Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.
And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.
Fun Things and Delicious Treats
Delia's Christmas Cake
If you haven't gotten around to making your Christmas cake yet, then no fear, Delia's recipe is here!
Click here to have a look at this recipe, Delia's site has plenty to tempt you should you even need tempting.
Christmas cocktails and mocktails, let's get the party started!!
Whether you want to wow guests with some mixology magic or need something festive and fast, BBC Good Foods favourite Christmassy cocktails and mocktails will provide much liquid merriment...
Click here to be transported to Christmas Cocktail Heaven.
Gingerbread men and Reindeers
Who knew that by turning a gingerbread man cookie cutter upside down you would get a reindeer, well some clever Christmas Elf did.
Click here for the recipe.
Here are some other great ideas of how to use your gingerbread dough this Christmas.
Click here for instructions on how to make your gingerbread townhouses.
Click here for instructions on how to make your gingerbread house mug toppers.
Homemade Christmas decorations for the whole family
Salt dough Christmas decorations are so easy to make that even your toddlers can get involved, perfect for adding the personal, home-made touch this season.
Click here for the for your step by step guide.
Home made Christmas gifts? Easy to make, looks and tastes great!!
Add a bit of sparkle to your Christmas this year with Baking Mad's simply gorgeous glitter strawberry jam with champagne. This jam would make an excellent gift and will look beautiful on your Christmas morning toast!
Click here for the recipe.
Keeping your little helpers entertained
How about some free colouring pages to print out to keep those little fingers busy while you are getting everything ready for Christmas?
Click here for some great colouring pages to download for free.
A magical Christmas treat at Epsom Playhouse
A truly unforgettable experience which includes bubbles and the magical moment when snowflakes fall over the audience, this interactive show is a must-see over the festive season. As an added Christmas treat, all of the good boys and girls in the audience will meet Santa after the show and receive a special present of their own.
Click here for more information and to book your tickets.
Something Special - Christmas Eve surprise family box
This could be a fantastic new family tradition, wrap up a box and put it under the Christmas tree with a label on it with strict instructions to open at sunset on Christmas Eve. The box is to be filled with all of the essentials for a snuggly fun family night in, a DVD and some popcorn, hot chocolate, maybe some new pyjamas and toasty bed socks, perhaps even some cute Christmas based story books.
OR you could always make it into a box for adults, filled with all the essentials to make your favourite Christmas cocktails, with a DVD, a box of posh chocolates and any other treats that you fancy, enjoy!
Click here for the details and some ideas of what to put in your box.
Make your own Christmas wreath
Fancy something a little different to adorn your front door this Christmas, how about making your own?
Click here for step by step guides and advice on how to make yours.
Make your own Christmas stocking
Great as a gift or just for yourself, to look all pretty just hung from your shelf.
Click here for a guide to making your own stocking by John Lewis.
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!"