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Published by TI Media Limited Loved and trusted in equal measure, Woman's Weekly has been the market-leading womens weekly magazine since it was launched 100 years ago.Packed full of inspiring, helpful and useful ideas and information for women who are the heart of their homes and families, it offers a unique mix of practical, compelling and up-to-the minute content.

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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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Comfort and joy My favourite ever Christmas present as a child was a Scalextric motor-racing set – my parents and grandparents had secretly clubbed together to afford it and my brother and I were astonished and delighted – we must have played with it together for days without stopping! As an adult, though, I find that the pleasure of giving has slowly surpassed the pleasure of receiving (the one big exception being the three amazing presents my wife gave me in the Royal Free Hospital, for us to share). If you enjoy giving too, I hope you’ll like our great big gift guide on page 62, as well as everything else in this bumper special edition!…

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3 of the best... festive joys

MINCE PIES I adore seasonal foods so mince pies are a real treat – try our best-ever recipe in the next issue, on sale 25 November. CAROL SINGING I like a sing-song at any time but traditional Christmas carols are particularly joyful, and full of happy memories. THE TREE Not for everyone, I know, but I love having a real Christmas tree in the house – in spite of all the dropped needles! COVER PHOTO: TI-MEDIACONTENT.COM. PHOTOS ON THIS PAGE: ALAMY, GETTY, SEAN CALITZ. CHRISTMAS ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT THE MAGAZINE: GETTY…

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a right royal celebration

No one understands the comfort of Christmas traditions better than the Queen. No matter who’s in the Royal bubble around the linen-clad table, you can bet your last dollop of brandy butter that the time-honoured festivities won’t alter one jot. The Queen starts signing her cards in September (she has 750 to send) and by Christmas Eve, all the plans are in place. So what’s it like to be a guest of the regal household? Here, we share an exclusive peek at Her Majesty’s diary… 24 December For 32 years, the Royals have celebrated at Sandringham House in Norfolk. Everyone invited is given a specific time to arrive, according to status. The later your slot, the more important you are. ✣ Afternoon The children help put the final decorations on the trees, one a…

14 min.
the christmas lunch

CHESTNUT AND ROSEMARY SOUP WITH CHRISTMAS ‘CRACKERS’ What could be more Christmassy than chestnut soup with cracker-shaped crackers? So fun to say! SERVES 8 For the crackers: ✣ 300g (10oz) strong plain flour, plus extra to dust✣ 4tbsp olive oil✣ 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, chopped✣ ¼tsp sea salt✣ ¼tsp black pepper✣ 160g (5½oz) grated Parmesan or vegetarian equivalent For the soup: ✣ 45g (1½oz) unsalted butter✣ 1 onion, chopped✣ 2tbsp sherry✣ 600g (1¼lb) roasted chestnuts✣ 250g (9oz) potatoes, chopped✣ 1.5 litres (2½pts) vegetable stock✣ 3 sprigs rosemary✣ 75ml (3fl oz) double cream You will need:✣ A4 piece of card or paper✣ 2 baking trays lined with baking parchment 1 For the crackers, heat the oven to 230C/Gas 8. In a bowl, combine the flour and oil with 100ml (3½fl oz) cold water. Add the rosemary and season…