Christmas Day

Ten ways to decorate your festive table this Christmas

Dining tables are the setting for lazy brunches and long lunches, from Christmas to New Year. And while your perfectly-cooked feast is the real centrepiece, a beautifully dressed table can't fail to boost the festivities.

Make your garden festive

Give Christmas Day guests a vista: fill your garden with candlelight and decorate the shrubs.

Garden tasks in December

This monthly guide is geared to London gardens and their unique conditions - such as our urban microclimate - and limitations, including lack of time

Wish Yule were here

Buy abroad and discover new Christmas pleasures. Cathy Hawker meets families with two homes

Exclusive shopping event with the Conran Shop

Homes & Property is joining the Conran Shop in Marylebone High Street to ease the financial strain of Christmas with a range of 100 high-design gifts, each under £10. And readers can claim an extra 15 per cent off during a festive evening at the shop on Wednesday 19 November, which will be part of Marylebone Village’s annual Christmas Lights celebration

Christmas markets

Feeling the strain of Christmas? Head to Europe’s festive markets to find some perfect presents and bag a second home into the bargain