How to have a British Christmas

12 Responses to How to have a British Christmas

  1. Great video to put us in the Christmas spirit. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  2. LOL! Great fun. My hubby hates all veggies…except brussel sprouts. Go figure. 🙂

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  3. This was a blast! We do the crackers when we can find them. And I’ve learned I can tolerate Brussels Sprouts when served the Wisconsin method—covered in cheese.

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  4. egorr says:

    Dang! This brings back memories, when I was a wee lad and Dad was stationed overseas at Bentwaters RAFB and we lived in an English Mansion (rented to US servicemen) from 1959 to 1962…
    What memories!! (Near Mildenhall, town was Leiston – near Ipswich)
    (Never could stand the puddings, etc. The Bangers were fun. So was Guy Fawkes Day, for that matter.)

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  5. Dawn Marie says:

    This was great! Our son is engaged to marry a Brit and this clip was wonderful in helping to discover some of her customs…..planning to share this with the rest of the family! Hugs to you for sharing with all of us!!

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  6. What a great bunch of comments this sparked.

    Copped this video for my Christmas playlist.

    Here’s a comment I left on the video’s webpage:


    I’m an Anglophile and fan of differences across the pond esp since I had a British pen-pal in high school, um, long ago.

    I knew some of this. Burning letters was new to me. Stockings on the bed and brandy for the old elf, also new to me. (As a Santa’s Helper, I approve of the brandy.) Pantomime? WTF?

    Monopoly fights – hahahhaha.

    Sorry. Pecan Pie is greater than Pudding. With enough alcohol. In the pie. And the pie-consumer.

    It always amazes me to see the Queen now. I keep thinking, no, that’s the Queen Mum, isn’t it… Oh… Then I feel old.

    We always try to get a tree late, even on Christmas Eve, and take it down after Epiphany. Anyone who does it otherwise is just wrong.

    Of course, I have to think of David Tennant as Doctor Who wearing a paper crown. Or was it that other guy? The Royal Christmas message was also key in a Dr Who Christmas show. It’s been a helpful, if weird, way to learn British Christmas traditions.

    Crimbo? Really? You didn’t just make that up?

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  7. Candice says:

    These are all perfectly normal to me. My mother’s family came from Scotland. (And no, we didn’t have haggis)

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