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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 [...]

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

Carols in Trafalgar Square

The joyous annual programme of Christmas carols returns to London’s Trafalgar Square from today (December 10th) to December 21st (excluding Saturday 15th). The Greater London Authority provides one-hour sessions for groups to use for carol singing at the base of the famous Trafalgar Square Christmas tree. In all, some 40 carol groups or choirs will each sing [...]

December 10th, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on Carols in Trafalgar Square

Unicorn Bedtime Tale

We are excited to share with our younger audience a new bedtime story: “Where’s My Unicorn Horn?” Camille is a new-born unicorn…or is she? There is something missing that makes the creatures of the forest  believe she might, in fact, be a horse. Camille sets out to prove them wrong. This is a story for [...]

December 9th, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on Unicorn Bedtime Tale

Christmas Posting Deadlines

Here is a reminder of the Royal Mail posting deadline dates for the UK for 2018, along with its international mailing deadlines. The UK cut-off posting dates for 2018 are:  2nd class                                               [...]

December 8th, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on Christmas Posting Deadlines

Oxford Festive Markets

Oxford City Council decided the Christmas stalls in Broad Street will stay open for five extra days in 2018, making it the longest run in Oxford’s nine-year festive market history. It will be held for 16 days in all, starting today (December 7) and running until December 22.

December 7th, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on Oxford Festive Markets

Classical Take on Mariah

A new symphonic recording of Mariah Carey’s "All I Want For Christmas Is You" by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is available to stream now through

December 6th, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on Classical Take on Mariah