendar is randomly sourced each year by Mrs Chalk's mother. You tend to get a feel for its style after a few goes. Some have more of a religious theme than others. We still reminisce about the Japanese one of 2003.

Remember, you can't win if you're not in! Enter your guess for Dec 1st now.

23 comments:

El Tel said...

Holly

Josephine Public said...

Terrified russian emigres, in hiding until now ......

Anonymous said...

A festive apple

Anonymous said...

Someone wearing a veil, because of the veil I obviously cannot be any more accurate as to their identity NOR can I understand a word they are saying.

Scott from Wakefield

Sid said...

A railway train (I'm gambling on the pc non-religous theme)

Anonymous said...

a robin

Mary said...

An elf.

Are you going to tell us the result each day, so that as the game progresses we can get a feel for the theme of the calendar?

CaliforniaTeacherGuy said...

A sled or sleigh.

Will said...

A can of lager. (I'm going for the 'modern underclass' theme)

OnceaTeacher said...

A rabbit

itsmyparty said...

a snowman?

I'm still waiting! said...

Like that Primary School who has gone for the Caribbean theme this year, I'm opting for a corn bird (in a palm tree, naturally).

Anonymous said...

Nothing - as anything else may offend somebody.

Anonymous said...

A Christmas Bauble - made in Taiwan with the following instructions - This iteme festive is not for the eating. Comsumption must be made within 5 days.

Anonymous said...

a squirrel

teachit said...

a bell (maybe to signal the end of school)

lilyofthefield said...

A gift box.

Peter said...

Good God*, how the long nights must drag on in the Chalk household.

*Does not imply a belief in God or the teaching of "creationism"**.

** Or "Intelligent Design"***.

*** Because anyone who believes in this sort of stuff should be fed sushi.

Robin said...

A robin.

Anonymous said...

Just snow

Anonymous said...

Ruth Kelly

HPB said...

I'm in there waiting to shout BOO !!!

lilyofthefield said...

So come on then Chalky, what was it?