Christmas 2013

7 Absurdly Expensive Christmas Presents

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 20.12.2014 | UK

What Christmas present do you get for someone who can buy anything? Black Friday may have passed, the shops are likely to be out of stock soon, bu...

Argos, Currys And PC World All Had A VERY Good Christmas

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Argos revealed its best Christmas performance for more than 10 years while Dixons saw sales "took off like a rocket" over the festive period. Argos...

Where Did The Expected Christmas Shopping Rush Go?

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

The Christmas high street shopping rush thinned out again last year after footfall in December dropped 3.7% compared with 2012 as consumers increasing...

New Year's Resolutions for Beauty, Skin & Soul This 2014

Amanda Elias | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Elias

I like the thought of New Year's resolutions, I think it gives us a great goal to be a better "you" in the New Year. Most of us have the usual goals s...

Which Department Stores Had a Good Christmas?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Department stores John Lewis and House of Fraser enjoyed soaring sales over the Christmas trading period, as rival Debenhams was forced to issue a sho...

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.

600 Homes Still Without Electricity

PA | Posted 29.12.2013 | UK

Engineers are battling to restore power to hundreds of homes following the Christmas storms as another band of persistent rain and heavy wind heads to...

Christmas Was On Credit For 1 In 4 Brits This Year

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 29.12.2013 | UK

One quarter of Brits could only afford Christmas this year by borrowing money, and the coming year is unlikely to see an easing-off of tight household...

More Floods Could Be On The Way As Another Bout Of Rain Due

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.12.2013 | UK

Another band of heavy rain is due to hit parts of Britain, bringing the risk of further flooding as thousands of homes still remain without power foll...

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...

Meet The Guys Making Christmas Jumpers Even UGLIER

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.12.2013 | UK

Entrepreneurs always try to take on tradition, and now the three Edinburgh entrepreneurs behind the spandex bodysuit brand Morphsuits have set the Chr...

The Ten Greatest Christmas B-Sides

Kevin Hugger | Posted 23.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kevin Hugger

Often derided as a location for spiriting away unwanted tracks the humble b-side has thrown up numerous classics over the years. Inevitably there have been plenty of Christmas singles with more illustrious matter on their flipside and so what follows is a veritable packed sleigh full of songs that have become festive standards in their own right...

Why The 'War On Christmas' Is Complete Tripe

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.12.2013 | UK

There's a war on. You might not have noticed, but everything around you is under attack. The Christmas trees, the carols, the lights, Christmas...

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...

The Great Christmas Composers

Kevin Hugger | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kevin Hugger

Christmas music will never be cool, despite the fact that it has inspired plenty of cool music - don't tell me Louis Armstrong's Zat You Santa Claus? isn't the bees knees? Scoring a Christmas hit can often lead to a gold trimmed pension for the composer and/or artist who records it.

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...

LOOK: Scandalous Cigarette Ads Starring Santa

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

Christmas adverts have been coming thick and fast, with Coca-Cola most infamously poaching Santa Claus for its ads as they show the bearded figure del...

Guess How Much The Cost Of Turkey Has Soared?

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

Christmas shoppers will be feeling the pinch as the price of everything they need for their festive feast has shot up over the last few years. Turk...

Why Are Christmas Shoppers Deserting The High Street?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK

British shoppers seem to have deserted the high street for their last-minute Christmas shopping as new research finds a record-breaking number are set...

PHOTOS: Animals Go Crackers At Christmas

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK

It's as traditional as Christmas that nearly every Zoo will hold some sort of festive photocall. Whether it's a meerkat with a cracker or a chimp w...

Raise a Glass to Absent Friends and Family This Christmas

Jody Thompson | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK
Jody Thompson

When I was just eight years old, Christmas Day came to have a different, bittersweet meaning for me, compared to most lucky souls. Because when I was meant to be celebrating my eighth birthday (yes, I was born on 25 December), my Uncle Eddie, who lived next door, and to whom I was extraordinarily close, passed away in the early hours of that morning.

Righteous Revolutions: Why You Should Buy the Big Issue NOW

Paul McNamee | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK
Paul McNamee

The Big Issue is still revolutionary. That is quite something for a magazine launched 22 years ago. In 1991 John Bird and the Body Shop's Gordon Roddick set about providing the homeless, those at risk of losing their home and those at the very margins of society with a legitimate means of making a living. This has remained the constant ever since.

Don't Make Him Angry!

Posted 19.12.2013 | UK Sport

Arsenal players enjoyed a rare night out for their Christmas party last night. In a video posted by Wojciech Szczesny, you can see the Arsenal fancy d...

Churches Should Be Welcoming - All Year Round

Sarah Lothian | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK
Sarah Lothian

A vicar has told his congregation that only going to church at Christmas is a 'sham' and seems to suggest visitors should stay away if they don't fully embrace the Christian message.