Christmas Day

No One Should Face Christmas Alone: Why We Parents Need To Show Elderly People We Care

Nicola J Rowley | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Parents
Nicola J Rowley

giving back.jpg As parents, we owe it to our children to show elderly people that we care. One day, we too will be old and who knows if we will be lucky enough to still have family and friends around us? We will be extremely lucky if we do.

Surviving Christmas On Your Own

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

Volunteer: Get in touch with a local charity and offer your services over Christmas. This is easier said than done (from personal experience) as you will have to pass a CRB check and this can take up to two weeks to process. But there's still time if you make contact asap.

Murder Probe After Woman Found Dead In Stoke-On-Trent On Christmas Morning

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.12.2014 | UK

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman's body was discovered at a flat on Christmas morning. The victim, believed to be in he...

Home Alone

Lisa Edwards | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

Last year I decided to do Christmas alone in London. It felt right - like I could handle it. After three years of either being away on holiday or throwing myself into charity work for Crisis, I thought 'I can do this'. I can be in my flat, on Christmas Day, on my own, and just be.

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.

Christmas Day Car Bomb

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A car bomb near a church in Baghdad has killed at least 15 people - thought to be mainly Iraqi Christians celebrating Christmas. The bomb went off...

WATCH: Rescue From Frozen Lake Turns Into Terror

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.03.2013 | UK

The attempted rescue of a man who fell into an icy lake in California turned into chaos and terror on Christmas Day as a handful of helpers ended up f...

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...

A Wet Christmas, Not A White One As Downpours Bring Flood Misery (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.12.2012 | UK

Hopes of a white Christmas were washed out today as many Britons awoke to Yuletide flooding. Long downpours continued to bring misery after hundred...

Nelson Mandela 'In Good Spirits' On Christmas Day

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.12.2012 | UK

Nelson Mandela was in "good spirits" on Christmas morning, South African President Jacob Zuma has revealed. Zuma joined Mandela's wife Graca Mache...

Queen Joins Royals For Christmas Day Service (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 25.12.2012 | UK

The Queen joined the rest of the royals for the Christmas Day church service at Sandringham today after recovering from a cold. She missed Sunday's...

Psy Delivers A 'Gangnam Style' Christmas Message (VIDEO)

BBC | Posted 25.12.2012 | Home

South Korean pop phenomenon Psy has given Newsbeat his alternative Christmas message and look ahead to 2013 when he's set to perform in the UK....

'Feed The Hungry And Give Shelter To The Homeless

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 25.12.2012 | UK

The Archbishop of York has celebrated Christmas Day saying "let us feed those who hunger" and "let us give shelter to the homeless". John Sentamu t...

Vehicle Torn Into Three Pieces In M6 Motorway Crash

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 23.02.2013 | UK

A man has been injured following a serious motorway crash. His vehicle split into at least three pieces following the collision between junctions 5...

Woman Breaks Leg Escaping Christmas Morning Blaze

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.02.2013 | UK

A woman broke her leg as she escaped from a burning house by jumping from an upstairs window. She was one of three people who escaped from a blaze ...

Brighton Beach Christmas Day Swim Cancelled

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 25.12.2012 | UK

Swimmers hoping to take a Christmas Day dip off Brighton today will be disappointed after the council closed the beach because of bad weather. Brig...

Alternatives to a Turkey Christmas

Andrew Matthews | Posted 22.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

Traditional turkey dinners remind many of us of special Christmas moments when we were young. But maybe the most important memories are the ones we haven't made yet.

Briton Killed On Holiday In Sri Lanka After Christmas Day Attack

PA | Posted 26.02.2012 | UK

A Briton has died after being attacked on Christmas Day while on holiday in Sri Lanka. Kuram Shaikah Zaman, from Manchester, was killed in the tour...

Dozen Suspects Arrested Over Christmas Day Murder

PA | Posted 27.12.2011 | UK

Detectives have arrested 12 people in connection with the murder of a man who was knifed to death on Christmas Day. Paramedics and officers from Su...

Are You Hitting The Boxing Day Sales?

PA | Posted 25.12.2011 | UK

Millions of shoppers are expected to hit Britain's high streets tomorrow to work off their Christmas dinners while enjoying the Boxing Day sales. A...

Merry Christmas & Season's Greetings

Carla Buzasi | Posted 23.02.2012 | UK
Carla Buzasi

I am a huge fan of Christmas. If I had my way, we'd have Christmas at least twice a year, if not more. I even like Christmas pudding. And Christmas cake. And mince pies. (Although not sprouts, I don't get the point of sprouts.)

Kyrsty Jade Hazell

WATCH: Christmas Gift Disappointment | Kyrsty Jade Hazell | Posted 14.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

We’ve all been there. Another pair of grandma’s home knitted socks, PJ’s three sizes too small or a hideous scarf best suited for the dog basket...

Introducing the £2 Christmas Dinner

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 14.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Forget all the turkey trimmings and Marks & Spencer ‘It’s not only a pudding, but an M&S pudding’ this Christmas – if you're feeling the pinch...