All I Want For Christmas With Boots (Win a Soap & Glory Advent Calendar) ||AD

Christmas is just 5 weeks away, that’s just 5 weeks to find the perfect gift for family, loved ones and friends. Usually, I’m a last-minute shopper but this year, I’m hoping to have finished shopping with time to spare (fingers crossed). So, I can sit back and just enjoy the festivities, but time seems to be flying by so quickly this year. We have so much planned over the festive season, from trips to the Christmas markets, Christmas Musicals and festive days out (and birthdays too!), I’m quickly running out of time to cram everything in.

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Gift buying always takes more time than I expect. I spend a lot of time looking for the perfect gift and it turns out, I’m not alone. Thanks to a recent Christmas survey, conducted by Boots, 41% of Brits say that choosing the gift is the most difficult part of Christmas shopping. I wish that I was one of the quarter Brits, that started their Christmas shopping in August.

My daughter, Little Legs, was once the easiest to buy for, but now that she is getting older and nearing tween territory, she has become a lot harder to buy for and any requests for her list is met with “I don’t really know what I want”. Honestly, my dogs are probably the easiest to buy for. Yes, I’m with the 65% of pet owners, that buys gifts for their pets. It’s the act of gift giving that brings me the most joy, just like 57% of people in the Boots Christmas survey, seeing the persons face when they open their present is my favourite part of gift giving.

One of the main things that I look forward to about Christmas is getting together with family for Christmas dinner. This year we are hosting Christmas dinner and I’m really looking forward to it. Admittedly, the Mr will be on cooking duty whist I tend to the drinks & nibbles. The nibbles are my favourite part. Boots also discovered from their survey, that when it comes to Christmas dinner, there’s a firm favourite, with a shocking 69% of people surveyed choosing roast potatoes as the most essential part! I’m not sure if I agree with them because the most essential part is quite obviously the pigs in a blanket, closely followed by the turkey.

Since we are collaborating with Boots this year, they have asked me:

Which person’s gift receives the most thought?

My daughter’s gifts are always well thought out, we try to pick things that she is interested in or has shown interest in. However, I’d say that my partner, The Mr’s gifts are always the most well thought out. We try not to spend a lot on each other but every year, one of the little gifts we try to get each other is something nostalgic that brings back memories.

When do you start your Christmas shopping?

Too late? I wish I was more prepared but every year I’m a last-minute shopper. I have the best intentions to start early but I always find myself buying more and picking up little bits here and there until the big day.

What is the most quintessential Christmas food?

As above, I’m all about the pigs in blanket. I’m also a big turkey fan, I think it’s a completely underrated meat. I much prefer it to others, so I’m always happy when Christmas comes around and I’m living off turkey left overs for a week.

 

 

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Gift Giving

With my coveted effort to attempt to purchase my gifts this year, in advance of Christmas Eve, I’m definitely taking full advantage of the Boots seasonal offers. I’ve selected something from the Christmas Gifts for Her range, Christmas Gifts for Him and also, a little treat for myself.


For Her

I always like to buy my aunt a different perfume each year. She likes to try out new scents and the boots gifts sets are perfect for that. The Gifts for Her range even has sets with multiple scents in for a variety. With the help of Little Leg’s, she was my super spy and she was able to discreetly discover that my aunt likes Armani Diamonds. We found the perfect giftset for £44 that included a 50ml bottle of Armani Diamonds Violet and a 15ml travel spray that she can keep in her handbag.

For Him

For the Mr, I remember him talking about a Johnnys ChopShop product that his barber uses so when I saw the Johnny’s Chop Shop Barber Edit Mega Box for £20, I knew he would be a fan, especially since he takes his beard care very seriously. It’s also part of the Save upto 1/2 price seasonal gifts offer, which is a great bargain.

 

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For Me

I very rarely treat myself but when I do, it’s often makeup related. Everyone deserves a little treat every now and again but it’s hard to treat yourself and not feel guilty about it. I picked out the Too Faced Paint the World Pink Set for £35 as it includes some of my favourite Too Faced products, including the Better Than Sex Mascara which is my go-to and a Melted Matte liquid lipstick. It’s a great value set with a total value of £79 so I feel less guilty about picking a little something for myself.

 

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As part of the collaboration with Boots, we are offering one lucky winner the chance to win the Soap & Glory Advent Calendar worth £42. Simply follow the Rafflecopter instructions below to enter. One winner will be selected at random and notified by email when the giveaway closes on 02/12/19.

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· Competition is open to UK entrants over the age of 18

· Should the offered prize no longer be available a similar prize of the same value will be offered.

· No cash alternative will be offered.

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· All entries will be checked and if found to be false, all your entries will be void and removed.

· Your details will only be used to contact you if you are the winner of the competition

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**This post has been written in collaboration with Boots UK. All thoughts are my own**

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474 Comments

  1. Charlotte Pogson

    at 11:15 pm

    Roast potatoes! Crispy roasties ?

