The Archaeology of Ho Ho Ho

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I’ve spent much of this week making chocolate reindeer noses. That’s chocolate truffles to you – recipe here if you’re interested. I make mine with a splosh of Bailey’s or amaretto, and wrap one of them in red foil to signify that this particular nose belongs to Rudolf.

It’s silly, of course. Personally I’m all in favour of silliness, and clearly so are many of my friends. Call it Christmas, Saturnalia or Yule – the winter festivals of the north have always been about feasting, partying and banging a drum in the face of the long nights. Like all good parties, there will be nothing much to show of it except the hangover, and the chocolate truffles will leave barely a crumb on the table by Boxing Day. But ’tis, after all, the season to be jolly. #Tralalalala

 

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