Christmas Day at Home

Present Time!

Present Time!

Up until last year, we spent every Christmas at my Gran’s house. Christmas Day was always full of fun and laughter, from playing stupid table games over lunch, to fighting over the last Green Triangle from the tub of Quality Street. Last year, however, mum, my brother and I decided to spend Christmas Day at home, and it turned out to be rather successful, therefore this year we have decided to do the same. Turns out that the three of us can be rather good company and it was nice not to have to rush about in the morning to get to Gran’s house. We still popped in on Gran, of course, for a slice of her amazing Christmas cake if nothing else!

Christmas day always begins with presents. Even at the age of 22, I still spend a sleepless night on Christmas Eve and rush down in the morning to see what Santa has brought. This childhood excitement will never fade – Christmas is without a doubt my favourite time of the year and I get extremely enthusiastic about the main event.

Chocolate Coins

Chocolate Coins

Mum never fails to get it right – she knows that all I need to keep me happy is a Terry’s Chocolate Orange, a bundle of Chocolate gold coins and a good DVD for evening watching. (Last year she forgot her glasses when going shopping and we ended up with pirate coins…)

Chocolates for Breakfast

Chocolates for Breakfast

Breakfast is a healthy affair as we break open the choccies!

Champagne

Champagne

And the Champagne isn’t far behind – well we need something to entertain ourselves with while Christmas lunch roasts in the oven.

Christmas Lunch

Christmas Lunch

Our Christmas crackers provided plenty of entertainment at the table. Oversized hats (these things must be made for giants I tell you), awful jokes and, this year, racing penguins! I piled my plate high with all the trimmings and thoroughly enjoyed my meal. Mum is a great cook, it has to be said.

Flaming Christmas Pudding

Flaming Christmas Pudding

Flaming the Christmas pudding is always the grand finale of the meal, and this year is worked amazingly – so amazingly in fact that we had to blow it out for fear of burning the cake to a pile of ash! I love that on Christmas Day is is completely acceptation to have multiple desserts. I had to try everything. The sherry trifle left me rather merry – mum may have overdone it on the booze.

Cuppa in my Christmas Mug

Cuppa in my Christmas Mug

A post-lunch cup of tea in our Christmas mugs is a must, along with a slice of Christmas cake (yes, there is always room for more cake).

Slice of Christmas Cake

Slice of Christmas Cake

Christmas Cake

Christmas Cake

By the time lunch way cleared, it seemed to be time to light the fire and settle in for the night. Christmas Day always seems to fly by.

Cold Cuts and Leftovers for Dinner

Cold Cuts and Leftovers for Dinner

By the time lunch way cleared, it seemed to be time to light the fire and settle in for the night. Christmas Day always seems to fly by.

When we got peckish later in the evening, cold cuts and leftovers from lunch were on hand for nibbles, along with a selection of cheeses, chutneys and crackers.

Mulled Wine by the Fire

Mulled Wine by the Fire

The evening ended with a glass (or five) or warming mulled wine by the fire. I never want Christmas Day to end.

See The History of the British Roast and what is eaten for Christmas Lunch Around the World.

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