Chestnuts roasting on an open fire. The Christmas feast is a central part of the celebration and sites like the BBC’s Christmas recipes are sure to bring you inspiration. Christmas with Delia Online looks set yet again to be the quintessential guide to Christmas food. If, however, you fancy something different this year how about trying some medieval Tourteletes in fryture (fig pies with honey) decorated with Snow, adding some of Provence’s 13 Desserts of Christmas to your table or toasting your loved ones with a traditional Wassail. One thing I definitely won’t be serving is Greenland’s Mattak! I’ll stick with the turkey ... and won’t forget to use British Turkey’s calculator to make sure that it’s thoroughly defrosted and cooked.
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir. Nothing evokes the season’s spirit more quickly than the sound of Christmas music. For music of every description YouTube is the place to go, from the plethora of Christmas playlists to the ethereal voices of our own Cathedral choir singing Silent Night. On Christmas Eve, I’m going to light the fire, turn on the Christmas lights and listen to radiosantaclaus.com!