A British Christmas
Each Christmas more and more of us are opting for a ‘stay-cation’ in the British Isles. Gone are the escapes to the sun and avoiding the hustle and bustle of the Christmas period. The British people have taken Christmas in their stride. The weather’s no longer dreary or grey, it’s festive and magical. All the things we normally complain about, and we do love to complain, become endearing and accepted as part of this wonderful time of year! We go out, against all better judgement, into the crowds, and the cold in search of everything we need for the perfect Christmas and that all starts with the tree!
“I think that the Christmas tree in the UK is our last surviving folk tradition. For us as a society, there is nothing else like it. The emotion around Christmas is enormous, it can be the most stressful time of year, but then that is because it is perhaps the most emotional one. The tree is a linchpin holding the whole ceremony, and in a way, the whole country together. As everyone sits around the tree opening presents, it becomes a kind of still point.”
– Kelty Caston – Founder CF
Christmas Trees are definitely not the only thing that makes for a very British Christmas. With us firmly waving the Christmas flag we’re proud to say that you don’t have to go to many lengths to enjoy a truly British Christmas.
Why not take the family or loved ones ice-skating?
Most ice rinks are based in some of the most beautiful parts of the country, so you not only get to enjoy the wonder of ice skating but you can also make a day of it and breath in the city. We strongly recommend the rink next to the Natural History museum. It’s in the heart of London and the view of the city is astounding, with so much else to do right nearby.
Some of the best of British chefs have some astounding Christmas recipes this year for you and the family to feast on! We can’t think of anything quite as quintessentially British or as Christmas as Jamie Oliver’s ‘Welcome to Christmas’ https://www.jamieoliver.com/christmas/. Go on, tuck in!
When we’re feeling proud to be British we love to give back. Sign up to Crisis at Christmas and you can volunteer across the across the nation to help those so much less fortunate. Christmas is the season of giving, and nothing feels quite as beautiful as giving that little bit back… Don’t just take our word for it, sign up today.