A woman died from stab wounds to her neck and chest, a post-mortem examination has found.
Angela Mittal, 41, was found dead at a property in Parker Close, Shinfield, Berkshire, at about 05:40 GMT on 26 December, Thames Valley Police said.
Laurens Brand, 47, of Parker Close, Shinfield, has been charged with one count of murder and appeared before Reading Magistrates' Court earlier.
Mr Brand's case will be heard at Reading Crown Court on Wednesday.
Ms Mittal's family have described her as a "kind and generous person who truly lived life to the fullest".
Paying tribute, her family said: "Angela lit up the room with a big smile on her face - always putting the needs of others before her."