christmas 2012

As London hosted a splendid summer of sport, all those who saw the achievement and courage at the Olympic and Paralympic Games were further inspired by the skill, dedication, training and teamwork of our athletes. In pursuing their own sporting goals, they gave the rest of us the opportunity to share something of the excitement and drama.
2012 was the year Britain hosted the Olympics and Paralympics The monarch, whose grandsons William and Harry are in the armed
Some spend Christmas morning in the kitchen, preparing a feast for all the family. Others like to open presents, or are away
Troops serving in Afghanistan celebrated this Christmas with presents from home, a traditional roast turkey lunch and a charity
Hopes of a white Christmas were washed out today as many Britons awoke to Yuletide flooding. Long downpours continued to
I thought of Greta Garbo this week, the beautiful, brooding and reclusive Swedish starlet of yesteryear, as I stood waiting
David Cameron struck an overtly-religious tone in a Christmas message to the nation on Monday - quoting the Bible and referring
Die Hard is no cuddly, warm, PG Christmas movie, full of zany kids and 'what-are-they-like!' family arguments, instead, it offers a much more nuanced and realistic view of the holidays.
Traditional turkey dinners remind many of us of special Christmas moments when we were young. But maybe the most important memories are the ones we haven't made yet.
My enthusiasm is in no way hampered by the fact that I am Muslim, for I do not believe that by choosing to partake in a national festival, I am in any way compromising my personal beliefs. And I am not alone in this opinion. All across the land, posters for halal turkeys in butchers' shops in Muslim-populated areas such as Southall, Leicester and Birmingham stand testament to the significance Muslims place on this day.