Santa Claus

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...

Mum Wasn't Prepared For This Letter When Her Son Told Friends Santa Isn't Real

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Parents

No parent looks forward to the moment their child finds out Father Christmas isn't real, especially when another child breaks the news a lot sooner th...

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.

10 Weird Facts About Christmas

The Huffington Post UK/AllTime10s | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK

Where did Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer come from? Why does Santa ride a sleigh? When was the baby Jesus actually born? If you want to be the toas...

Yes, Virginia, There Is CCS

David Hone | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK
David Hone

Yes, Virginia, there is CCS. It exists as certainly as amine separation, compressors and drilling rigs exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life energy and mobility. Alas! how dreary and warm might the world be someday be if there is no CCS! It would be as dreary and warm as if there were no wind turbines. There may be more extreme weather then, to further concern us in this existence.

So Kids, I Lied About Santa, But Jesus Is Real

Sally Fraser | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sally Fraser

It breaks my heart to think that if she finds out Santa is made up then God and Jesus will go with him. I couldn't handle that because my jaded, patchy grown-up's faith is so strengthened by her perfect child-like one. At this time of year I need that more than ever; I honestly don't know how people survive Christmas without Christ.

'Tis The Season To Explain Christmas: No, Coke Didn't Create Santa's Red Suit

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK

Christmas traditions are far from purely Christian - a lot of what Brits do in the festive season can be traced back to paganism, folklore and commerc...

The Whole Truth About Lying

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Leontiades

It's the darkest week of the year, nearly Christmas. Stories of Santa Claus and elves abound... but my kids know they're not real. I've never lied about this.

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?

Beyond Sacking Santa - How to Foster Gratitude at Christmas

Dannielle Miller | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dannielle Miller

As a parent of children who are fortunate to live in comfortable circumstances, I don't want to have to cancel Christmas or deprive them of the things they want. I don't want to make them feel guilty for having a better life than the many less fortunate children in the world. At the same time, I do want them to know that not everyone in the world enjoys the same level of comfort and security as they do.

This Santa Claus Venn Diagram Explains Everything

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Comedy

Or, indeed, any day. Thank you, Stephen Wildish, for neatly describing Santa Claus in a nutshell. Or rather: a venn diagram... ...

The Santa Claus List: Santa's 10 Very Best Tips For Christmas

Bill Coles | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Bill Coles

Hi there - Santa here. Just decided to make a list of my very best Christmas Tips. So many people out there trying to be Santa Claus on Chistmas Eve, so many of them messing up. They just don't know their ass from their reindeer!

LOOK: Scandalous Cigarette Ads Starring Santa

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.12.2013 | UK

Christmas adverts have been coming thick and fast, with Coca-Cola most infamously poaching Santa Claus for its ads as they show the bearded figure del...

Pictures, Videos And Gifs Of The Day: Tuesday 24th December 2013

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland and Tahira Mirza | Posted 24.12.2013 | UK

The Huffington Post pictures, videos and gifs of the day brings you the very best images, viral videos and gifs from around the world chosen and crea...

Can You Have Christmas Magic Without Santa?

Zanni Louise | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zanni Louise

On my daughter's first Christmas, my husband Gregor and I discussed Santa. Do we? Don't we? For him, the decision was easy - we can play all the games, but we don't have to actually tell our daughter Santa is real. I thought this sounded reasonable. But part of me was torn. Would we be denying our daughter the magic of Christmas?

WATCH: Photoshop Transforms Model Into Santa Claus

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.12.2013 | UK Tech

Kudos Victors & Spoils, this is bloody fantastic. Remember the Gif that did the rounds not long ago showing the shocking extremes to which phot...

'I Like To Have Sex To The Bambi Soundtrack': New Video Of Ian Watkins

Huffington Post UK/ SWNS | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Footage of paedophile Ian Watkins bragging about having sex to children’s music and the Bambi soundtrack has emerged on the eve of his sentencing. ...

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, ...

A Truly Magical Winter Wonderland Awaits At LaplandUK (REVIEW)

The Huffington Post | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Welcome to the new and improved Lapland UK. The new location is bigger, brighter and quite frankly better than ever before. The arrivals hall is t...

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...

The True, Real, Original Meaning of Christmas

John C. Parkin | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK
John C. Parkin

As a child, the meaning of Christmas was obvious - it was all about Santa Claus and the promise of him leaving longed-for presents under the tree.

Nelson Mandela Dead: Dutch Paper Sorry For 'Tasteless' Black Pete Link

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A newspaper in the Netherlands has apologised for linking Nelson Mandela's death to Santa's controversial blacked-up buddy Black Pete. The article ...

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.