Christmas

Why are publishers so sniffy about stocking fillers?

Opera unswervingly believes in the potential for a divine spark in humans, says Robert Thicknesse

The news is Good and should be celebrated

Like the ancient world, we have an inability to explain or even value ourselves

Alice Cockerell proposes a drinking game to help deal with those who can’t stop talking about Covid-19

View from Oxford: a year in woke

The 1946 classic is a timely reminder that affection and loyalty can surface in the most difficult of circumstances

Part of the magic of Christmas is how it pulls you back towards your home—if not physically, then at least in spirit

Henry Jeffrey’s recommends a selection of port for Christmas 2020

Nancy Mitford’s 1932 festive novella ‘Christmas Pudding’ is the tonic 2020 is crying out for