    1. Patricia Taylor

      at 12:27 am

      The turkey, duck fat roasters & SPROUTS

  2. Sarah Jane

    at 12:23 am

    It used to be pigs in blankets but now I’d say it’s all about the potatoes!

  3. Sprouts, only time of year I am allowed them

  4. Sprouts love them ?

  5. Margaret Clarkson

    at 7:26 am

    Sausage meat stuffing balls

  6. I love the stuffling balls with sage and onion or turkey with stuffling in the middle as that’s the best bit for me.

  7. Colin Anderson

    at 7:49 am

    Mint sauce

  8. Susan Lloyd

    at 7:49 am

    Definitely the pigs in blankets! Yum!

  9. Marylyn Hammersley

    at 7:53 am

    That’s a difficult one I am torn between crispy roast potatoes and cauliflower cheese!! Think the cauliflower cheese just edges it by a floret!

  10. Cant have christmas dinner without sprouts – love them

  11. The yule log – I love it 🙂

  12. Peter Watson

    at 8:13 am

    Bread Sauce

  13. richard field

    at 8:13 am

    Roast potatos

  14. It has to be roast potatoes and parsnips

  15. lapsapchung

    at 8:26 am

    The turkey, of course, but it wouldn’t be Christmas without my home made spicy bread sauce, made to my own secret recipe
    Jane Willis

  16. claire woods

    at 8:38 am

    I love sprouts and my Mum’s roast potatoes.

  17. Catherine McAlinden

    at 9:14 am

    I don’t like Christmas dinner, I’m all about the chocolate Yule log!

  18. Karen Hughes

    at 9:17 am

    Sprouts! Love them.

  19. Christmas pud and brandy sauce

  20. Jill Osborne

    at 9:20 am

    It has to be sprouts. I grow my own.

    1. Helen Coulson

      at 9:46 am

      That’s amazing! Are they easy to grow? I adore sprouts <3

  21. Maggie Norvell

    at 9:32 am

    It’s not a proper Christmas dinner without crispy roasties !

  22. Christine Sunter

    at 9:35 am

    The extras which accompany the turkey – pigs in blankets, bread sauce, cranberry sauce.

  23. Helen Coulson

    at 9:45 am

    Definitely the roast potatoes!!!

  24. Juli Savage

    at 10:06 am

    Crispy roast potatoes

  25. Crispy roast potatoes, rolled in polenta and then basted with goose fat and roasted. Crispy perfection on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside.

  26. Angie McDonald

    at 10:23 am

    Roast potatoes! Fluffy on the inside, crispy on the outside

  27. Pigs in blankets. I can’t understand why we only eat them at Christmas!

  28. Sheena Batey

    at 10:35 am

    Sprouts I love them and the other extras like Pigs in Blankets and sausagemeat and chestnut stuffing

  29. Pigs in Blankets – delicious x

  30. Nageena Ahmed

    at 10:58 am

    The essential part of my Christmas dinner is Yorkshire puddings.

  31. Danielle Pooley

    at 11:10 am

    Pigs in blanket, only have them once a year

  32. ros linton

    at 11:24 am

    delicious gravy.

  33. Jo dawkins

    at 11:28 am

    Bread sauce! I love it!

  34. Iain Maciver

    at 11:50 am

    pigs in blankets and sprouts

  35. I love sprouts – and stuffing!

  36. Mrs Kay Young

    at 12:27 pm

    pigs in blankets are the best bit!

  37. Rebecca Cusick

    at 12:35 pm

    Pigs in blankets for sure!

  38. Chris Andrews

    at 12:47 pm

    What’s your essential part of Christmas Dinner? . . . . turkey with stufifng

  39. Mark Rayner

    at 12:52 pm

    That’s a hard one, but I would be leaning towards the perfect crispy on the outside and soft on the inside roast potatoes.

  40. I’m the only one in the house that eats them but Brussel Sprouts!! Love them

  41. Vicky Cole

    at 1:09 pm

    Sage and onion stuffing

  42. Siobhan Coyne

    at 1:19 pm

    Pigs in blankets

  43. Amanda Baggott

    at 1:22 pm

    Cranberry sauce

  44. The pigs in blankets

  45. Alice Colling

    at 1:24 pm

    Sprouts

  46. Pigs in blankets

  47. Hayley Colburn

    at 1:49 pm

    Definitely the turkey with cranberry sauce, we have roasties etc on our roast dinner every Sunday but always save turkey and cranberry (and the pigs in blankets actually) for Christmas

  48. Margaret Gallagher

    at 1:54 pm

    Family !!! Turkey too

  49. It has to be my sausage stuffing and epic gravy! 🙂

  50. Ursula Hunt

    at 2:08 pm

    It must be roast potatoes and pigs in blankets

  51. George Spedding

    at 2:09 pm

    Good roast potatoes

  52. roast potatoes done with goose fat

  53. Linda Ford

    at 2:10 pm

    You have to have sprouts on your Christmas dinner!!

