Delia Smith crowned Christmas cookbook queen on has revealed that ‘Delia’s Happy Christmas’ is currently topping its Christmas cookbook chart.

Published six years ago, the popularity of the seasonal book by cook and TV presenter Delia Smith shows no sign of abating. With over 200 five-star reviews on, customers have praised Delia’s ‘simple instructions, handy shopping lists, time-saving tips and friendly tone’.

Alison Forrestal, media director of, said: “We all look for some inspiration and reassurance when it comes to cooking for friends and family, and for many of us, the pressure doesn’t get any higher than on December 25. With all the preparation involved in making the Christmas dinner, and a heightened sense of anticipation from guests, it comes as no surprise that the nation turns to a household name like Delia Smith, who has been producing trusted recipes as a home cook for four decades.”

The top ten best-selling Christmas cookbooks (based on combined sales of print books and Kindle books) since November 1 2015 on, are:

1.Delia’s Happy Christmas by Delia Smith

2.Great British Bake Off: Christmas by Lizzie Kamenetzky

3.Mary Berry’s Christmas Collection by Mary Berry

4.Scandinavian Christmas by Trine Hahnemann

5.Nigella Christmas: Food, Family, Friends, Festivities by Nigella Lawson

6.Gluten-free Christmas by Hannah Miles

7.Cooking for Christmas (The Food Lovers’ Library) by Josceline Dimbleby

8.Nigella Christmas: Food, Family, Friends, Festivities by Nigella Lawson

9.Christmas with Gordon by Gordon Ramsay

10.Primrose Bakery Christmas by Martha Swift

Meanwhile, TV cook Jamie Oliver’s new book, ‘Everyday Super Food’, is currently the best-selling non-Christmas cookbook in the run-up to Christmas. As in previous years, TV chefs feature prominently with Rick Stein, Nigel Slater, Mary Berry and Gino D’Acampo once again in the list. New cooks on the block include healthy-eating champions Ella Woodward and Joe Wicks, whose powerful social media presence has propelled them into the realm of superstar chefs.

The top ten bestselling non-Christmas cookbooks (based on combined sales of print books and Kindle books) since November 1 2015 on

1.Everyday Super Food by Jamie Oliver

2.Simply Nigella: Feel Good Food by Nigella Lawson

3.Lean in 15: 15 minute meals and workouts to keep you lean and healthy by Joe Wicks

4.Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul by Rick Stein

5.A Year of Good Eating: The Kitchen Diaries III by Nigel Slater

6.Great British Bake Off: Celebrations by Linda Collister

7.Mary Berry’s Absolute Favourites by Mary Berry

8.Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook 200 Slow Cooker Recipes by Sara Lewis

9.Deliciously Ella: Awesome ingredients, incredible food that you and your body will love by Ella Woodward

10.Gino’s Islands in the Sun: 100 recipes from Sardinia and Sicily to enjoy at home by Gino D’Acampo

Alison Forrestal commented: “There is always an appetite for giving recipe books at Christmas. It’s the gift that keeps on giving with the recipient, and hopefully friends and family too, enjoying the results.”

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