Tag Archives: Christmas

Love Actually concert to bring Christmas spirit to Belfast

Christmas favourite Love Actually will tour the UK this December with a full orchestra performing its soundtrack during a performance of the film. Kicking off the Christmas season and getting many into the spirit, the Love Actually Live Concert Tour will visit the Waterfront on December 5. Directed by Richard Curtis and originally released in cinemas in 2003, Love Actually ... Read More »

Hallmark Is Getting a Real Jump on Its 2019 Christmas Movies—in February!

(©2019 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Dean Buscher) Get cozy by the fire with your cup of hot cocoa and other favorite snacks and get ready for a major announcement of Hallmark’s 2019 holiday movie offerings. As reported by EW, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries are revealing details about the first three films of 2019. Kristin Chenoweth and Scott Wolf will ... Read More »

Calgary firefighters extinguish artificial Christmas tree someone put in fireplace

Firefighters in Calgary say fake Christmas trees should not go in the fireplace. Crews were dispatched to a multi-family residential building on Monday afternoon when smoke and heat set off an alarm in a hallway. They say firefighters arrived to find smoke coming from a fireplace on the third floor. It turned out the occupant started a fire in the wood-burning fireplace ... Read More »

Woodlands Christmas cabin transformed for Chinese New Year

SINGAPORE – A Christmas cabin that caught the imagination of Woodlands Housing Board residents has undergone a transformation just in time for Chinese New Year. The “snow topped” Christmas log cabin in front of Block 178 Woodlands Street 13 from December now sports decorations such as Chinese couplets, Gods of Fortune, and Chinese lanterns. Mr Tan Koon Tat, 58, told ... Read More »

Road To Respect can atone for Christmas misfortune in Irish Gold Cup

Road To Respect: can land a bumper prize of €225,000 in the Unibet Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Share to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Email App Sunday’s Unibet Irish Gold Cup is the Dublin Racing Festival’s most valuable prize and an opportunity for Road To Respect to fill in a rare big-race gap for Noel Meade. There aren’t ... Read More »

Christmas tree crash driver three times the drink-driving limit

Kayleigh Sara Mould’s inebriated and inept driving led to an unexpected offering beneath Hamilton’s 27-metre-high Christmas tree – her crashed car. The spectacular incident led to the 35-year-old Cambridge woman making an appearance in the Hamilton District Court on Friday, on charges of careless driving and driving with excess blood alcohol. It was around 9.25pm on Monday, December 17 when Mould was travelling north on Victoria St ... Read More »

‘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 »