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How To Spend It Well At Christmas

It’s been a year like no other and as Christmas approaches, the show returns with a brand new three-part series trying to bring seasonal joy, well for an hour at least from 8:15pm on ITV.

Part one of three is the toys, play, board games episode with advent calendars thrown in.  Can popular classic toys like the Rubik’s Cube can compete with a modern updated version. Is it worth paying more for their modern reboots?  Christopher Biggins joins a group of families to test the latest board games for Christmas day – asking which challenge games would give them the best fun to play together at home? For younger children, toys that help to develop social skills are expected to be big business this year, and Angelica Bell puts interactive toys predicted to be best sellers to the test with a very switched-on class of six and seven-year-olds. Science expert Dallas Campbell unpacks the latest STEM educational toys with the help of some savvy toy vloggers who are aged six to fourteen. Dancing on Ice professional Matt Evers is reunited with some of this year’s ice rivals to put inline skates to the test. With such a huge range in price, do you need to spend more to get the best quality or will a cheaper pair do the job? Aaaaaaand consumer journalist Harry Wallop to get his top tips on making every penny count in the lead-up to the festive season.

Last but by no means least, well maybe if it was most beans eaten in a minute with a cocktail stick against the Guinness record holder, is Rob Taylor-Hastings, ROboteer and contributor to this site – He admits he’ll be watching it through his fingers.

About Peter Jenkinson

Toyologist Pete Jenkinson regularly writes about toys in national newspapers like The Sun and The Mail. This super-dad has an unmatched passion and dedication for trying and testing the latest, coolest and most interesting offerings from the world of toys.

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