Traditionally, Christmas puddings are made on the Sunday before Advent and is known as Stir-Up-Sunday. That's about five weeks before Christmas, or the last Sunday before the Christian season of Advent. While some say the traditional Christmas pudding is no longer as popular because many people now prefer a lighter, healthier, dessert, that's not necessarily true.
The recipe we use was given to me by my Mother Margaret. She made making pudding for 60 years, and I have been doing them myself for over 50 years The recipe has been handed down by her mother before her, and her mother before that.