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Festive tips and traditions
With Christmas day just around the corner, it’s time to start planning the parties, the food, and trimmings – that’s if you haven’t already begun! Sometimes the preparation and hard work can take the fun out this time of year.
We had this page last year, but we would like to continue the sharing of Christmas trips and tricks this year...
So, we would like you to take a breather and remember why Christmas is special to you and how you make it special by letting us know on our Tips and Traditions page.
Listening to Slade - an annual Christmas tradition
How is Christmas special for you?
Do you always try and stay awake to see in Christmas day? Will you eat certain food – such as sprouts – only at Christmas time? Or do you go to a special event every year? Even if it’s just going to your Gran’s for dinner at 2pm and all the family are there – we’d love to hear your traditions.
Or are you like BBC Coventry & Warwickshire’s Tim Boswell and your birthday falls on 25 December? How do you celebrate the two occasions on one-day?
Perfect Christmas dinner
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To start things off, we’ve been asking around the BBC Coventry & Warwickshire studios for any festive tips and traditions. Here are just some of them:
Tim Atkinson from the newsroom said: “Add grated cooking apple and brandy to bought mincemeat before making your pies. Last year followed Nigella's instructions to soak turkey in brine and spices for 24-hours before roasting and had the most moist and succulent turkey ever. Highly recommend it.”
While Faye Chambers told us: “We always make sure one of the Christmas tree fairy lights is on the very top of the tree, so no low-flying aircraft would hit it (in the living room!)”
Hannah Tobin from the web team added: "I like to add a touch of marmite to the Yorkshire Pudding batter. I'd have Yorkshire Pudding even if I'm not having beef. I love it."
BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Rugby Correspondent Sue Curtis told us one of her traditions: "The only presents we're allowed to open before Christmas lunch are the one that Santa brings and puts in stocking - everything else has to wait till after lunch." Sue also shared with us a recipe for a Gingerbread House. To read it, click on the link below:
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last updated: 02/12/2008 at 10:57
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