Fortnum & Masons Christmas Arcade & win a hamper! [ended]


A Christmas tradition for us is visiting a festive market or display of some kind (last year it was Winter Wonderland) and top of this years list is visiting the Christmas Arcade at Somerset House in London, which is a pop-up version of Fortnum & Masons flagship store! Overlooking the stunning skating rink it is a gorgeously decorated and decadent shopping extravaganza. It will be full of festive treats from candles to china, stocking fillers, games and of course lots of delightful food and drink options!

There will be 15 rooms to explore and celebration of the collaboration Fortnum’s has created an exclusive, limited-edition range of Skate at Somerset House products, only available on site including a classic silver skate charm, skater’s mini-hamper and hand-painted commemorative bauble.

Open late until 9pm on Tuesdays and 8pm for the rest of the week (apart from Sundays when you can shop till 5.30pm) you can visit until the 11th of January, for free! Hopefully we’ll make it up with Athena before Christmas, as well as visiting Somerset House we’d love to show her all the lights of Regent Street too!

Fortnum & Mason are arguably known best for their hampers, and they are very sweetly offering one of their new Frost Fayre Hampers to one of my lucky readers! It retails at £250 and I dare you not to read the list of goodies included without your mouth watering!

Inside you will find Sparkling Strawberry Preserve and Christmas Shortbread, Silver & White Sugared Almonds and our indulgent Mulled Wine Chocolate Hazelnuts.
Look deeper to find Champagne, wines and Silver Bell Crackers glinting inside.

Happy entering! Please do note that the winner will be contacted on Tuesday the 16th and will need to reply within 24 hours with their details to ensure that F&M can get the hamper to you in time for your festivities! Delivery to UK addresses only.

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This lovely prize is provided by Fortnum & Mason and I have not been compensated for this post.

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  1. 10th December 2014 / 5:44 pm

    We’ve got loads but watching the kids put out santa’s sherry and mince pie and carefully selecting the carrot forRudolph is always a favourite. We usually go to the carol service on Christmas eve which is lovely too.

    • Kat
      10th December 2014 / 10:12 pm

      Opening the little stockings put out for the kids in our bug bed before we go downstairs for breakfast and the main present opening!

    • Lucy C Taylor
      13th December 2014 / 4:27 pm

      Hiding presents for the dogs to sniff out and open 🙂

    • gareth bennett
      13th December 2014 / 6:05 pm

      Sitting around as a family watching the movies on TV. I am now, of course a dad so my job is to fall asleep half way though in the armchair.

    • Geoffrey Fortt
      13th December 2014 / 8:16 pm

      Have to listen to Top of The Pops while we eat our Christmas lunch

    • Shirley Evans
      13th December 2014 / 9:45 pm

      our normal routine is to collect holly and mistletoe on christmas eve and bring it in Christmas morning

    • christine shelley
      14th December 2014 / 7:19 pm

      Old fashioned decorations all over downstairs ceilings just like dad did

  2. serenalina
    10th December 2014 / 5:50 pm

    That’s a tough one. Probably all the decorations, the tree, the wreaths, candles, and tinsel. I love the Christmas colours and I love the atmosphere.

  3. Tracy Nixon
    10th December 2014 / 6:27 pm

    On the Sunday closed to Dec 1st, we decorate out tree and home then in the evening we settle down to watch a Christmas family movie and get a takeway delivered!

  4. William Gould
    10th December 2014 / 6:53 pm

    Having a Bucks Fizz for Christmas Day breakfast!

  5. Hayley
    10th December 2014 / 6:54 pm

    What an amazing giveaway! I would love to win this

  6. Tracey Peach
    10th December 2014 / 6:58 pm

    Our Christmas Tradition Is Pizza For Dinner On Christmas Eve xxx

  7. katie skeoch
    10th December 2014 / 7:53 pm

    Putting up the Christmas tree

  8. Jo Hutchinson
    10th December 2014 / 8:02 pm

    Putting up and making new Christmas decorations.

  9. 10th December 2014 / 8:25 pm

    Drinking mulled wine in a pub with some friends xxx

    10th December 2014 / 8:27 pm

    we enjoy opening a little gift on xmas eve, having party food & WATCHING XMAS MOVIES

  11. Nikki Hayes
    10th December 2014 / 8:35 pm

    When my husband and I sit opening our presents with a glass of Bucks Fizz – I was going to say on Christmas morning but truthfully its more like early afternoon, coffee has to come first 😀 Thank you for the lovely giveaway and Merry Christmas ;o)

  12. ashleigh allan
    10th December 2014 / 9:04 pm

    Baking for santa!

  13. Anthony Harrington
    10th December 2014 / 9:35 pm

    a 6am walk over the meadows with the dogs then back indoors for warm mince pies and the start the festivities!

  14. emily omara
    10th December 2014 / 10:18 pm

    walking the dog before opening pressies

  15. karen cowley
    10th December 2014 / 10:41 pm

    My mom used to make us hot pork sarnies on Christmas Eve and we would watch a Christmas Movie, now i am with my own little family i do the same x

  16. Laura Hayhow
    11th December 2014 / 4:43 am

    Mine is Christmas dinner

  17. Jessica Powell
    11th December 2014 / 4:44 am

    decorating the tree 🙂

  18. Rosie D
    11th December 2014 / 4:58 am

    placing the sixpence (family heirloom) in the Christmas pudding, just before serving. Then waiting to see who is the lucky one

  19. Lorna Kennedy
    11th December 2014 / 5:25 am

    Adults get to open our presents at 1 minute past midnight, with a glass of fizz 🙂
    So the focus can be on the children in the morning (well that’s he theory! )

  20. Alice Matthews
    11th December 2014 / 5:25 am

    Christmas stockings. I love choosing gifts for them & watching them being opened. For some reason they have more magic than Christmas presenst.

  21. Heather Knotts
    11th December 2014 / 5:48 am

    Leaving a mince pie out for Santa on Christmas eve

  22. thekiwibex
    11th December 2014 / 6:05 am

    Opening the presents with a nice glass of bubbly!

  23. Dee Dmonte
    11th December 2014 / 6:10 am

    I love Turley and all the trimmings 🙂

  24. Tracey Belcher
    11th December 2014 / 6:24 am

    A fun long walk to walk off the calories

  25. Linda Tweed
    11th December 2014 / 6:38 am

    Visiting with family and friends – it would be a lonely time of year without them.

