Win tickets to the Country Living Christmas Fair

October 15, 2014

Win tickets to the Country Living Christmas Fair

It’s giveaway time! Get into the festive mood with a trip to the Country Living Christmas Fair at the Business Design Centre in London from 12th to 16th November. See the pages of the magazine come to life at The Country Living Christmas Fair with an array of stylish seasonal shopping. Find decoration and food ideas; meet hundreds of artisan designers and food producers. Be inspired to create a wonderfully festive feel in your home this Christmas.

Win a pair of tickets to the Gala Evening

Courtesy of Country Living Magazine, we have two exclusive Gala Tickets for the evening of Thursday 13th November to give away. For a chance to win, simply leave a comment below telling us what you love most about Christmas. The winner will be picked on 31st October 2014 and notified by email. Good luck!

Exclusive £1 off ticket offer

If you just can’t wait and want to buy your tickets right away, we’ve also got a fantastic £1 off ticket offer. Buy an adult ticket for £12 instead of £13. To book tickets for the London show visit and enter discount code LSX14 at the checkout.


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  • Reply Jan Maskrey October 15, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Family & Friends

  • Reply Caroline B October 15, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Fairy lights, Christmas tunes on the radio, mince pies and the smiles on my kids faces.

  • Reply Deborah Dartnell October 15, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    The family get together – its the one time you can pin members of the family down to a meeting – and the food atmosphere and everything is just magical.

  • Reply Karl Borowy October 15, 2014 at 5:36 pm


  • Reply Karl Borowy October 15, 2014 at 5:36 pm


  • Reply Marion Duffy October 15, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Best of all I like the carols and the tree – the traditional stuff! And I love the fact that the shops are closed – I’d like everyone to have at least two full days off, really, three if it were possible.

  • Reply Victoria Lane October 15, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Catching up with family in cosy lit rooms with open fires and THAT Christmas smell and enjoying yummy food.

  • Reply Lesley Radford October 15, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Decorating the house and showing it off to family and freinds

  • Reply Jane Arkley-Crouch October 15, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    The thing I love most about Christmas is the spirit of celebration that infuses friends and family with cheer, love and optimism.

  • Reply Julia mealing October 15, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    I love everything about Christmas

  • Reply James October 15, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    Throwing soot over the hearth and seeing the boys’ faces when they see Father Christmas made a big mess.

  • Reply Helen Moore October 15, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Love the food, the atmosphere, seeing friends and family, watching lots of tv – the whole thing is great

  • Reply Julie Shaw October 15, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Just seeing Christmas trees and sparkling twinkly lights everywhere !

  • Reply Sarah East October 15, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Finding the perfect gift for everyone, wrapping them beautifully and watching their faces as they unwrap them.

  • Reply Isobel Warren October 15, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Fairy lights

  • Reply Ssteve Fisher October 15, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    I love to prepare a hearty meal for all the extended family to enjoy on Christmas day. Following that, cold meats with bubble and squeak on Boxing day.

  • Reply Iris Raile October 15, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    What I Love About Christmas: So much – but most of all is the quality family time we get to spend together, enjoying each other’s company, playing games, going to Church, singing carols, eating lots of food that we have also spent time cooking together. it is a wonderful reason to celebrate Jesus’s birth and decorate the home lavishly and spend time with loved ones, along with reestablishing contact with friends anew, since you don’t see them or hear from them other than at Christmas.

  • Reply Nadine Lewin October 15, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    I love the fact that even though I’m a mother of Evie 9 and Daisy 7, I still wake up on Christmas morning as excited as I did when I was a child. You’ve got to keep the magic alive…..i

  • Reply Christine Ball October 15, 2014 at 6:47 pm


  • Reply Anne keith October 15, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    Annual meeting of precious family from all over the country– lush

  • Reply louise dennis October 15, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    I love twinkly lights, snuggling under a blanket, and Christmas movies.

  • Reply Brenda Dooner October 15, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Last minute shopping, drinking sherry whilst peeling the veg, yummy turkey with ALL the trimmings, soppy films, snug waistbands and leftovers !

