Armagnac is more complex and rewarding than Cognac (Getty)

Why armagnac is the best of the brandies

Make armagnac your French fancy this Christmas

Goose has made a Christmas comeback (Getty)

How goose flew back into festive fashion

The traditional Christmas bird is making a comeback

We've picked out the wine, so you don't have to

Spectacular wines that won’t cost you a fortune this Christmas

Four magnificent bottles to stock up on in December

Visitors check out the new museum (Pic by Gareth Gardner)

Gallery: Inside the new Design Museum

The Design Museum has a spectacular new home in the old Commonwealth Insititute

Fun for all the family (Getty)

Don’t waste good sherry on granny this Christmas

Our 12 Drinks of Christmas series continues with a selection of fine sherries to sample

A perfect Yuletide alternative

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The Choristers of Westminster Abbey (Getty)

The best carol concerts in Britain

A guide to where to go for a festive sing-a-long this December

A selection of winter warmers from across the pond

The best American whiskeys to drink this Christmas

The first in our 12 Drinks of Christmas series, courtesy of the Thinking Drinkers

Father Christmas runs for cover (Getty)

The only way to survive Christmas is to hide

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Tamsin Greig will play Malvolia (National Theatre)

Six plays to book ahead for

Daniel Radcliffe, Jude Law and Tamsin Greig are all taking to the stage in 2017