Christmas Dinner

Thousands Of Families Left High And Dry On Christmas Day After Thames Water Pumps Fail

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.12.2016 | UK

Low pressure and a lack of water supply has affected homes and the preparation of Christmas dinners across south west London. A spokeswoman for Thames...

How To Get Through Christmas Without Arguing About Brexit

Dr Trudi Edginton | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Trudi Edginton

The vote to leave the EU has divided the nation causing generational, geographical and cultural splits within communities and families, many of whom will be coming together for the first time this Christmas.

15 Things All Vegans Know to Be True at Christmas

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mimi Bekhechi

Every vegan knows there's more to the holidays than mulled wine, roasted chestnuts and high-street light displays. From meat-free centrepieces to faux-leather handbags, vegans have the holly-est, jolly-est Christmas around!

The Bluffer's Guide to Christmas Day

Maz Deo | Posted 11.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Maz Deo

It all seemed so easy a few weeks ago. When Christmas felt like an age away and plans were being loosely discussed, your response was casual, almost cavalier. 'We'll have it at ours', you said, barely giving the size and scale of hosting Christmas dinner a second thought. Once said, almost immediately forgotten. Until now.

Hosting Christmas Dinner? Try These Five Things to Save Time and Stress

Jemma Moran | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jemma Moran

Do a few dishes, well. Pick your favourite Christmas dinner components and concentrate your energies on making them to the best of your ability. You don't need to offer your guests 10 different types of vegetables; they'll be more than happy with two or three.

How To Cook Like A Belgian: Roast Pheasant And Mother's Waffles

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Preskey | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We'll be honest here - our main experience of Belgium comes via literature and the silver screen - Poirot and In Bruges. And while Agatha Christie's l...

A Healthy Christmas Dinner For Your Dog

Kristina Johansen | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kristina Johansen

The hustle and bustle of Christmas is here. It is one of my favourite holidays, particularly because it means there is plenty of food to eat!

Christmas Cooking Hacks: How To Make The Perfect Dinner

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Preskey | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Christmas lunch means high expectations and, often, a very harassed cook. But whether you're a nervous Christmas cooking newbie or a seasoned seasonal...

Not A Fan Of Turkey? Try These Superb Alternative Christmas Dinners

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Preskey | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

For many of us, eating turkey is like going to the gym or visiting your in-laws. You know you have to do it, some people even enjoy it, but you just c...

Beat the Christmas Bulge With Common Sense Not Pseudo Science

Nigel Denby | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nigel Denby

If you do need to lose a few pounds I promise you it's not because you are greedy or lazy so don't beat yourself up. Neither do you have a weight gain inducing food intolerance or need a colonic so don't hide behind those. And your persistent pounds can't be blamed on a slow metabolism or are big boned either. Wake up, smell the coffee- you are most likely overweight because you eat too much and/or don't move around enough.

We've Found The Formula For The Perfect Roast Turkey

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

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 tur...

How To Make Christmas Dinner Cost Just £2.66 Per Head

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

While you might dread the effects that Christmas gift shopping and festive outfit splurges have on your bank balance, there's one way you can claw bac...

Christmas Dinner On Us, Says Power Company

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A major power company is offering to pay for Christmas dinner in local pubs or restaurants for people whose supplies remain cut off today. UK Power...

Christmas Dinner - Nine Months to Make, Nine Minutes to Eat

Sian Breslin | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

This is a quick low down on the main components of Christmas Dinner and why we should take pleasure in every mouthful of the most anticipated dinner of the year.

Common Christmas Dinner Mistakes (And How To Avoid Them)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

If you're the unlucky elf charged with hosting Christmas dinner this year - good luck, you festive fool, for it's only the most important meal of the ...

The Lies We Tell at Christmas (and the Hefty Price I Must Now Pay)

Judith Lewis | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Lewis

At the point at which he agreed I had to make good on the lie I had just told and actually find a Christmas dinner hamper. I looked around, asked friends and perhaps because it was early, found nothing.

Which Supermarket Is Offering The Cheapest Christmas Dinner?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Morrisons is bringing the affordable festive cheer this year and has been crowned the cheapest supermarket to buy a Christmas lunch. According to r...

10 Kitchen Gadgets To Short-Cut Your Way To Christmas Dinner Perfection

Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

If the supermarket Christmas TV ads are anything to go by, you can expect to emerge from the kitchen on Christmas day, a picture of glowing serenity i...

Saying Goodbye to the Festive Devil

Lewis Shepherd | Posted 15.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lewis Shepherd

It's now the middle of January, which means that we've been in the New Year now for two weeks and if you're like me then you've been breathing a sigh of relief as you start to get back into your regular routine, as you've waved goodbye to that festive devil that is otherwise known as Christmas.

Have Yourself A Very Mile-High Christmas

Caroline Frost | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Frost

How big was YOUR Christmas lunch? Mine was the perfect pocket-sized offering - complete with mince pie - courtesy of a Middle Eastern airline, who were suitably as immune to the charms of a Christmas bauble as they were an Albert Square knees-up. This is what happened when I went in search of the festive spirit, at 30,000 feet.

A Weird History of Xmas, Part III - Bizarre British Traditions!

Greg Jenner | Posted 19.02.2013 | Home
Greg Jenner

In the 17th Century, the Christmas Mince Pies (yes, more meat...) were famous for having a little baby Jesus on the crust, which sounds rather nice, but was a horrifying act of blasphemous cannibalism in the eyes of Oliver Cromwell. It should be said, Olly was not a miserabilist most of the time, but he did feel Christmas was meant to be a period of holy reverence. Accordingly, he did away with it all, and even ordered the confiscation of Christmas dinners from people's tables. Strangely, attending church was also prohibited on Jesus' birthday, which seems a bit weird, even by his standards.

How To Avoid Christmas Arguments This Year

Kerry Hudson | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kerry Hudson

'Tis the season to bicker all the way to the in-laws, or is it? Here's some popular disputes and how to prevent them.

Things You Didn't Know About Your Christmas Dinner

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you're anything like HuffPost UK Lifestyle, you'll have become a seasoned pro when it comes to Christmas rituals over the years. You can gift wr...

Self-Heating 'Christmas Dinner In A Can' Is Saddest Gadget Ever

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.11.2012 | UK Tech

For most people, Christmas is a time of celebration, family and joy. But for a few lonely unfortunates, the holidays are a more difficult experienc...

How To Transform Your Christmas Dinner Leftovers

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Fed up of turkey sandwiches on Boxing Day? Transform your Christmas dinner leftovers into a veritable feast with these tasty recipe ideas from food bl...