(PRWEB) December 8, 2005
Imagine: The aroma of Wassail fills the air and a crackling "SIZZLE" is heard as the Wassail is branded during the Christmas party.
Children perform their Pantomime and "Father Christmas" prepares to fill the stockings laid out on each child's bed. There is ONE prezzie (present) to be opened right before midnight. Though the Christmas Eve prezzie is wrapped in handmade paper the secret is out and everyone knows what the gift is.
This is the scene of a Traditional English Christmas. English Traditions handed down over generations are now being enjoyed all over America thanks to a new CD and a creative Computer Software program just released by http://www.TraditionalEnglishChristmas.com
"Everyone enjoys adding an English twist to their Christmas celebrations," says Joan Harper of http://www.TraditionalEnglishChristmas.com.
Joan was born and raised in Liverpool, England. Her childhood Christmas celebrations were steeped in traditions passed down for generations. "My husband is American and after we married, we moved to America," Joan says. "I wanted to find a way to preserve all of the traditions I learned as a little girl and I wanted my children to grow up with the same traditions."
"The Traditional English Christmas package was an ideal way for me to teach my children. Soon, my new American friends were very interested in all of the 'secret' Christmas Traditions and they wanted me to share those secrets."
Joan beams when she shares her memories of Christmas in her Liverpool home. "I will always cherish those times. Children perform Pantomimes and sing traditional songs. They design their own wrapping paper and they make advent calendars." Joan loves Christmas in her American home. However, she sometimes thinks that Christmas has become too commercial lately. "Everyone seems to be in such a hurry rushing around and shopping and maybe missing some of the real reasons for Christmas."
In her very distinct Liverpudlian accent Joan carefully narrates stories of her youth and takes you on a journey through Christmas-time in England with tips and creative ideas how you can add an English twist to your Christmas.
A fantasy land of "Christmas grottoes" and "Father Christmas" is painted for your ears on the Audio CD portion. You will also hear humorous stories like the time her Mother bought young chickens so the family would have fresh eggs just in time to do the cooking at Christmas only to realize too late that the "chickens" were actually roosters and the roosters simply would not be laying eggs.
The CD-software portion of the package outlines further staples of Christmas-time in England. Also included are the recipes that no English Christmas could go without.
The complete Traditional English Christmas package can be ordered through: http://www.TraditionalEnglishChristmas.com