Season’s greetings everyone!

We thought we would post a blog to spread the Christmas cheer, so click here for a song to get to get you into the Christmas spirit.

Here at Toluna, we find the values of Christmas to be special and have great traditions.

Christmas in the UK is a truly magical season, bringing families & friends together. It is a tradition that has many much loved customs in the UK. Such as decorating the tree together, carol singing, sending cards & children performing nativity plays.

In the UK less emphasis is placed on Christmas Eve than in other countries, much more is made of Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Carol singing, midnight church services and going out to the pub are some of the activities that many families enjoy.

One Christmas ritual not drawn from an ancient tradition is the British monarch’s broadcast on Christmas day. On Christmas day the Queen broadcasts a Christmas message heard & watched by millions of viewers.

One important tradition passed down and developed over the years is the Christmas dinner.

In the UK Christmas dinner is eaten on December 25th. It is usually eaten with friend & family; it is usually a special day for most people in the UK. In the UK most people eat Turkey & other poultry is this what you will eat or perhaps you have a different tradition? Most meals are served with gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, pigs in blankets, roast potatoes, vegetables and a favourite brussel sprouts! Mince pies & Christmas pudding are also a popular choice in the UK.

King Henry VIII was the first English Monarch to eat Turkey as a Christmas dinner. So it rapidly spread throughout the UK in the 17th century.

So relax and enjoy the Christmas spirit and perhaps take a moment of time to think about a New Year’s resolution?

The team here at Toluna would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.

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