The office party’s cancelled, the pubs are shut and catching a Christmas show is now sadly, out of the question. We may not be raising our usual cup of cheer but Christmas definitely isn’t cancelled. Here’s how you can still get those festive feels whilst abiding by Tier 3 restrictions. Oh come all ye Christmas lovers.
Mull your own wine
Soothe the tired and weary members of your bubble with a Christmas favourite, mulled wine. Get a pan warming on the hob, pop a feel-good movie on and snuggle up. This fruity and spiced version from the King of Christmas recipes, Jamie Oliver, is a winner. Read the recipe here.
Make a Mince Pie
A mince pie is a delight we indulge in only once a year. Why not have a go at making your own this Christmas? Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood adds extra fruit to his recipe to give your mince pie some oomph. Read the recipe here.
Stream a Carol Concert
Ding Dong Merrily on Zoom. You can still belt out your favourite carols this year but from the socially-distanced safety of your sofa. From jolly sing-alongs to traditional carol concerts many charitable foundations and London churches have taken their festive services online. Take a look at what’s on offer here.
Watch a Panto
You can’t watch a panto this Christmas can you? Oh yes, you can! As Covid restrictions persist over the festive period local theatres have taken their creative energy, custard pies, ‘Look behind yous’ and panto dames online. Take your pick of shows from around the UK and don’t forget to donate generously here.
Have a go at a Royal Wreath Making
It’s not just Christmas trees that decorate our homes and windows at this time of year. A wreath is a decoration that shares the festive spirit with neighbours and passers-by. This year, the Royal household have shared their top tips for making a traditional Christmas wreath. Watch the tutorial here.
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