christmas

‘Bill & Ted 3’ Could Be a Christmas Release

If you’ve been waiting for that third Bill & Ted movie, then 2019 may be the year where you get one of the best Christmas presents ever! That’s because Bill & Ted Face the Music may in fact be released in time for the Christmas 2019 movie rush. That potential (planned?) released date was revealed by filmmaker Steven Soderbergh, who is executive producing the ... Read More »

Photo Gallery: Celebrating Old Christmas

Every year on the Saturday closest to Jan. 6, Old Christmas is celebrated in Rodanthe. It’s a village tradition to celebrate Twelfth Night. Events now carry forward some historic pieces of the celebration. An oyster shoot started at 1 p.m. and moved into late afternoon. Some 30 rounds of shooters competed for a box of oysters. Each participant paid $6 ... Read More »

Christmas sales slump at Bonmarché

Total sales at the value fashion chain tumbled 8.1 per cent in the 13 weeks to 29 December, as the firm came in line with its recently reduced expectations. Like-for-like sales in the Christmas quarter slumped 11.1 per cent, in a sign of the footfall woes facing many of Britain’s major retailers. However, the retailer added that “winter sales had ... Read More »

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 »