  26. Sarah Fawcett
    11th December 2014 / 6:57 am

    We love Stir Up Sunday, it’s when we make our Christmas cakes, puds and mincemeat, and it marks the start of Christmas for us

  27. Jane Willis
    11th December 2014 / 7:11 am

    Decorating the Christmas tree

  28. Angela Fitzjohn
    11th December 2014 / 7:12 am

    Putting up the Christmas decorations on the first Sunday of December, really makes me feel festive.

  29. Sue Cole
    11th December 2014 / 7:14 am

    Making a Lego model on Xmas day, always a great family activity

  30. Karen Lloyd
    11th December 2014 / 7:21 am

    Bucks fizz on Christmas morning.

  31. Philip Darling
    11th December 2014 / 7:35 am

    a glass of Champagne for breakfast

  32. Vanessa Miller
    11th December 2014 / 7:41 am

    We get fish and chips Christmas eve as we start on preparing for cooking the turkey

  33. Penny Ford
    11th December 2014 / 7:51 am

    Midnight mass and open one present on Christmas Eve

  34. katie w
    11th December 2014 / 7:59 am

    Putting up a stocking, and Santa putting in one piece of coal as well as presents

  35. Stephanie Tsang
    11th December 2014 / 8:18 am

    Decorating the tree with my daughter.

  36. Michaela Turner
    11th December 2014 / 8:29 am

    Having a glass of Bucks fizz on Christmas morning

  37. Alison Drew
    11th December 2014 / 8:36 am

    We watch the Tom & Jerry ‘Night before Christmas’ episode on Christmas Eve .. then the festivities can really begin.

  38. Richard Mortimer
    11th December 2014 / 8:36 am

    Putting up decorations.

  39. Stephanie Whitehouse
    11th December 2014 / 8:37 am

    Adding to my collection of golden reindeer

  40. Suzanne
    11th December 2014 / 8:57 am

    The pleasure and excitement of getting the tree and decorating it with my children.

    • bec f
      13th December 2014 / 3:30 pm

      Everything – All the preparations, getting everything together, getting in a festive mood but ultimately spending time with my family

    11th December 2014 / 8:59 am

    Writing Christmas Cards & wrapping presents

  42. Lynda Jones
    11th December 2014 / 9:13 am

    My favourite tradition is putting up the Xmas tree and decorations and then settling back for a mince pie and glass of wine, its the start of Xmas for me

  43. Kay Broomfield
    11th December 2014 / 9:22 am

    Decorating the tree as a family.

  44. Michelle Smith
    11th December 2014 / 9:25 am

    Our Christmas tradition is me and my dad cooking lunch for us, then opening gifts after lunch, followed by dr who/Christmas films in evening.

  45. Mark L
    11th December 2014 / 9:39 am

    a good long walk

  46. Damien Hudson
    11th December 2014 / 9:57 am

    Wearing matching xmas jumpers on christmas day!

  47. Mrs Andrea Dimmick
    11th December 2014 / 10:02 am

    mulled wine

  48. Richard Randall
    11th December 2014 / 10:10 am

    Midnight mass then opening a gift.

  49. Paul Wilson
    11th December 2014 / 10:25 am

    Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve

  50. pamela gossage
    11th December 2014 / 10:25 am

    Visiting my son and family on Christmas Day and seeing my 3 grandchildren opening presents after lunch

  51. kim neville
    11th December 2014 / 10:34 am

    The kids always open a presie Christmas eve and we have a takeaway

  52. Andrew Loades
    11th December 2014 / 10:34 am

    Watching the family fall asleep after indulging in too much Christmas dinner

  53. Stuart Brown
    11th December 2014 / 10:46 am

    Boxing day at the in-laws

  54. Alison Wakefield
    11th December 2014 / 10:47 am

    We always open one present each at midnight on christmas eve

  55. Karen Davey
    11th December 2014 / 11:11 am

    i always open the living room door and tell the kids ” hes not been” they all giggle and run past me to open their pressies , they are al in their 20s now and they still make me do it !!! 😀 christmas certainy brings out the child in them lol

  56. Alana Walker
    11th December 2014 / 11:26 am

    Bucks Fizz and bacon sandwiches on Christmas morning!

  57. Scott
    11th December 2014 / 12:02 pm

    Putting up the Christmas Tree with family

  58. Lea
    11th December 2014 / 12:09 pm

    Waiting until all the family arrive to open our gifts together.

  59. Jennavon
    11th December 2014 / 12:14 pm

    Christmas dinner with the family

  60. shana haynes
    11th December 2014 / 12:17 pm

    Christmas eve where all of the family get together to exchange gifts and buffet

  61. Allan Smith
    11th December 2014 / 12:22 pm

    Opening one present on Christmas Eve

  62. 11th December 2014 / 12:25 pm

    Our favourite Christmas tradition is going for a family walk on Christmas day. We live in Brighton so that will be a walk along the promenade 🙂

  63. Sandra Stitchell
    11th December 2014 / 12:26 pm

    Baking a Spice Cake, similar to a Scottish Clootie Dumpling, we all love it

  64. Paul T
    11th December 2014 / 12:37 pm

    Taking turns to all open our presents

  65. Michelle Carlin
    11th December 2014 / 12:40 pm

    Christmas Carols and Mass on Christmas Eve, with family and friends. Gets us all in the festive mood.

  66. Mirjana
    11th December 2014 / 12:45 pm

    Decorating the house and having family lunch together 🙂

  67. 11th December 2014 / 1:01 pm

    Despite being a ‘grown up’ now, I still make my mum wait til I come home to do the Christmas food shop, so I can go too!

  68. Mary Chez
    11th December 2014 / 1:03 pm

    Decorating the tree

  69. Victoria N
    11th December 2014 / 1:10 pm

    Putting up the tree whilst drinking Baileys!

  70. stephen wilsonleach
    11th December 2014 / 1:46 pm

    decorating the tree

  71. sue h
    11th December 2014 / 1:47 pm

    putting out carrots for the reindeer and mince pie for santa on christmas eve – then just leaving a little bit of carrot and pastry crumbs to be found on christmas morning

  72. Hele R
    11th December 2014 / 1:56 pm

    I love making peppermint bark as it reminds me of when my mum & I would make it when I was younger.

