If you've been in countdown-to-Christmas mode since the kids went back to school, here's where you'll find everything you need to be prepared for the festive season.

The Christmas lunch

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The most important roast dinner of the year. Here's how to make relatively stress-free

Christmas on a budget

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The festive season can play havoc with your finances. Here's how to stay solvent.


From office party etiquette to throwing the best Christmas bash, here's everything you need to know about celebrating this year's festivities.

Books and films

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From essential reference to essential viewing – Mumsnetters pick their top films and books.

Families and relationships

The festive period is for spending time with loved ones – but sometimes you need a little bit of extra help to make it through.


Old-fashioned Dickensian or modern and cool – Mumsnetters share their tips and tricks to give your house a Christmas makeover.