Christmas dinners around the globe

Turkey is the mainstay of the British Christmas but what do people eat elsewhere in the world?

Christmas brings out the food snob in us all

Since when has straightforward Christmas dinner become so painfully unfashionable?

The best West End shows to see this Christmas

Our take on the six best shows to catch while you still can

Woke Christmas gifts: a guide to virtue-giving

Forget toys and chocolate – it’s all about virtue this Christmas

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

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

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

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

This Christmas, I’m standing up to the likes of Joe Sugg and Zoella

The platitude is invariably: ‘Be yourself!’ Which sounds great – if ‘being yourself’ means buying her cosmetics, bath bombs and tatty handbags.

A vegan Christmas dinner done properly

How to rustle up a delicious, meat-free meal on Christmas Day

Six of the best Christmas flower courses

Take your decorations up a notch by learning how to make stunning wreaths and festive floral arrangements

Recipe: Nut roast

When it comes to Christmas lunch, with so many other dishes jostling for attention, do vegetarians even need a culinary…

In praise of bread sauce

The key ingredient to a very British Christmas

Head down under for your Christmas wine

Stock up on some fabulous wines from Australia this festive season

Recipe: Jamie Oliver’s roast goose

The ultimate festive recipe for roast goose, slow-cooked with Christmas spices

The best wines for Christmas 2018

A guide to this year’s best value supermarket wines