Father Christmas

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.

Christmas Interiors - Make Your Home Festive

Laura Pearson-Smith | Posted 14.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Pearson-Smith

It's that time of year again; time to decorate your home for the holiday season.

Magical London at Christmas with Children

Susanna Lascelles | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Susanna Lascelles

If you're looking for something completely free then head to Duke of York Square's Christmas grotto. It's beautifully decorated, children get to meet Father Christmas, have their photo taken, get a small gift and if they're lucky meet Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer.

Why a Brit Christmas is Just Lovely, Actually

BritChick Paris | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

The afternoon is also like a scene out of Love Actually with charades, bad board games and general silliness. I remember trying to play the 'traditional charades' as per the Brit tv show with Frenchies. They just didn't get the whole four words, first word, two syllables thing. They wanted to act out the whole film. I ended up looking like a Pernickety Brit.

Christmas? It's A Load Of Balls (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 06.12.2012 | UK Politics

Ed Balls had a shaky performance in the House of Commons on Tuesday as he faltered in his initial response to George Osborne's Autumn Statement. So...

Elliot Wagland

Walking In A Winter Wonderland, Lapland UK Opens For Christmas

HuffingtonPost.com | Elliot Wagland | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle

If you, like us, love all things Christmassy, then make sure you pay a visit to the magical Lapland UK this festive season. Opening its doors to "Big ...

Pictures Of The Day Live: 3rd December 2012

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK

The Huffington Post picture desk live bringing you the best pictures of the day from around the world chosen by our very own photo editors. Follow ...

Huffington Post Picture Desk Live: 10th October 2012

Posted 10.10.2012 | UK

Scroll down for some of the best news, entertainment, culture and sports pictures from around the world, brought to you by The Huffington Post's Pictu...

Mythical Creatures That Might Actually Exist

Posted 25.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

So, Louisana in the US are going to be paying for children to learn about the Loch Ness monster, in a bid to disprove evolution. Their argument goe...

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 ...

Are You Prepared For A Zombie, Alien Or Napoleon Invasion? How Councils Spent £31m Answering Ridiculous Questions

PA | Posted 21.02.2012 | UK Politics

Council officials making preparations for a crash landing by Santa's present-laden sleigh this weekend could have to reveal their plans publicly. C...

I'm Convinced: Santa Claus Is a Dictator

Sean Faye | Posted 21.02.2012 | UK Comedy
Sean Faye

As we Western liberals reflect on the unshackling of thousands from life under dictatorship this year, our glee merely covers our own seasonal devotion to a charismatic and powerful despot: the self-styled 'Father Christmas'.

O Holy Town Of... Essex? Quarter Of Children Think Jesus Born In Brentwood

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

One in four children think Christmas Day celebrates Simon Cowell's birthday, while nearly a quarter think God was born in Essex, a survey has found. ...