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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from Mrs C, Ed Elf and all at How to Christmas. Thank you for all your support in 2018. May 2019 be full of health, peace and contentment.  

December 31st, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on Happy New Year!

Queen’s Broadcast Tops Ratings

Overnight figures have revealed that the Queen's Christmas Broadcast was the most watched television programme on Christmas Day in the UK, with a combined audience of 6.4 million watching her annual message on BBC One, ITV, Sky One and Sky News. BBC One's "Michael McIntyre's Big Christmas Show" was the highest rated programme on a single channel, [...]

December 26th, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on Queen’s Broadcast Tops Ratings

Gifts at the Last Second

Have you forgotten a gift for someone on your list? Are you a last-minute panic buyer? Are you struggling for that special present idea? Visit our Gifting Thoughts page for ideas to halt the stress: CLICK HERE There are many more suggestions in the Gifts & Wrapping section: CLICK HERE

December 23rd, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on Gifts at the Last Second

LadBaby Christmas Number One

LadBaby has claimed this year’s Official UK Christmas Number One single with his twist on the song "We Built This City". The YouTube dad blogger (real name Mark Hoyle),  his wife Roxanne and two sons recorded their own version of Starship’s 1985 hit as an ode to sausage rolls rather than rock and roll. Proceeds from [...]

December 22nd, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on LadBaby Christmas Number One

Christmas Eve Preps

We have a whole page dedicated to preparations you might wish to carry out on Christmas Eve. All you have to do is CLICK HERE to take you through to the page full of ideas and suggestions. Want to get the turkey cooking times right? Maybe you have a frozen turkey that needs defrosting. We have [...]

December 22nd, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on Christmas Eve Preps

Top 20 Christmas Drama Moments

The twenty 'Most Dramatic TV Moments at Christmas' have been revealed following a poll for the UKTV Drama channel. The list features scenes from London-based soap "EastEnders", animated film "The Snowman" and sci-fi television series "Doctor Who". Leading the way is a scene from a 1986 episode of "EastEnders" in which Dirty Den gives Angie Watts divorce papers for Christmas [...]

December 21st, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on Top 20 Christmas Drama Moments

Macaulay’s Home Alone Again

Macaulay Culkin has reprised his iconic Christmas movie role of Kevin McCallister in an advertisement for Google. Fans of "Home Alone" have the chance to see adult Kevin recreate some of the 1990 film's most famous scenes, culminating with him fighting off the home invaders with the help of search engine giants Google.  

December 20th, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on Macaulay’s Home Alone Again

Golden Classic Tops Movie Poll

Frank Capra's 1946 classic "It's a Wonderful Life", starring Jimmy Stewart,  has taken first place in a survey of more than 7,000 people by to help discover the most popular Christmas film in the UK. The top 20 from the Radio Times survey is listed below. We are not convinced the Harry Potter film at number 20 [...]

December 19th, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on Golden Classic Tops Movie Poll

Mary Poppins is Back

The wait is almost over. "Mary Poppins Returns" is on general cinema release in the USA tomorrow (December 19) and in the UK on December 21. Emily Blunt stars in the role that earned Dame Julie Andrews an Oscar as Mary Poppins returns to the big screen after more than fifty years.  The film is [...]

December 18th, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on Mary Poppins is Back