Father Christmas

This Is How To Track Santa On Christmas Eve

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Parents

Kids may have visited Santa throughout December, but what they really want to know is if he’s keeping up with his present drop-off on Christmas eve....

My Second Favourite 'F' Word At Christmas

Sharon Brison | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Parents
Sharon Brison

Some from the club of 'we don't lie to our kids about FC its damaging' say it's a form of control, threatening kids if they don't adhere but letting them believe they could end up on the naughty list. Damn right it is and one that I milk it for all its worth.

The North Pole Is Expected To Reach Melting Point Before Christmas Day

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Tech

Father Christmas might find himself in hot water this year, as temperatures at the North Pole are predicted to rise above melting point in the next 48...

Differences Between Christmas Before and After Becoming A Parent

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Parents

Everyone talks about the magic of family at Christmas, but to be honest we sort of preferred it when it was just us and a bottle of eggnog. Now we ha...

Kids Can Pick Up Free 'Wonky Carrots' For Santa's Reindeers At Morrisons

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Parents

Morrisons will be giving away 200,000 wonky carrots in the lead up to Christmas for kids to leave for Santa and his reindeers. The supermarket wants t...

The 13 Most Adorable Children’s Letters To Father Christmas

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Parents

One of the most magical parts about Christmas as a child is believing there is a jolly old man living in the North Pole who will bring you whatever yo...

The Lies We Tell About Santa

Toni Hargis | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Parents
Toni Hargis

I've had almost twenty four years of being a parent, and with a large age difference between the oldest and youngest, roughly twenty one years of fibbing my head off about various matters. At this time of year of course, the culprit is Santa Claus or Father Christmas.

We Spent The Day With Father Christmas And This Is What He Had To Say

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Parents

The Huffington Post UK headed to Hamleys Toy Shop to visit Father Christmas himself and find out exactly what he gets up to during December. Away from...

Father Christmas Mannequin Challenge Brings Bristol To A Standstill

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

This year Father Christmas doesn’t care if you’ve been naughty or nice, he just wants you to stand still. Runners at the ‘Santas On The Run’ c...

Parents Told Lying To Kids About Santa Is Damaging, But Not Everyone Agrees

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Parents

Mums and dads are being warned that encouraging their children to believe in Santa could affect their parent-child relationships in the future. Psych...

Kay Burley Criticised By Parents For 'Ruining' Christmas For Kids With Comments On Live TV

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Parents

Sky News presenter Kay Burley has been criticised by mums and dads after alluding to the fact Father Christmas isn’t real, on live TV. The 55-year-o...

More Than Half Of Kids Just Want Santa To Protect Other Children, NSPCC Reveals

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Parents

Children often ask Santa to bring them presents, but more than half of kids this year want him to protect young people instead. National children’s...

Kids Want To Post A Letter To Santa? Everything Parents Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Parents

Kids who want to write a letter to Santa this year have until Friday 9 December to get it posted. Royal Mail issued the reminder online by publishing ...

Shopping Centre Santas Reveal The Worst Parts Of The Job

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Parents

Taking your child to Santa’s grotto is an important part of Christmas for many parents (especially when they’ve been nagging since September). Bu...

John Lewis Explains Why Santa Didn't Bring Girl's Trampoline In 2016 Christmas Advert

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Parents

John Lewis has offered parents and children an explanation about why it wasn’t Santa who brought a girl her new trampoline in their 2016 Christmas a...

Father Christmas Didn't Come

Fi Newsam | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Parents
Fi Newsam

That was the first Christmas that I ever faked and I was terrified that I would be found out. A whole childhood of being laughed at and singled out as different will do that to you. I was afraid that everyone would know I was a Christmas fraud and more than anything I so badly just wanted to fit in. To be normal. That kind of thing sticks with you.

11 Stages Of Visiting Santa's Grotto With Your Children

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Parents

As much as you try to fight it, the festive season is drawing ever closer and your children know it (like a sixth sense they use to slowly bankrupt yo...

'Twas the (Real) Night Before Christmas

Lucy Gaskin | Posted 22.12.2016 | 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 22.11.2016 | 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 11.12.2016 | 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 09.12.2016 | 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 09.12.2016 | 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...