Delia firmly believes the festive period of cooking and feasting at Christmas-time should be cherished, not feared. It's time when we can all take a break from the daily grind and enjoy feasting and having fun with family and friends. In a season which can be fraught with panic, Delia allays our worries, steering us through the minefield of timings and planning in the hectic weeks ahead, by preparing as much as possible in advance, to ensure that her eight day Christmas celebration is a success. That's eight days of sumptuous, scrumptious Delia recipes, with practical tips and step by step guides to enjoying the preparations. Delia will cook her Christmas classics, from gloriously fragrant homemade mincemeat and a real traditional Christmas pudding, (which beats shop-bought recipes hands-down), to a glossily bronzed turkey with all the trimmings. We'll learn how to make her special mulled wine, her very best cranberry confit, and her delicious scallop starters. We'll be in heaven over her Beef en Croute and we'll join her as she prepares her unparalleled roast collar of bacon with blackened crackling for Christmas Eve. And finally, we'll simply sigh with delight as she indulges us with her truly gorgeous Panettone Trifle.