Paid PostPosted on Nov 21, 201310 British Holiday Traditions Americans Just Don't GetWait — no pud? Go home and get a real British holiday with British Airways.by British AirwaysBrand PublisherFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Boxing Day Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF bestofboxing.tumblr.com Nope. Nothing to do with boxing. It's like an extra day off to recover from Christmas. You don't realize how great that is until you're sitting at your desk on December 26. 2. Christmas Cake James Petts / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / Via Flickr: 14730981@N08 Why does fruitcake get such a bad rap in the states? Throw a thick layer of hard icing on it and stop whining — it's delicious. 3. Cadbury Selection Boxes englishteastore.com You can always count on an elderly relative to throw one of these your way. 4. Crackers Jeremy Tarling / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / Via Flickr: topdrawersausage When you pull the ends, toys and paper crowns come out. Then everyone wears the paper crowns and looks posh in holiday photos. It's the best. 5. Christmas Pudding Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF youtube.com / Via forum.dofus.com Totally different from American pudding cups. If you're not setting fire to the brandy, you're doing Christmas pudding wrong. 6. Mulled Wine Jeremy Tarling / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / Via Flickr: topdrawersausage Get out of here with your eggnog. 7. Mince Pies Amanda Slater / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / Via Flickr: pikerslanefarm Not every holiday calls for apple pie, but Christmas definitely calls for a mince pie. 8. Christmas Tree Chocolates britishcornershop.co.uk Yes, they go ON the tree. Anyway to inject more chocolate into Christmas should be embraced by all. 9. Christmas Tea Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF goodlifeofdesign.blogspot.com Just as your stomach feels like it might recover from midday meal, it's time for tea. More cakes, bread rolls, biscuits... 10. Brussels Sprouts Joy / CC BY http://2.0 / Via Flickr: joyosity No Brussels sprouts? Christmas is cancelled.