  54. Sadiyya Maryam

    at 2:18 pm

    Definitely roast potatoes and buttery Brussels sprouts!

  55. Kim Neville

    at 2:27 pm

    turkey and pigs in blankets

  56. Annabel Greaves

    at 3:01 pm

    I really love the pigs in blankets, they are a special treat for Christmas day

  57. Michelle Smith

    at 3:07 pm

    I love the roast turkey

  58. homemade Sausagemeat stuffing

  59. debbieskerten

    at 3:17 pm

    Pigs in Blankets

  60. Jenny Moreton

    at 3:20 pm

    Lovely prize! I love a gift advent calendar!!

  61. Crispy roast potatoes.

  62. Keith Hunt

    at 3:32 pm

    Stuffing and applesauce

  63. Lia Sturman

    at 3:57 pm

    sprouts

  64. theseguins

    at 4:02 pm

    The only time we eat pigs in blankets is Christmas day but for me, its the roasties. As much as possible – preferably covered in gravy!

  65. Brigitte Gorez

    at 4:10 pm

    Home made Yule log

  66. Natalie Charman

    at 4:10 pm

    You can’t have Christmas dinner without a turkey!

  67. lucy irving

    at 4:11 pm

    roast potatoes and gravy

  68. Michelle O'Neill

    at 4:11 pm

    roast parsnips!

  69. Christina Palmer

    at 4:23 pm

    Sprouts for me as its traditional

  70. pigs in blankets

  71. Roast potatoes in olive oil, garlic and rosemary mmmmmm

  72. A Christmas meal without lots of crispy, baked potatoes would be unthinkable.

  73. Corinne Wright

    at 4:51 pm

    It has to be sprouts and pigs in blankets!

  74. ADEINNE TONNER

    at 4:54 pm

    Has to be Christmas Pudding our meal wouldn’t be complete without it

  75. Yorkshire puddings with a little bit of everything inside ? x

  76. Yorkshire puddings with a little bit of everything inside ? x

    1. Helen Arlow

      at 12:36 pm

      Pigs in blankets x

  77. Marie Pomeroy

    at 5:03 pm

    Pigs in blankets

  78. Sue McCarthy

    at 5:22 pm

    I’m on my own and veggie so I have pizza!

  79. Laura banks

    at 5:28 pm

    pigs in blankets

  80. Claire Hennighan

    at 5:30 pm

    Pigs in blankets

  81. Sarah Heath

    at 5:44 pm

    Christmas Pudding, it’s my absolute favourite and you can’t have Christmas without it.

  82. Pigs in blankets

  83. betsy ferguson

    at 5:59 pm

    the turkey

  84. Kristyn Harris

    at 6:03 pm

    The cauliflower cheese – because Christmas is the only time of year that my family make it!

  85. Roast potatoes!

  86. Sprouts with chestnuts

  87. Denise Cross

    at 6:07 pm

    yorkshire puds for me

  88. Kiya johnson

    at 6:09 pm

    The mash! Its the best bit!

  89. Tracy Hanley

    at 6:13 pm

    Its got to be pigs in blankets

  90. Sausage meaaaaat!!! nomnomnomnom

  91. Elaine Burbidge

    at 6:33 pm

    My essential Xmas dinner ingredient is pigs in blankets

  92. susan smith

    at 6:36 pm

    Roast Parsnips

  93. Brussel sprouts!

  94. Pigs in blankets….have to be well done though!

  95. Gillian McClelland

    at 6:58 pm

    It has to be Brussel Sprouts, I used to hate them and I absolutely love them now. It wouldn’t be Christmas dinner without them

  96. Waterworth Fiona

    at 7:23 pm

    Roast potatoes and christmas crackers, you cannot eat your dinner without a silly hat

  97. Lee Clarke

    at 7:31 pm

    Wine

  98. Claire Ginn

    at 7:33 pm

    Pigs in blankets

  99. Sprouts

  100. lesley renshaw

    at 7:44 pm

    Roast potatoes and gravy… lots and lots of gravy x

  101. Mel Pennie

    at 7:45 pm

    Sage and Onion stuffing balls

  102. Michelle Ferguson

    at 7:48 pm

    Roast potatoes are my favourite part

  103. meryl thomas

    at 7:50 pm

    Homemade sage and onion stuffing

  104. Pigs in Blankets.xxx

  105. Emma Christmas

    at 7:54 pm

    I absolutely love pigs in blankets on Christmas!

  106. Lynne Jarman

    at 8:05 pm

    Crispy Roast Potatoes

  107. Pam Francis Gregory

    at 8:08 pm

    Pigs in Blankets are a must

  108. I would say the silver side meat its delicious

  109. Ellen Stafford

    at 8:17 pm

    Pigs in blankets!

  110. Charles Fletcher

    at 8:19 pm

    The turkey and cranberry sauce.

