Why Do Grown Ups Need Father Christmas?

Jen Whitington | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jen Whitington

Then there are the death knell closing statements such as, 'I've seen that wrapping paper in the under stairs cupboard so is Father Christmas real or is it just you and daddy?' This is the final option for our guilty plea before the dread accusation - and we know it's coming - 'Why did you lie?'

This Is When 'Santa's Sleigh' Can Be Seen In UK Skies This December

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Parents

As a child, there is nothing more exciting than the magic of Santa Claus. And you can make that experience even more special by showing them when Sant...

3-Year-Old Thought This Policeman Was Santa Claus, So He Rolled With It

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Parents

A three-year-old girl mistook a policeman with white hair for Santa Claus and he rolled with it in the cutest way. The man, from Milton Police Departm...

Santa's Lists Of 'Naughty' And 'Nice' Kids' Names Revealed As Christmas Approaches

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Parents

Children named Chloe and Jack are most likely to be at the top of Santa’s “nice list” this Christmas. But those named Adam or Laura are the kids...

Dog Loses Her Sh*t When She Meets Father Christmas

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Kya the dog loves her Santa toy. But she loved the real deal even more. When she got the opportunity to meet Mr Christmas himself, Kya the white Shib...

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...

A Letter To Santa

Donna Mills | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Parents
Donna Mills

I have played with my little sister loads, sharing my toys with her once I've finished with them and deciding of my own accord (like a big girl) that it's time to swap, before facilitating the change over swiftly and effectively.

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...

The Best Places To Meet Santa In 2016

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Parents

Meeting Father Christmas in his grotto (and getting a present, too) is one of the most exciting parts of Christmas for kids. If you don’t yet know w...

Marriage: The Rings or the Love?

Jennifer Gilmour | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jennifer Gilmour

I don't remember the actual moment when we made the decision to marry but it was because of what we learnt from the loss of two such important people from our lives that we suddenly felt that it was important to us and important that we didn't waste time waiting.

Why Is Gaming More Popular Than Music and Film?

George Taylor | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Tech
George Taylor

Gaming has always been popular, but this has increased exponentially over the last few years. Whereas gaming was once seen as 'geeky' and 'uncool,' nowadays, geeky IS cool. You can blame the huge rise of comics and 'cosplay' conventions such as Comic Con for contributing to this massive change in perception.

Keeping the Christmas Magic Alive

Madeleine Thompson | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK Parents
Madeleine Thompson

I wish I could keep that Christmas magic alive for the children and not let them feel the same January blues so many of us grown ups feel. Maybe having the presents from Santa to play with will help to prevent that anyway.

Where Is Santa? Track His Every Move Here

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 24.12.2015 | UK

After a year of preparation its finally time for Santa Claus to travel the world and deliver all the gifts he's spent the whole year sourcing, making ...

How To Make Santa Footprints In 7 Easy Steps

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 24.12.2015 | UK Parents

There is just something so rewarding about children's excitement on Christmas morning when they realise Santa has been. Parents can make the momen...

Congress Just Banned Santa Claus From Coming to Town, Unless He Gets a Visa First

Erich McElroy | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Comedy
Erich McElroy

How is this possible and why now? Well, Santa doesn't actually have the best record with the U.S. government. Politically, there have always been questions about his loyalty to the United States and his liberal leanings.

These Thieves Just Ruined A Family's Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK

Shocking footage has emerged of two suspected robbers taking presents from beneath a Christmas tree in a family home. The suspects are believed to...

Watch 'Drunk' Santa Get Rescued From A Monument In Glasgow

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK

It's fair to say that Santa was not in the best state when he made an early visit to Glasgow. Dressed as the full Father Christmas, the man made a...

Dad Freaks Daughter Out With Ingenious Santa Costume

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Parents

A dad who got very involved in the festive spirit shocked his daughter with his ingenious Santa costume. Imgur user Jinky74 uploaded a video of th...

Is it Time to Stop Using Santa to Discipline Our Children?

Madeleine Thompson | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK Parents
Madeleine Thompson

The parent used the threat of Santa in an almost chilling way. This parent went on to tell her child that she was going to report him to Santa and Santa would not be coming, under any circumstances. Her tone was serious, her face scary, and her manner was intimidating even to me.

Single Mum Brought To Tears By Anonymous Christmas Gesture

SWNS | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Parents

A big-hearted secret Santa brought some Christmas cheer to a cash-strapped single mum by posting £100 cash through her door. Claire Rock, 44, had...

Kids Answer: 'If Santa Was A Woman, Could She Do The Job?'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Parents

Children were asked whether Santa could still do the job if she was a woman and their answers show gender stereotypes are still rife. The majority...