Who doesn’t love the country during a glorious British winter? From the Boxing Day meet, to the family shoot, festive food, drink, history and country life. The Field is the best place for a country Christmas. And a subscription to The Field is the perfect present.

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Every year The Field delivers two dollops of festive tradition, the December bumper issue, and the January issue, on sale during the third week of December. They are packed with everything you need for a thoroughly British celebration, from traditional fieldsports to traditional food, traditional country pastimes and beautiful images from the best photographers. History, tradition, fieldsports, field life…The Field at Christmas has a place in every country house.

In fact The Field, established in 1853, just as Charles Dickens’ was inventing Christmas as we know it, is as much a part of British country traditions as Christmas trees, carol singers, hot punch, hunting, shooting and merriment.

We wish you a Merry, Field Christmas.

Christmas Stilton

A Christmas cheeseboard is guaranteed to go down a treat. And there’s only one essential – the Christmas Stilton. But despite it’s popularity, it remains a misunderstood cheese. Read Hattie…

Holly. Thorburn painting

There’s no symbol more synonymous with Christmas than holly. Every December the dark-green, spiky leaves and bright red berries are everywhere. They feature in our songs, on our Christmas cards…

Christmas ham

If you have the family descending this Christmas, have a ham to hand. Gleaming and studded with cloves, a Christmas ham is excellent for the Christmas Eve supper, breakfast with…

How to use the Christmas leftovers

With the Christmas plates cleared, best silver back in the cupboard and comedy hats discarded – it’s time to get inventive with the leftovers. Don’t let your fare go to…

The 12 Field days of Christmas

Christmas is all the more jolly for the sporting opportunities it brings. Whether you are headed for a boxing day shoot or hunt meet, feeding the family on game from…

Clean silver well

It may be one of those Christmas tasks you are keen to delay, but learning how to clean silver well is essential ahead of the festive lunch. There is much…