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Christmas recipes

From a luxurious festive breakfast, through to turkey with all the trimmings and good old Christmas pud.

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Christmas desserts

Tempting alternatives to Christmas pudding.

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Garden wildlife watch: the Christmas robin

Why do we associate the robin with Christmas? Find out here.

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Soup-er ways to warm up

Filling, warming and a great way to use up all kinds of leftovers - find a soup recipe to tempt you from our collection of recipe. Pictured above, pumpkin soup.

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Red post box

Christmas post deadlines

Check our listing for Royal Mail’s recommended last post dates for Christmas delivery.

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Hasselback potato

Roast hasselback potatoes recipe

The ridges cut into these roast hasselback potatoes create a particularly crunchy roasted outer layer, perfect for a showstopping Christmas dinner.

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Christmas gift guide for grandchildren

Use our guide to the four main stages of childhood to find the perfect gift that’ll not only please the child but also their parents.

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