Originally produced in the beautiful calligraphy of Malcolm Morley (ringer at Little Shelford) in 1987, this is a collection of variations. So each one has a parent method, but a non-standard call. I have also added a few more here to Malcolm's original twelve variations. Note also that calls may need to be made earlier than you would expect in the method, to give ringers time to do the different work above the treble, even at the backstroke before normal (treble in 4th place) in some cases.

The first group are all the same above the treble, with all the possible frontworks below, like St Simon's, St Martin's etc. The call for each of these is the asymmetric Old Hudibras Single (shown in the last column), which is effectively a change from Plain Bob to Grandsire, giving a 3-5 dodge down! Call any bell (apart from the 2) unaffected (i.e. when making seconds) three times for a 120.

Holly Nowell Ivy Mistletoe  
Twineham Bob Bampton Place Fifield Bob St Ouen Place  

Plain

Old Hudibras Single

Calling

PPSP PPSP PPSP

The second group again only differ in the work under the treble, but this time it's Shipway above the treble. The calls are again Old Hudibras Singles, and again call any bell (apart from the 2) unaffected three times for a 120. In case you're wondering what the other frontwork gives, the variation of Dragon Place with an Old Hudibras Single is St-George-of-England, which isn't quite so Christmassy.

Gold Myrrh Frankincense  
Westminster II Bob Blackburn Place St Hilary Bob  

Plain

Old Hudibras Single

Calling

PPSP PPSP PPSP

The next group also has the Eynesbury front-work missing; in this case the variation of Montgomeryshire Place with a Wallflower Single is Chamberlain. The calls may be familiar as the plains from All Saints and are also the standard singles for Reverse Canterbury. Call any bell (apart from the 2) unaffected (i.e. when making seconds) three times for a 120.

Melchior Caspar Balthazar  
Maltby Bob Chevasse Place Callender Bob  

Plain

Wallflower Single

Calling

PPSP PPSP PPSP

The next two tables are not in groups like the one above. For each one, the parent method is given, then the call(s) below.

Blizzard Bethlehem December St Wenceslas St Stephen
Morning Star Chevasse Place Huntley Place Eynesbury Eynesbury

Plain

Old Single

Calling

PPSP PPSP PPSP
or
SSSP SSSP SSSP

Plain

Antelope Single

Calling

PPSP PPSP PPSP

(i.e. three times
unaffected for any
bell but the 2nd)

Plain

Glevum Extreme

Calling

P EPPPE EPPPE P

Plain

Wallflower Single

Calling

PPSP PPSP PPSP

(i.e. three times
unaffected for any
bell but the 2nd)

Plain

Antelope Single

Calling

PPSP PPSP PPSP

(i.e. three times
unaffected for any
bell but the 2nd)

 

Christmas Eve Christmas Day Christmastide Christingle Carol Christmas Tree
Reverse Canterbury Reverse Canterbury Grandsire Shipway Place Wainfleet Place Harecastle Place

Plain

Gloster Extreme

Calling

P EPPPE EPPPE P

Plain

Whittlesford Extreme

Calling

P EPPPE EPPPE P

Plain

Burton Bob

Grandsire Single

Calling

SBSBSP SBSBSP

Plain

Wallflower Bob

Pinks Single

Grandsire Extreme

Calling

BESS P SSEB PEP

Plain

Minster Extreme

Calling

PPEP PPEP PPEP

(i.e. three times
unaffected for any
bell but the 2nd)

Plain

Minster Bob

Calling

PPBP PPBP PPBP

(i.e. three times
unaffected for any
bell but the 5th)

There are also some Christmassy methods. Be careful with Nowell, though, as it's asymmetric and there doesn't seem to be an easy way to get a true 120. Christmas Eve, Noel and Boxing Day have a plain course of 80 rows; calling a Bob at the end of each course gives a 240 which has each row twice.

St Nicholas Nowell Christmas Eve Treble Place Noel Treble Place Boxing Day Treble Place

See also the page for Ding Dong Differential Doubles.