This is M&S food that's guaranteed to get the party started. Gather your nearest and dearest for a Christmas gathering with tasty party bites, irresistible festive cheeses and easy cocktails
Serve a delicious spread to share this Christmas with our selection of delicious on-trend party food.
Don't miss our irresistible pulled ham and rarebit crumpets – fluffy mini crumpets with beer-glazed ham hock and a cheesy topping – or our Spanish twist on pigs in blankets, with chorizo and Spanish pancetta. Try our moreish meatball subs, with a flavour-packed pesto drizzle. Going vegan? Our mushroom steamed buns, filled with soy and hoisin mushrooms, are guaranteed to please veggies and meat eaters alike.
Find them in store and online, as part of our 4 for 3 offer on party food. Better yet, since everything cooks at the same temperature, it's totally hassle free.
Brilliant for dunking and fabulous for sharing, enter your showstopping party piece: our Collection brie en croûte.
This wonderfully rich French brie is encased in an all-butter puff pastry, which can be broken away and used to scoop up the soft, melted middle.
Finished with rosemary and garlic for a delicious depth of flavour, it'll keep them coming back for more.
It wouldn't be Christmas without a delicious selection of cheese, whether it's for a party spread or as part of your big-day meal. Here's how to make yours amazing:
Choose a selection of soft, mild, strong and tangy cheeses. Our Normandy brie, three-year-old Cornish cruncher cheddar, reserve Gruyère, manchego and stilton work brilliantly.
Allow your cheeses to come to room temperature before serving, to enjoy the flavours at their fullest.
Garnish with fresh figs, grapes and rosemary, and arrange in a festive wreath shape for added seasonal flair.
Don't forget the crackers and chutneys!
Our new baking camembert with a sweet chilli glaze is the ultimate wow-them treat for your Christmas festivities. Sourced in the Loire valley, this oozy, creamy cheese comes in a ready-to-bake container. Pop in the oven, then pour over the sweet chilli glaze when it's almost baked, before heating through until the sauce becomes sticky. It adds an irresistible sweetness and chilli kick: just add bone-dry sparkling white wine, such as cava, and plenty of crusty sourdough for dunking. Pick up in store now in time for party season.
Round off your seasonal celebrations with a delicious glass of our special reserve port. Its rich, sweet flavour with a hint of berries goes brilliantly with tangy, savoury cheeses such as stilton. Try these three easy ways to enjoy it:
Sip straight up alongside your festive cheeseboard
Add a drop to mulled wine
Use to add depth to sauces served with duck and game
What's better than pigs in blankets? Pigs in blankets baked into an all-butter pastry quiche, of course!
With seasoned sausage meat wrapped in crispy bacon then snuggled in a rich, savoury cheese custard, this cosy festive treat is brimming with flavour and goes down a treat with a lovely glass of sauvignon blanc.
Wow your guests with our Collection serrano ham. This deliciously smoky ham from Spain comes complete with a knife and stand, and is sure to be a talking point at your festive gathering.
Try it with these easy ideas:
Thinly slice and enjoy with a glass of ice-cold cava or sherry.
Create a Spanish-inspired party platter with manchego cheese, green olives and roasted red peppers.
Use the leftovers for a Spanish take on brunch: simply pan-fry with par-boiled potatoes and serve with fried eggs and chilli flakes.
From our sparkly clementine gin liqueur snow globe and decadent trifle-flavoured cream, to our pre-mixed Christmapolitan and passion star martini cocktails, we've got amazing Christmas drinks covered. This year's selection is as fuss-free as it is delicious.
For something a little more clear and crisp, our alcohol-free sparkling botanical G&T is mixed with six fragrant botanicals for the ultimate refreshment. Three cheers to party season!
These festive cocktails really look the part but are super easy to whip up for your party.
Our alcohol-free sparkling botanical G&T is made with a carefully balanced blend of six botanicals, for a refreshing tipple that tastes delicious. Try it in a long drink with ice, lime wedges and cranberries.
Our pre-mixed Christmapolitan cocktail is inspired by the classic cosmo. With vodka, lime and cranberry juice, it's been given a festive twist with a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg. Try it simply served in a martini glass over ice, garnished with a sprig of rosemary.
Our trifle-flavour cream is a velvety tipple which packs in all the treats of a trifle: raspberry, sponge cake, custard and cream. Try it over ice with a dash of vodka, topped with cocoa powder and white chocolate curls.
From cocktail inspiration to great gin gifts, let the good times be-gin this Christmas!
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