It's Just Not Christmas Until...You’ve decorated the tree, shopped until you drop (virtually or actually leaving the house and braving the shopping centres!), eaten so much you feel like you’re gonna burst and spent time with your family and best gin buddies.
Well that’s the big 4 for us at Gin Festival HQ anyway! Plus, there’s all the little things that make it feel festive. The one’s you grew up with, love and still do, the one’s you ‘forget’ and new one’s you do with your friends. It’s just not Christmas until…
You see the advert with a fleet of red trucks, storming through the snow and announcing; “Holidays are coming, holidays are coming.” (You just sang that to yourself didn’t you? Gotcha!). You also watch all of the Christmas adverts, pick your favourite and defend it to the death down t’pub.
You fill any spare surfaces in your house with tubs of Quality Street (unless you’re a Roses family or one of these modern Celebrations types) and munch your way through them while you wrap all your gin gifts!
You buy, and wear with pride, the cheesiest Christmas jumper you can find, then wear it to watch a Z-list celeb switch on the town’s Christmas lights. You recover from the cold by sipping some Mulled Sloe Gin.
You fill up your supermarket trolley with food that doesn’t exist at any other time of the year, pulled pork lollipops and fire roasted tortilla chips dipped in dark chocolate anyone?!
You prep for the big day with our Gin-Soaked Christmas Recipes, sprinkling a little boozy food into the Christmas meal.
You make the years stand out Christmas craze Sloe Gin Mince Pies.
MERRY MUSIC & FILM
You curl up at home, have a Perfect Cosy Night In With Gin and re-watch the Christmas film you watch every year. Is it Elf, Muppets Christmas Carol? *These are suggestions, wow, no need to say THAT, we like Love Actually too*.
You make a massive Christmas music playlist and start singing along.
A CRACKING CHRISTMAS DAY
Start a new tradition while opening your presents - try our Champagne & Gin Cocktails. You then spend the rest of Christmas morning sending thank you texts to everyone.
You spend a fantastic day with the people who are closest to you in the world. Then you decide to play games with the people who are closest to you in the world and have a massive massive argument about who cheated.
You make up with the people who are closest to you in the world over our Cracking Christmas Cocktails and settle in for an evening of Christmas television, filling in all those little gaps with sloe gin mince pies!
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