Can a good socialist tell the difference between cheap plonk and the best bubbly?
Having a Christmas Party this year ? Not all firms are celebrating.
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The bargain-basement supermarkets Aldi and Lidl have felled the posh-nosh royal warrant holder Fortnum & Mason in a taste test of that most traditional of Christmas foods, the mince pie.
When I was a child, there was nothing as fun as going shopping with my father for my mother's gift on Christmas Eve Day. Invariably, we'd end up at the handbag or fine jewellery counter at Burdine's ('the Florida store').
Christmas seems to get flagged up earlier and earlier each year, and so do the cancellation of corporate Christmas bashes.
I've sent out Christmas cards every year of my adult life. But this year, I don't think I can be bothered.
Two years ago we ran an article from The Guardian on making the perfect mulled wine. The recipe is so good that it's worth revisiting every December.