  73. CAROLE D
    11th December 2014 / 2:26 pm

    Our favourite tradition is giving the kids a Christmas Eve hamper, which is stuffed with sweets & goodies, new PJs and a Christmas DVD. They think it’s the only present we get for them 😉

  74. Sarah Pybus
    11th December 2014 / 2:32 pm

    The kids coming in to our room to open pressies from santa

  75. Heather T
    11th December 2014 / 3:01 pm

    Getting all the decorations up on 1st December

  76. Rhoda K
    11th December 2014 / 3:17 pm

    Sitting together opening stockings. I might be 31 but I still love it!!

  77. David Paterson
    11th December 2014 / 3:33 pm

    Turkey dinner

  78. Rob Griffiths
    11th December 2014 / 4:06 pm

    Kissing under the mistletoe

  79. Christine Constable
    11th December 2014 / 4:13 pm

    Watching the Christmas Day Charity swim

  80. Bob Clark
    11th December 2014 / 5:02 pm


  81. pauline hill
    11th December 2014 / 5:20 pm

    the whole family for xmas dinner

  82. Steph Meakin
    11th December 2014 / 5:35 pm

    Christmas Eve present box for the little ones!

  83. Richard Turner
    11th December 2014 / 5:51 pm

    Christmas dinner

  84. barbara madden
    11th December 2014 / 6:14 pm

    Christmas always started on my sons birthday the 9th dec but then our grandson came along on the 6th dec so now it starts then. we put the tree up we have christmas plays and carol services to go to and fetes, lat but not least christmas eve when we all meet up now and swop presents and have hot pork and stuffing baps. it seems to be a rest on christmas day

  85. Jackie ONeill
    11th December 2014 / 7:08 pm

    picking and decorating the tree together

  86. Jo Young
    11th December 2014 / 7:22 pm

    I love making lots of sweets with the children!

  87. jodie crossley
    11th December 2014 / 7:37 pm

    drinking bucks fizz on xmas eve and watching home alone 2!

  88. jennifer thorpe
    11th December 2014 / 7:49 pm

    the four of us celebrating christmas day together

  89. Emma Gallagher
    11th December 2014 / 8:14 pm

    Telling my son aged 5 that the elves got carried away with the wrapping and have wrapped up the living room door – he then has to jump thru the paper to get into the room (door is obviously open!!).

  90. Julie Booth
    11th December 2014 / 8:16 pm

    Every year since the children were very small, they chose their own Xmas decoration. Now as grown children, they have great memories of every Xmas tied in with that years decoration, and they can take their own decs to start their own tradition.

  91. Carys Jones
    11th December 2014 / 8:45 pm

    Starting the day with Bucks FIzz

  92. emma speers
    11th December 2014 / 8:47 pm

    Hot choc, cream and marshmallows on xmas eve after a bath and new pj’s on with the kids 🙂

  93. Emma Birley
    11th December 2014 / 9:21 pm

    Playing silly board games P:

  94. Fiona B
    11th December 2014 / 9:37 pm

    Decorating the tree

  95. glenn hutton
    11th December 2014 / 9:41 pm

    Smoked salmon on Christmas morning

  96. Kim Newsome
    11th December 2014 / 9:42 pm

    We’re only a very young family, but this year I’ve done Elf on the Shelf and I make Christmas Eve box.

  97. sian hallewell
    11th December 2014 / 9:57 pm

    Putting out the christmas stockings, & leaving Santa his mince pie and Rudolph a carrot

  98. Peter Hall
    11th December 2014 / 10:26 pm

    going to church on Christmas morning

  99. Lucy Robinson
    11th December 2014 / 10:42 pm

    watching a christmas movie on christmas eve. x

  100. Anne Dalzell
    11th December 2014 / 11:07 pm

    Putting up the tree while singing Christmas songs and of course making a jug of poinsettia cocktail on Christmas day!

  101. Victoria
    11th December 2014 / 11:21 pm

    brandy butter on everything 😀

  102. Monica Gilbert
    11th December 2014 / 11:32 pm

    In my family, we take turns selecting presents to open. Its a nice way to take time opening the gifts and sharing time together.

  103. Paul Chadwick
    12th December 2014 / 12:00 am

    Eating the traditional christmas turkey.

  104. Lorraine Tinsley
    12th December 2014 / 12:28 am

    Opening present in pjs and then having pancakes for breakfast

  105. Gilla01
    12th December 2014 / 12:41 am

    The children decorating the Christmas tree.

  106. Hilda Hazel Wright
    12th December 2014 / 8:55 am

    We’ve made up our own traditions as we very much like doing things our way! My favourite is curry for Christmas dinner!

  107. Fiona Mallard
    12th December 2014 / 10:01 am

    Watching Elf on Christmas Eve to get into the spirit!

  108. Sarah H
    12th December 2014 / 10:15 am

    Sitting down to a delicious family Christmas dinner

  109. Liam Bishop
    12th December 2014 / 10:16 am

    Bucks Fizz in the morning 🙂

  110. Edward Guerreiro
    12th December 2014 / 10:47 am

    I has to be the Christmas dinner with the family. The food itself being the main draw, with the family time being a welcome bonus.

  111. Stephanie Burchatt
    12th December 2014 / 10:48 am

    Advent Calendars

  112. Holly Edmundson
    12th December 2014 / 10:50 am

    We do elf on the shelve we started doing it last year and my daughters loved it so did it again this year, and will do so for many years now 🙂 it’s great as my daughters are so good as they think the elf is telling Santa everything especially if there naughty x

  113. nicci cowdell-murray
    12th December 2014 / 11:29 am


  114. Helen Swales
    12th December 2014 / 11:34 am

    Since having a granddaughter, it’s all about Santa! Writing the letter to Santa and sprinkling reindeer dust on the lawn so Santa and the reindeers know where to land. I wish we’d had reindeer dust when I was a child, it’s magical.

  115. Laura Cooper
    12th December 2014 / 12:00 pm

    Christmas dinner with the family

  116. Alison MacDonald
    12th December 2014 / 12:07 pm

    The huge Boxing day buffet that all the family come to 🙂

  117. Suzanne Cooke
    12th December 2014 / 12:28 pm

    We love putting out the Santa plate the night before and filling it with goodies then sprinkling reindeer food at the door.

