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Issue 1493 - The Legendary Christmas Edition

The legendary Christmas edition

Everyone must have been super nice this year as there’s a Christmas treat in store for all! The final bumper edition before Christmas is packed full of festive goodness. Here are just a few of the highlights:

- The Big Issue took popstar Sam Fender into Britain’s biggest foodbank to find out how to help people in crisis this Christmas
- We travelled to Finland for an audience with their PM Sanna Marin to find out the lessons we can learn from the happiest nation on the planet
- Then we went even further north to meet Dr Matthew Shupe, who spent a year on a boat drifting in frozen Arctic ice to establish the extent of climate change and what we can do about it
- After the epic finale to 2021’s most anticipated TV show, Succession, we hear from creator Jesse Armstrong about the cultural phenomenon
- The former homeless man dubbed ‘Mr Christmas’ because of the 17,500 lights he attached to his house
- Find the ingredients to a special Christmas dinner prepared by Tom Kerridge and Marcus Rashford
- Enter the Matrix with actress and bona fide icon Priyanka Chopra
- Musical maestro Lin-Manuel Miranda tells us how we can be creative even in the time of Covid
- More highlights from a year of Letter To My Younger Self wisdom including Andy Murray and Nancy Sinatra
- Street paper vendors from across the globe share what selling magazines means to them
- We crown The Big Issue’s book of the year – no spoilers here!

Plus much more – don’t miss it!

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