Get Christmas ready and let the countdown begin...

However you partake in the festive season, it’s worth remembering that our pagan ancestors celebrated yuletide (a mid-winter festival after the solstice on 21st December) by gathering to eat, drink and be merry. Basically to break up the monotony of the cold, dark months. So yay to that.

What has changed of course is the many other traditions, gathered over recent centuries from near and far, that have now become part of the annual festivities. One of which is to decorate our homes in the spirit of the season, with a fragrant pine tree, twinkling lights, flickering candles and colourful baubles, so that we can welcome friends and family and, erm, eat, drink and be merry.

Don’t want pine needles dropping? See our pick of the best Artificial Trees.

With that in mind, we’ve gathered some of our favourite cool and cosy Christmas-ready rooms, so that you can find ideas and inspiration for your own seasonal schemes.

Whether you go the full flashing lights and kitsch multi-coloured decs or prefer a more pared back approach, there is much to inspire your Christmas 2019 decorations for the living room, hallway and kitchen.

From gorgeous garlands wrapped around a bannister, laid across a mantlepiece or trailed along sash windows to disco balls, glittering stars and twinkling lights suspended from the ceiling, laid in a hearth or propped up on surfaces, there are fun and festive touches that will instantly transform a room into a stylish Christmas setting.

Check out these timeless Christmas Decorating ideas from Turner Pocock.

Of course, giving and exchanging presents is a huge part of the Christmas traditions too. Whether you buy for everyone or just do a family secret Santa, you’ll want your gifts to be on point, so get ahead of the game and check out the gift trends for 2019 here.

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