Posted by Aston Avery

Listen: have a holly jolly, etiquette Christmas

As we look forward to the festive weekend (including the extra days off) and spending time with our loved ones, whether we are hosting or one of the guests, it is important that our etiquette is excellent and that we are not festive fools.

Indeed, more than half (52%) of us think dinner party etiquette is important but, as a guest, what should we take with us? Should we share it with everyone? If it is not consumed, can we take it back?

And, as the host, should we ask people to contribute to the cost? Do we have to cater for vegans and veggies? Do we have to open the food and drink people bring with them?

The top items we take when attending a dinner party, according to Co-op, are a box of chocolates (26%), flowers (25%), a bottle of expensive red wine (17%) or expensive white wine (14%) and 10% splash out on a bottle of champagne.

Aston spoke to etiquette expert William Hanson.

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