When was the last time you played parlour games, sang carols or put satsumas and nuts in stockings?

Not in a long time? Or maybe never? It seems these are just some of the British festive traditions that need to be saved for future generations, according to a survey.

More than three-quarters (78%) of people look forward to Christmas time each year, and three-fifths (60%) think festive traditions are important to the celebrations, but it seems classic activities such as roasting chestnuts are at risk of losing favour to more modern pursuits.

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The survey of 2,000 people, commissioned by Egmont Publishing – a publisher of Winnie-the-Pooh stories – has inspired a series of new illustrations which show the characters enjoying the simple festive pleasures of old.

Drawn by illustrator Mark Burgess, the pictures show Pooh characters acting out 10 old traditions that we think need saving.

1. Playing ‘parlour games’ as a family

Winnie-the-Pooh illustrations.
(Mark Burgess/Egmont Publishing)

2. Carol singing

Winnie-the-Pooh illustrations.
(Mark Burgess/Egmont Publishing)

3. Making paper chains to decorate the home

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4. Putting satsumas and nuts in stockings

Winnie-the-Pooh illustrations.
(Mark Burgess/Egmont Publishing)

5. Enjoying roasted chestnuts

Winnie-the-Pooh illustrations.
(Mark Burgess/Egmont Publishing)

6. Sending Christmas cards

Winnie-the-Pooh illustrations.
(Mark Burgess/Egmont Publishing)

7. Your Christmas stocking being an actual stocking

Winnie-the-Pooh illustrations.
(Mark Burgess/Egmont Publishing)

8. Getting dressed in your best clothes for Christmas lunch

Winnie-the-Pooh illustrations.
(Mark Burgess/Egmont Publishing)

9. Going for a family walk together on Christmas Day

Winnie-the-Pooh illustrations.
(Mark Burgess/Egmont Publishing)

10. Writing a letter to Father Christmas

Winnie-the-Pooh illustrations.
(Mark Burgess/Egmont Publishing)