Now the second class deadline has gone, a final reminder that December 20 is the last day for posting 1st class mail inland in the UK to ensure Christmas delivery. Royal Mail Special Delivery is another option up to and including December 23rd. More details at

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One of the great British Christmas traditions is Carols from King’s. This year, the celebrated King’s College Choir has collated its favourite carols on a new album that’s available for purchase or download right now. The title? What else but “Favourite Carols from King’s”?

Check out the movie releases (click here) as we enter Christmas week and see what takes your festive fancy on the big screen.

And with the double issue Christmas Radio Times now available it is also a good time to plan what may need recording. Disney film sensation “Frozen” is available on Sky Premiere from Christmas Day. You might want to start there.

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Remember to read our original stories for Christmas to put the family in the festive spirit this Christmas.

If this makes you all happy and content, you might consider those less fortunate and make a charity donation. Our charity page may give you guidance.

Bear in mind that if this Christmas is not going to be as festive as you would like, perhaps because of bereavement or other problems, you might benefit from visiting our Coping with Christmas page.

If you have been following our countdown calendar, please note there are diary suggestions for Boxing Day onwards too (click here).

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