Christmas is here, so we thought it might be fun to take a look at a proper cockney Christmas, exploring this festive period using words and phrases from the increasingly rare East London cockney rhyming slang.

Do you know your apples and pears from your dog and bone? How about your reelings and rockings or your wobbly jelly? See if you can make sense of this cockney guide from Happy2Move. (Don’t worry, the meanings are included too if you haven’t got a Scooby Doo!)

On Christmas Eve…

Cockney Rhyming Slang Christmas - Picture Britain

On Christmas Day…

Cockney Rhyming Slang Christmas - Picture Britain

At Turkey Time…

Cockney Rhyming Slang Christmas - Picture Britain

While Doing Some Epic Digesting…

Cockney Rhyming Slang Christmas - Picture Britain

And Inevitably…

Cockney Rhyming Slang Christmas - Picture Britain

Written by Abigail Young

I've had a passion for everything British my entire life, despite being raised as a small-town girl in the American Midwest, After years of dreaming, I got the chance to live and work in England for an entire year. Now I write about my favorite country, and hopefully inspire my fellow Britophiles to get over there and experience it for themselves.

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