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  • 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

  • 25 festive films to get you in the Christmas spirit

    'Tis the season to hit the Baileys and get on a Christmas movie marathon. Here are 25 festive films for your viewing pleasure – full fat cheesy and dairy free.

  • 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.

  • Superflashy newsflash: Christmas special!

    Festive afternoon teas, DIY wreaths, New Year's Eve plans and reindeer talks - here's all the cool, curated and quirky news you need to know the week before Xmas!

  • How to ace your Christmas dinner

    Worried about your turkey timings? Pondering over your potatoes? We spoke to some of Suffolk and Cambs' best chefs to get their top tips for making a memorable and stress-free Christmas lunch.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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

  • The best Christmas markets in Suffolk & Cambs

    Is it even Christmas if you haven't eaten scalding chestnuts from a chalet hut? Do your festive shopping right this year at these merry markets happening across the counties.

  • 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.

  • Lovely light trails – don’t hesitate to illuminate!

    Let there be light...and also mulled wine, a fire pit and s'mores on these fabulously festive East Anglian light trails. Scarf on, boots strapped, you glow girl!

  • 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.

  • Cosy winter dining in Suffolk & Cambs

    Baby it's cold outside and what better way to warm up than a feast somewhere fabulous? We're talking tipis, dining domes, igloo pods, roaring fires, twinkling fairy lights & winter wonderland terraces.

  • Skates on! Nearby ice rinks to visit this winter

    We're heading into the season of slip-sliding, wall-grabbing, and pirouetting. Skate queen or just here for the mulled wine, check out these festive ice rinks within an hour of Suffolk & Cambs.

  • Sleighed it! Where to see Santa this Xmas

    Yes that’s right, he’s leaving the North Pole and heading to Suffolk & Cambs, so it’s time for the kids to write their wish lists and for you to make an appointment with Mr Claus this Christmas.

  • 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).

  • What’s On Locally this Easter? We know!

    Slowly, slowly things are opening up. Here’s where to take the family locally over the holidays for a very welcome change of scene.

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    Top 11 local tipples – cheers!

    Time to stock up your fridges and cellars! Whether you're buying for others or yourself (hey, you deserve it), you can't go wrong with these 11 divine drinks for Christmas and beyond.

  • 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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