Father Christmas

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 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 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 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 12.11.2016 | 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...