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The Toys R Us Christmas payment plan all parents need to know about

Toys R Us is launching a new payment programme to help parents make Christmas more easily affordable. Yuletide is only 16 weeks away and some parents will already be scouring the shelves for that special gift for their young ones. However, it is a time when the worry caused by financial pressure can take the shine off festivities. With this ... Read More »

TV viewers are already counting down to Christmas as X Factor starts

Saturday-night TV viewers are already ringing in the beginning of Christmas as The X Factor launched its 14th series. The ITV show, which kicks off the run of telly talent contests leading up to the festive period, began its first round of auditions to find Britain’s best musical act on Saturday. It saw judges Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh ... Read More »

You can buy a Prosecco-themed advent calendar in time for Christmas

But online alcohol retailer The Pip Stop are selling a variety of Christmas gifts on their website, including the ‘Sparkle Advent Calendar’. It features a tiny bottle of fizz behind each of its 24 windows, including prosecco, cava and champagne. As you might expect, this gift doesn’t come cheap and will set you back £125. Although it doesn’t officially go on sale ... Read More »

This Prosecco Advent Calendar Is All You’ll Want for Christmas

Christmas is coming early this year. Some people can’t wait for all the joy that the holidays bring. Between the deliciously filling food, cheerful gatherings, and plenty of champagne toasts, it’s no wonder so many people start counting down to the festive season. Now, there’s an even better way to ring in the most wonderful time of the year.  Product: Courtesy of ... Read More »

Forget summer, it’s time to prepare for Christmas

A bit of fake snow can almost turn summer into Christmas Many of us are still on our summer holidays so thinking about Christmas might seem premature. But for businesses providing festive food, drinks and presents, things are already gearing up. The festive season begins for a lot of retailers when they send out their invitations for summer Christmas events. ... Read More »

Pet of the day: Momo is for life, not just for Christmas

Momo loves cats, kids, and cuddles. Our beautiful 2-year-old girl Momo was a Christmas gift, and a big surprise. My husband pretended to take me to his friend but when we got there I saw lots of dogs. A lady gave me a very little puppy, saying “this is your baby girl!” She was so shy when she came to ... Read More »

3 merry places across America where it’s always Christmas

Christmas in July has passed, but Kristina Guerrero found some places across America where the merriest of holidays is celebrated all year-round. 1. North Pole, Alaska This small town near Fairbanks has street names like Santa Claus Lane, Kriss Kringle Drive, and Mistletoe Lane and on St. Nicholas Drive you’ll find the Santa Claus House. Here, you will find all kinds of Christmas ... Read More »

Blooming good outlook for Queensland Christmas mangoes

Flowering is abundant in far north Queensland but will not necessarily lead to high fruit yields. At the end of the 2016/17 harvest, the Mareeba-Dimbulah region, which kicks off the state’s harvest, had sent off 700,000 fewer trays than originally predicted. It was due to a warm winter that affected flowering, as well as early wet season rain which hampered ... Read More »

New Fyshwick Christmas shop means magical holiday shopping all year round

You might think it’s all car dealers and furniture shops out Fyshwick way but head to the northern end of Kembla Street and you’ll happily discover – as I did – a little room packed full of Christmas magic. From giant bon-bons (featuring tiny hip flasks inside as ‘the gift’) to Waterford crystal ornaments and vintage train sets, the new Christmas Emporium at Hang Ups Picture Framing ... Read More »

98 Degrees to visit Van Wezel on Christmas tour

The ’90s boy band is touring in support in their new holiday album “Let It Snow” Anyone hoping for a double shot of ’90s nostalgia and Christmas season celebration is in luck. Boy band 98 Degrees will come to Van Wezel on Dec. 11 on their 98 Degrees at Christmas tour. Tickets go on sale Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. ... Read More »