  118. laura jayne bates
    12th December 2014 / 1:19 pm

    new pjs and watching an xmas film as a family

  119. Karen D
    12th December 2014 / 1:20 pm

    Grandma’s Christmas Eve hugeeeee Pork Pie – even after moving I still make the 2 hour trip tovisit Grandma and take part in this family tradition (I don’t even like pork pie but it’s got to be done haha)

  120. Jo W
    12th December 2014 / 2:51 pm

    Decorating the tree

  121. Katherine Coldicott
    12th December 2014 / 3:18 pm

    Early walk on Christmas morning with family, friends & dogs, then home for fresh coffee & mince pies.

  122. Rachael G
    12th December 2014 / 5:22 pm

    Going for a walk on Christmas Eve evening to see if we can spot Santa’s sleigh in the sky.

  123. Penny Crumpton
    12th December 2014 / 5:23 pm

    Boxing day together with all the family, eating, drinking and playing board games!

  124. justine meyer
    12th December 2014 / 5:28 pm

    midnight mass on christmas eve

  125. Ellie M
    12th December 2014 / 5:48 pm

    Champagne and chocolate for breakfast!

  126. 12th December 2014 / 5:50 pm

    We get together at my mum’s house and all watch The Muppets Christmas Carol on the second Saturday in December 🙂

  127. Kathryn
    12th December 2014 / 5:50 pm

    What an amazing giveaway! My favourite Christmas tradition is going to all the local carol services. There’s nothing quite like singing carols and enjoying mince pies and mulled wine afterwards to get you in the Christmas spirit.

  128. 12th December 2014 / 5:57 pm

    Making my Christmas cake.

  129. Sarah Bates
    12th December 2014 / 6:04 pm

    Making a Christmas cake with my Mum and sister- and now also my boys!

  130. Jo welsh
    12th December 2014 / 6:59 pm

    Putting the tree up on the first Saturday of December (though this year it was the last in November)

  131. 12th December 2014 / 7:03 pm

    Making sausage rolls to our family recipe!

  132. sarah
    12th December 2014 / 7:03 pm

    pulling crackers

  133. Saran Benjamin
    12th December 2014 / 7:04 pm

    Making everyone eat at least one brussel sprout with their Christmas Dinner.

  134. cheryl lovell
    12th December 2014 / 7:05 pm

    We love wrapping the lounge door with xmas paper so our son has to burst through to get to his pressies 🙂

  135. Ceri Sell
    12th December 2014 / 7:12 pm

    Opening stocking before breakfast 🙂

  136. clair downham
    12th December 2014 / 8:09 pm

    panto on xmas eve

  137. Sarah Mills
    12th December 2014 / 8:16 pm

    putting the tree up 12 days before x

  138. Mia Clarke
    12th December 2014 / 8:23 pm

    hiding our Christmas coin in the Christmas pudding

  139. Alison clark
    12th December 2014 / 8:23 pm

    All of the food cooking for the festie season.

  140. Kristy Leanne Brown
    12th December 2014 / 8:32 pm

    All piling into one bed to open our stockings

  141. Louise Comb
    12th December 2014 / 8:35 pm

    Mulled WIne – Hic! 🙂

  142. Emma Harris
    12th December 2014 / 8:42 pm

    Opening uo presents in the morning and watching a good film, having a nice fry up at around 11, and not having dinner until about 6 🙂

  143. Sally Carter
    12th December 2014 / 8:46 pm

    exchanging gifts with loved ones

  144. Victoria Cunniff
    12th December 2014 / 8:48 pm

    My favourite is putting Elf on the TV, wrapping my presents and eating mince pies. Plus I might sneak in a few glasses of Prosecco while I’m at it – you’ve got to have some compensation for wrapping all the presents 🙂

  145. Corinne Henson
    12th December 2014 / 8:58 pm

    Christmas dinner 🙂

  146. Veronica Lopez-Smith
    12th December 2014 / 9:17 pm

    Having my children wake up and shout “Let’s see if Santa has been to our house!”

  147. C Parkin
    12th December 2014 / 9:19 pm

    Christmas dinner and board games at my sister’s house.

  148. olivia Kirby
    12th December 2014 / 9:19 pm

    The Christingle service

  149. ustupidwoman
    12th December 2014 / 9:21 pm

    being woken up at ‘stupid o’clock’ for each one of us to open a christmas present at a a time – this ritual usually takes about an hour as each person savours the moment of opening their present and we all ‘ooh and aah’ – its always cold as its about 6.00 and the heating hasnt kicked in – but we’ve been doing it for years – and still do it – despite my children now being in their 20’s!!!!

  150. katrina walsh
    12th December 2014 / 9:34 pm

    Leaving a treat out for Santa

  151. Lynsey Buchanan
    12th December 2014 / 9:41 pm

    We go see a pantomine on christmas eve

  152. Tania Atfield
    12th December 2014 / 10:00 pm

    Watching our children bring their stockings into our bedroom and open them up with us is my favourite christmas tradition.

  153. Ruth Hunter
    12th December 2014 / 10:09 pm

    chocolate for breakfast

  154. John Connor
    12th December 2014 / 10:19 pm

    Going to midnight mass on Christmas Eve – this has the added bonus of tiring the kids out so they don’t get up too early on Christmas morning!

  155. 12th December 2014 / 10:22 pm

    Putting up the decorations together

  156. 12th December 2014 / 10:23 pm

    Going out for lunch on Christmas Eve

  157. Lisa Wilkinson
    12th December 2014 / 10:25 pm

    We go to a local village where they have an amazing light display and go to the bakery to chose a piece of cake each and come home and eat it on the sofa while watching a christmas film 🙂

  158. John Lynch
    12th December 2014 / 10:36 pm

    getting the family together

  159. christy beckett
    12th December 2014 / 10:38 pm

    Every year we hide the childrens main present. First they have to open all their presents then we give them a treasure hunt with clues to find their big one. One year we stuffed a santa costume with newspaper and hid their presents in it, we also got Santa at Sundown Adventureland (theme park) to film a message saying look in the kitchen for your first clue. Great fun but as the years go by its getting harder to hide them x

  160. Ellen Sheppard
    12th December 2014 / 10:39 pm

    Getting up on Christmas morning to eat croissants and drinks bucks fizz before opening the presents.

