christmas

How to Spend Christmas Solo

Contrary to the contrarybelief, spending Christmas alone doesn’t have to be the worst thing ever. Even though you prefer the trimmings, traditional Christmas turkey, and being with the people you love, it doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy spending it alone. What if you are working all the way through Christmas in a media buyer Canada and you can’t make ... Read More »

Sainsbury’s drops ‘Christmas ad specials’ for festive singalong

Sainsbury’s is moving away from one-off ‘Christmas ad specials’, instead extending its ‘Living Well’ campaign into Christmas but giving it a festive flavour. The campaign, ‘Every Bit of Christmas’, centres around an upbeat festive song written specifically for the ad that talks to the best aspects of Christmas from pigs in blankets to novelty socks and Brussels sprouts. Created by ... Read More »

City ready to welcomes biggest Christmas tree

TOWERING at more than 10m high and complete with a 1.7m star will be the city’s largest Christmas tree. The tree will be unveiled as part of the free Christmas in the CBD celebrations later this month to officially bring the festive spirit to Toowoomba. FESTIVE CHEER: Ready for Christmas in the CBD are (from left) Michael Talbot as Spiderman, ... Read More »

Ready Or Not, Rockefeller Center’s Christmas Tree Has Arrived

It’s beginning to look a bit like Christmas at New York City’s Rockefeller Center — but don’t worry, you still more than a month of shopping to go. A 75-foot Norway spruce arrived in the Big Apple on Saturday to grace the plaza this holiday season. The installation caps an estimated 240-mile journey from State College, Pennsylvania, where the tree ... Read More »

Christmas is just six weeks so here’s way to avoid a festive spending hangover

THERE’S just six weeks to go until Santa arrives and for many of us we won’t have saved a penny or even written up a presents list. Every year Santa’s looming arrival creeps up quickly and many Australians will be familiar with that feeling of an awful festive hangover in January — not just an alcohol-induced one but a spending ... Read More »

Millennials really love Christmas music

Think Christmas music isn’t cool? Don’t tell that to millennials. Music aficionados aged between 18 to 34 now account for a whopping 36 percent of holiday music fans — a chunk that’s more than 40 percent larger than the corresponding pool of Christmas-jingling baby boomers, according to a study by Nielsen. “Boomers & Beyond,” which is how Nielsen describes the ... Read More »

Christmas: a Biography review – ‘a feast of illusions’

Christmas in the US in the 1950s. It is only recently that the season has become a celebration of domesticity. Photograph: H. Armstrong Roberts/Getty Images One Christmas Day in the 1780s a London woman was murdered. Her husband testified that he had not the smallest recollection of where he had been that day because “he was so much in liquor”. Nothing unusual ... Read More »

Your 10-week plan to prepare for Christmas

The first mentions of Christmas are creeping into retail marketing, and for many Australians that signals unbridled spending and a January spent worrying how to pay-off the credit cards. But try thinking about it this way: you now have 10 weeks to get your act together and make a plan to get through Christmas without creating a debt headache. Costs: the ... Read More »

Christmas has come early for the high street

Some shoppers have been searching early for Christmas bargains, department stores reportedJACK TAYLOR/GETTY IMAGES Things could be looking up for Britain’s retailers as the UK high street recorded its best September sales performance in five years. Figures from BDO show that overall like-for-like sales were up 2.9 per cent, reflecting the best monthly growth since April 2014. BDO said that ... Read More »

How Universal Studios Hollywood will celebrate Christmas

Although Universal Studios Hollywood is in the thick of its annual Halloween Horror Nights, the park has announced less scary and more heartwarming plans for the 2017 holiday season. Both Universal Studios and Universal CityWalk will be transformed into a magical wonderland the day after Thanksgiving when “Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter” will open to the public on ... Read More »