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    7 of the best… festive boozy buys

    Time to stock up your fridges and cellars! Whether you're buying for others or yourself (hey, you deserve it), you can't go wrong with these seven divine drinks.

  • J’adore/ J’abhor

    Homemade Christmas decorations - part of the festive fun or a totally twee step too far? Two Muddy staffers duke it. What do YOU reckon?

  • #InLoveWithLocal

    We're all for shopping at local indies at Muddy and we know you are too - step away from Amazon and read on for how together we can turn this impulse into a bonafide movement. Get involved!

  • 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.

  • How to tablescape like a pro

    Tablescaping basically means making your dining table look nice in case some bugger Instagrams it. Here's how to wow your guests this Christmas.

  • 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.

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    Get yer skates on!

    Pull out your best Torville and Dean moves and practice that double Axel, the skating rinks are back in town. Whether you're fond of gracing the ice yourself, or prefer to watch from the sidelines these are the best rinks around.

  • 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.

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    Fabulously Festive Workshops

    Take that festive prep to the next level. Fashion your very own Christmas Wreath at one these fab workshops around the counties (plus a few other Christmas-themed crafts as well).

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    Cracking Christmas Markets

    Feeling the need to shop? Here, let us facilitate that! Read on for your fill of the best local festive fairs.

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    The magic of Christmas

    Fancy a visit to Santa's workshop, without the long trip to the North Pole? Well, you're in luck because he's heading to nearby Surrey - lean in close and I'll tell you all about this brilliant 2.5 hour immersive and magical festive experience.

  • 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.

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