Carols, songs, movies and poems are part of the fabric of Christmas — creating the atmosphere, encouraging us to share language and laughter. Christmas-themed books, CDs, DVDs and sheet music become keepsakes that come out year after year. They provide activities and entertainment at Christmas parties and also make great gifts and stocking fillers. Can [...]
Food is an integral part of Christmas – from Christmas cake and puddings, Christmas lunch and snacks for parties. These cookbooks offer ideas from many different cultures, and different styles. Some are very practical, some are more conversational and make great gifts (including gifts for yourself!) Booktopia complete Australian-owned online-only bookshop with an enormous range [...]
The Christmas Countdown guide to planning ahead for an organised and stress-free Christmas.
Booktopia complete Australian-owned online-only bookshop with an enormous range of books, ebooks, DVDs and audio books. Save money with their flat rate postage for delivery around Australia no matter how many books you buy. See all their books with a Christmas theme Innovations have a craft section with Christmas-themed cross-stitch decorations, Christmas Stockings and ornaments. [...]
I’ve never really understood why people eat out at restaurants on Christmas Day. It seems to be a way to add unnecessary stress and cost to an already costly occasion – and let’s face it, you can eat out any time of the year. If you want to see and taste the Christmas fare that [...]
As how you give becomes more prominent, the volume and value of the gift(s) becomes less important. Where, and when, do you open your Christmas gifts?
Christmas Parties – Venues & Restaurants Menulog Australia-wide restaurant directory. Check restaurants in your area, menus, prices and reviews. You’ll also find some special deals for Christmas when you book online.
Tips and recipies for a stress-free Christmas lunch. Lots of free Australian Christmas recipies.
What are your treasured Christmas traditions and what traditions would you adapt or drop? What matters most? What would you really miss?
For many of us, the Christmas tree is central to the whole festive season. There’s the whole routine about when it can go up (December 1?), decorating it, and accumulating gifts beneath the tree. But before that, there are the debates…
Whether you call them Christmas Crackers or Bons Bons, they are one of the main things that say Christmas. In our family, the pulling of the crackers, donning hats that are always too big for some and too small for others, comparing worthless and badly-made trinkets, and reading out the dreadful jokes is a tradition. [...]
With New Year following so quickly after Christmas, and shops and delivery being disrupted, organising the basics of your New Year celebrations and buying in any decorations and costumes at the same time as your Christmas shopping can save a lot of angst. You can even give the kids stocking fillers for Christmas that they [...]
Everything you need to hold your own Christmas party. Christmas themed balloons, costumes, decorations and catering supplies, plus wine and beer.