Fashion: The sound of no hands wrapping
The clock might be ticking on those final present purchases, but there's still just time for last-minute gifts if you're shopping online. Better still is the free service provided by the designer-fashion website My Wardrobe, which, as an added convenience, offers a unique gift-wrapping service that allows you to choose from wrapping paper by designer Alice Temperley or cult brand YMC (below). A perfectly in-the-know addition, and brilliantly effortless, too. my-wardrobe.com
Face to watch: Amy Manson
The 26-year-old actress is fast becoming a BBC poster girl: impressive in period biopic Desperate Romantics and sci-fi epic Outcasts, she can now be seen in All Creatures Great and Small prequel and Christmas heartwarmer Young Herriot.
Social networking: Match the tweet to the star
Joey Barton, Lauren Laverne, Steve Backley, Martha Kearney
1 And yes. I AM watching VH1's classic Christmas. WHAT OF IT?
2 Shanye Ward, Leona Lewis, Leon Jackson, Alexandra Burke and Matt Cradle, to name but a few, have been xmas no1 recently. #sh*te
3 How long can you keep turkey soup in the freezer? #ghostofChristmaspast
4 Firstly you do believe in Santa, then you don't believe in Santa, then you are Santa and finally look like Santa!
Answers at the bottom of the page
App watch: 12 Days of Xmas
enjoy a gift that keeps on giving, courtesy of your Apple overlords, with this program that lets you download a free gift from iTunes every day from Boxing Day to 6 January. Gifts include songs, music and videos – though you'd better be quick off the mark, as each will be available for no more than 24 hours. Free from iTunes Store
Lexpionage: Clementime, n.
The most wonderful period of the year, when consumers habitually head to the fruit aisles and fill their shopping baskets with fragrant, smooth, glossy mandarin oranges to pop into stockings
On the radar: Because some things are still worth getting excited about...
Food: Lidl Christmas Pudding
Forget the Heston hype: having stolen a march on the puds front, we can attest that the budget store's Deluxe Matured offering is the rich, fruity underdog of the season. £3.49, lidl.com
Film: Prince Charles cinema Xmas double bills
Gorge on Trading Places/ Scrooged, It's a Wonderful Life/Miracle on 34th Street and (joy), Gremlins/ Gremlins 2 at the Soho fleapit. To Boxing Day, princecharlescinema.com
Shopping: Duckie Christmas market
Last-minute Christmas shopping need not be last resort with this fabulous market of eccentric treasures organised by the trendy cabaret troupe. Barbican Centre, London EC2, to 30 December
MATCH THE TWEET: 1. LAUREN LAVERNE; 2. JOEY BARTON; 3.MARTHA KEARNEY; 4. STEVE BACKLEYReuse content