Christmas Eve Traditions

Well here it is beauties; Christmas has finally bestowed upon us. I hope the month of December has been as magical for you as it has been for me. From Christmas shopping to festive treats, December has been a whirlwind of wonderful memories made.

As we all settle down to our own Christmas Eve traditions I thought I would share with you a few of my own. I must admit that Christmas Eve for me is not the most glamorous. I’m not one to host a party or attend a fabulous soiree, but rather, Christmas Eve is spent exactly how the next three days will be spent – eating far too much, drinking my body weight, passing out on the sofa and snuggling up with my loved ones (perhaps not in that particular order).

So if you’re anything like me and are looking for some Pinterest-worthy inspiration for your Christmas Eve night in then look no further.

Cozy Christmas Socks

Cozy up with a pair of snuggly slipper socks in a wonderful Alpine print. This fleece lined pair will ensure that your toes are kept warm and festive.

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Primark Cozy Slipper Boot £5.00

Cinnamon-Sugar Popcorn

Christmas and cinnamon are a match made in heaven. Mix up a batch of cinnamon-sugar popcorn to snack on during your movie marathon.

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Microwave popcorn or plain ready made popcorn
1 tablespoon salted and 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon caster sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 250 degrees (Gas Mark 2). Place the cooked popcorn into a large mixing bowl and set aside. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in sugar, cinnamon, salt and vanilla extract. Cook until thick and bubbly. Pour mixture over the popcorn and mix until the popcorn is fully coated. Transfer the popcorn onto a large sheet pan and spread evenly. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes and allow to cool completely before serving.

Hot Buttered Rum

Try this tipple for your Christmas Eve treat. It’s perfect for those who love their spiced drinks. Use a stick of cinnamon to stir the drink together and add a special touch for your guests.

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Two parts Dark Rum
1.5 teaspoons brown sugar
1/4 parts unsalted butter (room temperature)
Squeeze fresh orange juice
3/4 parts boiling water
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Beat together butter, sugar, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg together until well mixed. Combine butter mixture with dark rum in a cafe-style latte mug. Pour boiling water over the top and stir until all contents have been properly dissolved. Squeeze fresh orange juice into the mixture and serve with a stick of cinnamon.

Christmas Dvd Marathon

Christmas DVDs are a must for Christmas Eve. My ultimate favourites are The Muppet Christmas Carol and Happy Feet.

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Milk and Mince Pies For Santa

Yes, at almost 30 years of age I still leave milk and mince pies for Santa. I would like to say that I’m ashamed, but I’m really not.

If you want to stay off the naughty list this year try out the Milk and Cookies bottle (£2.50) from Primark.

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I would like to wish each and every one of you a very happy Christmas. Eat, drink and be merry. xxx