The most wonderful time of the year is just that, wonderful. And yet, it can be filled with twists and turns too. Juggling pots, pans, presents and port all at the same time is quite the task, and we’ve all mastered it in our own unique way. Packed with family traditions, one too many tipples and the inevitable fight for the last chocolate truffle, here’s our guide to making this Christmas your merriest yet.
'Twas The Night Before Christmas
…and just like that, here we are. Christmas Eve. December has been a glorious blur of twinkling lights, jolly get-togethers and the joys of Christmas shopping (don’t @ us). Luckily you’re the Chief Elf when it comes to these things, and everything was ordered online
weeks ago from the comfort of your own home, feet up by the fire with a Christmas Spiced Tea
in hand. All wrapped up and ready to go, the only thing left to do is place a delicious pile of Mince Pies
and glass of Christmas Pudding Madeira
by the fire for the man of the moment. Knowing you have a big day ahead of you, you decide there’s only one thing for it, and toast the long road to over-indulgence with a couple of glasses of Champagne.
Naughty or Nice?
‘HE’S BEEN, HE’S BEEN!’ cry the youngest residents of your home, bubbling with excitement. The once-empty stockings that hung by the fire (or radiator) are now bulging with glorious gifts
; under the tree there’s hampers
and gift boxes
in all shapes and sizes, and even the naughtiest are gifted with coal
from Fortnum’s. Depending on the age range in your home, the joy of gifting can vary dramatically. Today could be longer than a Homeric epic, so remember that Fortnum’s tea
will refresh, revitalise and relax you all in one sip. Keep the pot full.