Christmas Trees

St Pancras Station Is Ruining Christmas

Samantha Baines | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Comedy
Samantha Baines

Have you seen the new Christmas tree in St Pancras station? It's fourteen metres high, made entirely from Disney toys and it burns my eyes. This is not what Christmas is about. I want softly twinkling lights, jingle bells and a cinnamon and orange aroma drifting through the air.

How To Keep A Real Christmas Tree Fresh

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The time has come. You're finally adult enough to buy a real Christmas tree. But how do you keep it looking fresh? (Especially when you struggled ...

What This Child's Christmas Wish for Refugees Can Teach Us All About Fear

Karen Laing | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Parents
Karen Laing

We all have a specific take on the world based on our experiences and upbringing. We can't change that but we can change our reaction to situations or news stories. We can recognise when we're making a judgement based our opinions rather than facts. We can consider all sides of the story. If you're scared. Admit it. If you don't understand. Ask a question. Just as a child would do...

'Tis The Season To Explain Christmas: No, Coke Didn't Create Santa's Red Suit

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 23.12.2015 | 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...

Six Ways Christmas Is Different in Australia

Sharon Swift | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Swift

No doubt about it - Christmas creeps up on us just that much faster each year, don't you think? Every year, us POMs (Brits) always muse (occasionally with a 'soupcon' of a whinge) about how Christmas in Australia just isn't the same. Not just because of the weather.

O Christmas Tree...

Caragh Little | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

So Christmas trees, it seems, have spindly tops and broad-based bottoms this year, because there have been a couple of mild winters.

BATH Humbug! Part One

Charli Morgan | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Charli Morgan

My husband and I worked our way through the hotel's endless attractions, in the weekend break equivalent of ramming your face with Selection Box chocolates on Christmas morning.

Cats Vs Christmas Trees - A Supercut Of Destruction

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Comedy

In which Tastefully Offensive round up some of the funniest, finest clips of our feline friends destroying those big green things that stand in the co...

Better a Christmas Tree Than a St George's Cross

Jemma Wayne | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK
Jemma Wayne

Politicians do a disservice to the public to pretend otherwise. It is possible to celebrate difference while encouraging cohesion, but that is not by - out of fear or misplaced respect - ignoring the symbols that divide. It is possible to laud tolerance while criticizing those (flag-wavers?) who undermine it.

PICTURE: How To Take Down Your Christmas Tree

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy

If you forgot to take your Christmas tree down on Twelfth Night, don't worry. You can still do it super-quickly if you follow this person's lead: ...

This Is Not Going To End Well...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK Comedy

Why? Presumably because, like Mount Everest, it was there. SEE ALSO: Cats In Christmas Trees - A Compilation (Via Laughing Squid)...

7 Christmas Events That Were Just Plain Awful

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK

Winter Wonderland Milton Keynes is the latest in a long line of Christmas disappointing everybody......

WATCH: Christmas Trees Harvested By Helicopter

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.12.2013 | UK Comedy

Fun fact: Oregon is America's biggest producer and exporter of Christmas trees. No wonder helicopter pilot Dan Clark has been roped in to help....

GUIDE: What You Need to Know About Real Christmas Trees

David Wong | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Wong

The chestnuts are roasting on an open fire and Jack Frost is nipping at your nose. Before the choir arrive with the Yuletide carols, it's time to get the Christmas tree in. There's really nothing better than a real Christmas tree for giving the house a festive spirit.

When Christmas Trees Go Wrong

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.12.2013 | UK Comedy

"So my sister bought a Christmas tree," writes this Imgur user. "Nailed it..." Oh dear. Maybe she should have tried making her own......

Why Fear Sharks? Xmas Trees Are the Real Killers

Xavier Toby | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

Every Xmas in the US, trees and decorations cause an average of 250 injuries and 40 fatalities, while sharks in the US are responsible for around one fatality every two years.

LOOK: How To Make A Christmas Tree From Drink Cans

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.12.2013 | UK Comedy

We may not have Mountain Dew in Britain, but we're sure you can achieve a similar effect with cans of Sprite. And we're sure all the caffeine will giv...

Top Tips for Caring for Your Plants Over the Christmas Period

Kenneth Freeman | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kenneth Freeman

Christmas is coming, and that brings a number of challenges to people looking after indoor plants - whether they are professional interior landscapers or keen home gardeners.

Ten Best Christmas Trees 2013

Andrew Matthews | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

'Tis the season to creep about the attic hunting down a box no-one bothered to write 'Xmas' on 12 months ago. Traditionally, this is followed by the much-loved 'it looks squint to me' debate; a long, sour silence over whose responsibility it was to check the lights BEFORE they went on the tree; and, my particular favourite, competitive bauble re-positioning.

15 Excellent Christmas Tree Hacks

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Comedy

Want a Christmas tree, but can't afford one/be bothered to buy one? Or perhaps you simply feel like being a little inventive this festive season. W...

How The Victorians Styled The Modern British Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Olivia Williams | Posted 27.12.2011 | UK

From Father Christmas in his scarlet coat to bright green mistletoe, we have a firmly entrenched idea of what our Christmas should look like, but how ...

At Last! A Use For Unwanted Christmas Trees

PA | Posted 26.12.2011 | UK

Unwanted Christmas trees are being used to provide flood defences and protect river banks from erosion, the Environment Agency has said. Conifers, ...

Top 10 Tips for a Sparkling Christmas Tree

MyGardenSchool | Posted 18.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle

This article was written in conjunction with Andy McIndoe, one of Britain's leading horticulturists and a tutor at MyGardenSchool, where he teaches 'A...

Christmas Costumes : Santa Morphsuit or Gingerbread Man?

Cosima Ungaro | Posted 23.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

With the countdown to the festive period well under way, you should seriously start putting together your Christmas fancy dress. Within the Christm...

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...