Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Christmas Cracker Traditions




Each year as I'm busying myself with the Christmas decorating, my thoughts turn to home.
The traditions at Christmas that have stood the test of time throughout many English households.

The partaking of mince pies, raspberry trifle, sausage rolls, steamed plum pudding, and Christmas cake laden with dried fruit , marzipan and Royal Icing...hard as a rock.
Gathering around the television or the radio and listening to the Queen's Speech.
Afterwards a tipple of traditional sherry, or port, toasting the season and good health to all !

The pulling of the Christmas crackers before eating turkey dinner, wearing the paper party hats, laughing at the silly paper jokes inside, and delighting in the small prizes, most often magic tricks, or plastic trinkets.

Happy times, that are gratefully forever etched in our memories ..........

11 comments:

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Wonderful memories!

Rian said...

Beautiful pics! I love your posts and almost always read them... although I seldom comment. But definitely wish you a Merry Christmas!

Deb said...

So nice, Jo. Traditions at Christmas are so heart-warming.

local alien said...

Those are my memories too although I was brought up in the 'colonies'. Xmas there has changed considerably but I continue some of those traditions here in Greece. Xmas crackers, funny paper hats,mince pies, Xmas cakes without the marzipan which is hard to find. I even try to listen to the queen's speech on the BBC.
Nice warm family memories!

DJan said...

I've enjoyed seeing your Christmas crackers over the years. I hope you're enjoying them! Sending you lots of love :-)

Edna B said...

I love the idea of the Christmas crackers. We never had them, but they sound wonderful. You have a super day, hugs, Edna B.

The Feminine Energy said...

What beautiful memories. I felt like I was there! Happy Holidays to you & yours. Love, Andrea xoxo

NanaDiana said...

I love your memories. Mine are much different-from a farm on top of a mountain in rural Pennsylvania. It is so much fun to read about the customs of others. xo Diana

Kathy said...

I want to have Christmas with you! Such nice memories.

Janet @ My Miniature Donkeys said...

A "tipple" of sherry. I like that. Sounds so civilized, whether one has one or two tipples.

L. D. said...

I saw some of these for sale at the bookstore. I knew what they were and thought it was nice that they offered them for sale.