Christmas is for sharing

Christmas is the one time of year when we all get to slow down – even if just for a moment – to spend time with loved ones, cook and share delicious food and reflect on the year.

However you like to spend the festive period, we think that the spirit of Christmas is all about sharing – whether that’s delicious dig-in food, a thoughtful gift or simply time together. Here’s seven ways to get into the sharing spirit this Christmas.

1. Watch: The Christmas truce

In 2014, Sainsbury’s partnered with The Royal British Legion to commemorate an extraordinary even which took place during the First World War one hundred years ago: the Christmas Truce. Watch the moving story here:

2. Serve up some party sharing plates

An informal Christmas bash calls for some good, honest and sharable grub. No faffing around with individual canapés and fussy vol-au-vents – these party-friendly dishes are all about guests getting stuck in and helping themselves.


3. Make Christmas cooking a family affair

Getting the kids involved in cooking is a great way to share some quality time together over Christmas and it’s also a good opportunity to teach them some basic skills. Make Christmas cooking a family affair this year with our handy guide.


4. Perform a Random act of kindness

In 2014 we spread the Christmas joy with encourage random acts of kindness on friends, family, and complete strangers because… well, why not? Here are some ideas to get the creative juices flowing.


5. Make and share some edible gifts

A homemade gift can be such pleasure to make and share with friends and family. Give a gift with a personal touch this year with one of these super creative (not to mention delicious) ideas.


6. Have a Christmas crafting session with the family

Get stuck into a bit of crafting with the family and adorn the house with your festive creations. It’s a really rewarding way to spend time with the kids and great fun to show-off the fruits of their labour.


7. Organise some not-so-serious Christmas party games

Share fun and laughter with friends and family this year with a few silly party games  – they’re a great way to bring everyone together and break the ice.