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Xmas

  • Are We Having Fun Yet? Highs & lows of the nativity

    In an extract from her hilarious new book, Lucy Mangan tells the all-too-familiar tale of a Christmas nativity, from the sublime to the ridiculous

  • Make this: Scenic Supper Hot Mulled Gin

    Want to know the winter warmer we're necking at Muddy this Christmas? This spicy delight direct from the gourmands at Scenic Supper is utterly delicious.

  • Xmas table

    How to ace Christmas lunch

    If the idea of laying on Christmas lunch for 16 extended family members and their multifarious dietary requirements brings you out in a cold sweat then fear not! We grilled top chef Sam Squires of Hibiscus for his top tips to save the spuds and your sanity.

  • Christmas gift guide: for pets

    We've found 12 fab stocking fillers for the furry (and scaly and hairy) members of the family. Share the Christmas love with these animal crackers.

  • Anja Dunk’s Advent bake: the perfect Christmas biscuit

    The Insta-star chef has brought out a gorgeous festive book of baking. Not only has she shared a delish (and pretty) recipe with us, but she's offered three copies of her latest cookbook to Muddy readers!

  • Christmas gift guide: food & drink

    For fine foodies, greedy gobblers, gin-drinkers and sugar-heads alike, this is the ultimate 2021 food and drink gift guide. The turkey isn't the only thing that'll be stuffed this Christmas...

  • The best things on TV this Christmas

    'Tis the season to ignore your loved ones and whack on the telly. From David Tennant circumnavigating the world to the new series of Emily in Paris, here's what's worth watching.

  • The ultimate Christmas gravy recipe

    Jack Stein's simple get-ahead recipe is time saving and might just be the best gravy you've ever tasted

  • Christmas gift guide: for him

    What to buy the bloke who has everything (or 'wants nothing')? We've sorted his Christmas list with 25 cool gifting ideas from independent brands and businesses across the Muddy counties

  • Your festive guide to the big smoke this Christmas

    Eat, drink, and be merry in the capital this festive season with our holly jolly hitlist. From glam pop-ups and glittering fairgrounds to cocktails and carols, here's the best of the best.

  • Christmas gift guide: for kids

    Time to get cracking on the Crimbo presents! Nail your shopping for nippers with this curated guide of the sweetest gifts from indie brands and businesses.

  • Christmas gift guide: For Her

    Aunts, mums, grandmas, sisters and your girl posse all covered for Crimbo, plus some spot-on suggestions for gifts to self. Ho ho ho!

  • Letterbox love: 47 gifts to send to their door

    Choose from these gorgeous artisan present boxes, sent nationwide, from bespoke biscuits to gin and chocolate, and pamper packs to paperbacks. That's Christmas sorted.

  • John Lewis and M&S Christmas ads are here – which is your favourite?

    It's that time of year again folks! Our two high street favourites are back with their festive telly offerings for 2021 - but which gets your vote?

  • Christmas gift guide: for tweens & teens

    Wondering what to get those mopey teens? From TikTok gadgets to trendy fashion to the all-important skincare, here are 28 hand-picked gift ideas they'll love (even if they won't admit it).

  • Great party venues in and around Northants

    Got a bash coming up? Looking for a venue for it? Here are just some of the very best we have in and around Northants.

  • 10 marvellous Xmas markets

    Mulled wine, mince pies and plenty of shopping, we bring you the lowdown on this year's unmissable Xmas markets

  • IPads down kids – it’s book time!

    Got kids aged 3 to 11 and want them to escape into a world of pure imagination? Look at these wonderful books by Children's author Anne Stairmand! The Mudlets will LOVE them.

  • What’s on this week

    Mon 3rd-Sun 9th Dec: This week in N'hants is filled with music, movies, mince-pies, and of course a dash of (early) xmas magic.

  • What’s on this weekend

    Fri 7th-Sun 9th Dec: From Christmas food fiestas, fabulous vintage films, and even flying with Peter Pan, this week in N'hants is full of family surprises.

  • Christmas in the West End

    Shows, panto, ballet, musicals, even a bit of puppetry ...check out our pick of the West End this holiday season

  • 12 cosy pubs to visit in January

    Local cosy Pubs. They're not just for Christmas, but if you're looking for seasonal fayre and great hospitality then here are 12 of the best

  • Gotta Have It

    Holly and ivy are SO last year. We're all about these alternative Christmas wreaths, bringing some proper festive ding dong to your front door.

  • Is private dining all it’s cracked up to be?

    Muddy takes one for the team and trots off for a truly memorable dining experience at Highgate House...

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