See Full Schedule. Many American Christmas traditions trace back to England, like the main staples of decorating your home, putting up a tree, exchanging presents and having a mid-day dinner. Why not British it up a bit more this year? Letters It is very common for school age children to write letters to Santa Claus. But, the Brits take it a step further and burn the letters in the fireplace so the ashes fly up the chimney and Father Christmas can read the smoke.
Just be safe! Stockings Rather than hanging stockings above the fireplace, British children hang them at the end of their bed hoping they will be filled by Christmas morning. That would be a nice surprise to wake up to. Crown Everyone is a king on Christmas! Adults and children alike don the crown making it a colorful sight.
The paper hat was added to the crackers in the early s and the tradition has carried on. Does a trifle sound familiar? It is indeed a layered cake but strictly no beef. Wassail Wassa-what? There are different ways to serve it like a hot cider but it may also be made with a base of wine.
It was originally topped with slices of toast as sops piece of bread to soak up the liquid. Mmm, wonder why wine drenched bread went out of style? Current day the Queen gives a speech on Christmas Day at 3pm in England.
BBCA will air it later in the day to allow family time. Check your listings for exact times as the day approaches. Tea Christmas tea usually rolls around 6pm and it is round two of a sit down with family and treats.
Pretty much, any proper English event involves tea. Mince pies or sausage rolls might accompany the tea party. Rather than breaking out the Lipton, which would be spat at by any visiting Brit, we suggest PG Tips that originated in the UK in the s.
Boxing Day Boxing Day follows Christmas day and is a nationally recognized holiday in the UK, also called a bank holiday. Maybe celebrate this one after work and get your shop on? To watch full episodes, you must have a cable provider that supports BBC America's full episode service and you must have BBC America as part of your cable package.
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