It’s big-inning to look a lot like Christmas! And that’s all thanks to our very merry cover stars: Adelaide vendor Ruth, and her own Santa Paws, Fifi. Decked in their seasonal best, they bring a hearty dose of holiday cheer to the front of our big festive edition.
High spirits continue inside the mag with our annual tradition of The Big Wish Yous. This year, more than 100 vendors from across the country share their festive memories, reflections and ho-ho-hopes for the new year ahead – resulting in a bumper 11-page spread!
Also in this edition:
- Here comes Santa Claus, aka Tony Hooper, aka Santa Tony, who reveals the secret to his success in the Saint Nick business – and why there’s a national Santa shortage.
- Iconic duo Vika and Linda Bull talk hymns, sticking up for yourself, and living out your dreams with your sister by your side in their Letter to My Younger Self.
- In Bruges director Martin McDonagh discusses his latest, The Banshees of Inisherin, which reunites actors Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell as two lifelong friends who have a tragicomic falling out.
- The game’s afoot with Glass Onion writer-director Rian Johnson and his ensemble cast – namely Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn and Kate Hudson – who spill on the making of their much-anticipated Knives Out
- And Emelia Jackson serves up her family recipe for kourabiedes – delectable almond biscuits and a traditional Christmas sweet treat.