Articles Tagged 'Christmas'


WATCH: Christmas Foods From Around the World

Fermented skate in Iceland? How about a bucket of fried chicken in Japan? You can tell a lot about a nation by what they tuck into around their holiday seasons. In this case, we’re looking at the culinary traditions other countries observe around Christmas. So grab your nearest glass of eggnog or dive into a […]


WATCH: Christmas Ads Already Starting in Some Places

Some people get chills down their spine when they hear Christmas music too early in the season. And others get into the spirit. The high-end supermarket chain Waitrose is getting a head start with the help of celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal and the music of American jazz singer Cab Calloway. We apologize in advance if […]


WATCH: Patrick Stewart Cringes His Way Through Christmas Home Video

X-Men‘s Patrick Stewart is a trooper, putting on a singing and dancing hat for his wife Sunny Ozell to film him wearing. We can’t confirm this, but from his facial expressions, it’s as if he’s thinking, “I’ll wear it, but I won’t like it.” The video, entitled “Sweet Hat Bro”, can be seen below: Stewart […]

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10 Hybrid Images of Festive London

Merry Christmas from everyone at Anglophenia! Here, to set your festive morning off with a blast from the past, are 10 images created by the photographer Peter Macdiarmid, after scouring London for the locations of various Christmassy photographs taken in the U.K. capital at various points over the last 100 years. The method is fairly […]


WATCH: ‘Doctor Who’s Jenna Coleman Dishes on Her Ideal Christmas Meal

Doctor Who‘s Jenna Coleman deems herself a “traditionalist” when it comes to sitting down for Christmas dinner. Coleman can’t go without turkey and all the trimmings, but there’s one American dish she’s particularly interested in — we’ll give you a hint: it’s topped with marshmallows. You can find out what makes it to Coleman’s plate in […]

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WATCH: Tom Hiddleston Sends Out a Christmas Wish in Song

Tom Hiddleston teams up with Nashville singer Rodney Crowell—and Hiddelston’s bestie Mono the wonder dog—to send out a Christmas wish. And what better way than in song. The three perform “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” in the below video: Could we expect anything less from Tom Hiddleston? See More:  Tom Hiddleston: “‘Thor’ Fans Think I Can […]


5 British Christmas Words and Phrases Not Widely Used in the U.S.

As if getting to grips with a multitude of new Christmas customs wasn’t already a challenge for Brits in America, the language of Christmas is equally complex. Indeed, when I first moved to the United States in the winter of 2008, I became almost immediately the source of light-hearted ridicule for wording my festive greetings […]


British Treats You’ll Miss this Christmas

Though expats may still find it hard to believe there’s no Boxing Day/public holiday on December 26th, they needn’t fear an American Christmas dinner too much. Happily, you’ll find many of your edible favorites on tables across the U.S. too, though there are some things that you might not be able to get your hands […]

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10 Unconventional Ways to Spend the Holidays

It’s nearly Christmas, and while some expat Brits relish the chance to learn how Americans celebrate the holidays, others are – understandably – not so enthusiastic. Either they weren’t invited anywhere, or they can’t deal with a second intensive turkey-based festival in the space of a month. Don’t despair, my curmudgeonly friends!  There are loads […]

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What NOT to Do at Christmas: A Guide for Brits

So, as we’ve said, Christmas in the U.S. isn’t too different from what we knew back in Blighty, but there are a few things worth noting. Don’t bother trying to get Americans excited about Christmas cake or Christmas pudding, your chances of success are slim to none. When you tell them that Christmas cake is […]

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