Why I'm Glad I Forgot The Advent Calendars

Rebecca Gurnham | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Parents
Rebecca Gurnham

Then Advent begins and with it a renewed duty to my family to get out the house. Having failed to get an Advent calendar, I need to think on my feet. We've got a little Christmas tree but it's fairly bare, awaiting hand-me-down decorations.

Elf On The Shelf: 9 Ways Your Elf Is Actually Making Parenting Easier

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Parents

If you feel elf on the shelf is just another thing designed to make parenting a competition (and one you’re constantly losing), then you’re not al...

Christmas Drives Me Crackers

Kathryn Berens | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kathryn Berens

Technology has brought a host of new problems to Christmas. Not least, the plethora of apps which show Father Christmas's progress around the globe. I am starting to dread Christmas Eve already as I know what is coming - mental maths nightmare.

Why Does the United Kingdom Start Celebrating Christmas So Early?

Stuart Forster | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

Why is the commercial exploitation of Christmas so readily accepted in the United Kingdom? Why don't people make an effort to lobby their Member of Parliament for change? Why don't Britons register complaints at the stores and malls displaying Christmas signs and décor unseasonally early?

Keep Calm for Christmas - A 10 Point Plan for the Christmasphobic!

Sophie Bickerdike | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Bickerdike

Do fairy lights bring you out in hives? Does the sight of a Christmas tree brightly adorned, bring you out in palpitations and send you delving into the bottom of your hand or man-bag looking for your battered old Christmas list?

Hamburg's Christmas Markets: Advent Tradition in Germany

Stuart Forster | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

As we enter the Advent period, Christmas markets are opening across Germany. A trip to Hamburg, in the north of the country, gave me a chance to learn that most of the city's 13 markets have a traditional feel but there's one in particular with a cheeky twist.

Twitter Jokes Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK Comedy

James Arthur won The X Factor, Paul McCartney fronted Nirvana, the Pope tweeted and a monkey in a coat was found in IKEA. Yes, folks, the Mayans we...

Twitter Jokes Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.12.2012 | UK Comedy

WHAT. A. WEEK. The Pope joined Twitter, a royal foetus joined the world, Starbucks joined the rest of us who pay taxes, and Max Clifford joined the...

Tree Bien! Fashion Designers Square Up For The Most Stylish Christmas Tree

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 06.12.2011 | UK

Decorating the tree can bring out a highly competitive Christmas spirit. Colour coordinating baubles that were sometime 'du jour' are considered a fes...

Buy When You Can: a Cautionary Tale

Sam Sheppard | Posted 30.01.2012 | UK Style
Sam Sheppard

If there is something that you know you need to buy for Christmas, no matter how certain you are that stocks will last, I urge you to strongly consider grabbing it while you can. You have been warned.

15 Of the Best Advent Calendars (Because You're Never Too Old)

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 14.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Forgotten to buy your advent calendar? It's not too late. From traditional gingerbread treats to stylish garlands and the ultimate indulgence for ...