Kirsty Young to be Desert Island Discs guest on Christmas Day

Kirsty Young, who stepped back from broadcasting to cope with a crippling illness, is to return to Desert Island Discs – but this time as a guest. The broadcaster will share with listeners her emotions on the day of the Queen’s funeral last September as part of three special editions marking the end of Desert … Read more

‘Want, Need, Wear, Read’: The Christmas Gifting Trend All Over TikTok

Want, need, wear, read is the gifting trend dividing  on Tiktok right now. The premise is simple. Instead of splurging on loads of pressies, you buy just four gifts for your kids – or a couple of gifts from the following categories: One present is something your kids really want (for example, a toy they’ve … Read more

Nurses likely to join postal, education and rail staff in pre-Christmas strikes

Britain is facing a torrid month of industrial action and disruption before Christmas, with nurses likely to join postal workers, education and rail staff in a wave of strikes that will peak during the busiest weeks for office parties and festive shopping. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) is expected to announce unprecedented industrial action … Read more

The best alcohol Christmas gifts of 2022 recommended by an expert, from fine wine to whisky glasses

You can tell what grown-ups give each other for Christmas by checking the google searches at this time of year: “best whisky glasses” and “gifts for whisky lovers” are never far from the top of the charts, closely followed by searches for beer and wine gifts. It makes perfect sense. Who wouldn’t want a lovely … Read more

Mariah Carey’s kids join her sweet ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ Thanksgiving Day Parade performance

The (but, honestly, kind of official) Queen of Christmas made her Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade debut a family affair. Pop icon joined the annual broadcast for a performance of her perennial holiday hit “All I Want for Christmas Is You” at the end of the event, just before Santa Claus’ sleigh arrived at 34th Street … Read more

Christmas at the Castle! See Windsor Castle’s Décor for First Holiday Season of King Charles’ Reign

Andrew Matthews/PA Wire via ZUMA Press Christmas at Windsor Castle Deck the halls — Windsor Castle is ready for Christmas! On Thursday, one month to the day before , the Royal Collection Trust unveiled the gorgeous Christmas décor in the state apartments of Windsor Castle. Visitors can tour the ornate displays throughout the British royal … Read more

John Lewis’ Black Friday sale is full of Christmas gift potential: The best picks

Some family and friends are near impossible to buy for. Luckily, the includes hundreds of the that you can snap up at a discounted price, and save under the tree for the festive season. Not only does the gift selection include thousands of items from a huge range of brands, the high street store has … Read more

The 20 best Christmas movies of all time, ranked (from ‘Home Alone’ to ‘Die Hard’)

is coming to town, but you still have plenty of time to seek out all sorts of holiday movie fare. There are the classics, naturally, like Macaulay Culkin taking on dimwitted crooks in “Home Alone” or ‘s self-centered TV executive learning a thing or several about the meaning of Christmas in “Scrooged,” a take on  “A Christmas Carol.” … Read more

Devoted dad gives sons a ‘magical’ Christmas by providing proof that Santa is real

The magic of Christmas is real thanks to this commitment to keeping the legend of Santa Claus alive. mom shared how dedicated her husband was to ensuring their sons had a whimsical holiday experience. The father went above and beyond to convince his two boys Santa had visited while they were sleeping. This content is … Read more

Fears of Christmas cash shortage as G4S staff vote for December strike

Around 1,200 G4S security staff who deliver cash and coins have voted to strike in December, prompting fears of shortages ahead of Christmas. The industrial action could impact the supply of cash and coins at banking clients such as Barclays, HSBC and Santander, and supermarkets including Tesco, Asda and Aldi. The GMB union said it … Read more