Stir-up Sunday has come and gone. All over the land, Christmas puddings have been lovingly made and are now maturing in readiness for Christmas day.

But if you haven’t made your own, never fear.
Just resort to buying one, as I do every year!

I shall, over the next fortnight, do a review of a selection of ready-made Christmas puddings, including a traditionally-made beauty from Forman & Field. And, of course, I’ll give you my low down right here as soon as I can.

In the meantime, I am happy to run another smashing competition offering you the chance to win your own Vintage Forman & Field pudding, plus brandy cream and vanilla sauce. And by “vintage” we’re talking about puddings that have been matured for 9+ months and fed with 5 year old Somerset cider brandy. Oh yes! I have high hopes for this one!

Xmas Pud2

How to enter

  1. Leave a comment on this post telling me what your favourite Christmas carol is. Please ensure you leave your email address* in the field provided or in the body of your comment. Entries without any means of contacting the winner will not be included in the draw.
  2. Enter on twitter by tweeting the following:
    I’d love to win a Forman & Field Christmas Pudding from @kaveyf. Look at for details! #kaveyeatsformanfield


  • The prize can be delivered to UK residents only. Non UK residents are welcome to enter, if they’d like to win the prize for friends and family in the UK.
  • The deadline for entries is midnight GMT Wednesday 8 December 2010.
  • The prize is a Forman & Field Vintage Christmas Pudding and Brandy Sauce . The prize cannot be substituted or redeemed for cash. The prize will be provided and delivered by Forman & Field.
  • A winner will be selected from all valid entries using a random number generator.
  • The winner will be notified by email or twitter on Thursday 9 December and asked to provide a delivery address. If no response is received by the end of Saturday 11 December, the prize will be forfeit and a new winner will be picked and contacted.

*If you don’t have a secondary email address already and are nervous about sharing your main email address on the internet, why not set up a new free email account on hotmail, gmail or yahoo, that you can use to enter competitions like this?

  18 Responses to ““Oh bring us a Christmas pudding and a cup of good cheer””

  1. My favourite carol is O Come All Ye Faithful. It always reminds me of carols services at school and signalling the end of term, then holidays.

  2. great prize Kavey!!… my favourite carol is Gloria in Excelsis Deo (or 'Gloria lives in Chelsea' as we used to sing it!)

  3. My favourite carol is Hark The Herald Angels Sing

  4. Mine is 'O Tannenbaum'.

  5. My favourite is O Come All Ye Faithful. Back in primary school I was in the school choir, and at the end of every year we participated in a combined schools choral concert at the Sydney Opera House, and the finale was always O Come All Ye Faithful. 1000 voices, absolutely breathtaking. I can still remember the soprano part, although I haven't got a hope in hell of getting the high notes now!

  6. My favourite carol is Little Donkey, it reminds me of when I was a junior school and I played Mary!!


  7. Hark the Herald Angels Sing .. because I used to love singing the descant.

  8. O Come all Ye Faithful is my favourite as it is such a beautiful song and transports me back to many Christmas Carol services. definitely getting all festive now! x

  9. Mine is the Silent Night, in swedish or english.

  10. The one that goes Batman smells is clearly the winner for me, there is no contest ;)

  11. Mine is Little Drummer Boy really love that one and it has so many memories for me too.

    also retweeting @buzylizzy1

  12. Peter Kay beat me to it but yes fave carol has to be:

    Jingle Bells
    Batman smells
    Robin laid an egg
    Batmobile lost its wheel and Joker got away.

  13. Carol of the Bells, the Home Alone version!

    And Straight No Chaser's rendition of the Twelve Days of Christmas.

  14. Has to be We Three Kings as you can start making rude rhymes much more easily in the following lines… Or am I just a big kid?!

  15. My favourite is The Boars Head Carol.

    Spam bots can pick up secondary and web based email addresses from blogs too so you should NEVER ask people to leave an email address of any kind in a comment on a blog. Why not ask us to do it like this:

    jm.willis AT

    You, as a real human being, can see and understand my email address – the spam bots can't! Simples.

    I've tweeted too, my Twitter ID is @compergrapevine

  16. The point is that if the email address is secondary, and used only for internet purposes, it's not a big deal if it gets lots of spam as it can be dumped and a new one set up if it gets too much.

    People are welcome to leave their email address in that format, have suggested it before, in fact. Would imagine most people have come across that by now.

  17. Let It Snow

    Oh, the weather outside is frightful,
    But the fire is so delightful,
    And since we've no place to go,
    Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

    It doesn't show signs of stopping,
    And I brought some corn for popping;
    The lights are turned way down low,
    Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

    When we finally say good night,
    How I'll hate going out in the storm;
    But if you really hold me tight,
    All the way home I'll be warm.

    The fire is slowly dying,
    And, my dear, we're still good-bye-ing,
    But as long as you love me so.
    Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.


  18. Mine is Good King Wenceslas.

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