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

18 Dec 2018

5 festive artworks to discover this Christmas

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

18 Dec 2018

How to pull off black tie dressing

My office is on Upper Brook Street, which means that throughout the year, hoards of black tie party-goers amble along…

17 Dec 2018

Recipe: Christmas cake

Festive fruit cake done properly

Have yourself a very royal Christmas

The royal traditions we should all be adopting this year

15 Dec 2018

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 best living nativities

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

9 Dec 2018

Christmas Dinner in a box

We investigate three hassle-free options for Christmas dinner

9 Dec 2018

Recipe: Cheese Straws

The perfect nibble for the Christmas party season

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.

5 Dec 2018

A vegan Christmas dinner done properly

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

5 Dec 2018
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Christmas 2018: The best new gadgets to buy

What a cornucopia of goodies to choose from! I’ve always had a weakness for high-tech gadgetry and here were some…

28 Nov 2018

Christmas 2018 Gift Guide

1 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona watch, £POA2 Cassandra Goad Conversacion green tourmaline and ruby pendant, £6,8903 Polly Wales stud…

28 Nov 2018

Recipe: Christmas Lebkuchen

One taste of German gingerbread and you’ll be hooked

For festive drinking, choose Christmas spirits

December is a great time of the year to rebel against what Kingsley Amis called ‘the tyranny of wine’

28 Nov 2018

Christmas sandwiches 2018: the best and worst

This year’s festive offerings tasted and rated

19 Nov 2018

Cigars: the ultimate gift guide

How to pick out the perfect cigar for the smoker in your life

12 Dec 2017

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

Go free range for turkey delight this Christmas

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

The best hampers for Christmas 2017

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

29 Nov 2017

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

29 Nov 2017

Ditch The Kitsch & Give Your Christmas Vol-Au-Vents A Modern Makeover

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

Where to get your skates on

The best ice rinks in Britain for Christmas 2017

24 Nov 2017

The finest festive bolt-holes in Britain

Luxurious ways to avoid the Christmas madness

23 Nov 2017