After dinner entertainment traditionally begins with the Royal Christmas message. Watching the Queen’s Speech is as much of a tradition as putting up your Christmas tree, or tucking into your Christmas dinner and then falling asleep on the sofa after a little overindulgence. The tradition began in 1932 with a radio broadcast by King George V, and is now delivered by Queen Elizabeth II and has been televised since 1957.
You can be sure to find a hint of festive nostalgia in a Christmas Carol service. Joyful Christmas Carols date back to pagan times, where people came together to sing traditional hymns in the celebration of Jesus. Joining a choir near you can help gain a sense of community at this joyful time and may spark a new hobby to enjoy all year round. Finding a free taster session in your area is a great way to test your vocal chords while having fun too!
Christmas Markets & Lights
Christmas is a time to spend with family and friends, so a good ol’ family outing, enjoying festive events together can be a fun way to make everlasting memories. Visit a town or city near you hosting a Christmas market or Christmas Lights switch on – stopping by famous department stores to enjoy festive window displays never gets old.
They may be famous for their bad jokes, but do you know the history of the Christmas cracker?
A traditional favourite in the UK, Christmas Crackers were first created by Tom Smith in 1845. He was a sweet maker, inspired by the idea of adapting his French bon-bons to open with a crack when their decorative wrappers were pulled in half. His business was further expanded by his family, introducing hats which were thought to symbolise crowns worn by the Three Wise Men.
A range of themed crackers soon grew and to this day the British Royal Family still have special crackers made for them!
Christmas Dinner Delivery
Enjoy a convenient and stress-free festive season with our Christmas Dinner delivery service, all our Christmas ready meals are delivered for FREE by our local friendly drivers. They are trained in in no-contact delivery, so you can tuck into your Christmas dinner without leaving home – and everyone can stay safe.
Simply order online or by phone or browse our festive prepared Christmas Dinner range here