  161. Angela Sandhu
    12th December 2014 / 10:48 pm

    Watching Christmas movies as a family

  162. Tara
    12th December 2014 / 10:53 pm

    Opening one gift on Christmas Eve! 🙂

  163. gemma brown
    12th December 2014 / 10:53 pm

    putting the treats out for father xmas and the reindeers and my boys’ reward charts so father xmas can see that they’ve been good

  164. Jane Middleton
    12th December 2014 / 11:03 pm

    playing with the new toys in the afternoon

  165. Anne Baxter
    12th December 2014 / 11:07 pm

    sleeping in front of the fire after Christmas dinner

  166. wendy jamieson-price
    12th December 2014 / 11:18 pm

    the silly games we play after christmas dinner – we all release our inner child

  167. Barbara Bunning
    12th December 2014 / 11:25 pm

    Leaving a mince pie, carrot and a drink for Santa – the children are always excited!

  168. Holly Boyd
    12th December 2014 / 11:31 pm

    Sitting around the dinner table laughing and chatting

  169. madeline connolly
    12th December 2014 / 11:37 pm

    playing games with the family

  170. Rahela
    12th December 2014 / 11:38 pm

    making cookies, watching Christmas Movies with the kids eating the aforementioned cookies

  171. Wendy Tolhurst
    12th December 2014 / 11:39 pm

    Love going to the Children’s Christingle Service at our church on Christmas Eve – it is the real start of Christmas for us and we then have fish and chips for dinner before carol singing and getting ready for Christmas morning 🙂

  172. Debbie M
    13th December 2014 / 12:01 am

    We watch loads of Christmas Movies from the 1st December. It really gets us in the festive mood!

  173. Joanne Bowles
    13th December 2014 / 12:16 am

    Mine is chocolate biscuits with a cup of coffee while watching my kids open their presents

  174. Sarahann Tonner
    13th December 2014 / 12:54 am

    I make Christmas chocolate truffles and give them out every year to friends, family and the postman!!

  175. Karis
    13th December 2014 / 1:42 am

    Pulling Christmas crackers, it’s great fun.

    13th December 2014 / 1:49 am

    The whole family still throw carrots on the roof for the passing reindeer even though we are all grown up.

  177. tiggerific1973
    13th December 2014 / 1:57 am

    We go to my hubby’s Grandmothers house every Christmas Eve to spend the evening with all the family. It really is a lovely night 🙂

  178. Ellie Bevan
    13th December 2014 / 3:29 am

    Christmas Eve boxes, with pj’s hot choc and a film!! 🙂

  179. Denise S
    13th December 2014 / 6:14 am

    playing monopoly after dinner

  180. Karen R
    13th December 2014 / 7:55 am

    I love the Christmas Day afternoon walk 🙂

  181. Lindy Hine
    13th December 2014 / 8:50 am

    A Christmas afternoon walk on the beach

  182. leanne weir
    13th December 2014 / 10:08 am

    Having a Bucks Fizz for Christmas Day breakfast

  183. Chrissie curtis
    13th December 2014 / 10:11 am

    Fresh Bedding and PJs on Christmas Eve

  184. Faye Reed
    13th December 2014 / 10:47 am

    Gathering wwith the family for a lovely dinner.

  185. Gary Topley
    13th December 2014 / 10:53 am

    The kids open a present on Christmas Eve, then we drink hot chocolate and watch a film x

  186. Hannah Whitling
    13th December 2014 / 10:57 am

    Christmas dinner, the family together with no distractions, phones left in another room, tv off and just music on quietly in the back ground, a chance to enjoy each others company and talk and have fun

  187. Diane Dilly
    13th December 2014 / 11:40 am

    Leaving out a mince pie and glass of milk for Santa.

  188. Claire Hull
    13th December 2014 / 12:11 pm

    Decorating our christmas tree

  189. Joanna Sawka
    13th December 2014 / 12:11 pm

    Putting up the Christmas tree

  190. auntygeek
    13th December 2014 / 12:18 pm

    Fave family christmas tradition is all the games of charades 🙂

  191. Rachel B
    13th December 2014 / 12:23 pm

    watching The Snowman on Christmas Eve.

  192. Cheryll H
    13th December 2014 / 1:04 pm

    I love the arrival of our Christmas elves on 1st December and all the mischief they get up to until Christmas Eve <3 🙂

  193. chirag P
    13th December 2014 / 2:52 pm

    watching the children opening presents

  194. Barbara Handley
    13th December 2014 / 2:58 pm

    Christmas dinner with all the family.

  195. Rachel King
    13th December 2014 / 3:09 pm

    Leaving out a mince pie for Father Christmas and a carrot for rudolph

  196. Willy
    13th December 2014 / 3:11 pm

    The boxing day walk in the hills followed by a drink in front of the log fire in the nearby pub

  197. Andrew Petrie
    13th December 2014 / 3:26 pm

    My favourite Christmas tradition is opening a decent single malt on Christmas night in front of the TV.

  198. Lesley-Ann Dunn
    13th December 2014 / 3:29 pm

    stuffing my face at the xmas markets!

  199. Stuart
    13th December 2014 / 3:34 pm

    Has to a post-dinner brandy before falling asleep during The Queen’s Speech :-S

  200. broughton
    13th December 2014 / 3:38 pm

    Drinking fizz in front of a log fire while we open our presents.

  201. Vanessa cox
    13th December 2014 / 3:46 pm

    Going to the movie on Christmas Eve is one of our great Christmas traditions followed by a festive buffet at home 🙂

  202. Jon Bell
    13th December 2014 / 3:48 pm

    Going for a walk on Christmas morning

  203. Tamara Payne
    13th December 2014 / 3:53 pm

    swimming in the sea on boxing day

  204. 13th December 2014 / 4:10 pm

    Champagne and smoked salmon for breakfast on Christmas morning

  205. Sam Furniss
    13th December 2014 / 4:15 pm

    We always open one present on the stroke of midnight on Christmas Day.

  206. tishist
    13th December 2014 / 4:16 pm

    Going for a Christmas walk

  207. emily jane
    13th December 2014 / 4:26 pm

    sitting around overeating with family!

  208. Rena Plumridge
    13th December 2014 / 4:34 pm

    Cooking on Xmas eve morning and watching an Xmas film in the afternoon

  209. Leanne Mccaffery
    13th December 2014 / 4:37 pm


  210. Alison Barker
    13th December 2014 / 4:37 pm

    Playing party games.

