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From perfect-every-time turkeys to flavour-packed veggie and vegan ideas and – of course – the most amazing puddings, discover all you need to make this Christmas your most delicious yet
M&S Turkey in a roasting tray

How to choose your turkey

All our turkeys come from trusted British M&S Select Farms. To keep it fuss-free, go for a prepared bird, like our new perfect turkey crown, which comes stock-basted with tasty stuffing. Traditionalists who love leftovers should opt for a whole bird, while for smaller celebrations, our alternatives, such as stuffed pheasants, are just the thing

The perfect turkey crown

For a totally foolproof Christmas centrepiece, it has to be our award-winning Collection perfect turkey crown. Our British Oakham turkey crown is stock-basted for succulence, and comes with a pork and cranberry stuffing, shallots and a bouquet garnis, rich brown butter under the skin, and a magic flavour bombe to boost your gravy. Available in store from 19 December. 

Collection perfect turkey crown
Vegetable side dishes

Fresh Market Christmas Specials 

From 11 December, pick up M&S Select Farms Brussels sprouts, potatoes, parsnips and carrots for only 40p each! Want to take flavour to the next level? Scroll down to see our delicious ideas. 

Skip the chopping with prepped veg

Enjoy mess- and stress-free festive prep with our range of prepared vegetables. Pick up our Brussels sprouts with smoked bacon and crunchy chestnuts, seasoned with a delicious star-shaped festive butter. Try our glazed baby carrots roasted with herbs, salted butter and sticky honey and orange. Want to master the perfect roasties? Then add our ultimate goose fat roast potatoes and honey-and-mustard parsnips to your shopping list.

Brussels sprouts with bacon and chestnuts
Vegetable side dishes

Give sides a flavour boost

Try these easy ideas with M&S Select Farms festive veg:

  • Top Brussels sprouts with sautéed Cook With M&S panko breadcrumbs and crispy bacon
  • Toss parsnips in Cook With M&S roast parsnip seasoning before roasting
  • Drizzle carrots with Cook With M&S pumpkin glaze then roast until sticky

The ultimate vegan festive feast

We’ve pulled out all the stops with our bestselling Plant Kitchen vegan range this year. From incredible centrepieces – like our vegan festive wreath, with roasted mushrooms, chestnuts and a sticky glaze on top – to tasty sides, like our no-pork pigs in duvets, there’s something for everyone

Vegan centrepiece surrounded by bowls of roasted veg
Pigs in blankets on a tray

All the tasty trimmings

It wouldn’t be a Christmas feast without lots of delicious extras. Look out for Our Best Ever pigs in blankets in store only from 9 December: made using British outdoor-bred pork and maple-roasted bacon. Going veggie? Check out our vegan Plant Kitchen no-chorizo pigs in duvets – tasty vegan chorizo wrapped in flaky vegan pastry

Veggie mains everyone will love

Going meat-free should never mean compromise. We have loads of delicious veggie and vegan dishes this year, such as our indulgent mushroom and camembert pie in golden flaky pastry. Vegan or not, everyone will love our festive Plant Kitchen range, which includes amazing centrepieces like our vegan festive wreath

Mushroom and camembert pie
Slow Cooked turkey legs

Slow-cooked to perfection 

Perfect for early Christmas dinners or smaller celebrations, our Slow Cooked British turkey legs are deliciously tender and are served with a rich gravy. Or if you fancy a change from turkey, try our Slow Cooked British pork belly that's cooked on the bone for succulence, scored and seasoned skin for the crispiest crackling and served with a pork and apple jus. 

Every one’s a cracker!

We’ve teamed up with 12 of the UK’s best-loved comedians to create what are – in our opinion – the world’s funniest crackers! Created to support our charity partner Together for Short Lives, they contain jokes from the likes of Paddy McGuinness, Dawn French and Omid Djalili. Plus, the crackers will help us donate £100,000 to the charity this Christmas! Now that’s something to smile about

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The showstopping seafood starter 

Get your festive feast off to the very best start with our luxurious Collection seafood rockpool. Featuring Bantry Bay™ mussels, easy-peel Vietnamese prawns, Honduran king prawns and scallops, with garlicky, herby butter, serve with crusty bread to mop up all those delicious flavours. The star starter is available in store from 21 December. 

How to create a special festive table

Keep your table settings simple to let the festive food shine. Plenty of natural foliage (look out for our foliage bouquet in store) simply tied with string, plus neutral linens, candles and handwritten name tags will bring a traditional feel to your festive lunch

Festively set table with candles, pine cones and foliage
Christmas desserts

Dazzling desserts 

From our Christmas Colin and Collection woodland Yule log, both available in store from 16 December, to a sticky toffee twist on your family favourite trifle, in store from 18 December, discover our most magically delicious Christmas desserts ever.