A vegan Christmas dinner done properly

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

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

Five special cheeses for Christmas

Go for something more exciting than your usual stilton and cheddar

The best wines for Christmas 2017

A guide to this year’s best value supermarket wines

Why brandy is the true spirit of Christmas

Plus a selection of the best brandies to sample this festive season

Perfect presents for foodies

The ultimate gift guide for keen cooks and enthusiastic gourmands

Recipe: Christmas stollen

The advent calendars are out – and that means it’s also time for this delicious festive fruit bread

Go free range for turkey delight this Christmas

Olivia Potts visits one of Britain’s most outstanding turkey farms

The gift guide

TIME TO SHINE 1 Stone Paris Love Letter ring, £3,3602 Venyx World Rainbow Aton necklace, £5,5203 Cassandra Goad personalised gold…

The best hampers for Christmas 2017

Succulent ham, salted caramel sauce, and rare-breed pork salami… wicker baskets have never been so exotic

I love Advent – it’s the gentle waltz to Christmas excess

You owe it to your liver to prepare it for the onslaught to come

Ditch the kitsch and give your Christmas vol-au-vents a modern makeover

These ones, on a Middle Eastern theme, make the idea retro canapé

Gallery: The Fayre of St James’s

Stephen Fry, Ellie Goulding and Cressida Bonas took part in the festive charity concert

The finest festive bolt-holes in Britain

Luxurious ways to avoid the Christmas madness

The best carol and Christmas concerts in Britain

A guide to where to go for festive music this December

The best advent calendars for Christmas 2017

A selection of extravagant, edible and traditional calendars for the festive season

Christmas sandwiches 2017: the best and worst

This year’s turkey sandwiches and veggie options tasted and rated

Christmas 2017: 10 family shows to book right now

From pantomimes to Dickens, festive productions for all ages

Martini is the king of Christmas cocktails

The three-martini lunch is a tradition worth reviving during the festive season

Don’t waste good sherry on granny this Christmas

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