  • Reply Kate MacDonald October 15, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    The 24 day run up to it. I make all the contents for four advent calenders, one each for my husband Brian, my parents, and for my two best friends, appropriately named, Carol and Carole! I love making each of the little items and then get great enjoyment from their reactions when they open each little gift. Some are edible, home made chocolates & sweeties, some little nonsenses – a blue spotted fabric mushroom; some useful – I made needle cases one year, and some for hanging on the tree – Carole keeps all of her little things hanging up all year round and just adds to the collection each year!
    I spend all year collecting ideas and then start making them in October – at least that is usually the plan!

  • Reply Katherine Brice October 15, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    For me it is a cosy day in with family – cold outside, comfy clothes, indulgent food, a good film, reminiscing and ‘smell of Christmas’!

  • Reply brooke galloway October 15, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    My son`s face in the morning and his contended face as he sleeps on Christmas night

  • Reply Bridget Mellor October 15, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    Traditional carols the mell of a real tree eating too many choc cites but most of all having our grown up girls back home behaving like children again….they still gang up a stocking

  • Reply Maria Sack October 15, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    The decorations, the goodwill, loved ones and the winter chill.

  • Reply Pauline lee October 15, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    The anticipation and excitement and the thought that this will be the best Christmas ever, and if is’nt there’s always next year.

  • Reply Maria Sack October 15, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    The decorations and the goodwill, loved ones and the winter’s chill.

  • Reply Pauline lee October 15, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    The anticipation and the excitement of the best Christmas ever, and, even if it is’nt there’s another to look forward to next year.

  • Reply Hamish Archibald October 15, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    A long break from work and a happy family time

  • Reply sue taylor October 15, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Lie ins, time off work, watching old films, being with people you love

  • Reply Pip Field October 15, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    Silly christmas films and snow globes!

  • Reply Dionne Grant October 15, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    What I love most about Christmas is all the wonderful memories I have of time with my family and friends. It’s the time of year for love, joy, hope and great food!

  • Reply Ssteve Fisher October 15, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    The smells and the fairy lights that bring back that feeling of magic .
    Suddenly we are all children again.

  • Reply christine fisher October 15, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Bright lights, crisp days, family gatherings and good food. Perfect

  • Reply Rachel Blythe October 15, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Preparing spiced pears, decorating the tree, wrapping presents, carols from Kings and champagne for breakfast.

  • Reply Dee October 15, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    I love everything about christmas becuase its such a cheerful and hopeful time for us all, I like buying everyone presents, giving and receiving, decorating the christmas tree, singing christmas carols and going to watch nativity plays…… the food is scrumptious and I love the christmasy atmoshere in peoples homes, its a magical time no matter what, during this special time there is hope for all! Merry christmas 2014!

  • Reply Joanne Evans October 15, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    chocolate….Christmas dinner and chocolate

  • Reply Michelle Clarke October 15, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    All the effort people put into making Christmas special

  • Reply Kirsty KIng October 15, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    I love just spending time, with my husband and daughters. With our house all decorated and wonderful smells of delicious food.

  • Reply vivian October 15, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    I just love the happy feeling,family and friends visiting , the Salvation Army playing Christmas carols and that’s just at work!

  • Reply Sarah Dawnay October 15, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    I asked my 8 year old daughter why she always included a bed as the focal point of her Christmas card design (this year a kitten is asleep in a bed under a mobile featuring Angels and holly) and she said that it was because waking up in the morning was the most exciting part. I agree with her as nowadays we wake up to very excited cuddles on Christmas morning.

  • Reply Dida Kasavetova October 15, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    Christmas is the best season ever for me and my family! Bring a lot of joy and happiness Love the atmosphere, all the christmas songs and the decoration everywhere.In shops, on the streets every home and gardens.

  • Reply Julie Clements October 15, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Kids faces, Bucks Fizz for breakfast, laughing with the whole family, the Queens Speech and Board Games!!

  • Reply Sue Stevenson October 15, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    A chance to take a couple of days away from work to spend with the family and have time to sit and chat!

  • Reply Brian J Surrey October 15, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    Midnight Holy Mass

  • Reply Keren Mary Curran October 16, 2014 at 12:59 am

    The atmosphere

  • Reply karen valencia October 16, 2014 at 2:02 am

    I love the warm feeling you get, even though it’s freezing out !

