It’s almost the most important part of the year (in terms of food & drink, at least). Before we break up for the holidays, our Social Media Specialist Charlotte sent a quick quiz around the office, just to find out what makes our Christmases… our Christmases. Here are the best (or most popular) answers, so you can have a fab Christmas too.
Favourite Christmas Sandwich?
This question had a lot of answers (we’re pretty passionate about sandwiches, it turns out) but here are the standouts:
- Pret Veggie Christmas Sandwich
- M&S Christmas Sandwich
- Salvino’s Roast Turkey, Smoked Cheese, and Rocket
Loads of love for Pret’s Veggie sandwich, and a little love for M&S. The most enthusiastic answer was definitely Salvino’s though. Salvino’s is a little authentic Italian Deli on York Way (just off Camden Road). There’s a certain staff member who visits us, not once a year, but once a month – all the way from Italy. I suspect he’s behind this. If you live in the area – show Salvino’s some love.
Best gift to give?
A little more variety here, but also some common themes (some of us are definitely more difficult to buy for than others… )
- Gin. Just gin.
- An experience – like a Michelin Star meal.
- Love (I hope this person is getting enough).
- Zero Waste Starter Pack – to cut down on plastic.
Gin is a pretty simple gift. Love is a little harder to pin down. ‘Experiences’ are very popular these days, everyone’s searching for that Instagram-worthy moment. As an office, we’re always looking to reduce our plastic use!
Favourite Christmas drink?
- Mulled mead – a fresh twist on a classic.
- Mulled wine – a classic.
- Champagne – hope I’m invited to this xmas.
- Negroni (my answer)
Mulled Mead is a must (if you know, you know). Check out Loxwood Meadworks and find out why it came top of our list.
What are you eating on Christmas Day?
- Ham, roast potatoes, and cheese – sounds a bit like a toastie.
- Seafood – again, quite a few Italians in the office.
- “Tamales Babyyy” – hahahaha.
- Duck or Goose – they haven’t quite decided yet.
Turkey is off the menu this year! People are all over alternative birds, with a few unexpected answers dotted around. ‘Cola roasted ham’ was also an answer (apparently, it’s a Gino D’ACampo recipe) but I couldn’t bring myself to put it in as a recommendation.
Best TV Advert
- John Lewis!
- “I don’t have a TV”
- “Netflix don’t do adverts”
Contentious subject, people get serious about Christmas adverts. Apparently somebody cried 3 times to the John Lewis advert, so I think that’s the winner. Much like the food answers, people are going all non-traditional by not watching TV at all.
Which Bar/Restaurant is most festive
- Drake & Morgan
- The Ivy
Some of our own clients featured here (no surprise, we love them). Drake & Morgan’s Big’loos & Gondolas got a well-deserved shout out, as well as Hicce (at Coal Drops Yard). The Ivy always has a bit of festive magic.
Annnnnnd there we go! That’s how you have a perfect Ignite Christmas. Have a Turkey Sandwich from Salvino’s, give some love on Christmas Day, head down to Hicce for a drink a Negroni (or two), and round it all off with the John Lewis advert.
Hope you all have a fantastic Christmas x