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Xmas

  • 12 Wonderful pick ‘n’ mix wintery walks

    Need some fresh air to clear your head? Pull on your woollies and wellies and shake off the carb-webs walks, from easy strolls to heart-pumping hikes.

  • virgin mary

    The Scenic Supper Virgin Mary

    Let's face it, in the brutal light of New Year's Day that 3rd bottle of Sancerre does not feel like your finest hour. If you're nursing the hangover from hell (or just for fun) try this easy-to-make Virgin Mary, it's the ultimate cure for Xmas x-cess (or at least a good start).

  • pub

    14 Cosy pubs & bars with outdoor seating

    Furry throws, twinkly lights, hot mulled gin … bring on the alfresco festivities! Restrictions may be tightening but we've rounded up 14 brilliant places to socialise, sip and scoff safely. From open plan yurts with apres-ski vibes to pubs with heated outdoor seating and even hot water bottles! Find one here.

  • Are We Having Fun Yet? Highs & lows of the nativity

    In an extract from her hilarious new book, Lucy Mangan tells the all-too-familiar tale of a Christmas nativity, from the sublime to the ridiculous

  • roast dinner

    8 Xmas dinner tips from a Michelin-trained chef

    Tis the season to be jolly… unless you've got turkey and trimmings to rustle up that is. Stress levels usually off the chart on the big day? Nail your Christmas dinner with these unmissable chef secrets from GL50's Jonas Lodge.

  • hot gin

    Make this: Scenic Supper Hot Mulled Gin

    Want to know the winter warmer we're necking at Muddy this Christmas? This spicy delight direct from the gourmands at Scenic Supper is utterly delicious. Go cocktail or mocktail, and make a massive batch of it this Christmas. Warning: one will not (I repeat not) be enough.

  • mince pie

    I s-pie! The 8 best local mince pies

    Snow is falling, Bublé's playing... time for the mince pie chow down! There's nothing like the first mince pie of the season, but which ones should be on your shopping list? Go local with these belters, all from our very own farm shops, cafes and makers. Which is your fave?

  • Christmas gift guide: for pets

    We've found 12 fab stocking fillers for the furry (and scaly and hairy) members of the family. Share the Christmas love with these animal crackers.

  • glasshouses

    8 Experiences to gift this Christmas

    Stumped for what to put under the tree? All hail the saviour! Our hand-picked guide to the best experiences to gift. From alpaca treks to Michelin-style dining in a heated greenhouses, save Christmas right here.

  • Anja Dunk’s Advent bake: the perfect Christmas biscuit

    The Insta-star chef has brought out a gorgeous festive book of baking. Not only has she shared a delish (and pretty) recipe with us, but she's offered three copies of her latest cookbook to Muddy readers!

  • Christmas gift guide: food & drink

    For fine foodies, greedy gobblers, gin-drinkers and sugar-heads alike, this is the ultimate 2021 food and drink gift guide. The turkey isn't the only thing that'll be stuffed this Christmas...

  • bag

    Shop these! 20 Lovely local gifts to buy

    Ker-poww! It's your ultimate local gift guide. Want to buy something for that spesh person in your life and support local bizzies at the same time? Step away from that Amazon basket and try these 20 gifts for him, her and them.

  • The best things on TV this Christmas

    'Tis the season to ignore your loved ones and whack on the telly. From David Tennant circumnavigating the world to the new series of Emily in Paris, here's what's worth watching.

  • The ultimate Christmas gravy recipe

    Jack Stein's simple get-ahead recipe is time saving and might just be the best gravy you've ever tasted

  • gin box

    Box of delights: 9 Wine & Dine gifts

    Need a gorgeous gift? These crackers from BoxTree Gifts come with next day UK delivery. Go ready-made or personalise your own pressie. Every box gives something back to a good cause too. Let's shop!

  • Christmas gift guide: for him

    What to buy the bloke who has everything (or 'wants nothing')? We've sorted his Christmas list with 25 cool gifting ideas from independent brands and businesses across the Muddy counties

  • Your festive guide to the big smoke this Christmas

    Eat, drink, and be merry in the capital this festive season with our holly jolly hitlist. From glam pop-ups and glittering fairgrounds to cocktails and carols, here's the best of the best.

  • light trail

    15 Twinkly light trails to visit

    You glow, girl! At least, you will at one of these fabulously festive light trails to visit across Glos, Worcs and beyond. Scarf on, hot choc at the ready, time to head out on a magical wintery walk.

  • Christmas gift guide: for kids

    Time to get cracking on the Crimbo presents! Nail your shopping for nippers with this curated guide of the sweetest gifts from indie brands and businesses.

  • Christmas 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!

  • Letterbox love: 47 gifts to send to their door

    Choose from these gorgeous artisan present boxes, sent nationwide, from bespoke biscuits to gin and chocolate, and pamper packs to paperbacks. That's Christmas sorted.

  • John Lewis and M&S Christmas ads are here – which is your favourite?

    It's that time of year again folks! Our two high street favourites are back with their festive telly offerings for 2021 - but which gets your vote?

  • Christmas gift guide: for tweens & teens

    Wondering what to get those mopey teens? From TikTok gadgets to trendy fashion to the all-important skincare, here are 28 hand-picked gift ideas they'll love (even if they won't admit it).

  • Our pick of the best beauty advent calendars 2021

    This month the Liberty beauty advent calendar launches along with the John Lewis and M&S versions... you've gotta snap them up now before they sell out (yes, really!)

  • 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.

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