I will always associate Edinburgh with Christmas. The capital city of Scotland boasts an impressive history, and the architecture ranges from ancient to avant-garde, which creates an exciting (if sometimes contentious) city environment.
Every country has its own Christmas traditions and folklore, so today I will tell you a little of what makes Wales tick as midwinter approaches and we all hunker down for the festive season.
Having enjoyed 5 Christmases in the United States since 2008, I have come to find that there are many aspects of Yuletide that are so subtly different from those of my homeland.
To this very day it is traditional to kiss underneath a sprig of mistletoe during the festivities of the Christmas season. Growing up in Birmingham it was as traditional as getting a freshly cut Christmas tree.
Readers, proceed with caution! Here I attempt a run down, in no particular order, my favourite British sweets that are popular at Christmas.
Few edibles signify the Christmas holidays more than the beloved mince pie. But have you ever considered how the tradition of eating them at the most festive time of year came into being? Consider no more, as writer P.S. Gifford fills us all in. One of my favorite memories of Christmases of my youth, in […]
The following is a guest post. Christmas crackers are a fixture on every Christmas dinner table in Britain. But have you ever stopped to consider why?
The following is a guest post. If you haven’t yet thought about festive gift-giving, we’re fast approaching the time when you’ll need to get your Santa act together. And if socks and a bottle of wine feel too predictable this year, you might take inspiration from some unusual gifts from British history.
The following is a guest post. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, well, in England at least. Here in the States, a lot of us are in the middle of making plans for Thanksgiving, but in London, the Christmas season in already underway.