The Cancer Council's 'Ugly' Christmas Rashie.
The Cancer Council's 'Ugly' Christmas Rashie.

Your guide to keeping the Christmas grinch at bay

THE festive season is nearly upon us and that means increased stress levels for anyone hosting visitors or going anywhere near a shopping centre.

In this Weekend magazine, in Saturday's The Northern Star, our columnists provide a guide to stress-free shopping, cooking and entertaining, from fresh and flavoursome Christmas recipes and how to cook the perfect pork roast with crackling to gift-giving ideas and how to arrange a Christmas table setting sure to impress.

Also in this Weekend, there's a big read about how BUSHkids helped boys and girls from the bush make lifelong memories. Mackay's Nick Bennett also opens up about his harrowing experience on the Black Cat Track in Papua New Guinea.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople star Rachel House talks about her role in Disney's Polynesian-inspired Boxing Day release Moana.

For all this and more, check out the Weekend magazine in Saturday's The Northern Star.



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