Here at my place, it wouldn't be Christmas without...
Christmas Carols playing every night
Battery operated candles and silver tinsel in the fireplace
Home made decorations
Chocolate Ginger cakes dusted with icing sugar over lace so it makes a pretty pattern, then wrapped in cellophane with big double satin green bows on them.
Boxes to Operation Christmas Child
Gifts to the KMart Wishing Tree
Food donations to the boxes outside the supermarkets
Carols by Candlelight at the wonderfully daggy community event in our area
Daggy food like Devon, Cheese Cubes and coloured cocktail onions on toothpicks, and prunes wrapped in bacon and baked in the oven
Twig trees sprayed gold and hung with vintage baubles
Sewing and crafting
A last minute dash for something silly like Cranberry Sauce or nuts in the shell
A bowl of ruby red plums interspersed with the aforementioned nuts in the shell and some silver tinsel
The scent of stone fruit through the house
Cold chicken with home made fruity Dukkah, which is a sort of nut and fruit paste
Leg ham with home made tomato relish and Onion Confit
A neighbourhood drive to see the Christmas lights
A sausage on bread at Bunnings when we go to buy flowering plants for the pots on the front stairs
My crazy siblings and their families all singing Jingle Bells at the Community Carols
My equally crazy sons and their partners and children all in one place at the same time
What wouldn't you be without at Christmas?