Santa Claus

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.

Zwarte Piet, or Dutch Santa and His Black Slave

Ewa Zubek | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK
Ewa Zubek

Do you remember golliwogs? Those black rag dolls with frizzy hair and red lips? You probably do, although most golliwog toys and references have succumbed to a UK-wide extermination process in the last few decades. Well, the toy hasn't exactly done much to promote racial equality and tolerance: terms like 'golliwog' and 'wog' entered the slang lexicon as racial slurs.

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...

WATCH: Penguins Don Traditional African Dress

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.05.2013 | UK

This flock of penguins are wearing traditional African dress to welcome 50 of the continent’s leaders to Japan. The birds were decked out in the...

Why Sending Messages to David Cameron Is Less Effective than Writing to Santa

Will Black | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Politics
Will Black

Mr Cameron's @Number10gov Twitter account follows more than 372,000 people. This means that each of those people is allowed to send him direct messages. To follow that many people and have their messages destroyed unopened seems rude, to say the least.

Police Officer Treats Little Girl To New Bike After Hers Is Stolen - And Even Teaches Her To Ride It (PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.04.2013 | UK

A police officer is being hailed as “inspirational” for treating a little girl to a new bike after hers was stolen. Michael Kohr, of Californi...

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.

Dear Santa, Yule Have a Great Time This Christmas With These Top Tips

Richard Paterson | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Paterson

Because of the merriment, frivolities and those somewhat potentially embarrassing Christmas parties, it's a pertinent a time of year to remind everyone that the best way to enjoy celebrations, and your dram, is also to sip and savour your drink.

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.

So You're Single at Christmas? So What?

Daniel Warner | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Warner

They say Christmas is about giving, about sharing and about being with the ones you love, which is a load of sentimental old tosh. It's about getting drunk, receiving underwear you wouldn't be caught dead in and tolerating behavior from people you normally wouldn't be seen dead with.

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.

Charlie Thomas

EasyJet Sleighs The Competition

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 13.12.2012 | UK

EasyJet's cabin crew are getting in a festive mood by donning Santa Claus outfits to launch a new charity donation drive for Unicef. From Friday 14...