Getting ready for Christmas

It's almost Christmas, time to start prepping your presents, mixing up Christmas cake, planning a menu and plenty of parties. Good Food has it covered...

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25 ways to get excited for Christmas
We've put together Good Food's favourite festive moments to get you in the mood for Christmas fun.
How to get excited for Christmas
 

Three friends sat at a dinner table having a Christmas partyHow to throw a 'fake' Christmas party
Before Christmas day, there's plenty of time for as many Christmases as you like with friends. Why not throw an alternative party?
How to throw 'fake' Christmas
 

Beetroot tart tatin with onions and kale leavesComplete Christmas menu: Vegetarian
If you're planning an all-veggie Christmas or you're in need of some veggie inspiration, you need our complete Christmas menu. 
Read our vegetarian menu
 

Selection of Christmas canapes and starters on a tableHow to style a Christmas party
The Christmas season is all about parties, so read up on how to make sure your party's a roaring success.
How to style your Christmas party


Roast Christmas turkey with ham under the skinYour Christmas timeplan
Our failsafe recipes and calendar for the big day will keep you on track to deliver a flawless Christmas dinner.
See our Christmas timeplan
 

Selection of homemade Christmas gifts to put in a hamperHow to make a Christmas hamper
If you're making your own gifts this year, you can't go wrong with a thoughtfully assembled hamper of Christmas goodies.
How to put together a hamper
 

Tray of mince pies before being bakedHow to get ahead at Christmas
Don't stress over dinner preparations, we've got some tips and tricks to help you get ahead of the big day.
How to get ahead of Christmas prep
 

Christmas cake served in a cake tin with alcohol in a bottle to feed it10 classic Christmas recipes you can make ahead
You can prep your favourite Christmas desserts and mains ahead of time and freeze before the day itself.
Read our make ahead recipes


Iced biscuits hanging off hooks on an Advent calendar blackboardHow to make an edible Advent calendar
Count down to Christmas in style with our edible homemade chocoalte gingerbread tree. 
Make an edible calendar
 

Children at a table with Christmas baking productsChristmas projects for kids
Get the kids in the kitchen creating their own Christmas treats. Keep their little hands busy and make some delicious desserts to boot.
Make these kids Christmas projects

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