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​Fun facts about Mistletoe

Mistletoe FolkloreIn the 18th century Mistletoe was included in Christmas celebrations around the world. The serving class of Victorian England is credited with first recording the tradition of kissing underneath the mistletoe. The tradition dictated that a man was allowed to kiss any woman standing underneath mistletoe, and that bad luck in love would befall any [...]

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Our new Christmas Tree Jingle

We have just launched our new Christmas Tree jingle on youtube channel. Let us know what you think ...

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Choosing your “Colour Scheme” for Christmas.

Choosing your colour scheme for Christmas. 1. Start with unpacking all your Christmas Decorations to see what you have. 2. Select a base colour and build on that. This can be a neutral or metallic i.e. gold, silver, white or if you want a more colourful look try choosing a primary colour (red, yellow, blue). 3. Select accent [...]

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White Chocolate and Berry Cheesecake

(Serves 10 - Preparation and Cooking Time: 6 ½ hours)Ingredients 12 Cottage Cookies White Choc & Macadamia biscuits 300g frozen mixed berries 2 tablespoons boiling water 3 1/2 teaspoons powdered gelatine 180g white chocolate, chopped 500g Cream Cheese, softened 1/3 cup caster sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 185ml can light evaporated milk Method Line base and sides [...]

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​Christmas Lighting: L.E.D. vs. Incandescent Lights

While many of us have grown up with incandescent Christmas lights (the ones that have tiny glass bulbs, and are hot to the touch if they’ve been on for a while), more and more retailers of Christmas lighting are transitioning to carrying LED lighting instead of incandescent. If you’re apprehensive about making the switch [...]

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How to make your Christmas Tree really LIGHT UP!

Each year many families spend hours labouring over the Christmas tree-setting it up, stringing the lights on, and adding decorations. Each year many families finish decorating the tree, take a step back, and feel that pinch of disappointment when their tree doesn’t look like the one they saw in the shop. The Christmas Elves [...]

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Glazed Christmas Ham

(Serves 15, Preparation and Cooking Time: 1Hour 25 minutes)Ingredients 7kg leg of ham, on the bone Cloves, to decorate 1 x 500g jar Breakfast marmalade 125ml (1/2 cup) MuscatMethod Preheat the oven to 160°C. Remove the skin (leaving fat) from the ham. Using a small, sharp knife, score the fat in diamond shapes, then place a clove [...]

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Christmas Decorations Outdoors - Part 1

You can use many Christmas Lights and Decorations to decorate outside your home. At the front of your door or porch, you can display a garland and wreath to welcome family and friends.Make sure you put LED string lights in your wreath and turn it on as it starts to get dark. If you dont have [...]

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8 Christmas Game Ideas for the Whole Family

Looking to add a bit of fun to your Christmas party? We've compiled this list of Christmas themed games and activities to keep your guests entertained for hours!  Decorate a person as a Christmas tree. Using green streamers,ornaments, tinsel—whatever you can find—decorate your “tree”. First or best one wins. Pin the red nose on Rudolph. The [...]

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Christmas Gingerbread Biscuits

(Makes About 40 - Preparation and Cooking Time: 2 hours)Ingredients 125g softened butter ½ cup (100g) firmly packed brown sugar½ cup (125ml) treacle 1 egg yolk [...]

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