Family Favourites: Our Top 5 British Christmas traditions

Christmas Traditions

Winter has truly settled in, and Christmas is a few short days away. Even if we can’t be with every family member and friend this Christmas, one way of keeping the thoughts of the ones we love close is by upholding tradition. From the post-dinner walk to choosing what’s on the TV, we’re going to look at our top 5 Christmas traditions. 

  • 5.AM wake-up: Whether you have kids or Christmas-lovers in the home, expect an early morning accompanied by high-pitched excitement. For some, the wait for the day to get going is simply unbearable. Hopefully, the rest of your household can get a lie-in this year!
  • Fizz with breakfast: an essential pick-me-up to power you through your day, a Bucks Fizz breakfast acknowledges the time of day (Orange Juice) whilst still giving a nod toward the celebrations to come (Champagne!).
  • Entertainment: One of the biggest and passionately-kept traditions, this takes many forms. Will you be watching Elf with the whole family on Christmas Eve, or playing a post-dinner round of Monopoly? Maybe this year you’ll peruse the Christmas specials on offer? Breaking these yearly celebrations is completely unthinkable, and if you don’t have any yet, there is no time like the present to establish a few!
  • The Christmas dinner: The main event, this is what you have been waiting for. Every table has a different requirement, prawn cocktail to start or soup? Or, in pure anticipation, do you dive straight into the main event? Maybe your choices will cause some arguments, gravy or no gravy? Will your roast potatoes have the perfect crunch-fluff ratio? Whatever your traditions, we hope that your meal this year is utterly satisfying. 
  • Post-dinner walk/nap: After all that excitement, present-opening, food, and drink, you’ll be fit to burst! Some families take a recharge nap at this point, so the festivities can extend far into the night. Others take a refreshing walk before sitting down to dinner

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What are your treasured Christmas traditions? Let us know on social media or in the comments (pictures appreciated!). From all at Gladwins Farm this Christmas, we wish you an enjoyable, safe, memorable holiday season.