Christmas lights on the high streets are generally switched on in the UK in November. And people start putting up their decorations in their homes in early December. You’ll see the outside of homes decorated with lights and illuminated snowmen and sleighs, and the inside with Christmas trees, mistletoe, holly and ivy and even paper garlands (which shocks quite a lot of my German language learners!).
Christmas Dinner is traditionally eaten on Christmas Day (the 25 December). The main course usually consists of roast turkey (with stuffing), duck, goose or pheasant, and is served with roast, boiled or mashed potatoes and vegetables (like Brussel sprouts – my favourite!). Traditionally this is followed by Christmas pudding with brandy sauce or brandy butter, or trifle.