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Why do we have mistletoe at Christmas?

Mistletoe traditions and myths abound at Christmas Mistletoe is the epitome of Christmas and romance and has played a significant role in English celebrations for centuries, beginning with the ancient...
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How to store Christmas decorations

Colour co-ordinate and individually wrap baubles and they will remain in pristine condition Storing Christmas decorations with a little care can prevent breakages and if colour co-ordinated with a...
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How to store strings of Christmas lights

Make life a lot easier by taking a couple of extra minutes to store lights correctly Georgetown Fir artificial Christmas tree (pictured above) available pre-lit and unlit Storing your Christmas lights...
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How to store your Christmas wreaths and garlands

Extend the life of your wreaths and garlands by storing correctly Storing your wreaths and garlands correctly gives you a few extra years out of them and also makes putting them up the following year...
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How to store an artificial Christmas tree

Storing your tree correctly increases the lifespan and makes it easier to erect Anything that makes it easier to put up the Christmas tree must be a good thing, storing it correctly can be the first...
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How do I choose which lights I need at Christmas?

Who doesn't love the warm glow of festive lights on a cold, dark winter's evening Image above: LED snowball lights, glass icicles, crystallised branches, white frosted leaf garland, snowy pine...
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Why pay a fortune for a luxury artificial Christmas tree?

Think that a luxury artificial Christmas tree isn't worth the money? Think again Ridgedale Infinity (pictured above) Some people would regard a luxury tree as an absolute waste of money but given that...
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Best small artificial Christmas trees

Small can be beautiful, especially when it comes to decorated trees Just because you live in a small space it doesn’t mean that you have to do without a beautiful Christmas tree. The 90 – 120cm (3 – 4...
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December

The start of December promises a north to south split for the weather with the north being more cloudy & wet & the south drier with sunny spells. This is going to be followed by a period of rain then...
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Which decorations do I choose for a large tree?

A large tree can take huge, quirky decorations Large trees look absolutely stunning and you can more easily achieve the ‘wow’ factor with a large tree than you can with a smaller tree. A large tree in...
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When did we get the Christmas turkey?

Who doesn't look forward to the Christmas roast turkey? As soon as you mention Christmas the first thing that usually comes to mind is turkey, unless you’re about five and then its presents. In the UK...
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Where did Father Christmas come from?

Santa has worldwide recognition today; but it was not always so Everyone knows where Santa lives today, the North Pole of course, but it took several hundred years and numerous incarnations to arrive...
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How to have a Scandi style Christmas

A budget Christmas is easy to achieve with a cool muted colour palette Tree pictured above is a Vienna Fir Bright, brash Christmas decorations such as cerise pink, bright turquoise, orange and purple...
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The Ultimate Guide to Buying a Real Christmas Tree

Follow our tips for buying your perfect Christmas tree There’s nothing quite like the smell of a real Christmas tree and for all the traditionalists there really is no contest as regards real v...
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November

The weather has been fairly mild of late but temperatures have started dropping & the weather has been either wet or windy in the Lakes with no frost as yet. The forecast is for much of the same in...
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How To Decorate Your Christmas tree On A Budget

Keep down the cost of Christmas and have fun with the children making decorations However hard you try to have an inexpensive Christmas the costs always seem to escalate, so anything we can do to save...
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How to choose the colours for your Christmas tree decorations

Don't know what colours go together? Follow our guide for a stylish tree When it comes to decorating Christmas trees anything goes, it is all a matter of personal taste, so if someone doesn’t like...
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How To Cook Baked Eggs In A Spicy Tomato Sauce On The Weber Griddle Barbecue Accessory

Spice up breakfast with this egg, tomato and feta cheese dish This video, featuring Richard Holden the Gourmet BBQ chef, shows you how to cook Spicy Tomatoes with Baked Eggs on the Griddle which is...
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How To Cook The Christmas Turkey On The Weber MasterTouch Charcoal BBQ

A BBQ is not just for summer; cook a juicy tasty Christmas turkey outside You don’t need a high end BBQ to cook the Christmas turkey outside. Richard Holden and Ian Hodgett, from The Barbecue Shop...
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How To Make A Lighted, Hanging Twig Star For Christmas

Cut the cost of Christmas and hang a hand-made lit star in the window A lighted star made from twigs makes a really lovely Christmas decoration, especially hung in a window, and what’s more can be...
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How To Cook Brussels Sprouts With Bacon On The Traeger Timberline 850 Wood Pellet Grill

Even the most avid sprout hater will be wowed by these tasty Brussels This recipe is so delicious it will win over any Brussels sprout haters. Gone are the days of hard, bitter sprouts that you have...
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How To Decorate Your Mantelpiece For Christmas

Create an eye-catching focal point for your living room over Christmas Christmas is the time when you can really let your artistic flair come to the fore, and here at Hayes Garden World we always have...
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How To Cook Maple, Mustard, Smoked Ham On The Treager Pro 22 Wood Pellet Grill

Cook this traditional Christmas favourite outdoors on the BBQ This Christmas staple roast ham is really easily elevated to a higher plane just by smothering in a glaze and cooking on the barbecue....
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How To Choose Your Artificial Christmas Tree

A good quality, realistic artificial tree can really enhance Christmas We have a wide choice of Artificial Christmas Trees in a variety of sizes & price brackets to suit every pocket, but how do you...
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How To Make A Christmas Centrepiece On A Budget

Use your fruit bowl to make a stunning natural arrangement A stunning Christmas centrepiece can be quite easily and cheaply made using just household items, a church candle and fresh and dried...
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How To Make Salt Dough Christmas Decorations

Cheap and easy salt dough Christmas decorations are fun to make with kids Salt dough Christmas decorations are really easy and cheap to make and will keep the children occupied for ages. A...
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How To Deck The Halls With Holly At Christmas

Follow our hints and tips for growing holly for Christmas What could be more Chrismassy than boughs of holly; this versatile Christmas decoration is so easy to grow, even if you don’t have a garden....
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How To Cook Sage And Onion Stuffing Meatballs On The Traeger Timberline 850 Wood Pellet Grill

Perk up the sage and onion stuffing and cook it on the BBQ Stuffing the turkey cavity increases the cooking time and the chances of the centre not being thoroughly cooked, but these stuffing meatballs...
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How To Cook Christmas Pigs-In-Blankets On The Weber MasterTouch Charcoal BBQ

Wrap pork chipolatas in streaky bacon to accompany the Christmas turkey These pigs in blankets are really easy to cook on the BBQ, we have grilled them on a charcoal Weber MasterTouch BBQ which...
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How To Cook Roast Christmas Parsnips On The Traeger Timberline 850 Wood Pellet Grill

Cook delicious, sweet, aromatic parsnips outdoors on the BBQ at Christmas Ingredients: parsnips honey fresh thyme; finely chopped Equipment: roasting tray Peel and cut the parsnips into quarters. Coat...
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