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Cookies, scary masks and generous cats: what’s your Christmas like?

Cookies, scary masks and generous cats: what’s your Christmas like?

Christmas, culture, Lifestyle, UK, World
Christmas is celebrated differently around the world. How do your friends and family celebrate the most wonderful time of the year? Many of us have grown up with the idea of Christmas with decorating the Christmas tree, hanging up stockings, and leaving cookies and milk for Santa, who comes down the fireplace and leaves you presents. The worldwide idea of celebrating the holiday is coming to the tree with presents on Christmas morning and opening them with your family. However, Christmas has different kinds celebrations around the world, ranging from familial to national traditions. For example, Santa is not celebrated in Austria at all; in fact, he is quite the opposite of a jolly plump man with a huge beard and wearing red clothes. In Austria, Santa’s evil accomplice Krampus g
With the UK rates of loneliness increasing is the two headed Tesco jumper the solution?

With the UK rates of loneliness increasing is the two headed Tesco jumper the solution?

Fashion, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle
As feeling of loneliness is on the rise, Tesco has teamed up with the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) to create a 'twosie' jumper in support of those who might feel isolated over the holidays. The jumpers have two head holes and just one arm hole on either sides, and are particularly aimed at men. It is hoped this will encourage them to support one another and give the gift of friendship this Christmas. The jumpers come in two patterns, a traditional Fairisle and/or a Mr and Mrs Claus design with one size fitting all. They are available in store now for the cost of £18. Tesco hopes to raise £25,000 from the sale and claims to donate 100% of the profits to CALM. Simon Ginning, CEO of CALM told Metro: “Christmas is a fun, joyous time of year but we know it can be t
Remember, remember it’s break-up November

Remember, remember it’s break-up November

Lifestyle, Sex and Relationships
"It’s not you, it’s me", is one of the most used break up lines ever. You probably know that, but what you don't know is that break up season has officially begun. It is known as 'the turkey drop' because it happens right before holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. Even though this trend is typically associated with younger generations, anyone can get dropped before the winter holidays. In 2010, data journalist David McCandless poured over more than 100,000 Facebook profiles, only to find that the peak of splits happens right after Valentine's Day (yikes!?) and in March (as known as 'spring cleaning', that old boyfriend can go in trash together with that washed out pair of Levi’s) — but another significant spike showed up shortly before the Christmas holidays, too. Acco
It’s the season of giving! 5 charities you should donate to this Christmas

It’s the season of giving! 5 charities you should donate to this Christmas

Lifestyle
For this festive season, why not try and do something for those who aren’t as fortunate as we are? Christmas is the holiday most of us look forward to each year. It's the time to spend with family, be thankful and of course, get a lot of gifts! However some people may not be as lucky as we are. Scroll down to see a list of charities running different kinds of christmas donations. The Salvation Army The Salvation Army is a church and a registered charity. This month you can support their Christmas Present Appeal by donating unwrapped gifts for children who may not receive one otherwise. Our Church in Scarborough has been overwhelmed by the generosity and support from their local community who have been donating toys to their Christmas appeal. Across the UK many of
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