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Let’s treasure the moment
Celebrate Christmas with Good Housekeeping • For the fourth year, we are proud to be supporting the NSPCC’s annual Christmas concert to raise vital funds for Childline. We can’t wait to meet you for an evening of carols, held for the first time at the famous Cadogan Hall in London’s Chelsea. Join us for spectacular performances, including a children’s choir, carols and acts from celebrity guests.
Worth sharing • We love to know what has inspired you in the magazine – this is the page where you tell us what you are thinking. In the past month, we have been overwhelmed by your loving tributes to The Queen
Our treasured magical moments • From preaching Midnight Mass to wearing fancy dress, our favourite stars share their festive rituals
‘I always wrap my turkey in a sleeping bag!’ • Dame Mary Berry on the art of the perfect turkey and the joy of Christmas with her grandchildren.
‘Becoming a dad has made Christmas magical again’ • Line Of Duty star Martin Compston on learning to be present and let go.
JOHN TORODE AND LISA FAULKNER • Husband and wife John Torode and Lisa Faulkner love playing host and plating up leftovers.
‘Christmas is a time to show love and generosity’ • Bridgerton star Adjoa Andoh will be getting into the festive spirit at her local church this Christmas.
‘Christmas is my chance to eat and drink what I want’ • After kicking her way to victory at Euro 2022, Lioness Beth Mead is looking forward to putting her feet up this festive season.
‘I still get a stocking from my parents every year’ • Paralympic swimming champion and Strictly contestant Ellie Simmonds will be cherishing every moment with her loved ones.
‘We all dress up on Christmas Day’ • For singer and Strictly star Fleur East, Christmas means family and festive costumes.
‘I’ve only cooked Christmas dinner once – it was a disaster!’ • Loose Women and Strictly star Kaye Adams would rather be anywhere but in the kitchen on Christmas Day.
‘Once the kids are in bed, we get the beer pong out!’ • Crackers, comedies and Christmas jumpers are all part of the fun for presenter and Strictly star Kym Marsh.
IT’S TIME TO GET gorgeous! • From mince pies and mulled wine with the neighbours to dazzling nights out with friends, here’s our edit of special fashion pieces for all those magical festive moments. Because nothing gets you in the mood for Christmas quite like getting dressed up!
HIGH-IMPACT GLAMOUR • A big night out demands serious razzle-dazzle in an assortment of Quality Street colours that sparkle spectacularly. From hot pink and emerald green to a sprinkle of vibrant purple and molten gold, nothing is guaranteed to bring on the festive spirit faster than some bling!
LAID-BACK LUXE • Christmas Day should be all about fun, fizz and frivolity, but most of all, comfort. When you want to look dressed-up but not too dressy, layer cosy knits and sumptuous textures with relaxed tailoring. Finish with decorative touches and embellished flats – the perfect hosting-from-home outfit.
FANCY PANTS • How do you get dressed up without a dress? Think beyond the LBD and consider ready-to-party trousers or a cocktail jumpsuit. Sequins, feathers, velvet… oh my! A little bit flamboyant, but elegant enough to take you stylishly from the theatre to impromptu evening drinks. This is how to do modern occasion wear.
SASSY SKIRTS • For festive fun, nothing beats a dancefloor-friendly swishy or sparkly skirt. A hero skirt is also a wise investment because when the party’s over, it looks just as great with a snuggly...