  111. roasties and chestnut stuffing

  112. I love sprouts and I only ever have them on xmas day!!

  113. Ruth Robinson

    at 8:30 pm

    all of it but if i had to pick it wouldnt be christmas without sprouts love them

  114. Heather Haigh

    at 8:46 pm

    Stuffing balls

  115. Sprouts

  116. Pigs in blankets!

  117. Hello, for me an essential part of Christmas Dinner is Brussel Sprouts. I think they are lovely!

  118. Cabbage! You can’t have Christmas dinner without cabbage! (I love cabbage, lol)

  119. Pigs in blankets! Plus roast potatoes and gravy

  120. roast parsnips

  121. Turkey

  122. Is it even Christmas without roast parsnips ?

  123. Has to be properly crispy roast potatoes

  124. MARK HOPKINS

    at 9:20 pm

    Love them or hate them, it has to be Brussels Sprouts.

  125. Angela Macdonald

    at 9:41 pm

    pigs in blankets and sprouts

  126. It has to be a dessert of mince pies & clotted cream!

  127. Zoe Glazebrook

    at 9:59 pm

    Yorkshire puds

  128. Lydia Barton

    at 10:09 pm

    Bread sauce is my favourite part of Xmas lunch ?

  129. Rachael Smith

    at 10:14 pm

    Nut roast or veg/goats cheese combo in puff pastry as I’m vegetarian and Millionaire’s dessert for after. Oh not forgetting the crackers.

  130. Valerie Seal

    at 10:16 pm

    Bread sauce

  131. Hate to be cliche but pigs in blankets haha

  132. carrot and turnip mash

  133. Carole Nott

    at 10:56 pm

    Love the whole dinner but the star has to be the turkey

  134. Bread sauce. Makes the turkey!

  135. Roast potatoes and lots of gravy

  136. Kelly Roberts

    at 11:01 pm

    Its got to be the stuffing

  137. Holly harmsworth

    at 11:08 pm

    For me its pigs in blankets because we only have them with christmas dinner otherwise its just a normal roast

  138. Jackie Dawson

    at 11:13 pm

    For me it has to be the pigs in blankets

  139. Sean Eccles

    at 11:43 pm

    All the vegetables and trimmings ????????

  140. I have to admit I love pigs in blankets!

  141. Pamela Henson

    at 1:00 am

    Has to be the gravy as long as its made with the stock ??

  142. Pamela Henson

    at 1:03 am

    Has to be the gravy as long as its made with the stock ??

  143. Catherine S

    at 4:51 am

    It’s got to be the pigs in blankets

  144. Michaela Turner

    at 5:24 am

    The sprouts, absolutely love them

  145. It was Turkey, now heaps of sprouts.

  146. ray becker

    at 7:43 am

    Crispy roasties

  147. Pigs in blankets!

  148. Angela treadway

    at 9:47 am

    pigs in blankets lol x

  149. sallie burrows

    at 10:16 am

    it’s essential to have my daughter with us because it’s also her birthday

  150. Lisa Foley

    at 11:33 am

    It has to be pigs in Blankets

  151. Geri Gregg

    at 12:18 pm

    All about the roast potatoes definitely!

  152. Ashley Murray

    at 12:44 pm

    My essential Christmas dinner food is definitely the bread sauce!

  153. Kristin Burdsall

    at 12:50 pm

    Mushy peas! When i say this to others im met with either “You monster” or “Yes! I thought i was the only one” Delicious 🙂

  154. Posh stuffing is my favourite part of Christmas dinner, it’s the only time we have it… which is daft, really!

  155. Nikki Hunter-Pike

    at 1:08 pm

    It isn’t a Christmas dinner without sprouts!

  156. Corinne Peat

    at 1:26 pm

    Pigs in blankets for me, I can’t get enough of them!

  157. Mandy Hallam

    at 1:50 pm

    It’s not Christmas till the sprouts come out! ?

  158. Mandy Hallam

    at 1:51 pm

    It’s not Christmas till the sprouts come out! ?

  159. Kirsty Ward

    at 2:12 pm

    Pigs in blankets!

  160. Melissa Lee

    at 5:40 pm

    I don’t think I would be able to do without the roast potatoes 🙂

  161. pigs in blankets as it is the best part!

  162. Victoria Prince

    at 7:12 pm

    roast parsnips 🙂

  163. Kate L Jones

    at 7:16 pm

    My partners roast potato

  164. Stephanie Dunmore

    at 7:18 pm

    Really good stuffing

  165. Christine Lockley

    at 8:21 pm

    Pigs in Blankets are essential for a Christmas Dinner, otherwise its just another Sunday roast dinner

  166. Jayne Townson

    at 8:24 pm

    Mine are the roast potatoes, it’s not a Christmas dinner without those.

  167. Jodie Cook

    at 8:40 pm

    Pudding! Haha

  168. Helen Stratton

    at 9:56 pm

    Brussel Sprouts – we adore them!

  169. Kelly Hirst

    at 10:46 pm

    The pigs in blankets are essential for me – they make a roast dinner a Christmas dinner

  170. I love roast potatoes. Every year I complain to my husband (the cook in our household) that there are not enough roasties!

