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?

Recipe: Gingerbread Ham

A Christmas recipe whose festive flavours you will want to recreate year after year

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

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