My Weekly Latest Issue December 1

As much as Christmas is a time of joy, there’s no doubt that it can get on top of you now and again. There is just so much to do! However, this year more than ever it is important that the weeks ahead are as calm, fun and memorable as possible, so we are going to do our best to help make it that way. As well as some simple, yet ingenious stress-busting tips (p48) we have packed your magazine full of great reading. We have cosy fiction and fashion, plus a fond look back at the nation’s favourite soap, Corrie (p22) and much, much more. I hope you enjoy every page. Have a great week.

Stuart Johnstone, Editor

My Weekly latest issue is on sale from December 1-8, available at supermarkets, newsagents and as a subscription. Take a look at what’s inside…

Festive Dinner For Two

If you’re doing something different on Christmas Day, why not serve up something different too? Jennie Shapter’s fine-dining menu for two starts with Festive Fizz Cocktail and Smoked Salmon Canapes, and concludes (four sumptuous courses later) with Orange Liqueur Marzipan Petit Fours. All surprisingly simple to make, and blissfully indulgent!

Pic: Jon Whittaker

Your Christmas Stress-Busting Plan

We know, everything’s getting whipped up into a frenzy and you want it all to be perfect. We have wise words, tips and the latest research to help soothe your body and mind – and ultimately enjoy the day.

Woman leaning back resting on sofa, Christmas tree behind

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Festive Celebrities

A cosy chat with lovely Sally Dynevor, Christmas with John Torode and Lisa Faulkner, plus a glimpse of festivities at the chateau with Angel Strawbridge… there are lots of lovely celebrities in our latest issue. But pride of place goes to our celebration of Corrie’s golden anniversary, and we’ve raided the archives for pictures of some of the milestones on the way. Do you remember this poignant moment when Hilda Ogden sings at her leaving party?

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Helping Hand For A Brighter Future

Eight years ago when My Weekly’s Susan visited the Mary’s Meals school feeding project in India, it was supporting 4000 children. Now that figure has risen to a staggering 42,000. Find out the difference the charity makes to so many lives… and how you can help this year’s appeal.

Pic: Ian Tuttle

Sarah Proctor

I've worked on a variety of regional newspapers and national magazines. My Weekly and Your Best Ever Christmas are fantastic, warm-hearted brands with an amazing, talented team. I'm a sub-editor and particularly love working on cookery, fiction and advice pages - I feel I should know all the secrets of eternal life, health and happiness by now, but hey, we all need that regular reminder!