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Nigella’s perfect Christmas is positively postmodern

From Prince Albert to Nigella Lawson, we’ve picked out five seasonal reads from our archives:

Cultural notebook Why do celebrity chefs tell us how to cook Christmas lunch every year? Sam Leith claims it’s all a big literary-theoretical experiment

These islands Samantha Ellis describes her Jewish-Muslim Christmas

If I ruled the world Give or take a few spiritual details, Germans practically invented Christmas. Lucy McDonald says we should celebrate the holiday as they do

Andy’s gift Andy got himself for Christmas.…

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