The December issue has hit the stands! This month’s Christmas feature has everything you need to celebrate the festive season. Check out our essential 10 Christmas Must-Haves — and where to get them. See how families from around the world celebrate Christmas in Beijing. Get out of the cold and spend a day making fun festive crafts with the kids. And for those of you looking to share a little good will, read about five individuals who are making a difference in their Beijing community.
Elsewhere in the magazine, regular health columnist Dr. Richard Saint Cyr separates fact from fiction and tells us how to best tackle those nasty winter colds, while Olivia Lee reveals her tips for making healthier in-flight dining choices.
While on the ground, Lollipop Bakery provides you with the perfect excuse to stay indoors: Four fantastic Christmas cupcake recipes that are so easy the kids can make them themselves. If cabin fever getting to you, head to Shunyi for a day of cafes, ice rinks, shopping and even a bit of Chinese culture.
Meanwhile, Xiyun Yang shares three chili sauce recipes, which are sure to warm you up. If her sauces aren’t enough to help you beat the cold, try our Top 5 Places to Sip Hot Chocolate. And if a family night out is what you’re seeking, head to Rumi for their selection of perfect-for-sharing Persian dishes.
See what our parent columnists are writing about this month. Beijing Baba Martin Adams sees a family vacation through the eyes for a 3-year-old, while Jennifer Ambrose does Christmas in two countries. Also, read-up on the changing landscape of traditional Chinese parenting in Imogen Kandel’s interview with the often controversial parenting expert Yanhong Wheeler, a.k.a Wee Witch.
As always, find kid-friendly events, search our Directories for anything and everything you’ll need in Beijing, and read about other families’ travel destinations.
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