Get your ovens warmed, your veg peeled and wine poured for the most exciting meal of the year — Christmas dinner!

Turkey, sprouts, pigs in blankets, potatoes, vegetables, stuffing, gravy — there's a lot to coordinate.

Stressed about how to get everything ready for the same time? Worry not, help is at hand — use our handy tool to work out when things need to be prepared and cooked to get your festive feast on the table on time.

Simply enter how much your turkey weighs, and what time you want to eat, and let our widget do the rest, with a schedule for your bird, potatoes, pigs in blankets, veg and more.

Everyone has their own tips and cooking secrets when it comes to creating the perfect Christmas dinner.

Here's some advice from readers on how to make your roasties extra crispy, your turkey full of flavour and your gravy simply gorgeous — just view our gallery below.

And don't forget a tipple or two — here are the best white wines to have on Christmas Day from your starter to your turkey dinner and dessert !

Looking for Christmas dinner ideas ? We've got easy-to-follow recipes for turkey, crispy roast potatoes and gorgeous gravy.


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