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December 7th, 2016

My people!

Wow, it's been an entire week since we started the Advent Calendar! And finally, today, I think I have caught up with all my calendar emails. So, if you've sent something and haven't heard from me, please contact me. I live in fear that I've forgotten someone's gift. I would hate for that to happen. We are still accepting gifts if you're working on something, so don't panic. We don't want to miss anything.

Today's gift is from Elf Ksstarfire. I know you'll love it. And thanks, too, for all the wonderful comments you guys are sending. They're very appreciated both by the creators and by the Calendar Elves.

December 6th, 2016

And it's day #6. Time marches on. Leaves fly off the calendar! And today the Advent Calendar gives us the beginning of a multi-part gift from our clever Elf Suzan.

Many thanks to everyone for their kind comments to all the creators. It means more than you can ever know. We are still accepting gifts. If you've sent a gift and haven't heard from me, I beg for patience. I'm chipping away at the mail...and the decorating...and the shopping.... It's winter. Why can't we just hibernate?


December 5th, 2016

Only 20 shopping days left till Christmas...or is it 19? I'm a writer, not a mathematician! Whatever, it's Day 5 of the Advent Calendar, and we've got something totally ridiculous for you to enjoy today. What can I say -- a little too much Christmas cheer, perhaps! We can't stream, unfortunately, so you'll have to download, but you know the drill.  I bet it'll take you awhile to forget this gift!


December 4th, 2016

Ooooh! Looks like today's Advent Calendar has TWO presents behind door #4. Bet ya didn't expect that so soon, did you? SURPRISE! Isn't that what the holidays are all about? We can thank our energetic Elves Ksstarfire and Littlestar61 for our gifts. Their generosity and creativity makes them both STARS! *rim shot* Okay, I'll stop now.

Thanks for all the feedback; our elves totally deserve it. Keep those cards and letters rolling in. We are still accepting gifts for the calendar, so don't panic. There's time. I'm starting to catch up with the backlog, so if you've sent something and haven't heard back, you will very soon. Enjoy!

December 3rd, 2016

It's deja vu all over again as we open door #3. Didn't we just do this last night? Yes, and we'll do it tomorrow, too! We can thank Elf ChocolateEgg for today's Advent Calendar gift! I know you'll enjoy it! And we are still taking gifts for the calendar. If you've sent a gift and haven't heard from us, drop me a quick note. I'm working on the responses now. And thanks for all the great comments to the gifting Elves. The feedback has been great!

December 2nd, 2016

I love this first week in December. I can convince myself I have all the time in the world to decorate, Christmas shop, put up the tree, Christmas shop, wait...what's the date? I'm already so far behind I'll never catch up. But all you have to do is open door #2 of the Advent Calendar and enjoy the gift Elf Hutcherie made for us to share today. Remember to refresh your page! And we are still taking gifts for the calendar. If you've sent a gift and haven't heard from us, give us a few days. See sentence #1... 

December 1st, 2016

And so it begins! Even though Santa's Elves have been working on this for weeks, the first day always takes us by surprise. So, as we scurry around like maniacs, getting the first day's gift tucked behind the door, figuring out all the various steps we have to take so that you can actually see today's gift, the one thing we absolutely can't forget to do is make the announcement!

The Advent Calendar is officially open, starting with Door #1. We hope you'll enjoy this little gift from our gracious and talented elf Suzan. It's just the beginning of a celebration to bring a little more light into the darkest month.

Also, notice that the links to all our previous advent calendars are in the right hand column for your perusing pleasure. It's like getting a gift within a gift within a gift... The advent calendars started in 2007 thanks to Enednoviel and we are happy to continue her joyous tradition today. Each advent calendar is packed with 24 days worth of SH gifts, so spend some time browsing back through that treasure trove while waiting for Day 2. We are still accepting gifts for the calendar. I should mention, too, that I'm pretty sure comments are being monitored due to spam attacks. We hope to approve them quickly, but there may be a slight delay in having your comment posted. It'll happen, though.

November 20th, 2016

The 2016 S&H Advent Calendar is set up and waiting for your gifts. We have received some lovely presents already and we thank all of you who have sent delightful gifts to share with your fellow SH fans. But we need more.

The Advent Calendar needs your drabbles, puzzles, fic of any length, poems, art, gifs, manips, vids, playlists, icons, wallpapers, jokes, word games, Christmas cards--all and any wonderful creative fannish things you'd like to give and receive during the 24 days before Christmas (and Hanukkah, which starts on December 24!). We want to have something for everyone every single day so all genres are welcomed and encouraged.

This year, due to technical difficulties beyond our control, we need to set up the calendar early. So there's no time to waste! We'd love our 10th calendar to be extra special! Thanks in advance to everyone who plans to contribute. Send gifts to build our 10th Starsky & Hutch Advent calendar to advent@starskyhutcharchive.net. Check out the 2015 calendar here and find links to previous calendars on a sidebar here.


November 8th, 2016

Advent Calendar is up!

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Our web wizard, Cyanne, has the Advent Calendar up and ready for perusal. Many thanks to Suzan for the adorable art! Check out the doors; they all work! If you're new to the Calendar, simply click on a number to "open" a door.

We want to thank all of you who have already sent generous gifts! Especially since we're trying to get the first week's worth of gifts ready ahead of time. (What, us, ready ahead of time? A concept so radical it could change the course of human events! Contradict Einstein's theory of time and space! Turn Pluto into a planet again. Okay, maybe not that...) We are looking for the tall and the small, the big and the wee, the major and the minor: poems, games, stories, art, puzzles, calendars, vids, icons, anything creative you might want to send. You know how hard it can be shopping for that perfect gift for that certain someone? Well, every gift in the Advent Calendar is a PERFECT gift, so don't be afraid to send yours in.

Thanks, and enjoy the Advent Calendar right now.

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