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  • Your alternative advent calendar guide for 2020

    Move over, chocolate. From gin to jewellery, and options for men and minis, here are the best alternative advent calendars to count down the festive season.

  • J’adore/ J’abhor

    Homemade Christmas decorations - part of the festive fun or a totally twee step too far? Two Muddy staffers duke it. What do YOU reckon?

  • Time for a Devon tipple?

    I thought you'd never ask! Quench your Christmas thirst - and maybe tick a gift or two off Santa's list - with Muddy's pick of #inlovewithlocal booze and boozers.

  • Just add sparkle!

    Lights, camera, Christmas! 10 twinkly trips and illuminated trails around Devon and beyond to add some sparkle to your Yule.

  • Gift guide: for her

    Aunts, mums, grandmas, sisters and your girl posse all covered for Crimbo, plus some spot-on suggestions for gifts to self. Ho ho ho.

  • How to tablescape like a pro

    Tablescaping basically means making your dining table look nice in case some bugger Instagrams it. Here's how to wow your guests this Christmas.

  • Gift Guide: For nippers

    Treat the little people! 26 brilliant pressies to wrap under the tree for kids this Christmas.

  • Gift Guide: Tweens & Teens

    Those pesky tweens and teens are a nightmare to buy for - but we think we've nailed it for you! 25 gifts that might even get you more than a grunt of thanks on Christmas Day.

  • Xmas Markets are go!

    Love to shop local? Grab your tote and head to one of these cracking 18 Xmas markets around Devon to get your shopping list sorted. (Just in case the magic elves are a no-show.)

  • Christmas gift guide: for him

    What to buy the man in your life? Hey, easy peasy! Here's our curated 'Best for Blokes', as chosen by Muddy editors across our 22 gorgeous counties.

  • It’s Panto Time!

    Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to the theatre you go! Here are 15 of the perkiest pantos and festive shows in Devon. Get ready to heckle!

  • 16 cracking Christmas wreath workshops

    Deck your door with boughs of holly! These local festive craft classes are hugely popular so, quick, book now!

  • Christmas rapping

    Watch out John Lewis! IKEA's and M&S's Christmas adverts are bonkers and brilliant! Watch, laugh and tell us your favourite.

  • Gotta have it

    Counting the days until Christmas? Here, we can help with that! Open the door to the best alternative advent calendars.

  • Wine

    May your days be merry…

    About to contemplate the festive booze shop? Give the supermarket aisles a wide berth this year and hit up your local wine merchant for great buying tips and tipples.

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