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Top tips for choosing, caring and styling the perfect Christmas tree

Are you putting up your Christmas tree this weekend? Perhaps your house was covered in tinsel and baubles the moment Halloween was over?

Traditionally of course, people didn’t put up their tree until Christmas Eve, and took it down on the Twelfth Night, but it seems most of us now make the move at the beginning of December.

In fact, Saturday 8th December is the busiest day in the UK for buying a real tree, according to Dobbies Garden Centre.

And to celebrate the first official ‘Bring your Christmas Tree Home Day’, designer Lee Jackson and gardening expert Louise Golden, share their step-by-step plan for styling the perfect tree.

Ruth's Christmas wrapping hack

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without turkey and the trimmings, Father Christmas and his reindeer... and Ruth and her present wrapping technique!

So in keeping with tradition, Ruth demonstrates her foolproof hack - all you need is an ironing board.

The top games to play this Christmas! 🎲

The festive season is one of the best times to play board games, but which is your favourite? We've rounded up some of the best games to play this year with your nearest and dearest, but no cheating... unless you have to of course!

Monopoly Cheaters Edition, £21.99

Follow, bend or break the rules to win the Cheaters Edition of Monopoly. The game Includes plastic handcuff that chain cheating players to the Jail space! Cheat cards encourage players to cheat, but fail and you pay the consequences!

Kelly Brook's winter garden tips

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your garden.

Kelly Brook is back with a winter edition of her gardening top tips show you how to add a pop of colour and some new additions that will last the winter and make your garden blooming come spring.

Are you prone to forgetting your phone or wallet?

Move over Manic Mondays, it could be ‘Missing Mondays’ this Christmas.

According to new research, 11.40am on Monday morning, is the critical time when Brits suddenly realise they have misplaced or forgotten an essential item, such as a phone, wallet or keys.

It commonly happens during the rush to work or the school run – between 7am and 9.59am – those crucial three hours when sleepiness, weekend hangovers and maybe work blues often lead to major recollection fails.