The ultimate guide to a family Christmas

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Christmas is my absolute favourite time of year and I’ve written a fair amount about it over the years. Today I wanted to put those posts in one place so that when you are looking for my posts on Christmas you know exactly where to find them. Here you will find how to deal with Christmas stress, how to make Christmas magical for your family all whilst reducing your stress levels and guides for what to buy all of your family. I’ve put them in order of what you might need first. Read on for my ultimate guide to a family Christmas.

Advent calendars

Best cruelty free beauty advent calendars

Every October and November my cruelty free beauty advent calendars guide gets thousands of views. I update it in October every year so you will always know where to come for your cruelty free beauty advent calendar needs!

Best vegan beauty advent calendars

This year for the first time I launched my vegan beauty advent calendar guide too. Sometimes you get an advent calendar that is cruelty free but not vegan and vice versa so I thought I would ensure that my vegan followers are catered for too. I’ll also update this one each October so that it’s always current.

9 alternative advent calendars for men

If you are looking for some alternative advent calendars then this guide might help you, it’s particularly good if you are looking for options for men.

Guide to a family Christmas – what to watch this Christmas

My ultimate guide to the best Christmas films for families with young children

My much loved ultimate guide to the best Christmas films for families with young children – with a 2020 update! 41 great Christmas films that you can enjoy with your children over the festive period.

New Christmas films to look forward to this winter

New Christmas films to look forward to this winter – including the best on Netflix like Jingle Jangle and the Christmas Chronicles sequel!

Guide to a family Christmas – making Christmas special

How to create a magical family Christmas tree day box

Our favourite Christmas tradition is ‘Christmas tree day’. Growing up, my parents always used to make a huge fuss of putting up our Christmas tree. There would always be lots of treats to eat and we would decorate the house together as a family whilst we sang along to the Doris Day Christmas album. As traditions often go, this is something I have continued with my own family. After Christmas Day itself, it’s the highlight of our Christmas calendar. In this post, I’m going to tell you all about how we make Christmas tree day magical in our house and how to make your own magical family Christmas tree day box…

Best Christmas bedding

Is Christmas bedding a step too far or do you love them? Here’s my round up of the best Christmas bedding on the market this year…

How I catered for Christmas Day from M&S for £11

In this post I tell you our nifty trick of using Quidco to get our Christmas Day food from M&S for a bargain.

Guide to a family Christmas – Christmas Gift Guides

I have a range of Christmas gift guides to help you with all of your purchasing needs this Christmas.

Christmas gift ideas for adults that you can buy online

Struggling to know what you want for Christmas this year or what to buy a loved one? Don’t worry, I’ve got you. Here are 20 ideas for Christmas gifts for adults that you can buy online. This includes something for all budgets from stocking fillers to splurging. It also includes some exclusive discount codes just for my readers for those of you after a bargain.

15 ideas for Christmas gifts for children

I know lots of you are sorting Christmas lists right now so hopefully, this guide for 15 ideas for Christmas gifts for kids will help. I’ve tried to make the list diverse and sustainable (as in toys that will last once the novelty wears off). There are STEM toys, dolls, crafts, dressing up, sweet treats and experience gifts. Prices start at £5 and go to £109. I’ve included a lot of small businesses, some local, some Black-owned, most female-owned.

10 pokemon gifts for kids that you can buy on Amazon

Do you have a little Pokemon lover in your life? I do, here are 10 Pokemon gift ideas for kids that you can buy on Amazon. (I know Amazon is the devil but I also know most of us use it, even if just a little at this time of year).

Best unicorn gifts for kids

Have a little unicorn lover in your life? Here’s some great unicorn gifts for kids.

10 gift ideas for 4 year olds

I wrote this post when my daughter was turning 4 but if you have a 4 year old to buy for this Christmas you might find some ideas in it. 10 gift ideas for 4 year olds

Great gift ideas for seven year olds

If you have a 7 year old to buy for this year then this gift ideas for seven year olds post is for you.

Guide to a family Christmas – Christmas stress and reducing it

When children make Christmas but also spoil it a little as well

Christmas with my children is magical, but it also makes it a lot more stressful for me as a mam. Here I call out the elephant in the room about how children make Christmas but also spoil it a little too

Ways to reduce stress at Christmas

I’m sure I’m not the only person who gets stressed at Christmas time! Here are some tips and tricks from my blogger friends on how to reduce stress at Christmas.

Guide to a family Christmas – my personal Christmas posts

My Christmas childhood memories

Reading through this post I wrote in 2018 this year made me well up in the current context. 2020 what are you doing to me! In this post, I reflect on my Christmas memories for the 80s and 90s and interview my mam about her memories of the same time. Do our memories match up and what are we both remembering?! I think it gives some real insight into what is really important about Christmas and what you are your kids might be looking forward to in the future.

15 funny things my 4 year old said at Christmas

15 funny things my son said at Christmas time when he was 4. Oh how this takes me back! Read this and see Christmas through a 4 year old’s eyes.

I hope you enjoy the posts in my guide to a family Christmas and find them useful. If you do leave me a comment below, I love to hear from my readers and reply to all of my comments.

Disclaimer: This is post contains some gifted items. This post also contains affiliate links. If you buy an item through an affiliate link you won’t pay any more for that item but I will receive a small referral fee. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. For my full disclosure please see my about page.

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