  211. Elizabeth (Liz) Briggs
    13th December 2014 / 4:38 pm

    Letting the children open one present each on Christmas Eve x

  212. Mrs Rachel Heap
    13th December 2014 / 4:47 pm

    Opening all our pressies when we get up!

  213. Debbie Gilbert
    13th December 2014 / 4:57 pm

    walking the dogs on the beach after christmas lunch

  214. Hannah Thackeray
    13th December 2014 / 5:08 pm

    Cheese evening on Christmas Eve whilst watching Carols from King’s.

  215. Clare F Wood
    13th December 2014 / 5:12 pm

    new PJ’s on Christmas Eve but I am wanting to start one like i did when I was little going to the seaside on boxing day

  216. Frieda Garnham
    13th December 2014 / 5:13 pm

    i love putting the tree up with all my decorations i have collected over the years

  217. ms Susan dodd
    13th December 2014 / 5:20 pm

    Walking the dog over the fields then back to make homemade sausage rolls and mince pies ready for Santa and guests x

  218. 13th December 2014 / 5:29 pm

    Putting up the tree and all the family decorations collected over years

  219. Sinead ORourke
    13th December 2014 / 5:31 pm

    Making mince pies at midnight,

  220. Laura Nice
    13th December 2014 / 6:16 pm

    Christmas dinner with all the family!

  221. charlotte arnott
    13th December 2014 / 6:21 pm

    Looking at christmas lights.

  222. Lorraine Stone
    13th December 2014 / 6:49 pm

    A walk to the beach after Christmas lunch, in all weathers!

  223. Laura Jeffs
    13th December 2014 / 6:58 pm

    Putting up our Christmas tree and our wreath on the door 😀

  224. Jayne Wilson
    13th December 2014 / 7:02 pm

    When the children were small it was tradition to watch Top of the Pops and dance around the living room.

  225. sarah pearce
    13th December 2014 / 7:14 pm

    a nice quiet xmas eve drink with the hubby,before the chaos of christmas day with 3kids and a dog!! x

  226. tom buchanan
    13th December 2014 / 7:15 pm

    family games on christmas eve

  227. Allie D
    13th December 2014 / 7:30 pm

    Christmas present treasure hunt with the children – this year’s hunt theme is disney’s Frozen (as if you couldn’t guess eh). And btw, the kids started this family tradition two years ago after going to an Easter Egg Hunt and having a blast. They love running around the house working out where their presents are hidden and the so prezzie hunt usually ends with everyone happy and giggling.
    One of the this year’s clues is…You might find an Olaf to cuddle, somewhere in your mix n muddle; he could be your very own if you remember where your broomstick’s flown (older daughter dressed up as a witch for halloween).
    Another clue… Elsa’s worried so she starts to glow, she needs your help so quickly go; near the window to catch the light, under the begonias to your delight! (the kids help me water the plants sometimes so they know their names).
    The best part of this treasure hunt is that it gets the kids to work as a team figuring out the clues because alone they don’t know all the answers. Yay, no squabbling for a wee while!

  228. Janet Palmer
    13th December 2014 / 7:54 pm

    Opening one small present on Christmas eve before bed 🙂

  229. kate hester
    13th December 2014 / 8:06 pm

    My two daughters buy a decoration each to put on our treet and we mark it with their name and the year. The tree is getting quite full 🙂

  230. Danielle Maycox
    13th December 2014 / 8:17 pm

    Putting up the decorations

  231. 13th December 2014 / 8:24 pm

    LOVE this giveaway, would be lovely to share with my fam. My face tradition is on christmas eve where we eat loads of snacky nibbly party food for dinner, mm!

    Sophie x

    13th December 2014 / 8:44 pm

    Watching movies all day long on christmas eve

  233. Rob Baker
    13th December 2014 / 8:49 pm

    Leaving food out for Santa and Rudolph and finding it’s been eaten in the morning 🙂

  234. Anna
    13th December 2014 / 8:52 pm

    watching the school nativity

  235. Amy Jo McLellan
    13th December 2014 / 8:59 pm

    We always add a new decoration to our tree every year.

  236. Helen Battle
    13th December 2014 / 9:24 pm

    eating figgy pudding

  237. Michelle Blane
    13th December 2014 / 9:24 pm

    I always cook a large gammon on Christmas Eve, and we have some for dinner. Then on Boxing Day, we have cold ham and Turkey with crusty bread and pickles.

  238. Sheri Darby
    13th December 2014 / 9:31 pm

    A chinese takeaway on Christmas Eve!!

  239. temitope mustapha
    13th December 2014 / 9:33 pm

    Always doing last minute shooping and making sure i prep most of the food for christmas as i come from a very large family

  240. Kirsteen Mackay
    13th December 2014 / 9:46 pm

    Baking Christmas Cookies and decorating them with the kids.

  241. Ian Talboys
    13th December 2014 / 9:47 pm

    Decorating the tree

  242. Helen Garner
    13th December 2014 / 9:55 pm

    Carol singing

  243. Laura Davies
    13th December 2014 / 9:56 pm

    Christmas lunch.

  244. bev
    13th December 2014 / 10:08 pm

    Mulled wine on Christmas Eve,

  245. Nicola McC
    13th December 2014 / 10:12 pm

    Going to church on Christmas Eve.

  246. Melanie
    13th December 2014 / 10:14 pm

    All the family coming together on Christmas Eve drinking mulled wine and playing Xmas music

  247. Hazel Rea
    13th December 2014 / 10:18 pm

    Having our first full Christmas meal by candlelight on Christmas Eve.

  248. Mandi Davison
    13th December 2014 / 10:18 pm

    Getting up early, making coffee and opening presents!

  249. 13th December 2014 / 10:19 pm

    going to midnight mass and decorating the tree

  250. Mary Baldwin
    13th December 2014 / 10:21 pm

    Going to Candlelight Mass with the whole family on Christmas Eve – time to reflect and remember.

  251. Denfor Hopkins
    13th December 2014 / 10:21 pm

    Mince pies

  252. Shalene Hodder
    13th December 2014 / 10:25 pm

    Going to London to see the Christmas lights.

  253. Christine Caple
    13th December 2014 / 10:34 pm

    Bucks fizz with breakfast on xmas day

  254. Susan Lloyd
    13th December 2014 / 10:41 pm

    Kids in bed early on Xmas eve, then snuggling up with a bottle of wine and watching a Xmas film x

  255. Karen Christmas
    13th December 2014 / 10:43 pm

    Love going to the Carol Service at church , cant beat hearing children singing

  256. Danissten
    13th December 2014 / 10:43 pm

    Procrastination, panic, signing up to some ridiculously over priced next day delivery service, vowing to be more organised next year.

