Ben Whishaw gives voice to the Peruvian bear in a warm-hearted adventure and Maggie Smith stars as the grumpy tramp living
in a battered van at the end of writer Alan Bennett's driveway.

Like Bad Santa 2, Office Christmas Party is set in the reliably wintry city of Chicago, but it differs from it completely in one crucial respect: this is actually funny.

There have been better shows and films than George S Kaufman and Moss Hart's 1930 play about the death of vaudeville and silent movies and the birth of the talkies.

Even in a year that has dealt blows to younger rock stars than him, you all but forget Rod Stewart is part of an endangered species until he closes his show with Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think).

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This Christmas Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury's classic story of five children hunting a bear in the English countryside follows the in tradition of The Snowman as it is brought to life in a new animated film.

Event's Olly Smith joins The Great British Bake Off's Nadiya Hussain as she rustles up a special menu for Christmas, from kedgeree to gingerbread while Nicholas Parsons takes the team into panto.

These fortified wines are meticulously aged to perfection, but how do you pick the star this Christmas?

Tech the halls...

He sawed off his own frostbitten fingers and scaled the world's tallest peaks with a heart condition, so you'd think Ranulph Fiennes was totally fearless...

My cook-book addiction is getting out of hand. I write this surrounded by teetering columns of culinary tomes, both brand new and battered, which threaten to engulf me at any moment.

Quality fizz for under a tenner? Something luscious to go with the pud? Our man rounds up the wines fit to grace any table this year.