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Is Father Christmas His Real Name

For children in the UK Father Christmas is the traditional gift bringing at Christmas time. However, this is not his real name! It is generally accepted that the tall, jolly man who brings gifts is based on Saint Nicholas who was a bishop in Turkey and lived around the fourth century.Nicholas was a generous spirit and ...12:45 Tue 20th Dec 2011

Top Ten Christmas Carols

If is a traditional Christmas you are after you will need to go Christmas Carolling or Wassailing to get the full effect. Here are a top ten list of our favourite Christmas carols: Jingle Bells – although strictly speaking not a carol it is a song that is undeniably Christmassy. Written by James ...12:00 Tue 20th Dec 2011

Christmas Stockings

There is nothing more Christmassy than the sight of Christmas Stockings hung up in the house. It is the promise that Father Christmas is coming and they will be filled with lovely presents and treats on Christmas Morning. Often the Christmas Stocking is filled with small items such as sweets, fruit (oranges) and s...12:00 Tue 20th Dec 2011

Christmas Trivia

Here is some festive and useless information: “Rudolph" was actually created by Montgomery Ward in the late 1930's for a holiday promotion. The rest is history.If you received all of the gifts in the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas," you would receive 364 gifts.The first Christmas card...12:00 Tue 20th Dec 2011

Top Ten Christmas Films

Christmas is not Christmas without a whole deluge of old and new films on the TV. There are the classics, the ones for the kids and the period dramas. Whatever you are into there is a Christmas movie to suit everyone. Here is a list of our top ten films relating to Christmas: A Christmas Carol – th...12:00 Tue 20th Dec 2011

It’s Christmas!

Christmas – traditionally a time for family and friends, giving and received, indulging and enjoying. Every home has their own traditions at this time but there are some that are shared across the country. So let’s look at some popular Christmas activities and their origins:Decorations – this is one of the o...12:00 Tue 20th Dec 2011

Online Toy Stores

Online Toy StoresIf you’re looking for toys for the kids but don’t have enough time to visit a store, you could look online to snap up some exclusive bargains.Most of the UK’s well-known toy shops can be found online and they are often packed with online only deals as well as free shipping on purchases over a cer...14:37 Thu 27th May 2010

Christmas Chaos Around Postal Strike

Millions of cards and presents could arrive late for Christmas if postal workers go on strike. Postal workers are in favour of a national strike in a protracted row over jobs, pay and services that threaten to throw Royal Mail deliveries into chaos in the run up to Christmas. Christmas Strike: Around 120 million ...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Christmas Causes Chaos For Women Motorists

We all know Christmas is a stressful time of the year, with a frenzy of people filling the streets, shopping centres and even roads to ensure they get all their Christmas gifts. Due to the sheer volume of anxious shoppers, shops and roads can become congested very easily. Road Rage: Women are especially frantic a...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

How to Shop for Christmas Decorations Online

With huge ranges of Christmas decorations online you won’t need to leave the comfort of your own home during the cold winter evenings! You can buy all your Christmas decorations online from your favourite department stores, as well as from some specialist home furnishing shops all with ease and simplicity. ...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Christmas Holidays: What to do guide

A Christmas break is the ideal time for friends and family to gather together and enjoy each other’s company. There are many festive activities to embark on or places to go which won’t break the Christmas budget. Take a trip away:Enjoy winter walks in the Lake District, relax by the fireside ...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Christmas Credit Crunch

  Christmas should be a time for celebration not bankruptcy. Shopping can be an expensive and stressful time even without the hoards of people rushing around to get there Christmas gifts, adding extra hassle. With a few simple tips you can save money and time and even avoid some of the traditional Christmas time ...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Christmas: It’s not when you shop it’s where you shop

If you want to maximise your choice but minimise the price you pay, head to one of the many shopping centres in the UK to do all your Christmas shopping under one roof. Whether you’re looking for the latest fashion trends or a specific home ware gift you are guaranteed to find what you’re searching for as w...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Christmas Shopping: Destination Paris

If Paris didn’t have the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre it would still be famous for its fantastic array of shopping diversity. The world of chic fashion was born here, with no other city having so many exquisite shops and well known designers- it truly is a shopper’s paradise not just for Christmas gifts. &nb...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Christmas Shopping: Beat the Rush

Why wait till the last minute and risk not getting all the things on your Christmas list- start your Christmas shopping early and beat the rush. If you have a plan you can get your shopping done quicker, save money and enjoy the Christmas season more, so avoid the huge queues and frantic streets leading up to the festi...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Christmas Shopping: Buy Online

How do you avoid the crowds of frenzied shoppers, spend less money and browse the array of gifts at your own speed The answer is buy online this Christmas. Choose fantastic personalised gifts and get them delivered to your front door, making Christmas easy and relaxing instead of the usual stress that this festive se...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Crime: Christmas Time Mistletoe and Crime!

Christmas is a time to shop for gifts, trying to get the best deal we can- but we’re not the only ones looking for a bargain. Most crime is opportunistic and the festive season tends to offer criminals plenty of chances to take advantage of people's generosity and festive mood.Santa’s little helpers:...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Christmas Shopping: Part 1- Shopping Abroad

Christmas shopping can be stressful, especially when you leave it till the last minute and attempt to do all your Christmas shopping in the frenzied streets of the UK. Why not take a Christmas shopping break to one of the most fashionable cities in the world with everything you could ever want at your fingertips.Sh...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

How to decorate the Christmas table...

Whether you're dining with family or a group of friends, a beautiful Christmas table really sets the mood for a wonderful evening- creating a magical Christmas wonderland. Decorating your table for Christmas can be as simple or elaborate as you want to make it; all it needs is some fancy features to give it those fabul...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Christmas Trees: A Guide to Finding the Perfect Tree

The Christmas tree is a deep- rooted symbol of Christmas. Christmas time is all about traditions and memories, and symmetric beautifully decorated trees. When selecting the perfect tree for you there is a few simple steps to take in order to ensure you choose a long lasting fresh tree that will withstand the multitude ...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

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