Santa Claus

Christmas Explained: No, Coke Didn't Create Santa's Red Suit

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 19.12.2014 | 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 18.12.2014 | 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 17.12.2014 | 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 11.12.2014 | 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 01.12.2014 | 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.

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?