If you want a traditional British Christmas cake, and that is the only one I know, I can’t recommend any better than Delia Smith’s recipe for Rich Fruit Cake. I hesitate to say it here, because this is Rose’s site, but I hope she will forgive me, but it is the one I use every year, and have done for about 30 years! I have also used it for wedding cakes and other celebrations, it never fails me! I really don’t know any other traditional Christmas cake other than our fruit cake and I know it is looked on with disgust by our UK friends but our dried fruits are different i think. If you’d like the recipe you can get it on her website, just Google it or if you have problems I can give it to you.
She also has a good pudding recipe.