  257. iain maciver
    13th December 2014 / 10:58 pm

    Putting up the Christmas tree

  258. R Clark
    13th December 2014 / 11:21 pm

    Eating Christmas dinner and getting spoilt!

  259. Zoe G
    13th December 2014 / 11:22 pm

    We have lots of traditions, always hang stockings, play games on xmas day, have choc for breakfast! Put little presents on the tree for the kids after dinner

  260. Jayne T
    13th December 2014 / 11:54 pm

    Hanging our stockings up for Santa to fill.

  261. dorothy cavender
    14th December 2014 / 12:05 am

    going to christmas mass on new years eve

  262. Marian Fievez
    14th December 2014 / 12:13 am

    Decorating the Christmas tree with my daughter

  263. Nancy Bradford
    14th December 2014 / 12:14 am

    Opening one present on Christmas Eve as a sort of teaser 🙂

  264. Louise A
    14th December 2014 / 12:18 am

    putting up the Christmas Tree, so many memories come flooding back

  265. Hannah Staveley
    14th December 2014 / 12:47 am

    Handing out all the Christmas gifts on Christmas eve

  266. Cat Culmer
    14th December 2014 / 1:16 am

    Brand new pjs on Christmas Eve

  267. James Travis
    14th December 2014 / 2:24 am

    Boxing day football

  268. Jayne K
    14th December 2014 / 2:24 am

    Presents under the Xmas tree

  269. wazinoz
    14th December 2014 / 2:46 am

    Watching the Krampus put the naughty children in a sack and take them away.

  270. actually knowing the words. We get a mince pie and mulled wine after and its just such a lovely atmosphere. Im not a religious person but this gets me every year.
    14th December 2014 / 4:13 am

    Christmas Carol service the Sunday before Xmas. The church is always packed out and its lovely to hear every one singing and actually knowing the words. We get a mince pie and mulled wine after and its just such a lovely atmosphere. Im not a religious person but this gets me every year.

  271. Karen Hughes
    14th December 2014 / 5:03 am

    Singing Christmas carols

  272. 14th December 2014 / 6:50 am

    Cold Roast Potato Sandwich for breakfast on boxing day.

  273. Karen Knox
    14th December 2014 / 7:05 am

    Probably putting the tree up x

  274. Susan B
    14th December 2014 / 7:26 am

    My favourite Christmas tradition is buying the tree, dragging it inside, trying to make it straight then decorating it.

  275. Eleanor Powell
    14th December 2014 / 7:34 am

    Leaving mince pies, sherry and carrots out for Santa

  276. Ruth Harwood
    14th December 2014 / 7:47 am

    A glass of wine with the whole family

  277. trevor linvell
    14th December 2014 / 7:57 am

    opening the presents in the morning, after a quick unhealthy breakfast

  278. Ian Summerscales
    14th December 2014 / 8:22 am

    For me it is the turkey dinner with all my family

  279. Emma Ferguson
    14th December 2014 / 8:23 am

    Pouring hot brandy on the Christmas pudding and lighting it 🙂

  280. 14th December 2014 / 8:25 am

    Opening Christmas stockings full of little treats when we wake up and whilst watching The Snowman and drinking hot chocolate!

  281. lynn avison
    14th December 2014 / 8:27 am

    Getting up early and having a nice cup of tea before everyone gets up.

  282. Geoff Hibbert
    14th December 2014 / 8:32 am

    Nice early run along the beach

  283. Margaret A
    14th December 2014 / 8:36 am

    We get all the breakfast chores out of the way, all the lunch preparations done and then at 11.00am we open our presents and have a good laugh

  284. Denise Walker
    14th December 2014 / 8:36 am

    We always go to the Pantomime Christmas Eve, it’s exhausts the kids and they sleep soundly 🙂

  285. Petra
    14th December 2014 / 8:45 am

    a glass of Champagne for Christmas breakfast

    14th December 2014 / 8:50 am

    a walk after christmas lunch

  287. Karen hutchinson
    14th December 2014 / 8:50 am

    Watching the round table Santa float come to our village, watching polar express, new pyjamas Christmas eve and leaving Galaxy out for Santa

  288. Louise McNicol
    14th December 2014 / 8:54 am

    Singing Jingle Bells in the morning as the kids come downstairs to see what presents are there!

  289. Chris davies
    14th December 2014 / 9:18 am

    Xmas pudding with lots of cream

  290. Pat Stubbs
    14th December 2014 / 9:20 am

    Lunch and the cinema on shristmas eve

  291. Charlotte
    14th December 2014 / 9:31 am

    Champagne for breakfast 🙂

  292. Jamie Butt
    14th December 2014 / 9:46 am

    A long walk after Christmas dinner 🙂

  293. Hannah Igoe
    14th December 2014 / 9:48 am

    I love playing games with the family on Christmas day afternoon its always lovely to have some quality time together

  294. Laura Pritchard
    14th December 2014 / 9:56 am

    Playing games & eating goodies with the whole family on Christmas Eve.

  295. Luci Newton
    14th December 2014 / 10:26 am

    Christmas is a personal thing. The Chritmas tree says a lot about a family, tall, thin, fat, round, artificial, real we all have some tradition. Traditionally very often we find ourselves saying Merry Christmas and All the very best for the New Year to complete strangers In the run up to Christmas, so with that in mind the next stranger you meet wish them a Merry Christmas and they should say it back in theory. Merry Christmas.

  296. Anne Woodthorpe
    14th December 2014 / 10:28 am

    Hanging the stockings on the fireplace

  297. olivia hinton
    14th December 2014 / 10:33 am

    mulled hot apple juice. coloured lights on my christmas tree.

  298. K. Alman
    14th December 2014 / 10:37 am

    Spending the day with family.

  299. Fiona Timms
    14th December 2014 / 10:54 am

    playing christmas music, reflecting on the Christmas message

  300. sue lempkowski
    14th December 2014 / 11:08 am

    playing christmas songs while decorating the tree

  301. Jen Harding-Leach
    14th December 2014 / 11:15 am

    Games with the family!

