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We here at Everest Media are a jolly bunch, and Christmas gives us the perfect opportunity to tell you a little more about ourselves.

This week, we've been talking all about our Christmas traditions, and decided to take it to the public and let you know exactly what makes this time of year so special for us. 

Sit back, grab a mince pie, and get festive.

Film: Jingle all the way. Some of Arnold’s best work and hands down the best Christmas film.
Song: White Christmas – Bing Crosby (Not Buble!)
Tradition: Post lunch walk.
Joke: What did the sheep say to the Shepard on Christmas Day? Seasons Bleating’s.
Part of Christmas dinner: Piggies in blankets
Chocolate from the Celebrations tub:
Galaxy Caramel
Champagne Cocktail, extra bitters
Childhood Toy: 1992, Getting a Tracy Island (I’ve still got it)
All I want for Christmas is: …for the servers to keep running.

Gareth Preston

Tom Parker

Film: Laurel and Hardy – Below Zero
Song: Wizzard – I Wish it Could Be Christmas Everyday
Tradition: Taking my Son to see Santa at Eden
2018 Advert: John Lewis
Carol: 1st Vorderman, 2nd Danvers
Part of Christmas dinner: the stuffing and smoked turkey
Chocolate from the Celebrations tub: Maltesers
Tipple: Spiced Rum
Childhood moment: Playing Sonic on my new Sega Mega Drive
All I want for Christmas is: My two front teeth

Film: Bad Santa
Song: The Waitresses - "Christmas Wrapping"
Tradition: Christmas at our house starts on the 1st December with the opening of “The Christmas Box” It is full of stuff to kick off the festive season like Christmas pyjamas, Advent calendars, Christmas quiz, hot chocolate and sweets.
Joke: What do you call a frozen elf hanging from the ceiling? – An Elf-icle
Carol: Give us some figgy pudding
Part of Christmas dinner:  Turkey (definitely not the sprouts)
Childhood Toy: My pride and joy xmas present from my childhood was my Sinclair ZX Spectrum
All I want for Christmas is: 10ft snow

Stuart Panter

Ellen Rogers

Film: The Holiday
Song: Driving Home for Christmas – Chris Rea
Tradition: We sing Happy Birthday to Baby Jesus when the Christmas Cake is alight 😊
Joke: What do you call an old snowman? Water.
2018 Advert: #EltonJohnLewis
Carol: Ding Dong Merrily on High
Part of Christmas dinner: Nope too hard. All of it.
Tipple: Gin (any time of year)
Chocolate from the Celebrations tub: Galaxy
All I want for Christmas is: To see the kids faces on Christmas morning. To spend it with family. 

Film: How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Song: Somewhere Only We Know – Lily Allen, or Last Christmas – Wham!
Tradition: Baking Christmas goodies & Boxing Day dog walk on the beach – with Benny in his Santa Paws jacket
Part of Christmas dinner: Everything but the sprouts!
Tipple: Mulled Cider
Childhood toy: Can any 90’s toy beat a Furby? I also remember a talking Elmo that I carried around every day for a year
All I want for Christmas is: for my car to make it into the new year…

Danielle Chapman

Ian Tregidgo

Tradition: Buying a reduced Christmas pudding for next year (sort of ageing I guess).
Song: Elton John – Step Into Christmas.
Joke: Q. What did one snowman say to the other? A. Do you smell carrots?
Carol: Carol of Bells.
Part of Christmas dinner: The leftovers in a sandwich,  a cheese board, a pre-baked bread roll with butter and covered in cracked black pepper.
Chocolate from the Celebrations tub:
Tipple: Rum egg nog or port.
Childhood toy:  Pokemon Red for the Gameboy Pocket.
All I want for Christmas is: All 91 volumes of One Piece, and slippers.

Film: Die Hard
Summer wonderland
Joke: (See song)
Tradition: Barbecue, swim, flip flops (It's worth mentioning Dean's from NZ, not Kernow..)
Part of Christmas dinner: Ham
Chocolate from the Celebrations tub: Celebrations tub? What is this foreign tub thing. Scorched almonds all the way
Tipple: Yes
All I want for Christmas is: A bit of sunshine, but I’ll settle for snow

Dean Marcussen

Liam Prowse

Film: Call Me Claus
Song: All I Want for Christmas Is You
Tradition: literally just realised my family don’t have any
Joke: What did one snowman say to the other snowman?Can you smell carrot?
2018 Advert: John Lewis
Carol: Silent Night
Part of Christmas dinner: Pigs in blankets
Chocolate from the Celebrations tub:
Mulled Cider
Childhood moment/ toy: The Original Playstation
All I want for Christmas is: a winning lottery ticket?

Film: Love Actually (I watch it in the height of summer)
Song: Chris de Burgh – A Spaceman came travelling
Joke: As a Redruth boy I’d usually say Camborne’s Christmas tree, but they’ve done well this year to be fair!
2018 Advert: Nothing is beating the Bude Tunnel
Chocolate from the Celebrations tub: Galaxy Truffle. May we never forget.
Childhood moment: Watching my dad tackle the Harry Potter Lego, as I watch with the cheese board..

Tom Gainey

Tyra Fox

Film: Die Hard, Groundhog Day (watched last night), Love Actually (watched last week) … I could go on
Song: All I want for Christmas is You – Mariah Carey
Tradition: Taking my ninja dogs out to Perran Sands in the morning for a Christmas walk
Carol: Twelve days of Christmas
Part of Christmas dinner: Roast potatoes and cauliflower and broccoli cheese (nom nom)
Chocolate from the Celebrations tub: Snickers
Tipple: Bubbles darlings
Childhood toy: My purple bicycle in the living room when I was about 10
All I want for Christmas is: #vanlife

Film: National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, Rare Exports, Gremlins
Song: Fairytale of New York
Drinking before noon, eating a serious amount of chocolate, forcing my unwilling family to play board games. 
2018 Advert
: Nothing beats the Bear and the Hare John Lewis ad from 2013. Get the hankies out. 
Anything by Mr Buble. 😉 
Part of Christmas dinner: 
Homemade bread sauce on everything. MMMMM!
Chocolate from the Celebrations tub: 
Maltesers - Teaser
Childhood moment/ toy: 
The year my brothers told me I’d got a bike before I had made it to the living room.
All I want for Christmas is: 
A good surf forecast. :D

Claire Edwards

Final thoughts

Do you share any of Team Everest's traditions? Have any of them given you a shock?

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Want to learn more about the team? Find out more about who we are, and learn tips and insights from our expert team in our Explainer Series

Words: Tom Gainey

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