Welcome to our special 2018 calendar – counting down from the day after Bonfire Night to Christmas Day. Each window will carry you towards Christmas with festive suggestions for viewing and listening, poetry, quotes and trivia to ponder and ideas to help plan for your dream Christmas.

To make the most out of the listen and watch sections of the calendar, we suggest you quickly click through a few pages at a time in advance each week to discover our recommendations and see if you have the relevant music, films or television programmes to hand. Hopefully, being such a good friend of Christmas, you’ll have plenty of festive songs and movies in your collection. Fill in the gaps by downloading from iTunes or your favoured equivalent, making purchases from Amazon, recording from satellite or cable channels or borrowing from family and friends. There’s also YouTube and streaming service justwatch.com.

Of course, we are only making suggestions so feel free to listen to and watch whatever you want on any given day of the calendar, as long as its gets you in the spirit of the season.

November

nov6 nov7nov8 nov9 nov10 nov11 nov12nov13 nov14 nov15 nov16 nov17 nov18 nov19 nov20 nov21 nov22 nov23 nov24 nov25 nov26 nov27 nov28 nov29 nov30

December

dec1 dec2 dec3 dec4 dec5 dec6 dec7 dec8 dec9 dec10 dec11 dec12 dec13 dec14 dec15 dec16 dec17 dec18 dec19 dec20 dec21 dec22 dec23 dec24xmas

dec26-jan6