christmas

Christmas spending ‘rather weak’: NAB

Retail spending in Australia appears to have been “fairly weak” over Christmas after thrifty locals exploited the Black Friday sales and reined in further excesses amid sluggish wage growth and falling property prices. National Australia Bank’s cashless retail sales index for December showed electronic purchases rose just 0.9 per cent from November. That led the bank’s economists to predict a ... Read More »

Shoprite notes gloomy Christmas sales

Shoprite CEO Pieter Engelbrecht PICTURE: HETTY ZANTMAN Shoprite’s share price fell as much as 5.7% to R175.32 after it warned shareholders its interim results would show flat sales. Joining the queue of JSE-listed retailers reporting disappointing Christmas sales, Shoprite said its total group sales declined 0.3% in the December quarter, the second of its financial year. The drop in sales ... Read More »

Recycle your Christmas tree

Discarded natural Christmas trees can benefit aquatic life in local lakes through a Christmas tree recycling program. Farmington is once again giving residents a place to drop off their live Christmas trees and put them to further good use. The trees are being collected on the west parking lot at Hager Lake on Progress Drive in the west side of ... Read More »

Yuvraj Singh, Hazel Keech, Ashish Nehra Get Together Ahead Of Christmas. See Picture

Yuvraj Singh and his wife Hazel Keech celebrated a pre-Christmas bash with former India cricketers Ashish Nehra and Ajit Agarkar, who were accompanied by their wives Rushma Nehra and Fatima Ghadially, respectively. In a picture shared by Rushma on Instagram, all the three cricketers were seen posing for a group selfie in front of a decorated Christmas tree in Budapest, ... Read More »

Melania Trump gives SNEEK PEAK at White House Christmas decorations and they look STUNNING

Three photos were posted, with two showing decorations being placed on Christmas trees, whilst the third depicts lights being attached to a festive garland around a doorway. Last Monday, Mrs Trump joined her husband to welcome the arrival of the official White House Christmas tree. The 19.5 foot tall Fraser fir was selected from a farm in North Carolina, owned by ... Read More »

Shopper spots ‘disturbing’ problem with centre’s Christmas decorations

A UK shopping centre’s festive display has gone viral for all the wrong reasons. The cute decorations, which were recently set up at the Tynwald Mills shopping centre on the Isle of Man in the UK, featured a winter scene complete with polar bears and snowy Christmas trees. But customers quickly noticed two of the animals appeared to have been ... Read More »

Too much of a good thing, even Christmas

Too early for Christmas? So here it is. I’m already suffering from Christmas onslaught. And it’s not even September. Dozens of memes a week on our Facebook feeds counting down the dwindling number of weekends left until the big day, trussed-up turkeys glistening at me from posters plastered in shop windows and pubs and restaurants, online pop-ups, those bumper-sized festive ... Read More »

Search continues for Christmas tree for Dayton Holiday Festival

Dayton Christmas Tree DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Christmas is just four months away, but the search is already underway for the City of Dayton’s holiday centerpiece. The Dayton Holiday Festival committee is searching for the tree that will sit in Courthouse Square this holiday season. The selected tree will be decorated with more than 50,000 lights. It will be unveiled ... Read More »

Christmas in August

Cooper Hassman, 13, portrays “Buddy the Elf” while Emma Lavery plays “Javie” in the upcoming youth theater production of “Buddy the Elf,” which will be performed at the Orpheum Theater for two shows on Aug. 30. Juri Love In the tale of this summer, you can experience Christmas one day in August in Foxboro as Australians’ do the hot summer ... Read More »

How you can help hungry families this Christmas

BY donating just one grocery item a week you could help Coast families who would otherwise go hungry during the festive season. More than 350 baskets of food and gifts are expected to be collected by Christmas this year to help those in need. Following the success of Basket Buddies’ first 2 years, with over 500 families receiving baskets full ... Read More »