Our Top 10 Fun Christmas Tips

1- Enjoy the Build Up


Sometimes the best thing about Christmas is the exciting build up. Don’t let all the little things that make Christmas whizz past you by in a blur of present wrapping. To make this the best Christmas ever sit back, relax, put your weary over-shopped feet up and take a big sip of your favourite festive tipple– your state of mind and Christmas spirit will thank you for it!


2 - Christmas Movie Night

Everyone has a favourite Christmas movie, so round up the family and arrange a Christmas movie night! Get some Christmas Snacks in, like Turnbull’s Sweet Mince Pies. Then you just need to sit back and enjoy It’s A Wonderful LifeLove Actually or, for those more hardcore movie fans, Die Hard. (Yes, it’s a Christmas Film)


3 - Read A Christmas Book

To make this Christmas your best you should peruse the Christmas section at Barter Books!Imagine settling back into a comfy chair with a cheeky pre-Christmas drink. If you often find yourself too frazzled around Christmas to pick up a book, try a Christmas poetry anthology; The Oxford Book of Christmas Poems is a great choice.


4 - Shop Online

Okay, so the internet is nothing new but, people still enjoy the buzz of in-store shopping! So, when it comes to organising your Christmas Dinner, make sure you Click & Collect using the Turnbull’s Online Shop! It’s so easy and can be done from anywhere. Click here to shop online.


 5 - Write A Letter to Santa

Okay, so you may not have written a letter to Santa since you were nine years old but, this year posting a letter might help you more than you think! Rather than adding material items to your wish list, write down some personal goals, like eating at more Turnbull’s Pies!


Then in your letter try to suggest ways Santa could help you achieve your goals come Christmas day. You might be surprised by the solutions that you write and what changes your wish list to Santa might create.


6 - Decorating a Christmas Cake

What says Christmas more than a Christmas Cake? Once you have made your cake using one of the Turnbull’s Christmas Cake Kits you can then make it special with your partner, friend or child and make it personal to you and your lives. Remember though, this Christmas activity can be tricky and avoid creative hissy fits and a food fight.


7 - Easy Christmas Biscuit Tree Stack

This easy Christmas biscuit tree stack is simple, effective and will make you look like you’ve had Elf help this year. Simply make (using this recipe) or buy a biscuit dough, cut out 10-14 stars (the stars need to go from large to small in size) and bake until cooked. Once cooled ice each biscuit with white icing. Once the icing is set stack the cookies; the largest star should sit at the bottom and the smallest star should sit at the top. Your holiday guests will love this stack.


8 - Christmas Tradition

The best way to make this your best Christmas ever is to start a new tradition. You could invite your family or friends to each buy a new Christmas decoration for your tree or you could go on a special Christmas eve walk and stop in at a cafe for a Christmas treat. Make your Christmas tradition something that you look forward to and make sure it’s meaningful to you.


9 - Make sure your fridge is working

This is no joke! Check your fridge is in good working order and empty any drip trays. The last thing you want is to spoil all the tasty Christmas Food!


10 - Get Involved

The best way to make sure this is your best Christmas ever is to get involved in all the Christmas activities in your local community, like helping to support the Alnwick Round Table’s Christmas Appeal. Get involved with as much as you possibly can to make sure this Christmas is memorable and meaningful.