  171. Gemma Empson

    at 12:02 am

    Pigs in blankets, sausage meat and stuffing!

  172. clair downham

    at 5:42 am

    sprouts or pigs in blankets

  173. Our essential has to be the stuffing – it’s yummy!!

  174. Louise Ralph

    at 8:09 am

    Roast potatoes! And they have to be nice and crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside 🙂

  175. Katrina Adams

    at 10:02 am

    Has to be the gravy!

  176. SPUDS! Always the roast potatoes of course they are my favourite!

  177. Sarah-Jane Carter

    at 11:40 am

    Roast potatoes x

  178. It’s not Christmas dinner without sprouts.

  179. Definitely the sausage and bacon

  180. Tania Stannard

    at 12:21 pm

    I have to have pigs in blankets

  181. Natalie Burgess

    at 12:23 pm

    Stuffing xx

  182. Layla Thomas

    at 12:40 pm

    Stuffing is my favourite!

  183. Soll Minoya

    at 1:33 pm

    fish, a lot of fish of course

  184. michelle buckman

    at 1:48 pm

    Has to be pigs in blankets, only time of the year we have them, but yummy 🙂

  185. Victoria Francis

    at 1:52 pm

    Roast parsnips

  186. Got to have roast parsnips and bread sauce.

  187. Arleen montgomery

    at 3:06 pm

    Turkey

  188. Mark Mccaffery

    at 3:22 pm

    It would have to be the roast potatoes.

  189. Sara Louise Coyne

    at 3:23 pm

    Pigs in blankets are a must for me, they finish off Christmas lunch perfectly

  190. Janice Dunn

    at 4:01 pm

    Home made lentil soup, I make it as a starter every year

  191. Maggie Ali

    at 5:10 pm

    Cranberry sauce

  192. Catherine Pridmore

    at 5:36 pm

    I love the sprouts!

  193. Shannon Paddison

    at 5:52 pm

    It has to be Yorkshire puddings, smothered in gravy with a sprout in each one!??

  194. Sarah Mccaffery

    at 7:25 pm

    I think the Gravy can make or break the meal, so it has to be quality.

  195. It has to be the melt in the mouth buttered roast turkey

  196. Jules Eley

    at 7:39 pm

    swede for me I just love it!

  197. Mandy Betts

    at 8:13 pm

    Roast potatoes followed closely by pigs in blankets

  198. sandy lynn ralph

    at 8:17 pm

    the pigs in blankets

  199. The turkey and the roasties are high on the list but can’t beat the pigs in blankets

  200. Margaret Mccaffery

    at 9:30 pm

    Crispy roast potatoes

  201. Tee Simpson

    at 10:33 pm

    The brussle sprouts.

  202. Christmas Pudding (I’m a sweet tooth) !! I know it’s not for everyone but for me it’s the best esp. with brandy butter.

  203. As silly as it sounds – gravy! Everything has to be swimming in gravy lol. The more festive answer is pigs in blankets i guess 😉

  204. Roast potatoes!

  205. Rachel Walsh

    at 11:24 pm

    Each part has equal standing, wouldn’t be the same without turkey, sprouts, stuffing, yorkies, carrots, pigs in blankets, carrots, roasties and gravy!

  206. Stuffing ?

  207. My dad does an amazing honey roast ham, wouldn’t be Christmas without it!

  208. lorna russell

    at 11:33 pm

    Gotta be pigs in blankets or stuffing!

  209. Lee Ritson

    at 11:42 pm

    I love it all but has to be the roast potatoes cooked in goose or duck fat.. crispy and delicious!!

  210. Jenna Dick

    at 11:49 pm

    Sausagemeat stuffing – it is the best!!

  211. Sprouts! ? Controversial I know but I’ve always had them on my Christmas dinner and it wouldn’t be the same without them! ?

  212. Pigs in blankets are always a must

  213. Parsnips are my essential item

  214. Anthony Harrington

    at 12:51 am

    Sprout, sprouts and more sprouts!

  215. Roast parsnips

  216. Roast potatoes

  217. Rena Plumridge

    at 6:24 am

    Roast potatoes

  218. Bread sauce, with more than enought to then have cold for tea as well.

  219. Gemma Clark

    at 6:50 am

    Roasted parsnips and sprouts

  220. Lorraine Williams

    at 7:32 am

    Has to be the crispy, fluffy roast potatoes.

  221. Amelia Kennedy

    at 7:37 am

    It has to be turkey for me x

  222. I love pigs in blankets. 🙂

  223. Kendra florence

    at 7:58 am

    Pigs in blankets

  224. Leanne weir

    at 8:27 am

    pigs in blankets

  225. Laura Jeffs

    at 8:44 am

    Vegan roast 🙂

  226. Plenty of cranberry sauce.

  227. Brussel Sprouts

  228. I’m all about the extras when it comes to christmas dinner so pigs in blankets, sausage meat stuffing and buttery sprouts are a must!

