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Joy at the Inn at Christmas Place

We have no time for the bah-humbug types who bemoan the early splash of Christmas in shops and online. We would much rather they keep their opinions to themselves. It really isn’t hurting anyone and actually brings joy to those who revel in the Christmas build-up. It is with those Scrooges in mind that we [...]

March 1st, 2020|Latest News|Comments Off on Joy at the Inn at Christmas Place

White House Ornament Honours JFK

The White House History has released its 40th annual White House Christmas tree ornament for 2020 honouring President John F. Kennedy. The design used is based on Aaron Shikler's portrait of JFK, symbolic of his unfinished presidency, which hangs in the White House in Washington D.C.

February 27th, 2020|Latest News|Comments Off on White House Ornament Honours JFK

Call the Midwife Staying Home

Heidi Thomas, creator and writer of hit BBC drama series "Call the Midwife", has revealed this year's Christmas special will be staying in familiar surroundings. Previous festive specials have taken viewers to such locations as the Outer Hebrides and South Africa, but Thomas told RadioTimes.com that for 2020: "We're staying in Poplar." The last time [...]

February 22nd, 2020|Latest News|Comments Off on Call the Midwife Staying Home

Keira Knightley’s Silent Night

British star Keira Knightley is leading the cast of Christmas comedy film "Silent Night", which reportedly begins principal photography in the UK next week. The story revolves around an extended family having Christmas dinner together in a country gathering. Among those also appearing in the festive movie are Roman Griffin Davis, Matthew Goode, Lucy Punch [...]

February 16th, 2020|Latest News|Comments Off on Keira Knightley’s Silent Night

Dickens Letters Exhibition

Personal letters by celebrated author Charles Dickens are to go on display for the first time later this year. The 25 unpublished letters are part of a large collection of manuscripts, books and personal items from his library that have been acquired by The Charles Dickens Museum in London from an American collector at a reported cost [...]

February 11th, 2020|Latest News|Comments Off on Dickens Letters Exhibition

Edinburgh Market Stays Put

Edinburgh's Christmas Market will remain in Princes Street Gardens for the next two years, despite calls for it to be moved amid complaints it was taking over and damaging the city centre park. The market will stay at the same site until operator Underbelly completes its contract in 2021/2022. Officials said it would use feedback from a [...]

February 6th, 2020|Latest News|Comments Off on Edinburgh Market Stays Put

BAFTA Triumph for Klaus

The Netflix animation "Klaus" has won Best Animation at the British Academy Awards in London - triumphing over such box office big hitters as "Toy Story 4" and "Frozen 2". “Klaus”, the first original animated feature film released by Netflix, has also been nominated for an Academy award stateside. The Spanish-made cartoon about the origins of [...]

February 3rd, 2020|Latest News|Comments Off on BAFTA Triumph for Klaus

Let’s Get Children Reading

Reading storybooks opens a child’s imagination in a precious way. It introduces them to new worlds, to feats of heroism to admire, to despicable behaviour to avoid, to characters that might just become true and trusted friends. In this age of hand-held gadgets and seemingly endless new technology, we at How to Christmas very much [...]

February 1st, 2020|Latest News|Comments Off on Let’s Get Children Reading

First Christmas Concert of 2020

What's believed to be (and surely has to be) the UK's first Christmas concert of the new decade is be held this month at The King Alfred School Academy in Highbridge. You can consider it 11 months early but it is, more accurately, several weeks late. The Christmas concert will be held at The Academy on January 27 [...]

January 24th, 2020|Latest News|Comments Off on First Christmas Concert of 2020

PlayStation 5 Out for Christmas 2020

Sony has announced that the PlayStation 5 is set to launch worldwide for the 2020 Christmas season. The games console comes with a new controller, using enhanced vibration technology, and reportedly features a solid-state drive that means games will boot-up faster and reduce loading times. The latest version of the Xbox, currently known as Project Scarlett, [...]

January 21st, 2020|Latest News|Comments Off on PlayStation 5 Out for Christmas 2020