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Guy Pearce is Scrooge in TV Creation

Guy Pearce is to star as Ebenezer Scrooge in the new BBC One and FX adaptation of the timeless Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol”. The three-part special will air over Christmas 2019.

The original take on the  iconic ghost story comes courtesy of writer and executive producer Steven Knight, of “Peaky Blinders” success, and […]

May 17th, 2019|Latest News|Comments Off on Guy Pearce is Scrooge in TV Creation

Christmas Run for Avatar & Star Wars

Four Star Wars films and four Avatar sequels will be coming to cinemas in the coming years, according to Disney’s latest movie release schedule.
“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” is out this Christmas, but there will be a three-year gap before the start of the next trilogy. The long-awaited Avatar sequel has been pushed back […]

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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 […]

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Let’s Get Kids 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 […]

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Hall of Fame Classical Vote

Classic FM’s vote for the annual classical music Hall of Fame opens this month and results will be revealed over Easter weekend. You can vote for your three favourite pieces online at

We encourage you to take part and suggest you consider voting for a few festive tracks, including such sublime works as […]

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from Mrs C, Ed Elf and all at How to Christmas. Thank you for all your support in 2018. May 2019 be full of health, peace and contentment.


December 31st, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on Happy New Year!

Queen’s Broadcast Tops Ratings

Overnight figures have revealed that the Queen’s Christmas Broadcast was the most watched television programme on Christmas Day in the UK, with a combined audience of 6.4 million watching her annual message on BBC One, ITV, Sky One and Sky News.

BBC One’s “Michael McIntyre’s Big Christmas Show” was the highest rated programme on a single channel, […]

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Happy Christmas Eve!

Happy Christmas Eve everyone! Enjoy every second. Guess who’s coming down the chimney tonight…

December 24th, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on Happy Christmas Eve!

Gifts at the Last Second

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December 23rd, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on Gifts at the Last Second

LadBaby Christmas Number One

LadBaby has claimed this year’s Official UK Christmas Number One single with his twist on the song “We Built This City”.

The YouTube dad blogger (real name Mark Hoyle),  his wife Roxanne and two sons recorded their own version of Starship’s 1985 hit as an ode to sausage rolls rather than rock and roll. Proceeds from […]

December 22nd, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on LadBaby Christmas Number One