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Christmas Day may be the main event but it’s the lead up to the 25th that’s truly special. From cosy nights in watching festive films to decorating the tree and bringing the magic to life for little ones – with a little help from Elf on the Shelf – John Lewis have plenty in store this season to ensure you have the most memorable Christmas period yet.

Scroll on for over 50 affordable pieces for the home – from alternative advent calendars, to charming tree decorations and fairytale-esque lights – as well as quintessential Christmas jumpers and cosy festive pjs you can match with the whole family. With less than 40 sleeps until the big day the countdown is truly on…

For The Home

John Lewis has plenty to make your home even more magical this year. If you treasure the tradition of bringing out the tree on a certain date and decorating it as a family, this year might be the time to snap up some new decorations as the high street favourite has some fabulous new additions. We love the nod to London in the form of a sparkling gold telephone box bauble, while the Jeff Koons-esque balloon dog decoration will add some whimsical joy to your ferns.

For little ones, the beloved tradition of Elf on The Shelf is back. The adorable American import has captured the hearts of children everywhere, as he takes the trip from the North Pole to watch if girls and boys are doing all they can to stay on the Nice List. John Lewis has the whole range, from the original toy to the charming storybook – a perfect tale to kick off the festive season with.

Given that last year we were in the throws of lockdown, chances are you might be doing more entertaining in 2021, and John Lewis have plenty of homeware updates to make your home look as festive as possible. For pieces that you can use throughout the party season that don’t look overly Christmassy, look to designer Yvonne Ellen, whose collection of china dinnerware pieces come in pretty pastel colours and are subtly printed with animal motifs and frosty snow scenes. There’s also some great faux foliage pieces, from wreaths to garlands that will turn your living room into a winter wonderland.

If you don't want to fill your home with OTT Christmassy pieces, look to designer Yvonne Ellen, whose collection of china dinnerware pieces come in pretty pastel colours and are subtly printed with animal motifs and frosty snow scenes. Gorgeous.

The Christmas Jumpers and Pjs Edit

Christmas jumpers might not be for everyone but you can still get in the spirit of things with a tasteful, more subtle style. John Lewis has a fab selection of Fair Isles for both adults and little ones. But if you’re keen to go all out in the festive sweater department, they have plenty to please too. We love hush’s muted cappuccino tones for women; and for little ones, the must-have Christmas jumper of the year – the same one featured in this year’s iconic John Lewis’ Christmas advert. It might not light up like Nathan’s in the ad, but it will still bring a little sparkle to your little one’s wardrobe. Plus, 10% of the purchase will go equally to JL’s Give a Little Love charities, FareShare and Home-Start UK.

Scroll on for our favourites…

If your Christmas style errs more on the side of subtle, look to AND/OR's chic Joy motif sweater. Available in black or cream, pair it with high-waisted denim throughout the festive season or sequinned trousers for a cosy approach to party wear.

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