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Scottish Christmas Decor

Updated on November 24, 2013

Scottish Christmas Decorations

A Scottish Christmas Greeting: Nollaig chridheil huibh = Merry Christmas

Christmas is a simple yet classy affair in Scotland, and fairly distinct from any other. This is the time in Scotland for all families and friends to spend quality time together. The Scottish Christmas has for years been all about enjoyment which includes feasting, drinking, dancing, gaming, singing and music.

A braw time is had by all! Check below for some great Scottish Christmas Decorations.

Photo Credit: Billybraveheart

Kurt Adler Steinbach 17-1/2-Inch Duncan The Scottish Santa Limited Edition German Nutcracker - Scottish Christmas Decorations

Kurt Adler Steinbach 17-1/2-Inch Duncan The Scottish Santa Limited Edition German Nutcracker
Kurt Adler Steinbach 17-1/2-Inch Duncan The Scottish Santa Limited Edition German Nutcracker

Steinbach is recognized the world over for their unique designs, superb quality and the attention to detail of their woodcarved nutcracker masterpieces.

Product Features

Wood-carved nutcracker created by famed Steinbach family

Exclusive limited edition collector's item--only 7500 pieces created

Scottish-themed nutcracker with plaid kilt, large red hat with white pom-pom, and bagpipe

Measures 17-1/2 inches high

Made in Germany; imported by Kurt Adler


A Traditional Scottish Christmas!

Decorations: Most homes in Scotland tended to hang evergreens, holly with berries being a must!. Some decorate their trees with bows made from different clan tartans. The tree top varies from a teddy bear dressed in tartan, to a large tartan bow, a simple star, or the traditional fairy and there is stockings or pillowcases suspend from a fireplace mantel as well as candles in a window to light the way for travelers.

Music: For years the most traditional music came from musicians such as Jimmy MacLeod and his band, whether you want a sing along, a dance or just background music, this has always been a must for a Scottish Christmas parties! But, as we all know, over the years taste in music has changed and varies much, so be prepared and have a nice selection on hand!

The Menu: A spectacular and beautifully set table for Christmas Dinner is a sight to cherish. Make sure the Christmas Crackers are included, these have been a long standing family tradition in my clan. The "wee bang" when pulled, sends an exciting feeling throughout the room, not to mention what comes from within, normally a little party hat, a trinket, a little joke and a wee toy.

Starters: Soup! it has to be a good bowl of home made soup, and my Mother certainly knows how to make that. A nice bowl of lentil soup goes down well on a cold Christmas day!

Main Dish The roast turkey is still probably the most popular, but we always have a chicken included. To compliment the turkey/chicken, there is naturally some sage and onion stuffing, mashed and roasted potatoes, chipolata sausages, brussel sprouts, some sweet peas, carrots, cranberry jelly, and last but not least, a nice bowl of home made gravy!

Dessert: What would Christmas be without the Traditional Scottish Christmas Pudding, served with brandy butter, rum sauce, custard or fresh cream. Some have been known to add Vanilla Ice Cream!

Always Available: Mince Pies, Christmas Cake, Shortbread, Yule Log cake,Tablet, Fruit and Nuts, and Chocolate are always up for grabs throughout the festive period!

Drinks: Normally left to each individual, whether it is a soft drink or alcohol, a nice well stocked drinks cabinet is a must, however a nice bottle of wine is served throughout the main meal.

Jim Shore Heartwood Creek from Enesco Scottish Santa Figurine

Old World Christmas Scottish Thistle Glass Ornament

Walkers Pure Butter Assorted Shortbread Cookie, 58.4 Ounce

Scottish Christmas Cincinnati Reds All-Star Light Up Snowmen

Cute Christmas Holiday Scottish Terrier Dog Ornament Statue Figurine

Cute Christmas Holiday Scottish Terrier Dog Ornament Statue Figurine

Product Features

Traditional Glass Christmas Tree Ornament

Mouth blown and hand painted in Poland

Approximately 5.6 inches tall by 2.9 inches wide by 2.3 inches deep

Individually gift-boxed

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    • profile image


      5 years ago

      I LOVE all things Scottish, so I will be looking out for sme of these! Great lens. Thanks!

    • KimGiancaterino profile image


      5 years ago

      I love the Scottish Santa ornaments. Perfect for my dad (Clan Gunn).

    • Virginia Allain profile image

      Virginia Allain 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      The terriers are too cute. I need a few for my Christmas tree. The thistle is quite lovely too.

    • Aquamarine18 profile image


      6 years ago

      I love Scotland and I didn't even know there were special Scottish Christmas ornaments. I especially love the Scottish terrier ones!

    • patinkc profile image


      6 years ago from Midwest

      I'm featuring this lens on my Celtic Christmas Lens! I have to find out more about the Christmas Pudding!

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      Bill Armstrong 

      6 years ago from Valencia, California

      @isabellaroy: Your welcome and thanks for visit

    • isabellaroy profile image


      6 years ago

      I wasn't aware of Scottish Christmas Decor. Thanks to your lens, I now am.

    • Petzard profile image


      6 years ago

      This page is really fun. I love your Scottish Christmas checklist.

    • MelanieMurphyMyer profile image


      6 years ago

      Lovely page!

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      Shelly Sellers 

      6 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      The Scottish nutcracker is terrific!

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      randomthings lm 

      6 years ago

      This was a very cool article! Well done, well laid out. and i LOVE Scotland!!

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      6 years ago

      Love the Scottish nutcrackers!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Christmas will be here before we know it. Since our Sister City is Stornoway, I always enjoy seeing anything from Scotland.


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