How does James Bond celebrate Christmas? Ian Fleming’s novels contain few clues. Just one adventure – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service – has events coinciding with the festive period.
A letter from Ann Fleming written on 30th December 1960 reveals that the Flemings spent Christmas that year in St Moritz, Switzerland. Reading the letter now, one is struck by similarities with certain passages in On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
As we approach Christmas, what better way to get into the spirit of the season than to watch On Her Majesty's Secret Service, accompanied by a glass of eggnog.
At Quarterdeck, M’s country home, Bond sits down to Christmas lunch and the plum pudding duly arrives 'flaming traditionally.'