  229. Nikita Jones

    at 9:07 am

    Yorkshire Puddings with lots of gravy!

  230. Carrots and parsnips roasted with a honey glaze, delicious.

  231. Damien Hudson

    at 9:52 am

    Cranberry Sauce!

  232. Other than the turkey, it would be stuffing. I’d happily eat a plate of that!

  233. It’s all about the roast potatoes. Just give me a big bowl of them please.

  234. Giuliana Britti

    at 10:07 am

    My dad’s world class Italian stuffing!

  235. Sprouts and bread sauce

  236. Alix Johnson

    at 10:25 am

    Roast chestnut stuffing

  237. Got to have roast potatoes…and Yorkshire pudding…and sausages because I’m not really a turkey fan!

  238. maureen findley

    at 10:39 am

    the turkey

  239. Mt special homemade turkey stuffing

  240. Lorna Ledger

    at 11:03 am

    The often overlooked, bread sauce! Yummy!

  241. Lorraine Tinsley

    at 11:09 am

    It has to be the stuffing, my daughter loves the stuff

  242. Turkey

  243. Julie Jones

    at 11:22 am

    Roast Potatoes

  244. Tom Morrison

    at 11:25 am

    A perfectly cooked Turkey

  245. the turkey

  246. The turkey and roasts

  247. Definitely the Yorkshire puddings! You literally can’t go wrong with them 🙂

  248. Katie Witherington

    at 11:47 am

    Veg from our allotment

  249. Ooh it’s got to be the roast potatoes for me 🙂

  250. lorraine kirk

    at 11:49 am

    Ooh its got to be the roast potatoes for me 🙂

  251. Pamela Gossage

    at 12:09 pm

    Pigs in Blankets

  252. crackers

  253. Kathleen marsden

    at 12:17 pm

    The honey parsnips. Everybody loves them

  254. Beverley Cousins

    at 12:17 pm

    Suffing gravy

  255. Jan Wroblewski

    at 12:54 pm

    A nice Port, with cheese and crackers – to finish off the occassion.

  256. christmas pudding

  257. Roast parsnips. When they’re done right and paired with gravy I could eat tons of them!

  258. Caroline H

    at 1:32 pm

    Homemade cranberry sauce for me.

  259. Peter Chili Hewitt

    at 1:54 pm

    Plenty of gravy and stuffing

  260. Teresa Lee

    at 2:29 pm

    Crispy roast potatoes

  261. Nicola Dean

    at 2:53 pm

    The gravy! Brings it all together.

  262. Sarah Tulley

    at 3:00 pm

    Pigs in blankets!

  263. Charlotte G

    at 3:15 pm

    A Christmas dinner wouldn’t be the same without stuffing!

  264. Abigail Cullen

    at 3:37 pm

    Roast potatoes

  265. Miss Mel Turner

    at 4:02 pm

    The pigs in blankets

  266. Amanda tanner

    at 4:41 pm

    Got to be the roast potatoes especially covered in loads of gravy

  267. Defo the roasties!!

  268. Gravy!

  269. My favourite part of Christmas dinner is sausagemeat I flavour with herbs, cook in a loaf tin then slice

  270. I’m in the minority, but it has to be Sprouts and pigs in blankets

  271. Maddalena Dalton

    at 6:08 pm

    Christmas pudding

    1. Patricia Taylor

      at 12:18 am

      Roast potatoes in duck fat, sprouts & the best meat going TURKEY

  272. Definitely the potatoes!!

  273. Susan Howitt

    at 6:38 pm

    It’s all about the Sprouts

  274. Amy Bondoc

    at 7:02 pm

    other than sprouts ill have to say chrsitmas crackers! the cheesy jokes and rubbish toys always put a smile on m y face!

  275. Brussel sprouts! I love them my mum doesn’t so she always Cooks them on Christmas day. We always go to theirs on Christmas

  276. Roast potatoes

  277. Natasha Mairs - Serenity You

    at 7:34 pm

    Brussel sprouts!! My all time favourite veg

  278. Anna Fletcher

    at 7:36 pm

    Brussel Sprouts x

  279. Jackie Howell

    at 7:50 pm

    the turkey

  280. stephen holman

    at 7:56 pm

    has to be the pigs in blankets!

  281. John Tingay

    at 7:57 pm

    Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce tops off a perfect Christmas dinner.

