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Step-by-step to a blissful Christmas

Our process for avoid hangovers during the festive season

Whether we indulge or not, booze is everywhere at Christmas. Even if we don’t drink it, it’s hidden in mince pies, cakes and trifles. From the trend for alcoholic advent calendars (make mine a gin one please!), where you can enjoy your favourite tipple every day...

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Top tips for a stress-free Christmas day

We’re nearly there! The excitement is at tipping point. All that planning, spending and eating throughout December, has all been leading up to this. The nation’s favourite holiday. And it’s only a couple of days away. But don’t panic, you’re in good shape. You’ve been...

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Ensuring Father Christmas comes to your house

Father Christmas is real, we all know that, but I think we all also know that it’s not realistic for him to get round every house in every town and city around the world in one night. For those of you that have watched ‘Arthur Christmas’, we know what really...

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Cooking Christmas dinner

The most important meal of the year. That's how it's always thought of. There's no surprise that it causes so much stress and anxiety in households throughout the world on what should be the most amazing day(s) of the year. We're not going to promise to remove all of...

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Ways to entertain the children over Christmas

Not long and the main man will be making an appearance. Yes, Santa Claus is coming to town. It means that as well as a sackful of gifts that you now need to find space for, you’ll also have some overly excited children to entertain in the coming weeks. So how are you...

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How to plan your New Year’s Eve party

Poor New Year’s Eve. It doesn’t really get a look in before Christmas. There’s usually so many things to think about before the main event that it often gets pushed to the back of the queue. Unless you plan to go away this year, most of us don’t decide how (or if)...

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Cleaning the house for Christmas

A tidy house always makes us feel better, so we’ve come up with a process for the next week to get your house clean and tidy in time for Christmas. We’ve included some clever cleaning hacks too, to help save more time. When it’s done, you can sit back, relax and enjoy...

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How to gain a stone over Christmas

Something strange seems to happen to us over Christmas. For some reason, something about that special day makes us go momentarily crazy, which changes our eating habits and our attitude towards food. All of a sudden, it’s ok to eat mince pies for breakfast - don’t...

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Surviving Christmas with the in-laws

Christmas is coming, which means there’s one pressing issue I have to deal with...the in-laws. Don’t get me wrong, my in-laws are actually quite nice. I can have a laugh and a joke with them, they’re wonderful grandparents and they bake the most delicious treats. BUT…...

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Purfect Christmas for your pet

The team at Christmass Bliss love pets (specifically dogs, we all have at least 1 dog!), we’ve put together a list tips of ensuring your furry loved ones enjoy the festive season as much as you do.Safety first! Your pets enjoying Christmas starts at keeping them safe...

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Santa’s prep list

Is there a better job out there than being Father Christmas? I’m saying no. Not only does he get most of the year off to hang out with the Elves, take Mrs Claus on holiday and generally enjoy life, but he also gets to deliver joy and happiness around the world.Sure,...

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It’s not Christmas without…

Every year starts out the same. We promise to save earlier, to get the shopping done and out the way so we can enjoy the festivities, we make plans to visit our family and friends, to decorate our home so it looks like something off of a chocolate box, and to have...

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Process for surviving Christmas with Teenagers

Christmas with teenagers is definitely a different experience from those when they were young, but that doesn’t make them any less enjoyable. Mine love the festive season (probably because their mother continues to make such as big deal of it!). They love the food;...

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Shopping for Christmas bargains

It’s an expensive time of year, and the team at Christmas Bliss want to help you save a few pennies. This weekend is going to be one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. With a little bit of help from Martin Lewis at Money Saving Expert we hope this helps you...

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Christmas dinner essentials

Now we’re getting serious. That’s right. We’re talking about the big one. Christmas dinner.Not merely another roast dinner, this is the King of roast dinners and the one meal in the year that people are so desperate to get right, they generally forget about enjoying...

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How to manage your spend over Christmas

It gets to about October time every year and I think ‘I should have put more money aside for Christmas!’. At the start of the year, the intention is always there. I calculate a rough budget and set aside an amount each month. However, as the year progresses, I find...

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Getting in the Christmas spirit

Research indicates that we will spend 270 hours - equivalent to 11 whole days - preparing for Christmas in order to have the perfect day with our family. But with a third of people suffering from sleepless nights as they toss and turn with worry about the impending...

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Decorating the tree

As synonymous at this time of year as the big guy in the red suit, putting up the Christmas tree is usually the first admission of most people that it’s that time of year again. Whether you’re like us, and try and get away with putting it up earlier every year, or...

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Giving the gift of Process Bliss

At Christmas time, we treat people to the gifts they really WANT, so they know how much we appreciate them, and value everything they do for us. But what about the gifts they really NEED? What if this year you forgot about the gadgets, gourmet chocolates and pampering...

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Organising the office Secret Santa

No office Christmas is complete without participating in Secret Santa. The team at Christmass Bliss has enlisted the help of Mrs Claus to organise their Secret Santa this year. She's shared her process below to help you organise yours with ease too.  The process Step...

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Getting organised in time for Christmas

Ho Ho Ho - It’s now less than 4 weeks until the big man himself comes down our chimneys!  Excitement levels are rising and the shops are full of festive music and delights. Whilst Christmas is fun, it’s also a stressful time of year. Most of us won’t relax until the...

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Preparing for the Elf to visit

If you thought noisy, excitable children coupled with an enormous amount of preparation and shopping wasn’t enough to be getting on with this December, you’re in luck, we now have Elf on the Shelf! If you’re not familiar with this relatively new tradition that’s...

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