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

Christopher Pincher enjoys a 2009 Margaux in a dining room steeped in historical scandal

A pared-back Christmas means we can at last bin the big bird, says Felipe Fernández-Armesto

Why M R James is still the greatest ghost story writer

I am a half-Jewish product of artificial trees, bagels, White Hart Lane, and of two people who knew little of theology but everything of God’s love

The great Christmas singles came from the broken remains of a country that had forgotten how to be itself

A Covid Christmas could be the right time to introduce new festive traditions

The debate over Fairytale of New York is proof that 2020 is the year in which woke doctrine went into overdrive

After months of misery and lockdowns, the prospect of losing Christmas would be disastrous for so many

Marcus Walker laments the new antisemitism