It may seem pushing it a bit to be talking about Christmas now when Halloween is barely over and Thanksgiving still a few weeks away. But the season does seem to rush up on you if you're not prepared. And if travel plans or mail ordering are involved, the earlier you get things going, the better.
So, with apologies to any Scrooges out there, here's a short list of Christmas and holiday ideas worth thinking about now:
- Lots more Christmas Markets this year. Thinking about a quick shopping getaway? You might come up with some really original gifts and have good fun at the same time if you plan your break near one of the many Christmas markets around the UK. Check out my new list - Ten More Christmas Markets to Visit Around the UK, or consider some of the classics among the Best Christmas Markets in the UK.
- Think of Britain when you plan your Christmas decorations. The British Museum in London has some lovely and exclusive ornaments that will remind you of your travels in the UK or inspire you to plan some. But if you want them in time, you have to order them before the Christmas mail rush. Have a look at these Christmas Tree Ornaments From the British Museum
- If you've ever thought of running away and letting someone else deal with cooking the Christmas dinner, decorating the house and all the rest, why not consider A UK Country House Christmas? You'll need to book pretty soon though so have a look at these Country House Christmas Breaks. Or think about booking your Christmas dinner in a country pub. We like these Ten Great Pubs for Christmas Dinner, but again, you need to book well in advance...like now.
...So about Thanksgiving...will it be whole berry cranberry sauce or jellied?