Nat King Cole may have sung about chestnuts roasting by an open fire but for Britons living abroad it seems it'll be Downton and Dairy Milk they'll be enjoying in front of the fire this Christmas. For the online retailer Amazon has revealed the most popular items expats and Anglophiles are rooting for this festive season, with nostalgic gifts with products that have a taste of home topping their wish list.
As Santa readies to make his deliveries, Amazon are shipping out plenty of famously British foods across the globe with Quality Street, Princes Corned Beef, Tyrells Sea Salt & Cider Vinegar Crisps, Scott’s Old Fashioned Porridge Oats and Grant’s Whisky proving the most popular cravings of Brits abroad.
Tellies around the world are also preparing to tune into British classics as the global orders flood in for the likes of Downton Abbey and Monty Python.
Here's the run-down of Amazon's top ten most exported British items:
- Downton Abbey - Series 5 DVD
- Eddie Izzard: Force Majeure Live DVD
- Monty Python's Flying Circus DVD
- Quality Street Large Tin
- Mrs Brown's Boys - Big Box Series 1-3 DVD
- Shetland - Series 1-2 DVD
- Doctor Who - Series 6 DVD
- Luscombe Farm Hot Ginger Beer
- Tyrrells Sea Salt & Cider Vinegar Crisps
- Cadbury Dairy Milk Advent Calendar
Yet from country to country, the taste for a touch of home differs, with digestive biscuits proving the most popular British item bought in Denmark, whilst Japan calls in the Sherlock series and Latvia stocks up on all things Paddington Bear.
What gift would most remind you of home or Christmases past?
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