Not happy with the usual festive fare of grotty grottos, pitiful pantos and a glass of tepid mulled wine? Then read on. Team ELLE agree that your Christmas should be enjoyed stylishly. So whether you see yourself urban foxing at underground clubs, hitting the countryside in your Radcliffe for Hunter parka, or artfully mooching at the hippest stores, ELLE's guide will help you have a truly cool Christmas and new year and will even make staying in a stylish event.More
With the help of DJs Dan Lywood and Ben Bridgewater, who have provided the music for Givenchy and Vivienne Westwood’s catwalk shows, get the ultimate Christmas party mash-up. Hand over your iPod and they do the rest - then just plug it in and get shaking. You can of course make requests for your tastes and party mood. Just remember, when everyone complements your party music to make like it’s your cool choice. Go to www.playlister.fm or call 020 7229 5898
Recycling has never been hipper, and that applies to your Christmas tree, too. We don’t mean dragging last year's brown relic in from the garden, but taking inspiration from contemporary artists Bob and Roberta Smith who have used recycled timber, bicycles and lamps to make a very modern artistic festive statement. See their effort at Tate Britain then troop home to get busy with your milk cartons and baubles.
Tate Britain, Millbank, SW1P 4RG. Until 4 January 2009. Free.