  282. Jo m welsh

    at 8:07 pm

    The pigs in blankets and turkey

  283. A turkey so large, you’d think its mother had been rogered by an omnibus!

  284. roast potatoes and brussel sprouts

  285. Denise Seddon

    at 9:28 pm

    Pigs in Blankets

  286. Gillian Hitchen

    at 9:44 pm

    honied roast parsnips

  287. I always enjoy Brussel sprouts, roast potatoes and smoked salmon.

  288. My essential item is pigs in blankets

  289. Nicole Woods

    at 10:20 pm

    Yorkshire puddings and gravy

  290. Crispy roast potatoes

  291. alanawalker1515

    at 11:19 pm

    A strange one but it’s bread sauce for me.x

  292. Laura Wheatley

    at 11:37 pm

    stuffing 😀

  293. Julie Ward

    at 11:52 pm

    Sprouts, I don’t care if nobody else likes them, more for me

  294. Catherine Deacon

    at 11:57 pm

    pigs in blankets

  295. miriam krutska

    at 5:07 am

    Brussels sprouts with chestnuts and bacon is a must x

  296. Sheila Sloan

    at 6:09 am

    Roast potatoes

  297. My essential parts of Christmas dinner are sprouts, pigs in blankets and my mum’s stuffing.

  298. It has to be the pigs in blankets, I will avoid potatoes in any form 🙂

  299. Pigs in Blankets – we have to cook loads of them as everyone fights lol x

  300. Victoria Easton

    at 9:40 am

    Yorkshire pudding and gravy

  301. Megan Kinsey

    at 9:42 am

    Turkey with cranberry sauce!

  302. Donna Clinton

    at 9:55 am

    It’s all about the roast potatoes and parsnips for me,I’m not a big meat eater so love my veg!

  303. sprouts! I love them

  304. Kirsty Szekeres

    at 10:58 am

    pigs in blankets!!!

  305. Alison Johnson

    at 11:23 am

    The roast potatoes. I’m a vegetarian who hates green food (yes really!) so I love my roast potatoes.

  306. Christmas is the only time of the year I eat stuffing! (Angela Kelly)

  307. Gemma Laird

    at 12:38 pm

    It has to be perfect, crispy roast potatoes and brussel sprouts. Yum yum

  308. Rich Tyler

    at 1:14 pm

    Pigs In Blankets

  309. sprouts! I love those babies!

  310. Mary Campbell

    at 2:13 pm

    Bread sauce – giving taste and variety to everything it’s poured over on the Christmas dinner plate, it adds that je ne sais quoi to the whole occasion!

  311. katherine s

    at 2:13 pm

    The most essential part of our Christmas dinner apart from the turkey is the roast potatoes!

  312. ARTHUR HUMPHREYS

    at 2:31 pm

    Has to be the gravy. If that’s not right then its a disaster.

  313. Derek Wilson

    at 2:46 pm

    It’s all about the sage and onion stuffing – the more the better!

  314. Joanne Welsh

    at 3:15 pm

    Roast Potatoes!

  315. Michelle Henderson

    at 3:23 pm

    Goose fat roast potatoes

  316. yummy roast potatoes

  317. Marie Rungapadiachy

    at 3:47 pm

    The essential part for me are the roast potatoes, done in goose fat.

  318. pigs in blankets!

  319. Lauren Old

    at 3:57 pm

    Pigs in blankets

  320. Susan Trubey

    at 4:01 pm

    Turkey

  321. kathcake2017

    at 4:16 pm

    the roast potatoes

  322. Lyn Geddes

    at 4:49 pm

    Has to be nut roast and roast and buttery mash

  323. Having my family around to share it.

  324. Nicola Andrijauskas

    at 6:29 pm

    Pig in blankets, yum

  325. Paula Phillips

    at 6:50 pm

    The turkey.

  326. Pigs in blankets

  327. pigs in blankets and sprouts

  328. Tamara Wheatley

    at 7:40 pm

    Lovely roast potatoes and stuffing!!!

  329. Janet L Palmer

    at 7:46 pm

    Pigs in blankets for me yum

  330. Lyn Burgess

    at 7:52 pm

    Mom’s sprouts, chestnut Nd bacon mix

  331. Jenny McClinton

    at 7:53 pm

    I love roast potatoes and pigs in blankets, and we have a family tradition of always having apple sauce on the table along with other sauces.

  332. Fiona Rennie

    at 7:54 pm

    The gravy

  333. Emma Nixon

    at 8:11 pm

    The pork & chestnut stuffing

    1. Hayley Lynch

      at 8:59 pm

      Roasted Parsnips

  334. Mari Sutherland

    at 8:51 pm

    A really good bottle of red wine

  335. Debi Newman

    at 8:58 pm

    Turkey and sprouts x

  336. We have to have pigs in blankets

  337. Claire Fawkner

    at 9:06 pm

    The Roast Potatoes

  338. Ella Anderson

    at 9:17 pm

    Roast potatoes 😉

  339. Lucy Robinson

    at 9:33 pm

    Pigs in blankets.

  340. Jade Brookman

    at 10:03 pm

    Pigs in blankets ??

  341. It’s the roast potatoes for me because everyone loves them!

  342. Emma Powdrill

    at 10:30 pm

    Soap and Glory are my fave brand!!

  343. Ellie Howe

    at 10:57 pm

    Pigs in blankets!

  344. Sprouts

  345. Adrian Bold

    at 12:01 am

    Pigs in Blankets – I love bacon!

  346. donna large

    at 12:05 am

    pigs in blankets

  347. sam joslyn

    at 12:20 am

    Roast potatoes, always!

