12 THINGS WE LOVE ABOUT CHRISTMAS!

1 December 2017

There’s no doubt that Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year and this year we’ve picked our 12 festive favourites in honour of the twelve days of Christmas!

Advent Calendars

If the countdown to Christmas wasn’t exciting enough, unveiling a small piece of chocolate takes it to a whole new level! Although, over the past few years, beauty advent calendars have become increasingly popular too, with this year’s favourites being the Liberty Advent Calendar, Elemis’ Countdown to Radiant Skin and LookFantastic’s Beauty in Wonderland.

Carols

The sound of a choir singing Christmas carols can never fail to get you in the festive spirit!

Cheer

Despite their reputation for being unfriendly and relentlessly busy, Londoners really do relish in the Christmas spirit when it comes to this time of year!

Christmas Competition

JFL would love to share some festive cheer with you! This Christmas one lucky person will win £100 of retail vouchers of their choice just in time for any last minute Christmas shopping! Want to be in with a chance of winning? Simply follow our Instagram and LinkedIn company pages and comment how many baubles there are on the original LinkedIn post! Good luck!

#ChristmasJumperDay

There’s nothing more festive than looking ridiculous in an over the top Christmas jumper, especially when it’s for a good cause! This year JFL is participating in Save the Children’s #ChristmasJumperDay 2017 and you can get involved too. Just text TEAMJFL to 70050 to donate £5 to Save the Children. Thank you! Read more about the charity here: [savethechildren.org.uk]

Films

Nothing beats snuggling up on the sofa and putting on a Christmas film!

Food & Drink

Let’s face it, festive food and drink is quite possibly the best thing about Christmas. From mulled wine, to mince pies to pigs in blankets, need we say more?

Holiday

We all love working for JFL but who doesn’t look forward to a week away from the office to enjoy time with family and friends?

JFL’s Christmas Party

It’s the highlight of our office calendars and a fantastic opportunity to don your glitziest number. This year JFL’s Christmas party has been organised by Millie and Poppy and is a total surprise. We’re hoping for copious amounts of yummy food and drink! Dress code: GLITTER!

Lights

With Regent Street and Oxford Street just around the corner and the Carnaby Street Christmas lights hanging from our office windows, we really do get to experience the best of London’s Christmas lights here at JFL.

Image courtesy of: https://www.visitlondon.com/things-to-do/event/40374571-carnaby-christmas-lights 

Mistletoe

Although arguably one of the stranger Christmas traditions, who can resist a kiss under the mistletoe? Fun fact: Most countries associate mistletoe with New Year rather than Christmas. In France, it is given to friends to provide 12 months of good luck! [http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/16164453]

Winter Wonderland & Christmas Markets

From 17th November – 1st January 2018, Winter Wonderland returns to Hyde Park for another year of festivities and fun! Filled with food and drink stalls, thrilling rides and even an ice bar – there’s something for everyone and is definitely a firm favourite of ours.

There are also an array of Christmas markets located across London this winter, including the Southbank Centre’s Wintertime Festival, Christmas in Leicester Square and Winterville held at Clapham Common. Whether it’s for a family day out or a work Christmas party, a Christmas market makes for the perfect location.

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