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Jury selection to begin in fatal Christmas fire case

In this Dec. 25, 2011 photo, firefighters investigate a house in Stamford, Conn. where an early morning fire left five people dead. The Hartford Courant reported Monday, May 9, 2016, that in a lawsuit deposition, contractor Michael Borcina said he lied to protect the children’s mother Madonna Badger, who was the one who left a bag of fireplace ashes in ... Read More »

2017 NFL schedule Football fans get a special present on Christmas Monday

If you like Monday night doubleheaders, then you are going to love what the NFL has planned for Christmas this season. With the holiday falling on a Monday this year, the league decided to give every NFLfan a free present by adding an extra Monday night game. That’s right, there’s going to be two games played on Monday, Dec. 25. ... Read More »

Why, as a Christian, Easter is more important to me than Christmas

Easter is about more than just chocolate (Picture: Getty) How exciting is Christmas? The presents, Christmas specials on TV, the family gathering ‘round the open fire, the food, two bank holidays and, of course, Jesus was born. It’s fantastic and everyone looks forward to it. But to me, it’s Easter that holds the key message for my life. At Christmas, ... Read More »

Exeter Christmas market company ditched in favour of ‘new direction’

Exeter Cathedral has announced that there will be some big changes to this year’s Christmas market. The events team at Exeter Cathedral is set to take over the running of the city’s popular Christmas market this year. And it will bring live music, more local traders and a change of layout. The festive village which will have a new layout, ... Read More »

Plan for Christmas all Year Long

Christmas can take a big toll on our wallets, and it seems every year the holiday gets more expensive. If you’re starting to dread the upcoming holiday season because you just finished paying for the last one, here’s a new way of planning for Christmas as soon as it’s over! Make a list of everyone you buy for. Write down ... Read More »

U.S. Fish and Wildlife holds annual “Christmas Tree Drop”

Some helicopters flew over New Orleans East as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service conducted its annual “Christmas Tree Drop.” Thousands of re-purposed Christmas trees from New Orleans will get a new life as breakwaters in ponds at the refuge. These breakwaters will slow wave and water movement, trap silt, and encourage the growth of marsh grasses. Last year Orleans ... Read More »

Call The Midwife fans ‘can’t wait for Christmas’ after sixth series ends

Call The Midwife fans have started the countdown to Christmas as they await the next instalment of the much-loved drama. The BBC show’s sixth run wrapped up on Sunday night with a dramatic episode featuring a birth, a wedding, a death and a reunion. It will not return until the festive special at Christmas – leaving viewers wondering how to ... Read More »

Plans in place for ‘massive’ Christmas market by the River Mersey

Santa has already agreed to appear at Liverpool’s big Christmas market (Photo: MARTTI KAINULAINEN/AFP/Getty Images)Get What’s On updates directly to your inbox + Subscribe Plans are in place for a massive festive market on the Liverpool waterfront that can handle whatever weather December throws at it. The River Mersey Christmas Market will be held in the cosy confines of the ... Read More »

Cheap Christmas Crafts for the Whole Family

Two of the most enjoyable aspects of Christmas are gift giving and sharing.  Gifts don’t have to be expensive; just being thoughtful, and sharing as simple as a batch of holiday cookies can make holidays special. Christmas crafts are a wonderful way to start the holiday, and an inexpensive way to help budding crafts people add a few more tools ... Read More »

Ten of the best beers for Christmas

From bone-dry ales brewed with Champagne yeast to syrupy substitutes for liqueur, there are beers for every stage of the big day. Sup a few in the right order and you may even avoid a hangover Left to right: Ninkasi; 01|01; Rodenbach Grand Cru; Mac Spreadsheet Ninja; and Jester IPA If the very thought of brandy and eggnog gives you ... Read More »