Advent & Christmas Planner 2022|2023

This year’s Advent & Christmas planner is a tool to help your family live out the beauty and richness of the liturgical seasons of Advent and Christmas in the home with your children.

This planner is Catholic and is keyed to the 1962 liturgical calendar of the Roman Catholic Church.

Every effort has been made to include information with historical and liturgical accuracy. 

  • 18 pages
  • Cover page
  • The book contains a two page, rich liturgical history of the season of Advent.
  • Advent Hymns with linked playlist
  • Explanation of symbols used in the planner
  • Dated, weekly liturgical year listing for the Extraordinary and Ordinary Forms
  • Week 1 – 4 of Advent:
    • Each day contains book ideas coordinating with the daily feast, crafts, and Advent customs.
  • The O Antiphons are listed with a link to a prayer companion for praying the O Antiphons. (copyright, Jennifer Gregory Miller)
  • Christmas Hymns
  • Christmas season daily plans with liturgical designation, crafts, traditions, books, and ideas.
  • The full planner contains daily plans and liturgical ideas from November 28 through January 13 (the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord) – covering Advent and the Christmas season.
  • The Juggler of Notre Dame resource and history with booklist.
  • Advent and Christmas booklist
  • Advent & Christmas blank calendar printable
    • Sunday start
    • Monday start
    • Use this undated calendar printable to plan your Advent & Christmas season.

For a linked booklist, see below!

This book is compiled by a lay Catholic who is faithful to the Magisterium and teaching body of the Catholic Church. This booklet is not affiliated with an approved ecclesiastical source.

The booklet contains daily plans and ideas from November 27 through January 13 (the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord) – covering Advent and the Christmas season – and is in pdf format – you are free to download, print, or read on your tablet, or computer.

This book is copyrighted, Jennifer Mackintosh, 2022. Copyright permission is granted to print and use this within a family or small church or class group. If you would like to print and distribute large copies of this document, contact me first for a commercial license.


What follows is a collection of books our family has enjoyed over the years. Many of them are included on the plans. (Please note that I am an Amazon affiliate and most of these links are through Amazon – if you click through these links I do earn a very small amount. Thank you!)

The Juggler of Notre Dame books – see note and explanation of the books and ideas that sprung from this beautiful 13th century poem/song in the Advent planner, p. 20)

Board Books

Books which may be a blessing in your own home liturgical celebrations:

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