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Christmas, with us

The turkey, all the trimmings, the mistletoe and the magic... let the festivities begin

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Cook up a feast

Traditional, on-trend or with a twist, we have hundreds of festive dishes and menu ideas for all diets, plus recipes for those all-important cocktails

Go to Christmas recipes

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Let's talk turkeys

Follow our helpful guide to find the turkey that suits your celebrations best and learn more about the bird you buy. There are delicious recipes, plus cooking and carving tips too

View turkey guide

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Mix it up

Conquer the cocktail trolley with our Christmas drinks, find mocktail recipes, ideas for alcoholic gifts to make, and wine to match festive foods

Christmas drinks

Festival of Flavour

Bring out the roast

Treat your table to a stunning centrepiece. Read our guide to choosing and preparing all the seasonal meat alternatives to Christmas turkey

View seasonal meats guide

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Make a list – tick

A seamless Christmas is all in the preparation. Take everything you need from this template of must-have items to add, and tick off, your festive shopping list

Christmas dinner list

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Your freeze-ahead Christmas

Read our guide to prepping and freezing trimmings, plus ideas for using up leftovers

Take a look

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Build your best buffet

From a British gammon joint to Christmas canapés, find recipes for a festive spread

Buffet ideas

Festival of Flavour
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You can taste when it's a Waitrose Christmas

As seen on screen – view our festive food heroes

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Festive hits

Fill the festive table with celebratory dishes. From sticky pigs in blankets to classic gravy, here you'll find our best festive recipes

Best Christmas Day recipes

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Spoons ready

This year Stir-up Sunday falls on 22 November. Find recipes for traditional Christmas pudding, some with a twist, and the ingredients you'll need

Stir-up Sunday recipes

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A free-from feast

For a gluten-free Christmas follow our simple tips and recipes from our nutritionists and Waitrose Cookery School chefs

Gluten-free Christmas

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New this Christmas

Including an exciting selection of centrepieces, best-ever buffets, festive finales, and Heston's latest tricks

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Full Christmas shop

Find all you need for a wonderful festive meal online at Waitrose

Shop Christmas at Waitrose

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Christmas opening hours

Find out when your local Waitrose is open and it's extended opening times

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Christmas Pudding Photographer: Maja Smend / Food Stylist: Maja Smend / Styling: Wei Tang / Waitrose Weekend