Is it Christmas?

No

Online calendar applications, such as Google Calendar, Yahoo! Calendar and CalendarHub, are getting increasingly more popular these days.

They enable you to keep track of your busy schedule no matter where you are. With the right software or plugin you can even synchronize them with your main desktop calendar such as Microsoft Outlook or Apple iCal, or with your PDA.

Well, here’s a highly specialist calendar application: Is it Christmas?. It even has its own RSS feed.

It does only one thing, but it does it very efficiently and very well: it tells you whether today is Christmas or not.

My only criticism is that it doesn’t tell you in which time zone the site is hosted.

For example, San Francisco is 8 hours behind UK time, so if the site is hosted in London and some poor kid in SF might check out the site at 16:01 his time and spoil his whole Christmas experience by opening his presents a day early.

Maybe it should be called Is it Christmas (give or take 12 hours, depending upon in which time zone you live)?.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 46 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall. Currently on sabbatical. I am a priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, and I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir.

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