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This pretty Christmas light trail is coming to Birmingham

Birmingham Botanical Gardens is set to be transformed into a winter wonderland with a Christmas light trail. This special festive event will light up the trees and glasshouses with a sparkling path that will wind its way through the gardens. Look out for glittering trees, giant crystals, a carol-singing cedar coppice and a flickering fire garden stop for a kiss ... Read More »

‘Stop having sex at Christmas’: Exhausted midwife begs couples to refrain during the festive season – because it leads to a surge in September births

It seems a little early for a Christmas appeal. But one midwife has asked people to refrain from having sex during the season of goodwill after a spike in babies born this month. September is traditionally a busy time for maternity units, coming nine months after the frivolities. London-based midwife Mhairi Maharry, 33, took to social media to jokingly ask ... Read More »

Get ready for the Christmas must have toy for 2017

With just under 16 weeks to go until Christmas day, attention will be focused on what this year’s must have toy will be – with one high street retailer shortlisting a lifelike doll. Many parents will be thinking about ordering gifts for Christmas and the Luvabella doll is believed to be one of the most sought after toys of the year, ... Read More »

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 »