Downton Abbey is renewed for a fourth series as pictures are released from the very emotional Christmas special | UPDATED: 13:06 GMT, 24 November 2012 Downton Abbey will return for a fourth series and ITV have revealed that viewers can expect an emotional tearjerker for the Christmas special. Although they have kept details of the two-hour special under wraps, they have said that the domestic staff will feature heavily in the storyline
First look at Twiggy's Christmas collection for M&S: LBDs, sparkly party tops and the return of the sell out sequin jacket | UPDATED: 15:58 GMT, 23 November 2012 Twiggy turned her hand to designing as well as modelling clothes for Marks and Spencer earlier this year and her range has been such a success, a new collection has been released in time for Christmas. Her latest womenswear range for the High Street brand includes garments perfect for the festive party season including Little Black Dresses and sparkly tops. There's also shoes and accessories to glam up any outfit such as a bronze chain mail necklace and copper clutch bag
A fragrance fit for a queen: The Royal Society of Chemistry creates bespoke perfume inspired by diamonds and the 1950s as a gift for her Majesty The perfume is a Christmas gift from the RSC for Queen Elizabeth in her Diamond Jubilee year It has been named Adamas after the Greek word for diamond Ingredients have been sourced from across the commonwealth countries The scent is exclusively for the Queen and the exact formula will remain a secret | UPDATED: 09:55 GMT, 23 November 2012 Scroll down for a video of the perfume bottle being made A perfume has been created especially for Queen Elizabeth II by the Royal Society of Chemistry as a Diamond jubilee Christmas present. The perfume, which was presented to the Queen on Monday at Buckingham Palace was created with her reign and interests in mind representing the many facets of our Queen’s personality Described as a beautiful green floral fragrance created in a classical style with subtle modern twists, the scent, named 'Adamas' after the Greek word for diamond, is a Christmas gift for the Queen in her Diamond Jubilee year which has seen a host of celebrations across the globe. Long to reign over us: Queen Elizabeth, seen here on her Coronation tour, has been on the throne for 60 years Fragrance fit for a queen: The Royal Society of Chemistry has created a bespoke perfume inspired by diamonds and the 1950s as a gift for her Majesty It is contained in a bespoke crystal bottle specially designed by Yorkshire glassmakers David Saunders and Andrew Wallace, and in keeping with the royal family's support of recycling the red, gold and pink bottle was fashioned from recycled Darlington crystal.
The Selfridges 'Elfridges: Department store hires stylish Santa's helpers to take the stress out of Christmas shopping 'Elfridges will help shoppers find presents, gift wrap them, carry bags and even hail taxis Female helpers dressed in stylish Vivienne Westwood dresses | UPDATED: 14:29 GMT, 23 November 2012 Shopping in central London can be a nightmare – and never more so than during the festive season. But department store giant Selfridges have launched a bespoke shopping service to take the stress out of Christmas shopping. Meet Selfridges' 'Elfridges: the band of helpful elves dispersed around the Oxford Street store to make present purchasing more pleasant.
Tulisa and Gary Barlow prove they've got the Xmas card factor with fun festive designs for charity X Factor judges as well at The Saturdays, Lorraine Kelly and Aled Jones have sketched designs for charity Part of Hallmark and Daybreak's 'Text Santa' campaign Pack of six is 1.99 | UPDATED: 16:05 GMT, 23 November 2012 They are better known for sitting on the X Factor panel and judging hopeful popstars on their vocal abilities. But now, the judges themselves have been given the chance to show off their own talent, and both Gary Barlow and Tulisa have proven that there is more artistic flair to them than simply belting out a few high notes. Both singers have sketched cute Christmas card designs which feature in a bespoke pack of six alongside designs from The Saturdays, Emmerdale's Matthew Wolfenden, and Daybreak's Lorraine Kelly and Aled Jones.
Christmas turkey comes early with corny Nativity | UPDATED: 08:10 GMT, 23 November 2012 NATIVITY 2: DANGER IN THE MANGER (U) Verdict: Ho, ho, ho No, no, no! The first Nativity was a corny, amateurish shambles, but it had that hard-to-define quality of likeability.
Blowing her own trumpet! Carol Vorderman shows off her musical skills as she turns on Christmas lights | UPDATED: 23:26 GMT, 22 November 2012 With her youthful looks and brilliant brain, you couldn't blame Carol Vorderman for wanting to blow her own trumpet. And that's exactly what she did on Thursday night – literally – as she turned on the Christmas lights in Mount Street, Mayfair.
We've all gone crazy for onesies! Celebrities fuel trend for all-in-ones as Asda stockpiles ONE MILLION in time for Christmas | UPDATED: 13:03 GMT, 22 November 2012 If you find the idea of a grown-up dressed up as an adult baby disturbing, steel yourself now, because the item predicted by supermarkets and high street stores alike to be the number one Christmas gift for 2012 is none other than the onesie. Celebrities were early adopters of the trend, with the likes of Rihanna, Robbie Williams, Tulisa, One Direction and Tom Daley all stepping out in their own versions of the adult rompersuits. Holly Willoughby appeared on This Morning wearing one, Keith Lemon stepped out in Asda's Incredible Hulk onesie and Amy Childs vajazzled a 60 velour all-in-one, 2,000 of which sold out on her website in two days.
Don't worry if you stuff up the turkey: Britons take 12 years to crack cooking the perfect Christmas dinner The average Brit won’t perfect their Christmas dinner making skills until 36 years of ageBrits will first attempt to cook a festive dinner for friends and family at the age of 24 Almost half (47%) of Christmas dinner cooks use celebrity cook books for inspiration One in ten Brits will never attempt to cook a Christmas dinner | UPDATED: 13:50 GMT, 22 November 2012 If you are afraid of burning the bird or being blamed for soggy sprouts don’t worry, you are not alone. Despite over half of Britons (58 per cent) attempting to cook their first festive meal at 24 years old, they won’t have the annual feast fully mastered for a further 12 years, when they hit 36.
Festive faux pas: 6.7m leave Christmas shopping until December 24th with one in ten buying last minute gifts from a PETROL STATION One in five keep presents for ourselves Quarter of Brits forget where they’ve hidden presents Men are the worst last minute offenders, with one in five claiming not to buy presents until Christmas Eve, compared to just one in ten 10 women | UPDATED: 14:04 GMT, 22 November 2012 With just over a month to go until Christmas people are beginning to get in the festive spirit. But while the Christmas lights may be switched on and shopping underway for most people, new research reveals that a staggering 6.7 million consumers will leave buying Christmas presents until Christmas Eve.