Christmas is a very special time of the year in Barbados. The sky is bluer, the waters match the sky, the breeze is more intense and it’s much cooler in the evenings. Christmas blooms such as Christmas candle, poinsettia, and snow on the mountain. The century old Christmas morning walk in Queens Park is Crème de la Crème of Christmas Day. Thousands Barbadians turn out in their finest new grabs to “out-do” each other and visitors join in the celebration as observers and participants. Entertainment is provided by the captivating music of the Royal Barbados Police Band, who present the best of Christmas music as well as local favorites. Christmas lunch would not be complete without the staples of Sorrel punch and Jug Jug. There is hardly a Christmas table where these two items will not be present.