Today we kick off a series of blog posts for the festive season looking at how Christmas is celebrated around the world.
Disclaimer: The following account is based on my childhood Christmases growing up in the wilds of deepest darkest Lancashire in the seventies and eighties. It's all true, apart from the stuff I made up. Any resemblance to your own or anyone else's traditions is purely coincidental...
"Are you sitting comfortably?...."
(quick, grab yourself a cup of tea - its a long one. Do click on the videos to get the full British Christmas experience!)
"...then I'll begin"