Christmas in the UK

Date: 02 Dec 2015

Christmas in the UK is filled with many lovely traditions with lots of time spent with family and friends over the festive period.

There is the turning on of a town/city’s’ Christmas lights, writing and sending of Christmas cards, putting up the family Christmas tree(s!) and many will attend a nativity play or carol service. 

Children write letters to Father Christmas with their requests for presents, and on Christmas Eve will leave out a stocking for Father Christmas to fill – as long as they are on his nice list! Children usually will leave some mince pies for Father Christmas and some carrots. 

Christmas dinner is traditionally roast turkey, with all the trimmings including stuffing, pigs in blankets and lots of Brussels sprouts! The popular alternative for vegetarians is a nut roast. Dessert is often a Yule log or Christmas Pudding, which can be soaked in brandy and then set alight, which hears the pudding up! 

Here are some food related facts about Christmas in the UK: