Advent

What we are is not Christians, Pagans, Jews, Hindus etc... we are simply souls wrapped in pigs and blankets.
It’s Advent 2017 — the start of Christmas, right? Certainly it’s the time when folk like me who refuse to even consider the
Then Advent begins and with it a renewed duty to my family to get out the house. Having failed to get an Advent calendar, I need to think on my feet. We've got a little Christmas tree but it's fairly bare, awaiting hand-me-down decorations.
If you feel elf on the shelf is just another thing designed to make parenting a competition (and one you’re constantly losing
Technology has brought a host of new problems to Christmas. Not least, the plethora of apps which show Father Christmas's progress around the globe. I am starting to dread Christmas Eve already as I know what is coming - mental maths nightmare.
Why is the commercial exploitation of Christmas so readily accepted in the United Kingdom? Why don't people make an effort to lobby their Member of Parliament for change? Why don't Britons register complaints at the stores and malls displaying Christmas signs and décor unseasonally early?
Do fairy lights bring you out in hives? Does the sight of a Christmas tree brightly adorned, bring you out in palpitations and send you delving into the bottom of your hand or man-bag looking for your battered old Christmas list?
As we enter the Advent period, Christmas markets are opening across Germany. A trip to Hamburg, in the north of the country, gave me a chance to learn that most of the city's 13 markets have a traditional feel but there's one in particular with a cheeky twist.
James Arthur won The X Factor, Paul McCartney fronted Nirvana, the Pope tweeted and a monkey in a coat was found in IKEA
WHAT. A. WEEK. The Pope joined Twitter, a royal foetus joined the world, Starbucks joined the rest of us who pay taxes, and
Decorating the tree can bring out a highly competitive Christmas spirit. Colour coordinating baubles that were sometime 'du
If there is something that you know you need to buy for Christmas, no matter how certain you are that stocks will last, I urge you to strongly consider grabbing it while you can. You have been warned.
Forgotten to buy your advent calendar? It's not too late. From traditional gingerbread treats to stylish garlands and the