Christmas. How it’s changed! Fings ain’t what they used to be. Take the perfect present. Remember music centres or those funny little coloured vinyl Christmas records? A hairdryer for her. An electric shaver for him. Maybe one of those super-dooper-Ronco Buttoneers. Buckaroo or Battling Tops for the kids. Festive fayre. Pass the vol-au-vents. Wouldn’t say no to a profiterole. Fancy a Bristol Cream? I’d love a Babycham. It was a time to dust off the address book, get in touch with friends-&-family Down-Under, Over-The-Pond, Oop-North with a round-robin of the year’s events. And after turkey-with-all-the trimmings it was feet up to watch the Morecambe and Wise Christmas Special

Yule be amazed
Today the festive season is far more of a public affair thanks to social media. A treasure chest of inspiration to create the perfect day, wrapped in a big berry-red-&-holly-green bow. A time when Pinterest – the pin-up girl of social media comes into her own. Anyone-&-everyone can become a jackdaw, feed their inner collector and pin away. No need to face the hoards of shoppers to find the perfect pressie. Look online. Or make your own.

A picture of Christmas
Christmas has always been a time for giving. Now it’s very much a time for sharing. Pics of parties. Snow scenes & Santa hats. Beautifully wrapped gifts. Wonderfully decorated trees. Wreaths, winter cocktails & frosted fancies. All captured and uploaded onto Instagram throughout #advent in the countdown to 25th December.

Festive feasts
The festive season has become a foodie’s paradise with a cornucopia of culinary cheer over in video land. Find the perfect way to carve a turkey or go glam and have your turkey cooked in Champagne! From bakes to cakes, friends-over to left-overs there’s a top-tip or step-by-step guide on how to be the host with the most or perfect domestic goddess.

What memories do you have of Christmas past? And what will you be doing make your Christmas extra sparkley-&-magical year? At #snogtowers we’re dreaming of a purple Christmas. If you’re an #instagram fan pop over and say hello. Festive wishes.

This post is dedicated to Annie Armitage who has made a super successful business from capturing magic moments of people’s lives. Annie is one of the top family & teen photographers in the UK. This video will take you with her on a shoot. She is also an amazing event photographer and has been capturing Sister Snog’s events since 2011. Last year she came with us to Narnia and photographed the Snow Queens & Ice Maidens at #festivefriday. To take a look click here (password : bellini).