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Simply Christmas

Simply Christmas

Simply Christmas 2019

Plan the perfect Christmas with the 2019 edition of Simply Christmas! From décor ideas and trend spotting to inspiring gift guides and easy craft projects, the magazine is full of fabulous ideas for a fuss-free and enjoyable Christmas. Our guides to this season's trends will help you decorate your home in style as well as offer advice on being a fabulous host or how to have a more sustainable Christmas. As well as plenty of practical advice, there are also great features, including BBC Countryfile Magazine's guide to the best UK destinations for snow, a glimpse at how the Royal Family spend their special day and The Radio Times' pick of the best Christmas TV comedy specials ever. As well as the main magazine, this issue comes our deluxe 52-page Food & Drink magazine, packed with recipes including ideas from Jamie Oliver and Nadiya Hussain, plus a fantastic competition to win a complete festive table setting from Lakeland. Whether you're planning a big gathering of family and friends, or something quiet and cosy, Simply Christmas magazine will help you celebrate Christmas your way!

United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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It’s never to early to start thinking about Christmas! Having the time to ponder and prepare for the busiest of seasons is a joy in itself. Think about what you love most about Christmas and make sure there’s more of it this year – whether it’s a large gathering or more one-to-one time with a friend, a big lights switch-on or a traditional carol service, a fun family day out or a cosy meal at home. Everything you see in this year’s Simply Christmas has been hand-picked to inspire and help you, from decorating and gift-buying or making, to cooking and baking. There’s a whole 52-page magazine packed with recipes for Christmas day, dinner parties, festive entertaining and more. And if you need a nice cup of glögg and a sit…

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simply christmas

EDITORIAL Editor Vicki Atkinson Senior Art Editor Annelise Brant Art Editor Seth Singh Production Editor Helen Dorritt Photography Dave Caudery Contributors David Brown, Cecilia Forfitt, Daniel Graham, Alice Hadley, Jenny Oldaker, Amanda Robinson, Sarah Rodrigues, Rachel Young ADVERTISING Call 0117 300 8206 Group Advertising Manager Penny Stokes Advertising Manager Debbie Blackman Deputy Advertising Manager Victoria Allan victoria.allan@immediate.co.uk / 0117 300 8214 PRODUCTION Production Director Sarah Powell Senior Production Coordinator Lizzie Ayre MARKETING & CIRCULATION Direct Marketing Manager Kevin Slaughter Head of Newstrade Marketing Martin Hoskins Newstrade Marketing Manager Janine Smith Head of International Circulation Richard Jefferies DISTRIBUTION Frontline Printed in England by William Gibbons BUYING TEAM Paul Torre, Karen Flannigan, Jennifer Morgan LICENSING Director of International Licensing and Syndication Tim Hudson tim.hudson@immediate.co.uk International Partners Manager Anna Brown PUBLISHING Publishing Director Liz Taylor Managing Director, Craft Kerry Lawrence Chief Executive Officer Tom Bureau Managing Director, Bristol Andy Marshall…

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it’s all about the food

Whether you’re a traditionalist who insists that Christmas dinner isn’t complete without turkey and sprouts, or someone who loves to mix it up with new recipes each year (smoky bean and monkfish stew anyone?), we can all agree that food and drink is a hugely important part of our Christmas celebrations. So you’re in for a tasty treat this year with a 52-page magazine that’s stuffed full of 48 festive recipes! Eat, drink and be merry Split into sections covering Christmas Day, dinner parties, cheese, party bites and sweet treats, Simply Christmas Food & Drink is a truly scrumptious collection of recipes that’s sure to inspire all of your seasonal meal planning, from the big feast on 25 December to canapés and cocktails served at your Christmas party. “Food and drink are a…

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holidays are coming

5 things to do in OCTOBER CHRISTMAS CHOICES How do you want to spend the day - a big, full-on family feast or a smaller, more intimate celebration with just a few people? Deciding on what type of Christmas you want this year will then help you make other decisions about budgets, food and activities. BOOK YOUR TICKETS Christmas is full of opportunities for fun activities, but these can sell out really quickly. Avoid disappointed faces by booking any tickets you need in advance. GET CRAFTY It's a great time of year to show off your crafty skills - turn to page 43 to find lots of fun projects. Make sure you're realistic about what you can get made by scheduling everything into the next three months. BE BUDGET SAWY It's easy to get carried away and spend…

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trends & traditions

Classic red and green, nature-inspired, quirky animals in party hats… whatever your style, we’ve got lots of ideas for decking your halls this Christmas. Then, to help you make traditions both old and new, check out our pick of fun family days out, Radio Times’ top ten festive sitcom episodes of all time and BBC Countryfile’s guide to the best UK destinations to find a coveted white Christmas. And if you’ve ever wondered how the Royal Family celebrate, we look behind the scenes to find out about joke presents and late-night charades!…

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back to nature

BURNING BRIGHT This pine cone candle looks so realistic – it’s the perfect thing to add a touch of woodland magic to your festive décor. £12.95, www.nordichouse.co.uk GOOD WOOD We love the rustic bark finish of this majestic reindeer almost as much as we love his smart Christmas bow! £5.99, www.dobbies.com FOREST FRIENDS A length of twine provides a suitably rustic finishing touch for these ceramic animal tree decorations. £1 each, www.wilko.com NATURE’S BOUNTY Set the tone with a stylish front-door flourish. This starburst twig wreath is a real statement piece! £37.99, www.tch.net SUPER CENTREPIECE Bring the outdoors into your home on Christmas Day with a leafy candleholder to decorate your festive table. £12, www.sainsburys.co.uk TREE-MENDOUS Available in three sizes, this natural bark tree ornament can be brought out each year to create a forest feel in any room. From £6,…