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Christmas Eve Preps

We have a whole page dedicated to preparations you might wish to carry out on Christmas Eve. All you have to do is CLICK HERE to take you through to the page full of ideas and suggestions.

Want to get the turkey cooking times right? Maybe you have a frozen turkey that needs defrosting. We have […]

December 22nd, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on Christmas Eve Preps

Top 20 Christmas Drama Moments

The twenty ‘Most Dramatic TV Moments at Christmas’ have been revealed following a poll for the UKTV Drama channel. The list features scenes from London-based soap “EastEnders”, animated film “The Snowman” and sci-fi television series “Doctor Who”.

Leading the way is a scene from a 1986 episode of “EastEnders” in which Dirty Den gives Angie Watts divorce papers for Christmas […]

December 21st, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on Top 20 Christmas Drama Moments

Macaulay’s Home Alone Again

Macaulay Culkin has reprised his iconic Christmas movie role of Kevin McCallister in an advertisement for Google.

Fans of “Home Alone” have the chance to see adult Kevin recreate some of the 1990 film’s most famous scenes, culminating with him fighting off the home invaders with the help of search engine giants Google.


December 20th, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on Macaulay’s Home Alone Again

Golden Classic Tops Movie Poll

Frank Capra’s 1946 classic “It’s a Wonderful Life”, starring Jimmy Stewart,  has taken first place in a survey of more than 7,000 people by to help discover the most popular Christmas film in the UK.
The top 20 from the Radio Times survey is listed below. We are not convinced the Harry Potter film at number 20 […]

December 19th, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on Golden Classic Tops Movie Poll

Mary Poppins is Back

The wait is almost over. “Mary Poppins Returns” is on general cinema release in the USA tomorrow (December 19) and in the UK on December 21.
Emily Blunt stars in the role that earned Dame Julie Andrews an Oscar as Mary Poppins returns to the big screen after more than fifty years. 

The film is set […]

December 18th, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on Mary Poppins is Back

Letters to Father Christmas

Attention all you youngsters out there! It is still not too late to get letters off to Father Christmas. We have it on good authority, dearest Santa will accept letters for this year’s gift requests right up to Christmas Eve.
In the UK, the Royal Mail address to ensure your letter reaches Father Christmas and his […]

December 15th, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on Letters to Father Christmas

Explore New Traditions

How about injecting some ‘new’ into your Christmas traditions of old? There are 25 suggestions in all in the list on our New Traditions page, followed by greater detail on each idea.



December 14th, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on Explore New Traditions

Get Set to Jump Into Jumper Day

Tomorrow is Christmas Jumper Day and will once again be in aid of “Save the Children”, with 100% of proceeds going to the charity.

The idea behind the annual event is to wear a festive sweater on Christmas Jumper Day and donate money to the charity – be it a personal donation or from fund-raising […]

December 13th, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on Get Set to Jump Into Jumper Day

Festive Football TV Dates

England’s Premier League football fixtures are big Christmas crowd pleasers. Here are the fixtures, dates, times (in GMT) and the UK channel televising the matches:
Friday December 21: Wolves v Liverpool (20:00) – Sky Sports

Saturday December 22: Arsenal v Burnley (12:30) – Sky Sports; Cardiff v Man Utd (17:30) – BT Sport

Sunday December 23: Everton […]

December 12th, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on Festive Football TV Dates

John Legend’s Christmas

American singer John Legend, the youngest person ever to complete the major awards set of Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony, is enjoying more success with his first album of Christmas music.

The album is entitled “A Legendary Christmas”and includes 14 tracks, among them “Silver Bells”, “What Christmas Means to Me”, “Have Yourself a Merry Little […]

December 11th, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on John Legend’s Christmas