The Top Ten things I miss about home at Christmas

Christmas card 2 low resLying awake at 3am last night I was thinking of all the things I miss about home (Scotland) at this time of year and decided it’d be a good blog (Yayy, I FINALLY have something to write about!) Anyway here is my top ten list of all things British I miss about Christmas in the USA.

Mincemeat Pies

Friends and Family – maybe that should have been the top one, but hey, none of my friends and family read this so they won’t even know. And I mean I miss them all the time, but I only miss mincemeat pies at Christmas!

Cheesey Christmas Music – the USA does have it’s own cheesey Christmas music, but they don’t have Slade, Wizzard, Elton, Jona Lewie or the best Christmas song ever, The Pogues and Fairytale of New York blasting out of every shop.

Selection Boxes – no more need be said on British chocolate I think!

Marks and Spencer – wee sausage rolls, sausages wrapped in bacon, stuffing, wee bits of cheese wrapped in bacon (tried to make them last year and ended up with a baking tray full of melted cheese and limp bacon. It was not pretty)

Work Christmas Party Nights Out – the chance to have fun and let your hair down with your co-workers and laugh at the boss dancing with his secretary.

The Rain – just checking you’re still with me. Of course I don’t miss the rain!

Boxing Day – I know Canadians do Boxing Day, why don’t Americans? We do it anyway and when American friends ask what we do on Boxing Day I just say it’s like Christmas Day all over again but less stressful and without the prezzies.

Mincemeat Pies – I said that already, but I can’t remember the other 2Β things. Damn, I should have written them down last night…

Can any Brits fill in anything I’ve missed? I would have said Christmas specials on the TV, but I never watched soaps and the only Christmas special I watched was Doctor Who… so I guess Doctor Who can be my 10th thing. Yayy, success!

 

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7 thoughts on “The Top Ten things I miss about home at Christmas

  1. TV: Morecambe and Wise, The Great Escape, The Queen, Dads Army, Wallace and Grommet.
    Shops: Waitrose. Selfridges.
    Food: Brussel Sprouts, Christmas Pud., Real Stilton Cheese.
    Drink: Malt Whisky, Real Ale, Gin and Tonic.
    πŸ™‚

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    1. Well I love Morecambe & Wise and i can get the Queenie.
      We didn’t have a Waitrose or a Selfridges near me but to be honest I’d settle for a Tesco or Asda!
      And with alcohol there’s none that I can’t get here but you can keep the smelly cheese and the (also smelly) brussel sprouts πŸ˜•
      My Christmas pudding is in the mail though, right? Isn’t it? πŸ˜€

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  2. Can’t think of anything to add to Dookes’s impressive list. Proper gravy and bread sauce maybe. If you’re stuck for a couple more items, you can say mincemeat pies two more times. As for the ale, that’s like the friends and family, missed all year round.

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    1. Mincemeat pies. Mincemeat pies.
      I’m not a beer or ale drinker so I don’t miss it, but good gravy is a good one πŸ˜€
      I can also find Christmas crackers in TKMaxx now so I’ve even got crackers! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ„πŸ˜œ

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