The JFB Christmas Advent Day 6 – Top tips for a perfect Christmas day

ChristmasEveryone has a different view on what would be their ‘perfect’ Christmas day, but in my book there are some common ingredients which pop up. I thought I would list them and see what you all thought. So in no particular order:


Presents under the tree are great, but nothing beats the magic of waking up to see that Santa has visited and filled up the stocking at the end of your bed.

Bucks Fizz

It’s a Christmas tradition right? Buck’s Fizz to accompany your cooked breakfast. Start the day as you mean to go on!


I LOVE cooking, and I LOVE cooking on Christmas day. Last year I was cooking from 10 in the morning until 4 in the afternoon and I couldn’t have been happier. Everyone was in the kitchen chatting and laughing, the beer was flowing and food cooking . . . heaven.

Set your Christmas Pudding on Fire

I will admit something to you . . . I don’t like Christmas Pudding. But I love setting one on fire after dinner 🙂

Cheese boards

After dessert, when you think you can fit no more in, there is always room for cheese.

Board Games

I don’t care if it is Monopoly, Cluedo, The Logo Game or Articulate. Christmas isn’t Christmas without an evening board game.

Not Rushing

For me Christmas is about the whole day, don’t rush things and don’t stress. You are surrounded by the people you love and people who love you. Relax and enjoy every moment.

Oh and I have to add . . . Booze

This is a personal one but there are certain things I have to have on Christmas Day: Buck’s Fizz to start with, as mentioned earlier, beer (for before, during and after the meal), red wine for with the main course and Whiskey for later in the evening.

Combine those ingredients and, for me, you are well on your way to the perfect Christmas day.


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