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Christmas Favourite Things To Watch and Eat At Christmas 2023
We Quiz Creatives On Their Favourite Things To Eat & Watch At Christmas

I've always been a devotee of Christmas. I enjoy every aspect of the holiday. I enjoy the anticipation of the day, the day itself and the aftermath. So this can go someway into explaining why I felt the need to hassle the creative group below to tell me what their favourite food and telly options are for the festive period.


 

Creatives' Favourite Christmas Traditions: Films, Food & Comfort


Fee Greening, Illustrator

Favourite Film/ TV show to watch at Christmas?


The Muppet Christmas Carol and Blackadder season three, the Regency era gives opulent hygge.


Favourite Food to eat at Christmas?


A bowl of packet bread sauce with a spoon. Turkish delight and crystallised ginger. My Dad and I have a strange obsession with powdered custard skin and will make numerous shallow portions in dinner plates for optimum custard skin.





 


Luke Edward Hall, Writer & Artist

Favourite Film/ TV show to watch at Christmas?


At Christmas, we absolutely love to watch Christmas cookery TV specials, one episode after the other. Delia, mainly, of course, from the early '90s. And Two Fat Ladies! We're big Agatha Christie fans, so Hercule Poirot's Christmas will be on repeat for a while, too. At this time of year, more than any other, I want good comfort viewing.


Favourite Food to eat at Christmas?


Bread sauce is a big one for me. I could eat it by the spoonful, and I love making it: it's kind of therapeutic. I always enjoy making spiced ginger biscuits, too. We throw a party for neighbours in the country every year, and the day we spend faffing with decorations and preparing snacks is one of my favourite days of the year: we'll make a ham, and put platters of cocktails sausages in every room. I mean, it's not Christmas without cocktail sausages, is it?



 


Call The Midwife Christmas Special
Call The Midwife Christmas Special
Alexandria Dauley, Found of Dauley Designs,

Favourite Film/ TV show to watch at Christmas?


So, I love Christmas and this is very exciting.


My favourite TV shows to watch are BBC specials, like Call The Midwife, Downtown Abbey, and Gavin and Stacey. It reminds me of all the family sitting down, post lunch and cuddling under blankets on the sofa.

Favourite Food to eat at Christmas?


My favourite foods at Christmas are mince pies and my Mum's pork, sage and apricot stuffing, which is so delicious.



 




Luke Sherlock, Writer and Founder of Sherlock & Pages

Favourite Film/ TV show to watch at Christmas?


The full Harry Potter series, every year


Favourite Food to eat at Christmas?


It’s all about the roasties. I’m a devout follower of the Heston method.







 




Gabby Deeming, Founder Of Daydress

Favourite Film/ TV show to watch at Christmas?


Railway Children usually, I cry in the opening credits. Favourite Food to eat at Christmas?


A giant slab of Boxing Day Pavlova and 40,000 M&S Florentines.









 



Anna Glover, Wallcoverings & Service Designer

Favourite Film/ TV show to watch at Christmas?


I think I'll re-watch The White Lotus (season one) to spend a bit more time with Armand.


Favourite Food to eat at Christmas?


Favourite xmas food is anything pickled, I might try Brussel sprouts this year.






 


Charlotte Forsyth Wastell, Co-Founder 0f Hands London

Favourite Film/ TV show to watch at Christmas?


Home alone always - 1 and 2. My family and I can recite basically every line - it’s a big part of my childhood Christmas memories.


Favourite Food to eat at Christmas?


Very hard question! I love Christmas food! I love it all, but maybe roast potatoes and pies. I love carbs!







 


The Office Christmas Special
The Office Christmas Special, Curtsey of The BBC

Tom Morris, Director of Morris Studio,

Favourite Film/ TV show to watch at Christmas?


The Office Christmas Special (the UK version, of course). Twenty years since its release, and I, to this day, can't listen to Only You by Yazoo without a wobble.


Favourite Food to eat at Christmas?


I'm usually by the coast in Sussex, so it's fish and chips as an antidote to the festive stuff, although obviously, the only important thing is pigs in blankets.





 



Theatrical poster for the film To Catch a Thief
Theatrical poster for the film To Catch a Thief


Bella Mackie, Bestselling Author of How To Kill Your Family.

Favourite Film/ TV show to watch at Christmas?


At Christmas, I want to watch nostalgic tv - for me that’s films like Some Like It Hot, To Catch A Thief or West Side Story.


Favourite Food to eat at Christmas?


I’m a vegetarian, so Christmas food is often not really made for me. Instead, I’ll eat all the after-eights, the selection boxes and the trifle. Roulade is also a very popular Christmas food in our house.





 

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