21 Days of Christmas | Celebrate with… Debrett’s Renee Kuo

To celebrate the penultimate day of Walpole’s 21 Days of Christmas, we spoke with Renée Kuo, Debrett’s Managing Director, who says that it’s her Debrett’s pocket diary that keeps her afloat and on schedule during each busy festive season and how Claridge’s is the place to be at Christmas. 

How will you be celebrating Christmas this year?
Nesting at home, waiting for my baby to decide when he wants to enter the world.

Favourite Christmas food?
Stuffing – enough to last through Boxing Day and beyond.

Best place to experience Christmas in London? 
I love seeing Claridge’s tree each year. Couple that with their Christmas afternoon tea to get rid of any inner Scrooge.

What’s your favourite Christmas tradition?
Singing Christmas carols, volunteering and donating to those less fortunate – and remembering amidst all the hustle and bustle that the Season is about the birth of the baby Jesus.

Favourite festive films?
I love the animated ones from the 1960s: A Charlie Brown ChristmasRudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit ToysHow the Grinch Stole Christmas

Advice on surviving the festive season?
During this busy time (and with ‘baby brain’!), it’s easy to forget appointments or double-book meetings and parties. Our Debrett’s diaries are both practical and stylish for jotting down your intended whereabouts. And, for sanity’s sake, avoid Oxford Street until the New Year.