How to have a British Christmas

Bacon-wrapped pork sausages, flaming pudding, explosives at the dinner table… I could really go for this. (Oh, and I love Brussels sprouts. Yes, I know I’m weird.)

14 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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    • We are not Brits!

      We are either ENGLISH, SCOTTISH, IRISH OR WELSH! Four different peoples four different countries, making up the British Isles; each with our own ways.

      A bit like calling a Texan a Cheesehead or a Yankee.

      I’m English although I’ve lived in Australia these last 67 years and still miss my English Christmas!


    • Most of us Yankees use the word “Brit” as a catch-all term, and I have also heard British friends use it in reference to themselves. I had no idea anyone would find it offensive, but I guess you learn something new, if not every day, at least every once in a while. 🙂 Congrats on your son’s engagement. 🙂

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  6. Dawn Marie says:

    Thank you KINDLY for the clarification. Hugs & Blessings for taking the time to do so.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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