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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...

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
 

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How 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 leaves
Complete 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 table
How 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

Your 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 hamper
How 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 baked
How 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 it
10 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

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How 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 products
Christmas 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