Martini is the king of Christmas cocktails

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

How to put up with people suffering from Obsessional Christmas Disorder

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

London’s best Christmas afternoon teas

Six of the capital’s most indulgent festive teas

Fine wines to splash out on for Christmas

Four top notch tipples that are worth spending big on

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

How goose flew back into festive fashion

The traditional Christmas bird is making a comeback

Don’t waste good sherry on granny this Christmas

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

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

The art of good mulling

How to make delicious and uplifting mulled wine at home

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

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