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Ideas for Christmas

Welcome to Ideas for Christmas a totally free resource dedicated to helping you get the best out of Christmas this year and every year.

The 2 fundamentals for a great Christmas

These are like the Yin and Yan of Christmas. Firstly you have to make an effort to create a truly memorable christmas, that means thinking about what to do, planning good meals, thinking of great presents, particularly thoughtful presents and all the trimmings of Christmas. Secondly you must not get carried away with what I call "Perfect moment syndrome" where you become obsessed with all the meticulous christmas planning and everything running smoothly and on time. It will never run smoothly and things will go wrong so just accept it and laugh and have a good time. Remember that it is the get together, ambience, fun, friends and family that really count, no one cares that the roast turkey is a bit over done.
With these in mind you can have great fun and not be running a military operation.

Christmas Dinner

Christmas dinner is without a doubt one of the main focal points for the whole festivities and whether you are having Roast Turkey with stuffing, bacon rolls, roast potatoes and all the works or a vegetarian alternative or even going for a curry we have some great ideas and recipes to help get the main meal as perfect as possible.
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Make Christmas last longer than a day!

With so many friends and family to see over Christmas the whole event should really be spread out over a full 2 weeks fitting in a variety of friends, family and events. Check our events section for some ideas but don't forget to make sure that you leave a few days just to relax on your own and catch up and ensure that you spread out the days were you travel to visit relatives and friends with days where they visit you. Having people over is tiring and so is travelling but in different ways so a healthy mix keeps you and your family in best spirits.
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Keeping people amused

With a whole load of events to be organised there will be young and old to be entertained. Sometimes it will be just kids or just adults and sometimes mixed up so it's a good idea to have a few options in mind before the kids start walking up the walls and the grown ups get bored. It's often a good idea to buy presents that can get turned into Christmas party entertainment on the day. Think also about what fit state people will be in at the time, after a huge dinner, and a couple of glasses of wine granny and the family will need to rest, perhaps something fun on the telly or an interactive quiz could hit the nail on the head for an hour or so until everyone is ready for something more energetic!

Over Indulge!

It's Chritmas and you must over indulge but within reason and don't forget to get a little exercise. A relaxing walk after dinner can be a great way to clear the cobwebs and get a bit of exercise and work up a little bit of appetite for teatime where you can over indulge again!

Christmas Gifts

It must be great to have lot's of money for Christmas gifts but I think it's even more important to give a gift which has been well considered and thoughtful and perhaps even very personal or home made. Think about the recipient and their hobbies, interests, your history together and see if you can think of something a bit more personal than just a pair of socks! See our gift ideas section for much more info.
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