Dear Reader, It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas, and that’s because it is – how fast did that come around? Even the biggest of scrooges won’t be able to resist getting slightly merry with a read of our fun festive issue. If you’ve landed the task of cooking Christmas dinner for the family this year and are already starting to feel the pressure, fear not, help is at hand with our guide to per- fecting the ultimate festive feast on page 25. The region’s top chefs have given us their expert advice for creating a juicy turkey and all the yummy bits in between. Between cooking and eating, there’s plenty to keep the kids entertained with our round up of Christmas inspired events on page 33. We also have New Year covered from party venues, mini-breaks and what to wear.