festive

How to put up with people suffering from Obsessional Christmas Disorder

There’s is only one way to deal with Christmas obsessives

8 Dec 2019

Gatecrash with panache (and other tips for surviving the party season)

Joan Collins, Celia Walden and Miss Steerpike reveal how they make it through December’s festivities in one piece

5 Dec 2019

Martini is the king of Christmas cocktails

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

London’s best Christmas afternoon teas

Six of the capital’s most indulgent festive teas

15 Dec 2016

Fine wines to splash out on for Christmas

Four top notch tipples that are worth spending big on

13 Dec 2016

Sloe gin: the Dickensian choice for Christmas

Celebrate with a traditional festive tipple

Why armagnac is the best of the brandies

Make armagnac your French fancy this Christmas

How goose flew back into festive fashion

The traditional Christmas bird is making a comeback

7 Dec 2016

Spectacular wines that won’t cost you a fortune this Christmas

Four magnificent bottles to stock up on in December

6 Dec 2016

Don’t waste good sherry on granny this Christmas

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

A Christmas cake for people who hate Christmas Cake

How to bake sticky gingerbread wreath cake

The best American whiskeys to drink this Christmas

The first in our 12 Drinks of Christmas series, courtesy of the Thinking Drinkers

The only way to survive Christmas is to hide

The festive season puts us all in mortal danger

1 Dec 2016

The art of good mulling

How to make delicious and uplifting mulled wine at home

29 Nov 2016

Forget tacky Christmas jumpers, go for a designer number this winter

The trend for Christmas jumpers has gone upmarket – here’s a guide to the best posh festive pullovers

28 Nov 2016

Boozing, flirting and a little brawling is the best way to enjoy the festive season

Julie Burchill on how to survive the party circuit this Christmas

25 Nov 2016

Christmas sandwiches are disgusting – and here are the worst of them

A run down of the worst festive food currently being peddled in our high streets

18 Nov 2016