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M&S’ 2022 Christmas food includes sausage roll garland and Skater Colin

M&S Christmas food 2022
Marks & Spencer's 2022 Christmas food spread has been released.(Marks & Spencer)

If there's one thing that is guaranteed to bring us serious joy every festive season, it's the food.

Naturally, Marks & Spencer has outdone itself again by offering a myriad of mouthwatering, top-quality Chrimbo delights that you can pre-order now and collect close to the big day.

The store really does want to take the hassle out of the food hunt at Christmas which is why the M&S brilliant Food to Order section is back offering everything you need to make your Christmas soiree special, whether it's dinner for the family or drinks and nibbles with the neighbours - or both.

Think starters and party food (the Posh Lobster & Prawn Cocktails caught our eye as did the Handcrafted Christmas Sausage Roll Garland and the Butternut and Ricotta stacks) to cheeseboards and different sized turkeys. Then there are the fabulous festive extras like Handmade Chocolate Pine Cones, an almost-too-cute-to-eat White Chocolate Mango and Passion Fruit Snowglobe, plus the icon that is Colin in this year's adorable iteration: Get Your Skates on Colin the Caterpillar.

The special Christmas food site is split into easily navigable sections, making it a breeze to search for turkeys, other main courses (like beef, pork, salmon), side dishes, desserts, cheese as well as vegetarian and vegan options.

Order you Christmas food shop now to ease the stress of the festive season. (Marks & Spencer)
Order you Christmas food shop now to ease the stress of the festive season. (Marks & Spencer)

Order your M&S Christmas food shop now

The best thing (well, aside from the taste bud temptation)? Gone are the days when you had to schlep around various stores in your struggle to find all the essentials. The M&S food-to-order option means you can get everything you need for an unforgettable feast without even leaving the house until the day you collect it.

Simply click and add what you want to your online basket, pay a non-refundable £40 deposit (the balance is paid when you collect your festive feast), then book a collection date and time (22-24 December for England, Wales, and Scotland or on 23 or 24 December for Northern Ireland).

No need to worry about freshness or things going off, either - unless specified, all the food is guaranteed to stay fresh until at least Boxing Day.

They really have thought of everything so we don't have to.

Our 2022 M&S Christmas food favourites

Get Your Skates on Colin the Caterpillar | £10

The iconic Colin has had another festive makeover. He's as delicious as ever though. (M&S)
The iconic Colin has had another festive makeover. He's as delicious as ever though. (Marks & Spencer)

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Last year he was the cutest Elf we ever did see, now our Colin has come over all festive ice skater, complete with bobble hat.

But don't worry, although he has some new edible decorations for us to enjoy scoffing, inside he's still the same: a super chocolatey sponge roll with chocolate buttercream, covered in milk chocolate. He is vegetarian-friendly, too.

British Free-Range Pembrokeshire Bronze Turkey | £64-£144 from M&S

There are loads of turkey choices on offer at a range of price points and sizes. (M&S)
There are loads of turkey choices on offer at a range of price points and sizes. (Marks & Spencer)

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While there are all sorts of other meat and vegetarian/vegan choices available, if you're a stickler for a traditional turkey, there various options from whole birds to stuffed breast joints and crowns starting at £27.

And you can get one of these British Free-Range Pembrokeshire Bronze Turkeys to suit whether you're feeding six or eighteen people.

Hand-reared by M&S Select Farmer Justin Scale in Pembrokeshire, the birds forage freely and grow slowly, developing their flavour and succulence.

Collection Handcrafted Large Cranberry-Topped Pork Pie | £16

Want a seriously deluxe pork pie? You've come to the right place. (M&S)
Want a seriously deluxe pork pie? You've come to the right place. (Marks & Spencer)

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Featuring M&S' famous hot-water-crust pastry with seasoned, outdoor-bred British pork, topped with sweetened cranberries plus a cranberry and port jelly, this is the most luxe pork pie we've ever seen.

And all those flavours! Talk about a party on your tongue. Serves 10.

Collection White Chocolate, Passion Fruit & Mango Snowglobe | £35

A dreamy dessert that looks as good as it tastes. (M&S)
A dreamy dessert that looks as good as it tastes. (Marks & Spencer)

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Up to eight people can enjoy indulging in this decorative, delicious dessert which features layers of mango and passion fruit compote, sponge cake, white chocolate biscuit balls, white chocolate and passion fruit mousse in a white chocolate shell, finished with chocolate trees. Divine.

Collection Handcrafted Christmas Sausage Roll Garland | £9

This is bound to be one of the stars of the party. (M&S)
This is bound to be one of the stars of the party. (Marks & Spencer)

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With the kind of all-butter pastry that literally melts in your mouth, this is also filled with British outdoor-bred pork plus sage and caramelised onions and topped with poppy seeds.

Frankly, it's the ultimate party starter.

Vegan Vegetable Selection | £26

Vegan side dishes are a breeze now - just heat and serve. (M&S)
Vegan side dishes are a breeze now - just heat and serve. (Marks & Spencer)

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Most people have vegans or vegetarians in their family now - and this is an easy way to ensure that all your side dishes are vegan-friendly without having to scour ingredients on packets and bottles.

Any plant-based eaters in your life can enjoy these triple-cooked roast potatoes, red cabbage, cauliflower and leek bake, and a vegan garnish selection without a worry that there's a rogue ingredient.

To be honest, they're delicious enough for non-vegans too, so you can serve this to the entire family and nobody need know...

Stuffed Vegan Turkey Joint | £10

Vegans don't need to feel left out of the foodie fun this Xmas. (M&S)
Vegans don't need to feel left out of the foodie fun this Xmas. (Marks & Spencer)

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A festive vegan main serving four that looks and tastes delicious, this is a pea-based 'joint' that's packed with butternut squash, cranberry and apple stuffing garnished with paprika and a bay leaf.

We reckon some meat eaters might have FOMO when they see this...