Christmas Carols

There's A Group Of Students Running A Christmas Carol Hotline - And You Can Request Any Song You Want

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

For just one week in December a group of students at a university in America run a hotline and sing Christmas carols to strangers. And it's utterly fr...

Simply Having a Wonderful (Present Free) Christmas Time

Sophie Bauer | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Bauer

The stomach ulcer burned into each and every one of us and accumulation of diverse but all equally useless and unwanted impulse buys sparked some revolutionary thinking: what if we, like, didn't bother with presents and, like, just enjoyed hanging out together?

Be More Festive Than 'Stresstive' This Season: Five Tips to Laugh Your Way Through the Holidays

Mandy Riches | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mandy Riches

This time of year can be brilliant fun, but occasionally can also be just a little bit stressful, what with buying gifts, cooking elaborate dinners or perhaps simply being thrown together with relatives you do not see very often for long periods of time.

A fairytale for Christmas? No Thanks

Ian Watson | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Watson

"Is it a good song? Well of course it is- don't be stupid!" That was me and me having our annual Christmas argument about a song that is both rousing and poetically written, and that takes a different look at a holiday that's normally so delicious, wobbly and sugar-coated it could pass for an M&S crème brulee.

Why Christmas Brings Out the Singer in Us

Helen Astrid | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Astrid

There's no doubt that this time of year offers more opportunities to stretch our vocal prowess whether singing in church, joining in a few impromptu carols at the local train station or yodeling along to Julie Andrews on Christmas Day after a few glasses of port. In fact, it's almost impossible to avoid the strains of festive songs whether we're in the supermarket, on public transport or at a street corner.

The Only Day in December That Matters - Let Battle Commence!

Martin Talbot | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Martin Talbot

For many people, the biggest day of December begins the morning after Santa pops down the chimney. But, for an array of pop stars, Facebook campaigners, charity singles and chart watchers, attention is focused on another day - the day the Christmas Number One is confirmed. The race for the Christmas Number 1 is as festive as turkey and mulled wine. And this year, with the big day falling on December 22 (and BBC Radio 1's counting down the Top 40 from 4-7pm), it is likely to be as spicy a race as we have seen for some time.

The One Thing I Hate About Christmas

Jacqueline Housden | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jacqueline Housden

Whether it's old fashioned carols or chart topping hits, the jangly melodies and cheery tunes might as well be nails scraping on a blackboard. Jingle Bells? More like jingle hell.

WATCH: Christmas Carol Flash Mob Takes Over Shopping Mall

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK Comedy

Thinking of doing your Christmas shopping in a mall over the next couple of weeks? A word to the wise: do watch out for festive flash mobs, like the o...

WATCH: Cute Christmas Animal Video Gallery

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK Comedy

If there's one thing we've learnt so far this year, it's that you guys love a good cute animal video. Be it dogs putting their heads out of car wi...

Christmas Traditions Around The World :Defecating Figurines, Burning Goats, and KFC

Huffington Post UK | Cosima Ungaro | Posted 23.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

The Victorians gave us the kind of Christmas we know today, reviving the tradition of carol singing, borrowing the practice of card giving from St. Va...

Arrest These Merry Gentlemen! Warning Over 'Bogus' Carol Singers

PA | Posted 21.12.2011 | UK

Thieves are posing as carol singers to steal and con money from unsuspecting victims who think they are raising cash for charity, police have warned. ...