Last year on the blog I departed from the usual book reviews and shameless self-promotion and ran something called the ‘Advent Calendar’. Every day of Christmas (well… most of them), I posted a different article. They weren’t really connected, but each one was about something I loved, enjoyed, remembered, discovered… fifty per-cent nostalgia, fifty-per cent fanboy, and hopefully in the spirit of Christmas goodwill. I loved doing the series last year, especially in a set of quite bleak and problematic months: it’s great, sometimes, to sit back and focus on the good things. Therefore I am bringing it back for 2013. I’ve been looking forward to this for awhile–the list was written three months ago, which explains why in the time in between I’ve designed spiffing headers for each day, rather than the hastily googled numbers last year.