How to avoid Brexit at the Christmas dinner table

Don’t mention the B word: Flora Gill explains how to keep things cordial this Christmas

5 festive artworks to discover this Christmas

Gallery owner and former Christie’s Director Deborah Allan shares five festive paintings for Christmas

Table Talk Podcast: Sophia Money-Coutts

Sophia Money-Coutts talks about her life through the lens of food, with Lara Prendergast and Vintage Chef Olivia Potts

How to pull off black tie dressing

A gentleman’s guide for the winter party season

Recipe: Christmas cake

Festive fruit cake done properly

Have yourself a very royal Christmas

The royal traditions we should all be adopting this year

Five special cheeses for Christmas

Go for something more exciting than your usual stilton and cheddar

Recipe: nordic christmas gravlax

A surprisingly straightforward take on cured salmon

Last-minute getaways for the New Year

Say hello to 2019 from the comfort of your very own houseboat, lighthouse or prison cell

The art of the wreath

How to dress your door this Christmas: from scrumping for laurel to garnishing with clementines

For Christmas markets with a twist, go Dutch

Discover a cave market and a floating market a train-ride away from Amsterdam

12 items to stockpile for a No-Deal Brexit

Quick! Forget the cans of beans and snap up your Iberico ham, Hermes scarves and French wine before the tariffs arrive.

The best living nativities

Bring to life the events of the Christmas story with the help of these three nativities, all featuring live animals.

Christmas Dinner in a box

We investigate three hassle-free options for Christmas dinner