Christmas is the most important time of year for families and many families try to spend some time together over Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Families are often dispersed over large areas and the only way to get together is to share the cost of renting a large holiday cottage and enjoying a joint Christmas in an attractive part of England that everyone can get to. Holidaying away from home with extended family can be a mixed bag of blessings because Christmas brings out our optimistic side, we expect to have a nice time, a good Christmas lunch and plenty of cheer. This is entirely possible if everyone around the dining table maintains good manners, a sense of humour and a strong degree of tolerance. Christmas can be testing and with the right planning and attitude, your family can hopefully enjoy a fantastic Christmas.
Self-catering holiday cottages are equipped for holiday living and this does not usually include huge baking tins for that enormous turkey and festively patterned bone china. Your cottage should have crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils for the occupancy stated for usual holiday living but not those special pieces that you save purely for Christmas..
One of the keys to a happy successful family Christmas is planning and bringing the additional items that you will need to cook up that perfect Christmas dinner. You may, alternatively, decide to keep life easy and sweet and go out for a festive lunch instead. More about self-catering at Christmas, away from home.