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Christmas checklist

With Christmas just around the corner, now's the time to beat the rush and get stocked up on all those festive essentials in time for Christmas Day.

From Yorkshire puddings to Brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce to Christmas crackers and batteries to brandy sauce, we've pulled everything together into one handy checklist so that you can spend less time shopping and more time enjoying the festive celebrations with family and friends.

Fruit

  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Apples - cooking/eating
  • Oranges / Tangerines / Satsumas
  • Melons
  • Grapes
  • Cranberries
  • Bananas
  • Pineapples

Meat & fish

  • Turkey
  • Gammon
  • Bacon
  • Pancetta
  • Sausages
  • Prawns
  • Smoked salmon
  • Pigs in blankets
  • Pate

Soft drinks

  • Cola
  • Lemonade
  • Sparkling water
  • Tonic water/soda water
  • Fruit juices - apple, orange, cranberry, pineapple
  • Smoothies
  • Squash

Alcoholic drinks

  • Spirits
  • Red wine
  • White wine
  • Rosé wine
  • Dessert wine
  • Champagne/Prosecco
  • Beer
  • Liqueurs
  • Brandy (for Christmas pudding)

Vegetables

  • Carrots
  • Parsnips
  • Red cabbage
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Broccoli
  • Potatoes
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Ginger
  • Avocados
  • Fresh herbs
  • Cucumber
  • Tomatoes
  • Salad - lettuce/rocket
  • Celery
  • Cauliflower
  • Swede
  • Peas
  • Sweetcorn

Store cupboard

  • Tea - breakfast, herbal
  • Coffee
  • Hot chocolate
  • Cereal
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper
  • Vinegar - white wine, balsamic
  • Stock cubes
  • Eggs
  • Stuffing
  • Honey
  • Jams & marmalades
  • Chutneys
  • Pickled onions
  • Salad cream, mayonnaise
  • Mustard
  • Goose fat
  • Gravy
  • Redcurrant jelly
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Bread sauce
  • Apple sauce
  • Mince pies
  • Chocolates
  • Crisps
  • Biscuits & crackers
  • Christmas pudding
  • Christmas cake
  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Golden syrup
  • Pickles
  • Piccalilli
  • Chestnuts
  • Nuts
  • Chocolate log
  • Dips

Dairy

  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Crème fraiche
  • Fresh cream - single/double
  • Yoghurt
  • Brandy sauce
  • Cheese - Stilton, Brie, Mozzarella, Parmesan, Cheddar, Cream cheese
  • Pastry - puff, filo, shortcrust
  • Custard
  • Ice cream

Essentials

  • Napkins
  • Tablecloth
  • Christmas crackers
  • Candles
  • Turkey foil
  • Tin foil
  • Parchment paper
  • Cling film
  • Turkey roasting tin (check size)
  • Bun cases
  • Cake tins
  • Baking trays
  • Christmas tree
  • Tree decorations
  • Home decorations
  • Stockings
  • Fairy lights
  • Wrapping paper
  • Gift tags
  • Gift ribbon
  • Gift bags
  • Christmas cards
  • Sellotape

Bakery

  • Bread
  • Croissants/Pain au chocolat
  • Breadcrumbs

Baking

  • Mincemeat
  • Sugar - caster, granulated, icing, brown
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Cloves
  • Yorkshire puddings
  • Marzipan

Don't forget…

  • Batteries
  • Matches
  • Bin bags
  • Kitchen roll
  • Spare light bulbs
  • Firelighters
  • String
  • Toilet rolls
  • Ice