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Santa Claus school in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, last week: It’s easy to forget what Christmas is about, which is Santa Clause travelling to Bethlehem and climbing down the stable’s chimney. Photograph: Vanderlei Almeida/AFP/Getty

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Andrew Rudd: a chef, event organiser, author, TV and radio presenter, his three-piece suit  is €680 and shirt €120, both  from Reiss. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

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The queue outside JD Sports on Dublin’s Henry Street at 8:30am on St Stephen’s Day  as sales start in many  major stores. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

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At the Little Museum of Dublin are Conor Pope, right, with Monika Wright and Jean Michel Clermont-Goulet, the French-Canadian couple whom he advised how to spend their limited time in Dublin. Photograph: Simon O’Connor

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I ’m getting ready to tee off on the third in Elm Pork and there’s something that I need to say to Chad, my American friend from my J1 summer in Ocean(...)