  302. Mark Allen
    14th December 2014 / 11:32 am

    Boxing day football matches in a new jumper

  303. 14th December 2014 / 12:23 pm

    Watching my grandaughter Lola opening her presents on Christmas morning, The wonder on her face when she knows Santa has been is a joy to behold.

  304. Dominique Ralf
    14th December 2014 / 12:50 pm

    Leaving out goodies and drinks for Santa and his reindeer on Christmas eve.

  305. 14th December 2014 / 12:58 pm

    i would love to win this really posh hamper

  306. 14th December 2014 / 1:00 pm

    kissing under mistletoe

    14th December 2014 / 1:31 pm


  308. claire sen
    14th December 2014 / 2:09 pm

    We always have salmon and scrambled egg on christmas morning!… and don’t open the presents until after dinner! I thought that was normal until my husband said that’s mean! I can’t help it though, it prolongs the excitement!

  309. Daniel Stacey
    14th December 2014 / 2:17 pm

    All the family getting Christmas dinner ready

  310. Chloe bates
    14th December 2014 / 2:42 pm

    I love when my husband breaks up from work & then I know it’s Christmas!
    I love our lazy PJ day traditions, snuggling on the sofa watching Home Alone & eating LOTS of yummy food that’s bad for us!

    Perfect, love Christmas

  311. Theresa Parker
    14th December 2014 / 2:48 pm

    Going to church on Xmas day and trying my best to keep up with the carols…even though I’m mostly out of tune! Visiting family members on Xmas day and eating too much food and watching corny films!

  312. Cory Joy
    14th December 2014 / 2:53 pm

    Christmas mass at 7pm. always gets me in the mood for the evening

  313. Dawn Underwood
    14th December 2014 / 2:59 pm

    I just get propely lashed

  314. Petra Beck
    14th December 2014 / 3:16 pm

    Opening some presents on Christmas Eve, and the rest on Christmas Day, for both German and English traditions

  315. Claire Eadie
    14th December 2014 / 3:21 pm

    Opening a gift on christmas eve of pyjamas and a christmas dvd

  316. Bonnie King
    14th December 2014 / 3:34 pm

    We snuggle together on Christmas Eve, drink hot chocolate with a little something extra and watch Gremlins or Nightmare Before Christmas.

  317. EP
    14th December 2014 / 3:46 pm

    Definitely the mistletoe!

  318. Jenny Oxley
    14th December 2014 / 4:15 pm

    Having champagne for breakfast

  319. Katie Kingsbury
    14th December 2014 / 4:19 pm

    Going to the seaside one day between Christmas and New Year to blow away the festive cobwebs. Bracing!

  320. janet humphrey
    14th December 2014 / 4:32 pm

    The Royal Institute Christmas Lectures are my Xmas treat, every year despite the fact they are aimed at kids, I love them too

  321. 14th December 2014 / 4:32 pm

    mince pies and mulled wine in front of Home Alone! 🙂

  322. Rey Chunara
    14th December 2014 / 4:40 pm

    Mince pies and the Sound of Music!

  323. Maxine Grant
    14th December 2014 / 4:48 pm

    the whole family getting new pyjamas to wear on Christmas eve!

  324. Marie Evans
    14th December 2014 / 5:10 pm

    All the family meeting up to open presents after Christmas lunch,Magic to have family all around.

  325. Amanda Richardson
    14th December 2014 / 5:18 pm

    Christmas carols in church on Christmas Eve

  326. Zach Hudson
    14th December 2014 / 5:28 pm

    Boxing day walk with dogs on the beach

  327. Michael Rattray
    14th December 2014 / 5:35 pm

    Going to the Panto

  328. Marylyn Hammersley
    14th December 2014 / 5:37 pm

    Decorating the Christmas tree and making the house look festive

  329. susan thornton
    14th December 2014 / 5:58 pm

    Going to the graveyard where my little brother is buried and having a little chat with him x

  330. Greig spencer
    14th December 2014 / 6:00 pm

    listen to Top of The Pops while we eat our Christmasdinner

  331. vickie
    14th December 2014 / 6:03 pm

    Putting sherry & mince pies out for Santa, and a glass of orange juice & carrot out for Rudolph… Then getting tucked up in bed and waiting to see the look on my children’s faces in the morning.

  332. 14th December 2014 / 7:14 pm

    Amazing giveaway Lauren 🙂

    I love to wrap presents with some Christmas tunes (or a movie), a mince pie and mulled wine!

    Lyndsay xx

  333. Janet H
    14th December 2014 / 7:17 pm

    We always have turkey curry with rice on the day after Boxing Day.

  334. Alvina boyd
    14th December 2014 / 7:25 pm

    Go to mass

  335. Joanne Mallon (@joannemallon)
    14th December 2014 / 7:33 pm

    I like our tradition of eating chocolate oranges on Brighton beach on Christmas Day.

  336. Lorraine Polley
    14th December 2014 / 8:00 pm

    we always open one present at midnight on christmas eve

  337. Paula Readings
    14th December 2014 / 8:02 pm

    The family get together on boxing day.

  338. Melissa Red
    14th December 2014 / 8:57 pm

    Decorating the Christmas tree

  339. Naomi Buchan
    14th December 2014 / 8:59 pm

    Our afternoon game of Monopoly xxx

  340. Emma Price
    14th December 2014 / 9:00 pm

    Bacon croissants and Champagne for breakfast!

  341. Andrea McCulloch
    14th December 2014 / 9:40 pm

    My Christmas tree, which has decorations from all over the world, collected on holidays and as gifts from friends and family over the last thirty four years. It isn’t just a tree, it’s become a family history, packed full of memories.

  342. Jenny S
    14th December 2014 / 9:56 pm

    A big walk with the dog in the afternoon after Christmas lunch to blow away the cobwebs. 3 Line whip, all the family present have to take part.

  343. pete c
    14th December 2014 / 10:21 pm

    getting a new small real xmas tree every year

  344. nicole
    14th December 2014 / 11:10 pm

    Opening up our gifts of new pjs on christmas eve and then snuggling and watching a christmas film!

  345. Amanda
    14th December 2014 / 11:12 pm

    going for a run, eatng lunch then playing board games

  346. Janet Rumley
    14th December 2014 / 11:20 pm

    Christmas Top of the Pops !

  347. Natalie Crossan
    14th December 2014 / 11:51 pm

    Opening the gifts from santa 🙂

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