Christmas planning

Be prepared for the big day with our Christmas recipe collections, festive menus, handy time plans, tools and make-ahead feasts.
Christmas dinner menu plans

Christmas dinner menu plans

Discover our best Christmas menus, from budget to easiest ever, next level and classic.
Freezable festive recipes

Freezable festive recipes

Put Christmas on ice with our clever get-ahead recipes, then sit back and relax on the big day.
Our famous roast timer

Our famous roast timer

Discover our easy-to-use roast timer so your Christmas meal is nothing short of perfect.
Our best Christmas recipes

Our best Christmas recipes

Step in from the cold and enter our cosy Christmas kitchen, full of fun and festive recipes.
Festive starter recipes

Festive starter recipes

Make your Christmas meal extra special with our sophisticated starters.

Top Christmas desserts

Rocky road cheesecake pudding with sparklers in the top Recipe

Rocky road cheesecake pudding


(11 ratings)

White forest meringue roulade served on a plate and in slices Recipe

White forest meringue roulade


(4 ratings)

Try this ultimate make-ahead dessert for Christmas: meringue, white chocolate,...
Irish cream tiramisu served in a baking dish Recipe

Irish cream tiramisu


(17 ratings)

You can make this no-cook tiramisu ahead to save on time when hosting a party...
Layered fruit trifle in a glass bowl Recipe

Classic trifle


(16 ratings)

Christmas celebrations are not complete without a trifle and this recipe is...
Coconut custard tart topped with roasted pineapple Recipe

Coconut custard tart with roasted pineapple


(0 ratings)

This custard tart has a tropical twist with sunny Caribbean flavours. Bake it...

Top 5 Christmas sides

A collection of wild mushroom Yorkshire puddings Recipe

Wild mushroom Yorkshire puddings


(0 ratings)

Apricot & hazelnut stuffing Recipe

Apricot & hazelnut stuffing


(26 ratings)

Fantasic as part of the meal - so much more than just a stuffing for the turkey
Triple pigs in blankets presented in a baking dish Recipe

Triple pigs in blankets


(2 ratings)

Pack in three times the flavour with these triple pigs in blankets. You can...
Golden goose fat potatoes & parsnips on a serving platter with baked lemons and a jug of gravy Recipe

Golden goose fat potatoes & parsnips


(1 rating)

Roast your potatoes and parsnips in goose fat this Christmas for the ultimate...
Streaky stuffing parcels Recipe

Streaky stuffing parcels


(1 rating)

Sage and onion stuffing balls wrapped in bacon makes a great alternative to...
Start by printing out your recipes and working out what you can prepare before Christmas Day. The final push should be all about cooking or reheating, not peeling and chopping.

When do you start planning Christmas?

Do you enjoy the rush of last-minute Christmas chaos, or is all of your Christmas prep done in advance? Let us know how you plan for the festive season...
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