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Let’s make it special
‘I feel we really have to make THIS CHRISTMAS COUNT’ • Nigella Lawson opens up to Nathalie Whittle about dealing with anxiety, getting fit and the importance of making Christmas special this year, whatever shape it takes
Meet OUR National Treasures
‘I couldn’t just sit at home and do nothing’ • Claire NIcholl, 65, had retired from the NHS, but she decided to return to the frontline during the pandemic. She was nominated by her daughter, Elizabeth.
‘I feel honoured to say I’ve worked through Covid’ • Olivia Stimpson, 28, was inspired to become a paramedic after a tragedy. She was nominated by her aunt, Fiona May.
‘My work is like my family: they mean everything to me’ • Clare Roberts, 34, manages Haulfryn Care Home in Wrexham, which specialises in dementia care. She was nominated by Pat Downes, whose mother-in-law is one of the residents.
Celebrating our National Treasures • These inspiring women and men also went above and beyond throughout the pandemic and are our other 17 winners
Make it special… • High-low styling is the oldest fashion trick in the book – dressing up your casual, off-duty wardrobe with a touch of sparkle and some full-on glamour. And this Christmas, it feels like just the right amount of bling!
Celebrate Christmas with Good Housekeeping • JOIN US AT A VIRTUAL EDITION OF CHILDLINE’S MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS CONCERT
HOW TO WEAR… THE NEW KNITS • Make knitwear part of your festive wardrobe and mix soft joggers, jumpers and dresses with silky, sparkly separates – because cosiness doesn’t mean compromising on style!
Let it SHINE • It’s the little finishing touches that can make any outfit feel special. Just add diamanté, metallics or twinkly jewels for an instant festive flourish
Our new kind of Christmas • After the rollercoaster of events and emotions in 2020, we all want to celebrate what is really important. The stars reveal how they’ll make this season special
I’ll defend my title of Monopoly champion’ • TV star and competitive board gamer Jamie on returning to Strictly this year
‘It is our first Christmas with our dog’ • The Good Morning Britain presenter on spoiling her son and puppy this year
‘We’ll go the extra mile to make things special’ • Actor Caroline talks about special family cocktails and the secret shortcuts she swears by
‘I’ll wear a different Christmas jumper every day!’ • Olympic boxer Nicola reveals her love of festive clothing
‘Christmas is just heaven’ • Actor and presenter Alexander appreciates the power of presents
‘I love the downtime around New Year’ • Sports presenter Gabby on kitchen chaos and clearing cupboards
‘It will feel more meaningful this year’ • Strictly pro Oti aims to find the joy in everything
‘I’ll be counting my blessings’ • Broadcaster and journalist Emma on being grateful for the little things
‘I’ll brine my turkey to make it special!’ • Singer Gary likes to keep things traditional at Christmas
‘Who could resist cuddling up with whisky and a blanket?’ • Romantic castles and palaces, wintry landscapes and wild reindeer – just some of the things our columnist loves about Christmas at home in Scotland
The magic of Dolly mixture • With a new album, film and book out in time for Christmas, Dolly Parton is as unstoppable as ever. She speaks to Arielle Tchiprout about isolation, inspiration and her hopes for the future
Bundles of COMFORT AND JOY • In the midst of the global pandemic, there were...