Who does Christmas best?
It's that time of year again when the air is filled with the sweet scent of gingerbread cookies, the sound of jingle bells, and the never-ending debate of who does Christmas better: the USA or the UK?
Which country will come out on top? Let's take a look.
*Ding, ding, ding* Let the game begin... 🔔
Round 1: Decorations
When it comes to decking the halls, both the USA and the UK go all out. In the USA, you'll find houses adorned with extravagant light displays that can be seen from space (okay, maybe not that far, but you get the idea). In the UK, it's all about the cosy and quaint decorations, with wreaths on every door and twinkling lights lining the streets of charming villages.
Round 2: Food
Now, let's talk about the most important part of any holiday celebration: the food! In the USA, you can expect a feast fit for a king, with juicy roast turkey, creamy mashed potatoes, and all the fixings. And let's not forget about the iconic pumpkin pie! In the UK, Christmas dinner is a hearty affair, featuring a succulent roast beef or turkey, crispy roast potatoes, and of course, the beloved Christmas pudding.
Round 3: Traditions
Bboth countries have their own unique customs. In the USA, you'll find families gathering around the Christmas tree on Christmas morning to exchange gifts and enjoy a festive brunch. In the UK, it's all about the Christmas crackers, pulling them with a bang to reveal small toys, jokes, and paper crowns. And let's not forget the annual Christmas Day swim in freezing cold waters for the brave souls!
(This is a very localised tradition, mind you...)
Round 4: Santa Claus
In the USA, Santa is known for his hearty "Ho, ho, ho!" and his jolly demeanor. He travels in a sleigh pulled by reindeer and delivers gifts to children all over the country. In the UK, Santa is often referred to as Father Christmas and is known for his kind and gentle nature. He delivers gifts in a more low-key fashion, often leaving them in stockings by the fireplace.
So, who does Christmas better? It's a tough call, as both the USA and the UK have their own unique charm and traditions. Whether you prefer the glitz and glamour of the USA or the cosy and quaint traditions of the UK, one thing is for sure: Christmas is a magical time no matter where you are!
So, let's put aside the rivalry and embrace the holiday spirit. After all, Christmas is about coming together, spreading joy, and indulging in way too many cookies (no judgment here!). Happy holidays, everyone!
🎅 Did you know? It doesn't matter whether you're in the UK or the US - we ship to both!