Celebrity Christmas

All the latest festive news, photos and more from celebrities and the royal family

Stella McCartney turns on Christmas lights with help from famous friends

With her famous, former Beatles star father Paul in attendance, as well as supermodel Kate Moss, last year's event was the talk of the town. But this year, Stella McCartney had enlisted the help of other...

Set your sights on Sweden this Christmas

Imagine snow covered rooftops, choirs serenading passers-by with carols and fairy lights sparkling in every corner of the country – Sweden is quite possibly one of the world's most picture-perfect...

First family get into the festive groove at Christmas concert

President Barack Obama and his family were the heart and soul of the party at this year's annual Christmas in Washington concert. Mr Obama, accompanied by wife Michelle, daughters Sasha and Malia, and...

Perfect party prep ideas from Kelly Brook, just in time for Christmas

She may have wowed audiences with her burlesque show, Forever Crazy, in London earlier this month, but Kelly Brook is no tease when it comes to sharing her shape-up secrets and best beauty buys. So with...

Celeb-inspired gift guide: mum Adele

It has been a fantastic year for singer Adele; in February she won 6 awards at the Grammy's and was swiftly awarded the Brit Award for Best British Female Solo Artist. The British songstress' album...

Celeb-inspired gift guide: dad Jack Osbourne

It has been an emotional rollercoaster of a year for Jack Osbourne. In April, he welcomed his first child into the world with his then fiancée Lisa Stelly. Just three weeks later, the media star...

The world's brightest stars: top 10 Christmas tree must-sees

Christmas gets all the more innovative every year, as countries battle it out with their ornate decorations and seasonal events, adorning their streets with twinkling lights and brightly lit trees. This...

Matchmake this Christmas with perfect food and wine pairings

Christmas is a time for family and friends, fantastic food and wonderful wine. Everyone has their own traditions, with old favourites and a "must have glass" before, during or after dinner but,...

Sparkle like Glee's star Lea and get an A-list glow this party season

Only recently this year actress and singer Lea Michele was given the prestige of becoming the beautiful new face of L'Oreal and the young starlet has been looking radiant in the spotlight...

Beginnings of a bump as Rochelle and Marvin get festive

Saturdays singer Rochelle Humes and her JLS star husband Marvin are clearly feeling festive – for more reasons than one. Both newlyweds posed for a series of Christmassy snaps as they attended a...

Tom Aikens' Divine Chocolate Fudge Cake

Dish type: Chocolate Deep rich and fudgy chocolate cake. What more to add? Serves 6 Ingredients 110g butter 110g caster sugar 2 eggs 2 tbsps golden syrup 30g ground almonds 110g self-raising flour Pinch...

Tinker with tradition: tempting turkey alternatives

When many of us think of Christmas Day, roast turkey is one of the first things to spring to mind. But maybe you're not enamoured by the idea of another turkey dinner, or you fancy being...

Parma Ham and Olive Stuffing Meatballs

Dish type: Stuffing Makes 8 stuffing balls Ingredients 340 g green pitted Fragata olives 6 tbsp sugar 200 ml water 30g butter, lard or dripping or 2 tbsp olive oil 6 shallots, finely chopped 4 cloves...

Roast Poussin with Blackberry Cumberland Sauce

Dish type: Roast If you are not planning a large Christmas lunch, why not opt instead for a special dinner for two. Serve these quick to roast baby chickens with delicious blackberry sauce flavoured with...

Three Bird Yorkshire Roast with Creamed Mash, Cranberry Jus, Apricot Stuffing and Chipolatas

Serves 4 Ingredients 1 turkey inner fillet (from the breast) or 400g piece of turkey breast 4 pigeon breasts 4 free range or corn fed chicken drums 1 small jar goose fat 1 small handful thyme 60g butter 4...

Pistachio, Sage and Cream Cheese Cockerel

Dish type: Roast Serves 10 Preparation time: 25 minutes plus resting Cooking time: 2 hours 30 mins or as calculated Ingredients 1 x 150g packet garlic and herb Boursin cheese 1 clove garlic, crushed 25g...

Celeb-inspired gift guide: Grandad Mick Jagger

Only a few months before turning 70 and Mick Jagger is still every bit the rock and roll star. The charismatic lead singer of the Rolling Stones is in the midst of a tour to celebrate the legendary...



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