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How To Cook A Perfect Turkey This Christmas (In 14 Simple Steps)

09/12/2014 12:48 GMT | Updated 08/01/2015 16:59 GMT

We might think nothing of rustling up a roast chicken with all the trimmings for Sunday lunch. But when tasked with the job of cooking the perfect turkey for Christmas dinner, feelings of panic can begin to surface.

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Maybe it’s the increased number of guests at the table, the pressure of cooking something extra special – or just the sheer size of the damn thing – that can make the idea of cooking a turkey so daunting.

But rest assured, by following a few simple 'roast turkey' rules – and taking good care to avoid some classic mistakes – you can be sure of a smooth and stress-free experience.

Here's your super-easy guide to turkey perfection...