In conversation: Shaynna and Deb on Christmas cheer

Are you the Christmas grinch or a Yuletide angel? From festive build up to dressing the table and Christmas cooking - Shaynna Blaze and Deb Hutton talk Christmas cheer.

Christmas is just days away - and whether you've wrapped up your Christmas shopping, designed your lunch menu, and planned your left-over meals and made a list of best Boxing Day sales to attack - or you're simply ready for a well-deserved summer break - Christmas is a time to let your hair down and enjoy the sweeter things in life. 

Here, interior design maven Shaynna Blaze discusses all things Christmas with Deb Hutton. For Shaynna, Christmas traditions make for a fun time for family, but for Deb, the festive fuss and Christmas carols are all a bit much - unless there's Bing Crosby crooning Silent Night and a screening of Love Actually.

What's your favourite part of Christmas? Here are some ideas from Lifestyle to help you get in the Christmas spirit. 

The Christmas table

Shaynna's top tip for last minute table decoration is to lay the table with swathes of fresh flowers, tinsel, and conifers. For more of Shaynna's table tips, go here

Or follow this guide for a unique, native table setting. More Christmas table ideas are here

Christmas cooking

For Shaynna, food at Christmas time is more about presentation the culinary prowess. 

If you're ready to take on the Christmas ham this year, why not try this updated spin with ginger, garlic, and chili. More ham ideas are here

Christmas kilos

Deb confesses that Christmas time is really the best time to embrace your 'Christmas kilos' and put your fitness routine aside. For Deb, the body responds better if you give it a break - so Christmas is a great time to simply eat, drink, and be merry!

If you're keen to keep health and fitness front of mind during the silly season, try these healthy platter ideas

For more Christmas inspiration, go here


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