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Sit and Knit for a Bit – Christmas Coundtdown. December 10. Christmas Nuts

Thanks for joining our 2020 Christmas Ball Advent Calendar. We are so happy that you are here!

We post a video and reveal a new knitted Christmas ball every day until December 24th, 2020.


December 10. Christmas Nuts

Three wishes for Cinderella, a 1973 movie from former Czechoslovakia inspires the hazelnuts on today’s Christmas Balls. This is the movie that Arne can’t live without on Christmas Eve, and which he makes a point to watch every single year without fail.

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Take photos of the Christmas balls that you knit from our 2020 Advent Calendar, post them on Instagram and hashtag them with #arnecarlos and #sitandknitforabit. By doing that, you will be eligible to win a fabulous prize consisting of an exclusive ARNE & CARLOS project bag, one of our books personally dedicated and signed by us as well as a bunch of Prym Ergonomic Needles and hooks! We will select 2 lucky winners and announce them in early January. Good Luck!


Contest Information:

1. Tag your images on Instagram with #sitandknitforabit and #arnecarlos, and we will select two winners. Both tags must be used per image to enter the competition.

2. Only images of the Christmas Balls from the 2020 Advent Calendar will be considered. Images of other Christmas Ball designs, including balls from our book “55 Christmas Balls to Knit”, the mini-balls from our webshop or self-designed balls will not be considered.

3. As long as you are knitting the balls from the 2020 Advent Calendar, you may use any other colours than the ones we have used. Just be as creative as you like in your colour choices!

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    • JL on December 10, 2020 at 6:15 pm


    My family always watched “The Wizard of Oz” and “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Ove today’s story and Christmas ball!

    • Darlene on December 10, 2020 at 7:31 pm


    We always watched The Charlie Brown Christmas Story, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, all of these are the 1960’s versions.

    • Deborah S Bryant on December 10, 2020 at 8:02 pm


    Raymond Brigg’s “The Snowman” is the best Christmas show EVER!!! You two need to try it!

    • Nancy on December 10, 2020 at 9:24 pm


    My Swedish friends were visiting one Christmas and were mystified that on Christmas Eve they found one channel that was playing the same movie all day long! Over and over! Of course it was “A Christmas Story” on cable…..I tried to explain it but they still found it pretty peculiar.

    • Valerie on December 10, 2020 at 10:48 pm


    My son and I always watched “It’s a Wonderful Life” when we put up our tree. He still does it today and he is 27 years old. It warms my heart. We love that movie. Loved today’s video, too. Your expressions make me chuckle. I had an Arne experience making icing the other day. You both make me chuckle everyday.

    • Silke on December 10, 2020 at 11:00 pm


    Germany also watched Drei Haselnuesse fuer Aschenbroedel! Great tradition, Arne! I agree with Carlos, though, it is a bit weird. I still watch it every year. Also, the Sissi trilogy is on German TV every year! I live in the States so I watch those on DVD 😉

    • Jeanne on December 11, 2020 at 5:32 am


    Charlie Brown! the Vince Guaraldi score is terrific.

    • Starr Baker on December 11, 2020 at 7:28 am


    My family has always watched the original version of
    Miracle on 34th Street

    It is old, probably in the 1940’s and is in black and white. I think you will like it.

    • Sarah Cross on December 11, 2020 at 12:34 pm


    In England when I was little, just like your Cinderella story, Tom and Jerry in ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ was shown every Christmas Eve. We never missed it. It’s the only cartoon where Tom, the cat, and Jerry the mouse were nice to each other! Other real favs were Raymond Briggs’ “The Snowman” and the old movie “White Christmas”, with Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire.

    • Madeline on December 11, 2020 at 3:40 pm


    These daily videos are so much fun—thank you!!! On 10 December’s video with the fluffy white angel wings, did I notice elastic on them? If so, it made me think they are for the dogs. Wouldn’t that be cute!

    • Sonya from Massachusetts on December 18, 2020 at 8:47 pm


    Thank you for talking about the Czech version of Cinderella! I finally watched it on YouTube and it is superior to the dis t version in so many ways. I think Popelku has a lot of spunk!

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