Christmas Dinner

Christmas Cooking Hacks: How To Make The Perfect Dinner

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Preskey | Posted 18.12.2014 | 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

Natasha Preskey | Posted 19.12.2014 | 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 15.12.2014 | 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 09.12.2014 | 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.

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 26.12.2013 | 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...

Why Hating Brussels Sprouts Could Be In Your DNA

Huffington Post UK | Simon Crisp | Posted 25.12.2011 | UK

Researchers say there's a genetic explanation why some people love Brussels sprouts -- while others would rather eat a rubber shoe with their Christma...

Kyrsty Jade Hazell

Top Tasty Christmas Foods By Celebrity Chef

HuffingtonPost.com | Kyrsty Jade Hazell | Posted 04.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

So, you've got the Christmas dinner essentials but what about the delicious extras? TV chef and Saturday Kitchen frontman James Martin gives us his to...

Kyrsty Jade Hazell

Don't Be A Turkey: Here's How

HuffingtonPost.com | Kyrsty Jade Hazell | Posted 04.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Let's face it - the turkey is the main attraction on the Christmas Day dinner table. So make sure you don't let your hungry guests down and follow ...

Kyrsty Jade Hazell

Fool-Proof Christmas Dinner? Yes, You Can

HuffingtonPost.com | Kyrsty Jade Hazell | Posted 04.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Cooking a delicious festive feast for the family can be a challenge to say the least. So, if you've been lumbered with the pinny and are preparing...

Afghanistan Troops To Eat Turkey On Christmas

PA | Posted 22.02.2012 | UK

As the nation prepares for Christmas, frontline troops in Afghanistan won't be missing out, with plans in place to mark the special day. Personnel ...

Why Your Christmas Dinner Could Poison Your Pets

Elaine Pendlebury | Posted 21.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Pendlebury

Our four-legged friends have become as much a part of the family as any human member, so it's understandable that we like to include them in the festivities. Many owners even admit feeding them a Christmas dinner. So what harm can it do? Well as it turns out, quite a lot. By giving into the desire to treat our pets with human food, we may well be putting their lives in danger. This may all sound a bit 'Bah humbug' but several ingredients in our annual turkey-stuffing ritual can actually do serious damage to pets.

It's Finally Feeling a Lot Like Christmas

Graeme White | Posted 18.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Graeme White

Now I appreciate everyone's Christmas is different and it's quite personal what needs to happen to get you in the mood, that's why it seems pointless advertising Christmas goods early. It definitely dosen't get me in the spirit.

Double Dip Christmas

Rich Fulcher | Posted 19.02.2012 | UK Comedy
Rich Fulcher

While I am no Paul Krugman (or even a Jack Klugman), it is arguable that we are in the midst of a second recession.