christmas 2011

Did you not get what you wanted for Christmas? Did you head straight to Twitter to complain? Big mistake. A group of people
From Father Christmas in his scarlet coat to bright green mistletoe, we have a firmly entrenched idea of what our Christmas
A man died today after being stabbed at a party in the early hours of Christmas Day. John Lee Barrett, 31, from Harpurhey
The X Factor winner's single is the least welcome present found under Christmas trees in Britain, according to new research
Kate Middleton's regal purple Christmas day outfit confirmed to us that the Duchess of Cambridge is developing her own signature
Swathes of lurid elf-print wrapping paper have been stuffed into a bin liner by your stoically efficient mother. Everyone is feeling fat, unattractive and a bit queasy from the Bailey's sugar rush and you're all desperate to go your respective ways before strained relations snap after three solid days of housebound family time.
Unwanted Christmas trees are being used to provide flood defences and protect river banks from erosion, the Environment Agency
The Hunting Act has "failed", according to a government minister. As thousands of people prepare to head out to Boxing Day
In this past year my family and I have been inspired by the courage and hope we have seen in so many ways in Britain, in the Commonwealth and around the world.
Daredevil Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton spent Christmas Day in Antarctica as she prepares for an attempt to become the
Troops in Afghanistan enjoyed a traditional dinner this Sunday despite being away from home this Christmas. Nearly 10,000
Researchers say there's a genetic explanation why some people love Brussels sprouts -- while others would rather eat a rubber
A dog has been reunited at Christmas with the canine hero that saved his life a year ago by donating blood. Last December
The Military Wives choir has marched to the top of the charts, taking the coveted Christmas number one spot. Their single
The strength of family, friends and the community working together will be highlighted by the Queen in her Christmas message
The Duke of Edinburgh is expected to remain in hospital today, where he is recuperating following treatment for a blocked
Britons will enjoy an "unseasonably mild" Christmas Day and Boxing Day, weather forecasters said. Across the country, temperatures
The head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales offered prayers today for people in Bethlehem at risk of losing their
I am a huge fan of Christmas. If I had my way, we'd have Christmas at least twice a year, if not more. I even like Christmas pudding. And Christmas cake. And mince pies. (Although not sprouts, I don't get the point of sprouts.)
It won't be a white Christmas anywhere in the UK, forecasters have said. Not even the peaks of Scottish mountains will see