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How to do Christmas dinner for six under £60

The countdown to Christmas dinner is on...

There's now just over two weeks to go on the countdown to Christmas - and it's crunch time.

You've got everyone's presents all wrapped up, but there's STILL Christmas dinner to think about and your bank account is weeping.

Have no fear, we've got you covered. Our menu caters to all the fussy eaters – from the classic Turkey lovers to the vegetarians, this is your Christmas dinner sorted.

Christmas at Lidl

Hand Decorated Christmas Cake (£9.99)

This stylish, classic iced fruit cake will look great on your festive table.

Lamb Guard of Honour (£12.99)

If your preference is for red meat, why not serve up this stunning centrepiece of lamb?

Chocolate Sponge with a Shimmering Centre (£3.49)

Choose from Golden Clementine or Cherry flavours for a glamorous, soft-centred pud.

Chevalier de Fauvert Sauvignon Blanc Pays D'Oc (£4.69)

At this price, you can buy in bulk for your Christmas parties and impress your guests at the same time.

Christmas at Asda

King Prawn & Avocado Terrine (£5)

A mouth-watering starter for your Christmas dinner.

Stuffed Onion Bauble (£1.50 for six)

Attractive side dish of mini red onions stuffed with breadcrumbs, crème fraiche, smoked pancetta, cheddar cheese and herbs.

Lobster Brioche Rolls (£4 for 12)

Your guests will love these cute canapes finished with a hint of brandy!

Christmas Pudding Smash Cake (£10)

Crack the milk chocolate dome and dive in to find lots of sweet treats hiding inside.

Christmas at Marks & Spencer

Pork and Cranberry Turkey with Maple Bacon lattice crown (2kg, serves 6-8)

This gleamingly succulent bird is packed with flavour and will feed all the family.

M&S, from £35.00

Stuffing and Pigs in Blankets Wreath

Pork, sage and onion stuffing circle topped with baby sausages and a cranberry glaze dip.

M&S, £10.00

Three Squash Bake

A satisfying veggie main or side includes a creamy cheese and lentil sauce topped with hazelnut crumb.

M&S, £5.00

Chocolate & Passionfruit Star

Yes, this tastes as good as it looks!

M&S, £15.00

Christmas at Morrisons

The Best Whisky Smoked Salmon with Gold Lustre

A subtle, smoky flavour makes this traditional treat a great breakfast or starter option.

Morrisons, £3.50

Large Cheese Platter (£18)

Keep this available all day for people to help themselves.

Orange & Cranberry Topped Ham (£31.70, 2.2kg, serves 24)

Delicious combination of traditional cold meat and sweet fruit.

Pete the Penguin Cake

Kids will adore this character cake filled with soft madeira sponge.

Morrisons, £10.00

Christmas at Sainsbury's

Cremant de Loire (£9)

A perfect champagne alternative - and just as delicious!

'Buttons' the polar bear

He's almost too cute to eat... almost!

Sainsbury's, £10.00

Stilton Nut Roast Melting Middle Pudding

Packed full of colour, flavour, healthy fruit and nuts plus a melting Stilton centre, this reinvents the nut roast.

Sainsbury's, £8.00

Hidden Star Ring

An irresistible chocolate caramel treat for the whole family.

Sainsbury's, £10.00

Christmas at Tesco

Chocolate Truffle Sprouts

Made entirely from creamy chocolate, these little balls of deliciousness make eating your greens fun!

Tesco, £3.00

Decorate Your Own Gingerbread House

Keep excited youngster busy with this edible confection.

Tesco, £6.00

Cheeseboard Dessert (£12)

The perfect quirky dessert for the table - sweet treats disguised as cheeses.

Mulled Cranberry Topped Pork Pie (£5)

It'll take lots of willpower not to try this classic pie with a tangy topping.

Tesco, £5.00

Christmas at Waitrose

Clementine and Cranberry Salmon Side

The perfect festive fish main for an alternative to traditional turkey.

Ocado.com, £14.00

Chocolate Almond and Salted Caramel Sparkle Bar

A dusting of gold makes this the queen of desserts, with a rich taste to match!

Ocado.com, £12.99

Bone In Gammon with maple, ginger and bourbon glaze

A lovely addition to a Boxing Day table, this hand carve joint is bursting with flavour.

Waitrose, £11.99

Shortcrust Mince Pies with a Lemon Twist

Heston dusts his magic over these traditional treats - a Closer office fave.

Waitrose, £3.00 for four

Christmas at Aldi

Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut (£9.99)

All the flavour without the hefty price tag - start the day off with a pop!

Gingerbread or Mince Pie flavoured ice cream (£1.99)

Youngsters might enjoy these treats with traditional festive flavours.

Christmas Five Bird Roast, available with either Cranberry & Clementine or Sage & Onion stuffing (£8.99)

Five flavours in one magnificent main, plus a choice of stuffing, too!

Golden Topped Christmas Pudding (£7.99)

Who could resist a little nugget of this gleaming delight?

And... Christmas by Musclefood.com

Luxury Christmas hamper

If you fancy a hassle-free Christmas then look no further. Musclefood have put together a 'one stop shop' providing your entire Christmas dinner to your door. And there's no compromise either, their meat is extremely high quality and is sure to impress your guests.

The pack includes a 3kg+ fresh turkey, pork sausages, bacon medallions, unsmoked streaky bacon, chipolatas, pork sausage meat, pigs in blankets, sage and onion stuffing balls, 2kg whole roasting potatoes, 1kg whole carrots, 500g Brussel sprouts, whole red cabbage and some turkey gravy.

Musclefood.com, from £45.00

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