  348. Helen Tovell

    at 12:26 am

    The turkey for me

  349. Adele Hill

    at 12:45 am

    I must have pigs in blankets

  350. Kate EM Davies

    at 12:50 am

    Pigs in blankets.

  351. Sarah Cooper

    at 12:52 am

    Pigs in blankets

  352. Michaela B

    at 12:55 am

    Stuffing and pigs in blankets

  353. Emma Gosling

    at 1:34 am

    Its gotta be pigs in blankets

  354. Brussels as much as hate them Christmas isn’t Christmas without them

  355. Janet Ashenden

    at 6:05 am

    Bread sauce is a must for me

  356. Nicki Simpson

    at 7:00 am

    I absolutely love brussel sprouts mmmm

  357. Michelle Moloney

    at 7:05 am

    Yorkshire puddings and gravy

  358. Emma England

    at 7:15 am

    I would say roast parsnips! They are so under rated.

  359. Alison Macdonald

    at 7:27 am

    The hubster’s homemade sausage meat & chestnut stuffing. Absolutely delicious

  360. I’ll get ready for the evil stares, but I can’t stand Christmas dinner or roast dinners in general. As a vegan, I guess I should pick the vegetables, but even those are dull on a Christmas dinner. Can I pick mince pies instead? lol

  361. Julie Camm

    at 8:34 am

    Crispy roast potatoes

  362. janine atkin

    at 8:50 am

    yorkshire pudding

  363. Francesca H

    at 8:56 am

    Always the roasties and stuffing for me – I’m easily pleased!!

  364. Allison Sherwood

    at 9:14 am

    Yorkshire puds

  365. Jane Green

    at 9:22 am

    Bread sauce, I have no idea why I save it for Christmas as I love it.

  366. for me the bread sauce!! blinkin love it!

  367. Mary Heald

    at 10:13 am

    Has to be roast potatoes

  368. Roxanne Warner

    at 10:18 am

    Cauliflower cheese for me

  369. The vegetables as I’m vegetarian!

  370. lauren reid

    at 11:15 am

    Cant beat dinner without Brussels sprouts with bacon bits

  371. Emma Marie Butler

    at 11:16 am

    My essential part of Christmas dinner is a nice thick gravy to cover the food!

  372. sharon martin

    at 11:39 am

    has to be the stuffing and gravy

  373. Paul Bingham

    at 11:41 am

    Turkey Crown

  374. Miss Tracy Hanson

    at 11:43 am

    Roast potatoes. Yes please, thanks for the chance.

  375. Roast potatoes.

  376. Trudiebarnaville

    at 12:02 pm

    Great prize . I love sprouts

  377. Yorkshire puddings (as starters – that’s how we roll up here!)

  378. Sheila Reeves

    at 12:51 pm

    Homemade bread sauce, always have to make loads as lots of the family demand it!

  379. Ann Calland

    at 12:55 pm

    Stuffing!

  380. Alix boswell

    at 1:06 pm

    Pigs in blankets!

  381. belinda porter

    at 1:48 pm

    sausagemeat and stuffing

  382. Its all about the pigs in blankets in our house

  383. Kerry Webber

    at 2:13 pm

    Honey roasted parsnips! My son’s favourite! Christmas dinner wouldn’t be complete without them.

  384. Obviously the turkey, but I feel every roast dinner food is essential to a Christmas dinner.

  385. Jeanette Davison

    at 2:52 pm

    Having my family around the table

  386. Samantha M

    at 3:08 pm

    I love the potatoes and stuffing!

  387. It has to be the turkey and gravy.

  388. Nicola Dow

    at 3:15 pm

    Pigs in blankets

  389. Leonard Wells

    at 3:32 pm

    Honey roasted parsnips

  390. Chantelle79

    at 3:50 pm

    It’s got to be the sprouts, we wait all year for them

  391. Charlotte H

    at 4:04 pm

    Has to be pigs in blankets!

  392. Debbie Preston

    at 4:30 pm

    Pigs in blankets

  393. Caroline Blaza

    at 4:38 pm

    Sprouts!!

  394. Fiona Johnstone

    at 4:48 pm

    Has to be roast potatoes with gravy. Love it.

  395. Becki Smith

    at 4:54 pm

    Ooo it’s between the sprouts and pigs in blankets, absolutely love them!

  396. I have to have turkey and cranberry sauce

  397. Roast Potatoes and must have the stuffing

  398. Alison Hartshorne

    at 5:42 pm

    Chestnut and apricot stuffing, delicious with roast turkey.

  399. Deb Pettit

    at 5:58 pm

    Christmas pudding

  400. I love the roast potatoes xx

  401. My essential part of the Christmas dinner has to be the roast potatoes

  402. Nut roast. Even though I’m no longer vegan, I still have a nut roast because it just tastes so good!

  403. pigs in blankets, love them!

  404. Tracy Barber

    at 6:25 pm

    Pigs in blankets and the roast potatoes

  405. audra bland

    at 6:47 pm