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Xmas

  • 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.

  • Gotta have it! Bonkers baubles for your Christmas tree

    Forget subtle sparkle and colour co-ordination - this year we're embracing kitsch and dressing our Christmas trees with the most bonkers baubles we can find! Which is your favourite?

  • Your alternative advent calendar guide for 2020

    Move over, chocolate. From gin to jewellery, and options for men and minis, here are the best alternative advent calendars to count down the festive season.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Gift Guide: For nippers

    Treat the little people! 26 brilliant pressies to wrap under the tree for kids this Christmas.

  • Gift Guide: Tweens & Teens

    Those pesky tweens and teens are a nightmare to buy for - but we think we've nailed it for you! 25 gifts that might even get you more than a grunt of thanks on Christmas Day.

  • Christmas gift guide: for him

    What to buy the man in your life? Hey, easy peasy! Here's our curated 'Best for Blokes', as chosen by Muddy editors across our 22 gorgeous counties.

  • Christmas rapping

    Watch out John Lewis! IKEA's and M&S's Christmas adverts are bonkers and brilliant! Watch, laugh and tell us your favourite.

  • 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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