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Recommended Christmas Reading
An A5 hardback Christmas Planner with gold decorative detail and an elastic closure.
It has sections for a Christmas card list, present ideas, planning festive feasts, keeping family favourite recipes and a calendar for planning.
The Christmas planner can be re-used year after year – for at least 5 years
The organiser also includes 2 paper pockets and a zip lock pocket for keeping receipts, lists or magazine clippings – it has hundreds of reviews on Amazon and a 4.5 star rating. Click here to see it on Amazon.
This is now a classic, when it came out Jamie Oliver said he’d been working on it for over ten years. With classic recipes for every part of Christmas dinner, veggie alternatives, clever ways to use up all of those leftovers, top tips for cooking meat perfectly, and even recipes for edible gifts and Christmas cocktails – Jamie really has thought of everything! It’s one of the best selling Christmas cookery books of all time with an Amazon rating of 4.6 out of 5. Click here to see it on Amazon.
With her no-nonsense approach and inspirational ideas, combined with reassuring advice and easy-to-follow, reliable recipes, Nigella Christmas is guaranteed to bring comfort and joy, and make sure the season of good will stays that way.
This book haw everything you need to make your Christmas easy and enjoyable, from party food ideas and scrumptious cakes and puddings to the main event itself – turkey with all the trimmings, a vegetarian Christmas dinner or a wide range of delicious alternatives. It has hundreds of glowing reviews and a 4.7 star rating on Amazon. Click here to see it on Amazon.
Delia’s Happy Christmas has 150 recipes, plus menu plans and shopping lists, illustrated with full-colour photography. There are recipes for all your favourite traditional dishes – Delia’s Classic Christmas Cake recipe has been in print for over 50 years and has never been bettered.
As we know organisation is the key to a successful Christmas. If you follow Delia’s Christmas calendar, you will be sure to create a very special Christmas. And even if you don’t, there is always Delia’s The Last-Minute Christmas – a chapter for those who leave things to the eleventh hour. 4.7/5 Star Rating on Amazon – click here.
Welcome to our Christmas Countdown blog
Christmas is a busy time of year when Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus. This Christmas story includes three wise men or kings, who brought Jesus gifts of gold frankincense and myrrh. Today Christmas in the UK and US has become highly commercialized and there is too big a focus on giving expensive Christmas Gifts or Presents to each other. Our Christmas blog helps you keep Christmas simple and get back to the basics of enjoying good food, with family and friends whilst celebrating your Christmas traditions.
Planning a perfect stress-free Christmas with our Christmas countdown calendar
Our blog is full of planning tips and schedules to ensure you and your whole family have a merry Christmas and a happy new year. We have a real-time countdown to Christmas at the top of each page and we also have a set of free printable Christmas countdown planners and even an advent calendar. Our printable Christmas planning guides are a fun way to plan out a stress-free Christmas.
We have detailed month by month Christmas planning guides which will step you through everything you need to be thinking about from October, through to Christmas Eve, the big day itself on December 25th and also those days between Christmas and New Year which can be difficult to plan for.
Frequently Asked Questions about Christmas (FAQ)
We started this Christmas Planning blog way back in 2009. Since then we have collected numerous questions from readers about Christmas, ranging from should you have an artificial Christmas tree or a real fir tree and everything you could ever want to know about Santa Claus. We’ve even seen lots of people asking if you start your advent calendar with 1 or 25, which if you think about it from a countdown does make sense.
If you have any questions I recommend you check out our Christmas FAQ and if you don’t find what you are looking for please don’t hesitate to leave a question in the comments. We like a challenge and if we can’t answer your question we know lots of Christmas experts we can ask for you.
Our team have collectively celebrated Christmas hundreds of times, we are aware that many of our readers will be celebrating Christmas for the first time in their own homes? Cooking Christmas lunch for your family and maybe the extended family for the first time can be a daunting task but our Christmas tips and tricks will help you keep calm and carry and cook a great Christmas lunch that the whole family will enjoy.
We don’t have endless and pointless lists of Christmas presents but we do have some carefully curated lists of great products which make great gift ideas. For example, we have gift ideas for fans of Top Gear. We also work with some of the top brands to share with you discounts and voucher codes to make your money go a little further.
Christmas decorations and holiday decor
Our Christmas blog has been running since 2009 and over that time we have seen lots of Christmas decoration ideas and fashions come and go. Do you remember the year everyone had blue Christmas tree lights or the year several shops thought they would have upside-down Christmas Trees?
Our blog has become an archive of Christmas decor fashions and branding through the years. For example, we have pictures of how Costa Coffee have changed the design of their Christmas Coffee cups each year and how stores such as Boots and John Lewis have branded their Christmas brochures and websites.