The key to a successful and stress-free Christmas dinner (or any other dinner) is in the planning. You don’t want to be rushing around at the last minute on Christmas day, so the key is in preparing in advance. Work out what you are going to eat on the day and discuss any specific dietary requirements in advance. Plan your menu and pre-order any items in advance – such as turkey (make sure it fits in your oven!) or vegetable boxes.
Prepare vegetables in advance – this can be done the day before, peel, dice and chop vegetables and leave in cold water in the fridge. Alternatively, some dishes can be made in advance and frozen.