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  • 20 fab Xmas fairs and markets

    Before we hit the parties and panto, get into the Crimbo spirit with a mulled wine, minced pie and Muddy's pick of the festive markets and fairs.

  • Arch of neon light and trees

    30 things to do between Xmas and New Year

    The days between Xmas and New Year can be a bit of a drag but we've found 30 lovely things for you to do in social limbo land.

  • Gotta have it

    Woohoo! It's time to partaaaaay. Down tools and dive head first into the bubbles from now until New Year – and we've only found one that tastes like Veuve without the price tag. You're welcome.

  • Top 10 book for young adults

    The magnificent indie bookshop Mostly Books has scoured the shelves, and selected its Top 10 books for the miracle of a tween/teen no-screen Christmas.

  • XMAS: Top 10 kids books

    The Top 10 books for kids this Christmas - lovingly chosen by The Book House, purveyors of one of the top kids sections in the home counties!

  • Aladdin Hexagon Reading Justin Fletcher dame dressed as egyptian pharaoh and so she with mummies

    Panto review: Aladdin

    It's all back to Justin's House for a panto party. Aladdin at The Hexagon in Reading will be cleaning up this year with a show that's fun, festive and very silly.

  • Cast of Dick whittington and his cat South Hill Park Bracknell Berkshire 3D set designs of London

    Muddy reviews: Bracknell’s Dick Whittington

    Rat infestation? Call in Rentokil, Dick! Oh too late. Here's my hot-off-the-panto press verdict on Bracknell's Dick Whittington and His Cat.

  • Gifts for teens

    Those pesky tweens and teens are a nightmare to buy for, but relax, we have it, like, totally covered with added hashtags and emojis :)

  • Review: Dick Whittington at Windsor

    Boom boom! Filthy family fun at the Theatre Royal as Basil Brush and his panto crew prove post Brexit Windsor's streets are paved with comedy gold.

  • Xmas gifts for fab fellas

    What to buy the man in your life? Hey, easy peasy! Here’s our curated ‘Best for Blokes’, as chosen by the 18 Muddy Stilettos editors around the counties.

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