Celebrity Christmas

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

Josh Eggleton’s ham, egg and chips with picallili

Serves 4 Ingredients 12 slices honey roast ham 6 Désirée potatoes 4 eggs 1 cauliflower, cut into small florets 2 shallots, finely diced 50g caster sugar 1 cucumber, deseeded and cut into...

The Yeatman Porto hotel: Escape to Portuguese paradise this Christmas

Complete with panoramic views and elegant interiors, the five star-studded Yeatman Porto Hotel in northern Portugal is a luxury haven to say the very least, perfect for wine connoisseurs, food fanatics...

Celebs including Kardashian family and Miley Cyrus tweet their way through Christmas

Christmas was undoubtedly a time for celebrities including the Kardashian clan, Mariah Carey and Miley Cyrus to take some time off and unwind with their loved ones. But the stars were still eager to share...

The Queen heads to Sandringham after recording 3D Christmas message

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh took a train from London to King's Lynn on Thursday morning to begin their annual Christmas holidays in Sandringham House. It was the Queen's fourth straight...

Eric Lanlard's Purist Christmas Cake

Dish type: Dessert Serves 8 Preparation time: overnight soaking, + 25 minutes Cooking time: 3½–4 hours Ingredients 350g (12oz) golden sultanas 350g (12oz) raisins ¼ bottle brandy 350g...

Eric Lanlard's Chocolate and Chestnut Christmas Yule Log

Dish type: Dessert Serves 6 Preparation and cooking time: about 1 hour,10 minutes Ingredients For the sponge 3 egg whites 130g (4¾oz) golden caster sugar 4 egg yolks 50g (2oz) unsalted butter,...

Christmas cooking tips and ethical eating advice from Michelin-starred chef Paul Merrett

Paul Merrett has achieved what every chef dreams of: two Michelin stars. He is a regular on some of the nation's favourite TV cookery shows such as Saturday Kitchen, GMTV and Daily Cooks Challenge,...

A white Christmas for the Kardashian clan as they bring season's greetings

The Kardashians have unveiled their annual Christmas card, and after an eventful year of good-natured family drama, they show fans that everything is all white as they round out 2012.   CLICK ON...

Luxury London hotels for a fairytale Christmas

With twinkling lights, ice rinks, ballet, the Winter Wonderland, a wealth of museums and galleries, as well as shops for your every need, London is the perfect city for you to celebrate...

Christmas recipes for a vegetarian-friendly festive menu

Going vegetarian at Christmas has never been easier. Whether you've just become a herbivore yourself, or have a veggie coming over for Christmas Day, the hearty winter meal options – meat-free – are...

Christmas cocktail

Dish type: Drink Currant and prosecco cocktail Ingredients: 1 ½ tsp (6g) Truvia® calorie-free sweetener spoonable, plus more for garnish 2 Tbsp unsweetened black currant juice ½...

Pavlova With Chestnut Mousse, Candied Orange and Chestnuts

Dish type: Dessert Serves: 6-10 Preparation Time: 2 hours 30 mins Cooking Time: 35-45 mins   Ingredients: 4 large egg whites 175g caster sugar 75g icing sugar The orange zest and chestnuts...

Winter spired brik pastry pie

Dish type: Main meal Serves: 4 Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Ingredients 200g Yorkshire Fettle cheese 2 bags of washed spinach 20g butter ¼teaspoon cinnamon ½...

Parsnip and sweet potato soup

Dish Type: Starter Serves: 4-6 Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes approx Ingredients 5 sweet potatoes peeled and chopped 8 parsnips 2 onions peeled and chopped 1 large leek...

Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster reveal their Christmas plans

He may be one of the biggest rock stars on the planet – but Rod Stewart still enjoys all the home comforts of a traditional Christmas. In an exclusive interview and photoshoot inside his luxury 19th...

How to achieve the ultimate red lip look

A red lipstick is undoubtedly the cosmetic equivalent of the Little Black Dress. Every woman needs one, and when you find the perfect fit for you, you'll wonder how you ever did without it. It's a classic...

Tree decorating and sausages for Camilla and her young guests

The Duchess of Cornwall enjoyed one of the highlights of her year on Wednesday night when she hosted her annual festive party for sick children at Clarence House. Each Christmas Camilla invites disabled...



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