I'm getting really behind on this advent thing, or I would be if I'd actually explained the plan to anyone. Nevertheless there are two updates to previous advent posts:
1. Our Netherlands correspondant has informed us that when Zwarte Piet delivers presents down the chimney, Dutch children leave out their shoes, rather than their stockings. He did not inform us if they used clogs.
2. There's a Russian game like Grow Ornament, called Planet NoName which appears to be about New Year.