  • Reply Sally Baur October 16, 2014 at 5:21 am

    Seeing my kids faces on Christmas morning and spending time with my family is the best thing ever…every year:)

  • Reply Veronica Tabet October 16, 2014 at 5:28 am

    Having a big family get together.

  • Reply klara cort October 16, 2014 at 9:55 am

    I love the Advent period, counting back the days till Christmas, baking gingerbread biscuits, making our wreath for the door, then decorating our home, gift wrapping and getting ready for hubby’s fantastic Xmas lunch

  • Reply Carrie Smart October 16, 2014 at 10:21 am

    What I love about Christmas is spending time with family and friends and treating us all to wonderful festive fare. Plus gathering round a cosy fire playing games.

  • Reply Carol Brandon October 16, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Having my children home and everyone having time to talk to each other

  • Reply Penny harding October 16, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Mulled wine mistletoe, silly board games and excited grandchildren

  • Reply Margaret Cromie October 16, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    I love an open fire cooking chestnuts, plenty of rugs and cushions around the hearth, the dim lights of the Christmas tree and candles and new cashmere bed socks. Perfect heaven

  • Reply Theresa October 16, 2014 at 9:45 pm


  • Reply stephanie gray October 17, 2014 at 1:14 am

    I love being able to spend time with family and friends without having to think about the office.

  • Reply kala October 17, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Attending christmas fair and buying my presents and cards from the fair for my loved ones who will ask me where I got the stuff from. Obviously the christmas fair at Islington.

  • Reply Denise October 17, 2014 at 11:58 am

    It smells of christmas

  • Reply Ani October 18, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    The ambiance. The whole family coming together, in a warm and cosy environment, sharing a delicious meal. Afterwards, we would watch some classic Christmas films or our favourite TV shows.

  • Reply catherine killen October 18, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    The build up and excitement from the children- nativities, parties, pantos and lots of visits from family and friends all make for a lot of excitement (and a bit of hyperactivity!) in our house x

  • Reply Michelle Cleverley October 19, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Picking out a christmas tree with my fiance

  • Reply sam October 19, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    to tell you the truth, the end of it, but i need to buy pressies so this show would be ideal

  • Reply Jill October 19, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Christmas is a time to think about those who are sadly no longer with us, and
    reminisce on all the wonderful happy Christmas’s we had while they were here!

  • Reply Neil Steward October 22, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Dickensain themed Christmas markets with mulled wine, chestnuts and mince pies in abundance.

  • Reply Sue Kirk October 24, 2014 at 11:28 am

    What I love is how people are much nicer too each other and how everyone seems so much happier

  • Reply Wendy Freeman October 24, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    I love the build up to Christmas Day, writing the cards, the Christmas stamps. Christmas shopping with carollers singing my favourite carols, arriving home with parcels ready to wrap for friends and family. Christmas Eve in front of the fire watching the lights twinkling on the tree relaxing ready for Christmas Day. And at last waking up on Christmas Day with my Christmas stocking full to the brim and giving out all the lovely things I’ve chosen for my family. Perfect

  • Reply Nicola Friend October 26, 2014 at 7:41 am

    I love filling the house with decorations and making a wreath for the door. Makes the house feel so cosy& welcoming.

  • Reply Pauline Gibson October 26, 2014 at 9:13 am

    Cooking, wrapping pressies and spending special time with my lovely family

  • Reply susan oliver October 29, 2014 at 8:46 am

    I love the smell when you open a tin of quality street on christmas eve.

  • Reply Susan Pearmain October 30, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Being with friends and family and sharing quality time with them.

  • Reply Helen Magee October 30, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Family, food and no work for 1 week!!!

  • Reply Becky October 30, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    Quiet time with my hubbie 🙂

  • Reply Becky October 30, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Quiet time with my hubbie, Christmas Eve Mass, Christmas dinner&presents! 🙂

  • Reply Susan Patel October 30, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    I love the smell of Christmas dinner cooking.

  • Reply Joanne Hughes October 30, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Preparing for the big day on Christmas Eve putting the presents in the stockings and making sure Santa enjoys his treats.
    Then the waking up early to hear shrieks of excitement from the children happiest day of the year !

  • Reply Brad Start October 30, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    A chance to spend time with those I love

  • Reply Gill Trott October 30, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    The anticipation and the atmosphere, nostalgia and modern traditions

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