Boxing Day

Christmas Explained: No, Coke Didn't Create Santa's Red Suit

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK

Christmas traditions are far from purely Christian - a lot of what Brits do in the festive season can be traced back to paganism, folklore and commerc...

The Beginning of the End of Festive TV

Gareth Edmundson | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Gareth Edmundson

Did anyone happen to see what Channel 5 decided to showcase on Christmas Day to win the TV ratings war? I'm sure millions tuned in but in case you didn't know, at 8.40pm Channel 5 decided to go into the prime time battle by screening Eddie Stobart - 12 Days of Christmas.

Man Shot Dead On Boxing Day Named

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.12.2013 | UK

Hassan Isman Omer, a 31-year-old from Poplar in east London, has been named as the victim of a shooting in a nightclub on Boxing Day. He died in ho...

Minister Accused Over Boxing Day Train Non-Services

PA | Posted 26.12.2013 | UK

Labour have accused a Conservative transport minister of "hypocrisy" over the shortage of train services on Boxing Day. Only a handful of lines wil...

WATCH: The Worst UK Boxing Day Sales Stampedes

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.12.2013 | UK

The Boxing Day sales are a shopping bonanza that are much awaited by bargain-hunters, who are normally found queuing outside stores each year for hour...

LOOK: Shoppers Flock To Boxing Day Sales

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.12.2013 | UK

Shoppers flocked to the high streets in their thousands on Thursday as stores opened for the Boxing Day sales. Some keen bargain-hunters started qu...

More Flooding Expected As Further Wind And Rain Forecast

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Flooding misery for thousands of homeowners is expected to continue after weather forecasters predicted further wind and rain across the UK. Around...

Misery For Residents Rescued On Christmas Morning From Flooding

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.12.2013 | UK

Residents have told how they were rescued from their homes early on Christmas morning. Pat Tapply, 79, a retired civil servant, left her home in If...

Arctic 30 Get Christmas Day Surprise From Russian Government

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.12.2013 | UK

Greenpeace protesters were called to an emergency meeting on Christmas Day with Russia’s powerful Investigative Committee, so the criminal case agai...

The Ashes, Football And Subbuteo: The Boxing Day Sport Guide

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport

Boxing Day is better than Christmas Day. The atmosphere is relaxed, rather than frantic, it's not as emotional an occasion and the company is invariab...

How're Small Firms Preparing For The Christmas Rush?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.12.2013 | UK

Christmas is a fabulous festive chance for Brits to relax and tuck into their turkey, but many businesses are working harder than ever as the holidays...

Here's Where To Get The Best Boxing Day Deals

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.12.2013 | UK

Shoppers are swarming to the high street for the Boxing Day sales as they hunt down the best cut-price post-Christmas goods.. You can expect the u...

What To Watch At The Cinema This Boxing Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK Entertainment

Tired of turkey sandwiches, sibling squabbling and grandma's snoring? Escaping the house after being cooped up all Christmas Day is one of the best th...

Sir Alex Ferguson's 'Apology'

Kevin Blundell | Posted 07.03.2013 | UK Sport
Kevin Blundell

After calling Newcastle United a 'wee club in the north east' during the aftermath of a thrilling encounter between the Red Devils and Toon Army, Sir Alex Ferguson recently began to backtrack. Renowned for the mind-games he enters with rival managers, Ferguson responded to comments made by Alan Pardew regarding refereeing decisions in the game at Old Trafford on Boxing Day.

Manorbier Castle Chronicles

Celia Lyttelton | Posted 06.03.2013 | Home
Celia Lyttelton

The highlight of the festivities was 'Oliver Twisted' a satirical and subversive panto at the Tabernacle, off Portobello Road. Written by Peter Jack, 'Oliver Twisted' was worthy of 'Private Eye' at its best, laced with wicked wit and peppered with localized 'in' jokes.

Money Can Buy Everything Except Spiritual Happiness

Yousif Nur | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK
Yousif Nur

Boxing Day may as well be symbolized by a ringing till and hoards of queues with the odd pitched tent if what the mainstream media has you believe. The excitement of people practically falling over one another to get a cardigan they didn't need to begin with is a fascinating one.

PHOTOS: Boxing Day Swim Turns Bloody

SWNS | Posted 27.12.2012 | UK

A traditional Boxing Day swim looked like a scene from a horror show on Wednesday as swimmers emerged from the sea covered in blood. This year saw ...

Pictures Of The Day Live: 27th December 2012

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 26.12.2012 | UK

The Huffington Post pictures of the day brings you the very best images from around the world chosen by our own photo editors, Elliot Wagland, Matthew...

'They Usually Spend Well So They're Probably Designer'

The Huffington Post UK | Huffington Post Reporter | Posted 26.12.2012 | UK

Bah humbug! For those waking up on Boxing Day with sore heads and unwanted presents, Ebay is naturally the first port of call. But it's not your ev...

Christmas Fail: Gary Lineker Forgets To Turn On Oven, Serves Up Raw Turkey

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.12.2012 | UK

DOH! Gary Lineker managed to fowl up his Christmas dinner this year - by serving up a raw turkey. The football pundit revealed his balls-up via Tw...

Recession? What Recession?

PA/ The Huffington UK | Posted 26.12.2012 | UK

Recession? What recession? There was no sign of it on Britain's high streets and shopping centres as the Boxing Day sales set a new record and sen...

Tube Strike Misery For London shoppers

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.12.2012 | UK

London's Boxing Day shoppers and tourists carried on regardless despite a "completely unnecessary" Tube strike disrupting large parts of the service. ...

Charlie Thomas

Lonely This Christmas? Why Online Dating Spikes After Boxing Day | Charlie Thomas | Posted 26.12.2012 | UK

Here's one Christmas phenomenon Huff Post UK bets you didn't know about; the biggest days for online dating are between Boxing Day and New Year's Eve,...

Boxing Day Walkers Warned Of Landslides After Floods (PICTURES)

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.12.2012 | UK

Boxing Day walkers have been urged to take care in "dangerous conditions" after a landslide warning was issued by the Met Office, as continued heavy d...

The Day Of The Bargain Hunters

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.12.2012 | UK

High streets and shopping centres up and down the country are expected to be swamped by millions of bargain-hunters as the traditional Boxing Day sale...