Christmas

Shops start stocking the Christmas shelves
Christmas mince pies
In Brief

Shops start stocking the Christmas shelves

Brits are already planning ahead for the festive season
1 Sep 2020
Cow urine and eucalyptus necklaces suggested for Covid-19
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Cow urine and eucalyptus necklaces suggested for Covid-19

And other stories from the stranger side of life
1 Sep 2020
Why do we celebrate Boxing Day?
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Why do we celebrate Boxing Day?

Now a day of sports and sales, the public holiday has medieval roots
26 Dec 2019
The Christmas truce of WWI as told by the soldiers
Historian Paul Thompson at the National Memorial Arboretum reads the general's letter describing the Christmas Day Truce
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The Christmas truce of WWI as told by the soldiers

Letters reveal how the guns fell silent across the Western Front during the short-lived peace of 1914
25 Dec 2019
How to follow Santa Claus’ journey on Christmas Eve
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How to follow Santa Claus’ journey on Christmas Eve

How trying to phone Father Christmas led US military to launch its festive tracker
24 Dec 2019
Copenhagen: the home of hygge
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Copenhagen: the home of hygge

24 Dec 2019
Tesco facing Christmas card forced labour claims
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Tesco facing Christmas card forced labour claims

Six-year old’s discovery of a note from prisoners in a Chinese gulag puts spotlight on retailer’s relationship with suppliers
23 Dec 2019
Festive football live TV guide: what’s on this Christmas?
Christmas football fixtures
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Festive football live TV guide: what’s on this Christmas?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for footy fans in the UK
20 Dec 2019
The best sustainable Christmas gifts
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The best sustainable Christmas gifts

19 Dec 2019
Christmas gift guide: best children’s books
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In Review

Christmas gift guide: best children’s books

From festive classics to a few new faces, these are the perfect holiday reads for kids
19 Dec 2019
The best autobiographies for Christmas 2019
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The best autobiographies for Christmas 2019

From comedians and documentarians to a slave-turned-orator
19 Dec 2019
The most unusual Christmas food of 2019
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The most unusual Christmas food of 2019

From naan mince pies to Christmas ramen, here are this year’s tastiest festive treats
18 Dec 2019
Last minute Christmas gifts for menswear lovers
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Last minute Christmas gifts for menswear lovers

The best holiday season presents for the gentleman in your life
18 Dec 2019
MI6 sets Christmas card brainteaser: could you solve it?
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MI6 sets Christmas card brainteaser: could you solve it?

The spy service is sending festive greetings with hidden messages
17 Dec 2019
10 winter pop-ups worth visiting this December
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10 winter pop-ups worth visiting this December

11 Dec 2019
Sales of Christmas puddings down on 2018
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Sales of Christmas puddings down on 2018

Supermarket data shows slump in demand for festive food
11 Dec 2019
12 Christmas gifts for jewellery lovers
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12 Christmas gifts for jewellery lovers

Perfect gifts to please any jewellery lover this holiday season
10 Dec 2019
Which countries do not celebrate Christmas?
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Which countries do not celebrate Christmas?

The festive season passes unmarked in fewer than 20 of the world’s nations
9 Dec 2019
Christmas jumpers fuelling pollution crisis
Christmas Jumper
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Christmas jumpers fuelling pollution crisis

Environmental charity says festive sweaters are ‘one of worst examples of fast fashion’
6 Dec 2019
How to choose the best champagnes for the festive season
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How to choose the best champagnes for the festive season

Francoise Peretti, director of the UK’s Champagne Bureau shares her tips on choosing the right champagne styles for your festive occasions
3 Dec 2019
Unusual Christmas gifts for jewellery-lovers
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Unusual Christmas gifts for jewellery-lovers

3 Dec 2019
Amazon in row over Auschwitz Christmas ornaments
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Amazon in row over Auschwitz Christmas ornaments

Online retail giant sparks outrage by selling festive products depicting the Nazi death camp
2 Dec 2019
Best luxury advent calendars for Christmas 2019
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Best luxury advent calendars for Christmas 2019

Make the countdown to Christmas Day even more exciting this year
20 Nov 2019
When are the last post dates for Christmas 2019?
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When are the last post dates for Christmas 2019?

Don't miss the deadlines for sending your cards and parcels
20 Nov 2019
Meet excitable Edgar: John Lewis launches 2019 Christmas ad
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Meet excitable Edgar: John Lewis launches 2019 Christmas ad

The retailer’s latest festive offering features an accident-prone dragon
14 Nov 2019
Polling station row risks Christmas disruption
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Polling station row risks Christmas disruption

With many public buildings already booked up, election officers are struggling to find alternative polling station venues
8 Nov 2019
Best theatre shows to book for Christmas 2019
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Best theatre shows to book for Christmas 2019

From festive family fun to an unholy lustful nun
4 Nov 2019
When are the next bank holidays?
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When are the next bank holidays?

May Day bank holiday to be moved by four days in 2020
3 Sep 2019
The best books of 2018
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The best books of 2018

Literary giants mingled with new talent and former presidents and first ladies in last year’s hottest releases
13 Mar 2019
The UK's favourite Christmas film revealed
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The UK's favourite Christmas film revealed

Festive favourites Love Actually, Elf and Home Alone all miss out on the top spot in online survey of 7,000 people
19 Dec 2018
Half of Brits scrap Christmas traditions over crime fears
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Half of Brits scrap Christmas traditions over crime fears

Over 40% of the population will forgo opening doors to carol singers or hanging lights for fear of burglars
18 Dec 2018
How to create the ultimate Christmas Eve box
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How to create the ultimate Christmas Eve box

Ideas to help kick off your festive celebrations on the night before Christmas
17 Dec 2018
The most unusual Christmas food specials of 2018
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The most unusual Christmas food specials of 2018

From Branston Picklebread Men to Christmas dinner pizza, here are the craziest and most delectable festive treats available this year
14 Dec 2018
This year's best Christmas jumpers for women
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This year's best Christmas jumpers for women

Knits from these luxury brands will take your Christmas party up a notch
13 Dec 2018
Should animal shelters ban Christmas adoptions?
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Should animal shelters ban Christmas adoptions?

German pet rescue centres take a stand over pets as presents
11 Dec 2018
Scottish chip shop offers deep-fried Christmas dinner
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Scottish chip shop offers deep-fried Christmas dinner

Dunkeld establishment claims its turkey goujons, battered Brussels sprouts and carrots and parsnip fritters are already proving popular
10 Dec 2018