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Jolabokafodid: how this cosy Icelandic Christmas Eve tradition can help you feel festive, even in 2021

Struggling to feel festive? ‘Jolabokaflodid’ is the cosy Icelandic tradition to adopt

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Amy Beecham
  • pile of Christmas novels with best opening lines with candles and decorations
    Books

    20 unforgettable opening lines from our favourite Christmas books

  • Stylist Magazine
    Life

    What happened next? Stylist meets the US inaugural poet Amanda Gorman in this week’s magazine

  • Christmas poetry: what to read at christmas
    Quotes

    25 Christmas poems that capture the spirit of the season

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Natural History Museum ice rink
Travel

Mark the start of the festive season with a trip to one of London’s outdoor ice rinks

Get your skates on.

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Lauren Geall
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Mariah Carey Christmas Magic Continues
TV

Mariah Carey’s Christmas TV special gets a sparkly new trailer and release date

It’s never too early to be thinking about Christmas when Mariah is involved.

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Morgan Cormack
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Big festive jewellery and where to buy: necklaces, earrings and rings
Fashion

Big bling is back for winter – 3 key pieces to wear now

Go big or go home.

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Naomi May
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Christmas 2021: 12 eco-friendly gift wrapping ideas for a sustainable festive season
Home and interiors

10 eco-friendly (and stylish) gift wrapping ideas for a sustainable Christmas

From foraged decorations to fabric gift bags, a sustainable festive season has never been easier.

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Megan Murray
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“I hate traditional ‘festive’ fashion – this is what I wear during party season instead”

And there's not one sparkly dress in sight.

Paxton & Whitfield/The Chuckling Cheese Company advent calendars
Food and Drink

7 delectable cheese advent calendars for a fromage-filled Christmas countdown

Goodbye chocolate, hello cheddar.

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Lauren Geall
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Life

5 magical Christmas traditions from around the world to add to your festive ritual

Take inspiration from another culture this Christmas.

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Christobel Hastings
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Interior design

5 last minute decor touches to make your home feel festive

It may not be the Christmas we hoped for but you can still make your home look the part.

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Megan Murray
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Beauty

These beautiful candles will make your house smell like Christmas

From cinnamon and spice to all things nice.

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Chloe Burcham
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A group of friends playing a board game at Christmas
Entertainment

11 of the best board games to play online and in-person this Christmas

Just don’t blame us when the bad loser ruins everything.

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Lauren Geall
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Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special
TV

Mariah Carey’s star-studded Christmas extravaganza is the TV we need right now

Let Christmas commence.

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Hollie Richardson
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Hollie Richardson
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People are sharing their strong (and divided) views on the Christmas bubble rules

Twitter reacts to Boris Johnson's latest announcement.

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Win one of 500 pairs of ready to drink cocktails with Gordon's and Smirnoff

Try Gordon’s new Pink martini cocktail and Smirnoff's new Passion Fruit martini cocktail

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John Lewis Christmas ad
Life

Guys, the John Lewis Christmas advert is here – and it has an unexpected message

It's one of the biggest events on the festive calendar.

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Hollie Richardson
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People

Lonely at Christmas? Miley Cyrus just perfectly summed up why we need sad carols too

The singer's advice is a must-read for anyone feeling lonely this year.

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Jessica Rapana
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Life

This is when most people start to feel Christmassy, according to science

Not sure when you can start celebrating Christmas? New research has revealed the answer…

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Eve Crosbie
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Best Christmas TV: Gavin & Stacey Christmas Special 2019.
Life

All the Christmas TV we’ve got to look forward to this festive season

Crack out your planners: there’s a lot to watch.

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Lauren Geall
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Fashion

Christmas Jumper Day: the best styles to don this festive season

Want to be 100% that Christmas bitch? You need these sweaters in your life.

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Megan Murray
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Billie Bhatia
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The Christmas jumper to buy if you don’t like Christmas jumpers

Because Christmas Jumper Day is on the horizon

Life

Millennials are buying more Christmas trees than ever for the most millennial reason

We have two words: social media.

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Jessica Rapana
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