I don't know what ritual of Christmas I enjoy most - the mouth-watering dinners and lunches, the glowing lights and decorations, spending time with my family or the presents. What I do know is that all those rituals involve plenty of stress. Messing around with fir trees, wires and tinsel. Slaving over a hot stove or running around trying to snatch that last minute bargain.
So this Christmas take a break, be it surrounded by stunning mountains, crystal lochs, manicured gardens or an ancient village. Feast on traditional Christmas fare and find some truly unique presents with not a hurry in the world. Bring your family along and you won't even have to decorate the Christmas tree - just wait for the presents!