From a stuffed kangaroo to the statue of liberty – political gifts are a diplomatic minefield
Since when has straightforward Christmas dinner become so painfully unfashionable?
Our take on the six best shows to catch while you still can
Forget toys and chocolate – it’s all about virtue this Christmas
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Gallery owner and former Christie’s Director Deborah Allan shares five festive paintings for Christmas
The royal traditions we should all be adopting this year
Go for something more exciting than your usual stilton and cheddar
Say hello to 2019 from the comfort of your very own houseboat, lighthouse or prison cell
How to dress your door this Christmas: from scrumping for laurel to garnishing with clementines
Discover a cave market and a floating market a train-ride away from Amsterdam
Quick! Forget the cans of beans and snap up your Iberico ham, Hermes scarves and French wine before the tariffs arrive.
Bring to life the events of the Christmas story with the help of these three nativities, all featuring live animals.
We investigate three hassle-free options for Christmas dinner
The platitude is invariably: ‘Be yourself!’ Which sounds great – if ‘being yourself’ means buying her cosmetics, bath bombs and tatty handbags.
How to rustle up a delicious, meat-free meal on Christmas Day
Ayesha Hazarika on Gordon Brown’s struggles with diversity training, doing Ed Miliband’s make-up and why Jeremy Corbyn is like a wonky broom
There’s a whole new hazard to contend with in the dating game
Taking LSD has come a long way from the dreams of acid-dropping hippies
Newly legal marijuana is a powerful draw but strict state regulation may put off the potheads
Feel well informed and more socially aware? Here’s how to maintain your sanity in a world gone mad
The racing legends is proud of his 27 Grands Prix victories — but even prouder of saving countless younger drivers’ lives
Take your decorations up a notch by learning how to make stunning wreaths and festive floral arrangements
Where to go for festive music this December
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