This will be MY FIRST Christmas in London 💖 🌲 It’s officially Christmas in my home as of this weekend and, although I’m a little sad that I’m not going back to Los Angeles this year, there are SOOO many British things to look forward to this Christmas. It’s gonna be proper, innit!
Here are the random British things I’m looking forward to:
- Trying mince pies!
- Pigs in blankets
- Watching the Eastenders Christmas special on Christmas Day
- Trying and Flaming a Christmas pudding
- Explosives at the dinner table (Christmas Crackers)
- Watching The Snowman with a nice cold Irn Bru
- A paper crown clashing with my fancy Christmas outfit
- Boxing day
- Charades after dinner
- Christmas Pantomimes
- The word ‘Trimmings’
- Buying the first yule log
- Trying goose fat roast potatoes
- Getting a Cadbury advent calendar
- Watching the Queen’s Christmas zoom call
- The Terry’s chocolate oranges in my stocking
- Seeing all of the lovely London Christmas light displays
- Being cold and maybe seeing snow at Christmas
- drinking hot coco in igloos in London
- Trying a Bucksfizz for breakfast
- Brussel Sprouts
- Christmas Cakes
- Twiglets and matchmakers
- Stockings hanging at the foot of the bed
- excessive Christmas desserts, like trifle, followed up with an After Eight
- Trying the out-of-date Advocaat from the back cupboard
- saying Happy Christmas instead of Merry
- Trying to say Father Christmas instead of Santa
- Roast turkey at Christmas!
- Leaving a whisky for Santa instead of milk (with shortbread & a carrot)⠀
TELL ME: What other British Christmas Traditions should I try this year? What’s missing from my list? Leave a comment below and help a girl live her best British life!
2 thoughts on “THE BRITISH CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS THAT I AM EXCITED FOR THIS YEAR”
I love to read travel blogs. It’s a fun way to learn about countries I can’t afford to visit right now (and can’t get there anyway). I’d love more detail and some photos of these holiday traditions. Some I’ve heard of, but some are a complete mystery – flaming a pudding? Obviously not like Jell-o type pudding?? Looks like sort of a fruit cake, I believe. I think the brits have a whole different relationship with the word pudding! Very interesting read.