Father Christmas

'Twas the (Real) Night Before Christmas

Lucy Gaskin | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Parents
Lucy Gaskin

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house The children were shrieking, like they'd seen a mouse. The stockings weren't hung by the beds anymore; The children thought they looked better thrown on the floor.

These 'Santa' And 'Father Christmas Stock Photos Gave Us A Surprise We Weren't Expecting

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Comedy

Santa is very much used to springing surprises at Christmas but he won't be as shocked as we were when searching for stock photographs of 'Santa' or '...

Santa's Heartbreaking Gesture For Family Of Baby Who Died Last Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Parents

A baby's first photo with Father Christmas is breaking hearts around the world. Hayden Daniel died shortly before Christmas last year, when he was ...

A Mum's Letter to Father Christmas

Amy Ransom | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Parents
Amy Ransom

The other day we were talking about the kids and whether they'd been good this year. You finished off by asking me what I'd like for Christmas. And I said dismissively, 'Oh, nothing.' But I realised later, that wasn't exactly true.

Watch Jeremy Corbyn Dressed As Father Christmas In Unearthed BBC Daily Politics Clip

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 13.12.2015 | UK Politics

Christmas came early for supporters of Jeremy Corbyn this year when he was elected party leader, and this clip dug up by the BBC today shows the man h...

Christmas Drives Me Crackers

Kathryn Berens | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kathryn Berens

Technology has brought a host of new problems to Christmas. Not least, the plethora of apps which show Father Christmas's progress around the globe. I am starting to dread Christmas Eve already as I know what is coming - mental maths nightmare.

Dear Father Christmas. Love A Mum. Aged 37 3/4s

Emma Conway | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK Parents
Emma Conway

For Christmas all I want is the following: A bath. Alone. You know without being interrupted ten minutes in by a screaming toddler. I want to be able to smell a lovely Lush bath bomb and not a rotting Thomas the Tank Engine Toy approximately one inch from my face.

Fashion Santa Will Make All Your Christmases Come At Once

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK Style

Don't believe in Father Christmas? This might just convert you... Introducing, Fashion Santa. Yes, you better watch out, you better not cry - be...

How And When To Tell Your Kids About Santa, According To Parents

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Parents

The story of Santa Claus brings festive magic on Christmas morning to kids all over the world. Many parents dread the day their children ask them ...

Santa Makes Christmas Extra Special For This Little Boy With Autism

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Parents

Santa went the extra mile to make sure a little boy with autism had a memorable Christmas. The boy was too afraid to sit on Santa's lap in a shopp...

The Story Behind This Sleepy Santa Visit Is Adorable

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Parents

A baby who was fast asleep during his first trip to meet Santa still ended up with the sweetest photo with the big man himself. Zeke Walters had a ...

This Man Moved People To Tears When A Boy Asked If He Was Santa

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Parents

A young boy had all his Christmas wishes come true when a stranger he thought was Santa played along with his belief. A bystander in the restaurant...

Little Girl's Reaction To Seeing Santa For The First Time Is Adorable

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Parents

Father Christmas brings the magic spark to the festive season for children and this year is no different. Hollie Smith from Liverpool took her 17-m...

Why I'll Never Tell My Children There's a Father Christmas

Rosy Cherrington | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Parents
Rosy Cherrington

In a time when so many are living in poverty, how can you raise a child to just expect a whole hoard of anonymous gifts from some mysterious man in the sky? I love giving presents, but I want my children to know where those things came from, and that they are lucky to have them, as some people have nothing.

The PayPal Christmas Advert Has Not Gone Down Well With Parents

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Parents

PayPal's Christmas advert has been criticised by parents, who have said it's ruining Christmas for kids by implying Santa is not real. The Advertis...

Quick! Letters To Santa Must Be Sent Sooner Than You Think

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Parents

Letters to Father Christmas from your kids need to be sent very soon to guarantee a response before Christmas Day. Royal Mail issued the reminder o...

Santa's Grottos: The Best Places To Meet Father Christmas in 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Parents

Update: To view the best places to meet Santa in 2016, click here. If you haven't made your plans to see Santa yet this year, it's definitely time...

How I Cloned Christmas

Melkon Charchoglyan | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Melkon Charchoglyan

Being Armenian-British has certain privileges. In fact, the Christmas period is the most rewarding for many easterners living in the west. By easterners I mean those from countries that are traditionally Orthodox Christian. You see, we effectively do Christmas celebrations twice.

Jack Sommers

The 10 Worst Real-Life Bad Santas

HuffingtonPost.com | Jack Sommers | Posted 25.12.2014 | UK

If you've gone or taken your children to see Father Christmas Santa this year, count yourself lucky you did not encounter any of the following real-li...

11 Extraordinary Images Of Christmas In London Then And Now

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers & Tahira Mirza | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK

These extraordinary images of London bring together the past and present, showing Christmas celebrations in the capital then and now. The pictures,...

Richard Dawkins Letter to Santa

Dale Shaw | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Comedy
Dale Shaw

You singularly warp the weakened minds of infants into some vision of unquestioned worship, with the obtaining of mince pies and sherry as your one, despicable goal. How do you sleep at night?

Clintons Apologises For 'Offensive' Council Estate Christmas Card

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK

A card company has apologised for a Christmas card that effectively said people from council estates are a drunk, work-shy burglars. The card disap...

WATCH: Father Christmas FAILS

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK Comedy

Because it isn't easy playing the big man, you know... SEE ALSO: 12 Brilliant Kids' Notes To Father Christmas Airline Pulls Amazing Father Chris...

The Germans Claim Father Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK

A German museum is laying claim to Father Christmas by applying for official UNESCO registration. The Christmas Museum, in the town of Rotherburg, ...

12 Awesome Kids' Letters To Father Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK Comedy

Or as we say in Britain: '12 Brilliant Kids' Letters To Father Christmas'. We round up some of the internet's finest, from the real to the possibly...