REVEALED: Your favourite Christmas smells, sounds, sights, and tastes

From the smell of a Christmas tree, the taste of that first bite of turkey, to the strains of a Christmas carol and the sight of snow falling outside, Christmas can be a celebration for the senses.

Wednesday, 2nd December 2015, 11:01 pm
Seeing faces filled with happiness is one of our favourite things to see at Christmas

And now, researchers claim to have come up with a definitive list of our favourite sights, smells, sounds, and tastes.

They include the fresh scent of a real Christmas tree, the sound of classic Christmas music, the sight of snow softly floating to the ground, and the taste of turkey and stuffing.

Have a read of the lists below and let us know what your favourites are by commenting below.

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The taste of turkey and stuffing and the sound of a roaring fire bring happy memories flooding back

The top five smells:

- Mulled wine

- Cinnamon

- Log fires

We might not admit it but the study suggests we love listening to Christmas music

- Pine

The top five sounds:

- Christmas music

- Laughter

Sadly, white Christmases are pretty rare - but they're still a favourite sight

- A roaring fire

- Someone walking on fresh snow for the first time

- The hustle and bustle of families together

The top five sights:

- Snow

- The Christmas tree going up

- Joyful faces

- The family sitting around the dinner table

- The table being laid for Christmas dinner

The top five tastes:

- Turkey and stuffing

- Mince pies

- Roast potatoes

- Christmas puddings

A spokesman for Scentsicles, which carried out the research, said: "When you think about the most powerful smells of Christmas - from mince pies to mulled wine - having these smells in the air will act as powerful triggers of the festive season, conjuring up happy memories of past Christmas times, and especially childhood, which is why they can feel safe and warm but also happy and exciting.

"Whilst sight, sound and taste can also trigger memories, smell memories are the most evocative of particular people, places and things often attached to a particular episode in our lives."