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  • 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. Most of the year my family are lucky if dinner makes it to the table at all, let alone placed atop a beautifully crafted tableaux with napkins neatly rolled in their holders, […]

  • Christmas fun for the family

    From Christmas cooking for the kids to a Christmas murder mystery as well as an 'Adults only' panto, here's 22 fabulously festive things to do which will keep everyone in the family happy.

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    It’s Panto Time 2019

    It's what you've all been waiting for. Oh no it isn't! Oh yes it is! Oh no.... OK, enough! Here are the perkiest pantos in Leicestershire, Rutland and beyond. You ready, Widow Twanky?

  • Shop small, shop local – 13 fab festive markets

    Feeling the need to shop? Here, let us help you with that. Read on for your fill of the best local festive fairs.

  • 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.

  • Gift Guide: For nippers

    Treat the little people! 26 brilliant pressies to wrap under the tree for kids this Christmas.

  • Aladdin, the panto

    Songs, silliness and X-Factor winner, Sam Bailey - it could only be the panto. What's that? You wish for a family ticket to the show? Your wish is my command!

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    Festive family shows

    Can't stand the panto? We've waded through the sea of stripy tights, soap star celebs and double entendres to find some brilliant alternatives across Leicestershire. Go see!

  • Christmas gift guide: for him

    What to buy the man in your life? Hey, easy peasy! Here's our curated 'Best for Blokes', as chosen by Muddy editors across our 22 gorgeous counties.

  • BEST BEAUTY ADVENT CALENDARS

    Counting the days until Christmas? We can help with that. Voila, five of the best luxe beauty advent calendars available to buy right now.

  • PICK OF THE WICKS: FAVOURITE FRAGRANT CANDLES

    The best scented candles I've found locally - perfect for gifts (and, er, self-gifting). And relaaaaax.

  • Cracking Christmas wreath workshops

    Deck your door with boughs of holly! These local festive craft classes are hugely popular (wonder if the accompanying mulled wine has anything to do with that?) so, quick, book now.

  • Christmas rapping

    Watch out John Lewis! IKEA's and M&S's Christmas adverts are bonkers and brilliant! Watch, laugh and tell us your favourite.

  • What we’re loving: Festive wreaths

    Deck your door with boughs of holly! Fa la la la la ....too early? Turn to these beautiful bespoke festive wreaths - which one will grace your front door?

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