Hosting a Christmas party doesn’t necessarily translate into days of pre-planning. The sheer multitude of catering options – and we’re not just talking about old-school buffet set-ups, although those tried-and-tested caterers do offer up some refreshing options these days – means throwing that unforgettable bash just got that much easier. That is, you’ll have more time to concentrate on making your guests feel at home and enjoy their company. Here are our picks for a unique at-home catering experience this festive season.

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