Father Christmas

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 02.11.2015 | UK Parents

If you haven't made your plans to see Santa yet this year, it's definitely time to get into the Christmas spirit. Here's a selection of our favour...

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...

A Letter to Santa

Jack Ingles | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Ingles

Dear Santa Claus, my name is Jack and I am 20 and ½ years old. I've been a really, really good boy this year. I've even been nice to my sister, even though she can be really annoying sometimes. There are just a few things I want this year so I hope you manage to get them all.

Bad Santa - a Very Modern Christmas Story

Zoe Armstrong | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Armstrong

So we went to visit Father Christmas in his grotto (Knightsbridge outpost). A lovely day out for my daughter and her best friend, were it not for the terror.

14 'Dear Santa' Sex Requests From Twitter Which Will NOT Be Granted This Christmas

Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Dear Santa... is how a sweetly worded letter normally starts to the big man, but Twitter has ruined that. As people get crazy and lustful ahead of Chr...

Which TV Protagonist Would Make the Best Santa IRL?

Brett Janes | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Brett Janes

Television companies are looking to pick a completely fictional character from one of their many favourite TV shows to act as a replacement, using social buzz instead of Christmas cheer to deliver presents. Here are the candidates...

Christmas - Ancient Pagan Holiday Which Was Criminally Illegal Until 1907

Judith Lewis | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Lewis

So while you may have known that Christmas was originally pagan festival, you might not have known that in the UK it was made illegal for 12 years and in the US it was illegal for 260 years.

Since When Did You Have to Pay to See Santa Claus?

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Tetteh

Now, I don't mean to sound like Scrooge, but charging to see Father Christmas is a joke. Whatever happened to the spirit of giving, that warm feeling you get from a hug from the big man himself?

The Christmas Learning Curve

June Sun | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
June Sun

It's been fun learning about Christmas here in the UK. It's a lot louder here. People seem to start celebrating in October, and I do miss that intense calm of a Finnish Christmas. Perhaps it's something only three feet of snow can really accomplish.

Santa Wars: Google's Christmas Tracker Has Many Rivals

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Tech

Google Maps has announced it will be following Santa's sleigh this year - despite being dropped by the 'official' aerospace tracking system. The No...

Google Santa Tracker To Compete With 'Official' Father Christmas Maps

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Tech

Google Maps has announced it will be following Santa's sleigh this year - despite being dropped by the 'official' aerospace tracking system. The No...

A Weird History of Christmas, Part Two - Who on Earth is Santa?!

Greg Jenner | Posted 17.02.2013 | Home
Greg Jenner

St Nick was said to secretly give gifts of cash to those in need, thereby making him the Patron Saint of children, sailors and prostitutes... which is a slightly worrying combination that would no doubt have caused a lot of finger-pointing in the ancient offices of BBC Newsnight.