Christmas

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Send us your stories of the most ghastly gifts of Christmasses past and if you’ve a photo of said offending articles all the better. Photograph: Getty

Christmas is a time for giving but sometimes the givers get it so wrong that the turkey comes served with a side order of bitter, resentful tears. Fr(...)

Google’s Santa Tracker has plenty of interactive games for the kids to play right through December

Santa may be an old-fashioned fellow – he still uses a sleigh to get around, and he has a big old musty book to keep his list of good little boys and (...)

Stepfanie Preissner: “Santa took my soothers one Christmas morning and gave me a Wendy House instead. It was the worst trade-off ever. Never forgave him.”

All I want for Christmas is . . . gift vouchers. And no more Now That’s What I Call Music CDs. This season I’ll be busy with . . . my Channel 4 serie(...)

Alex Conyngham: Weirdest Christmas present: “An empty box – I was told to fill it with ideas.”

All I want for Christmas is . . . some time off with my family as I have been on the road in the US a lot this year with the launch of Slane Irish Whi(...)

Christmas is not about being a domestic goddess, or trying to impress people, it’s not even about what you eat exactly but how, where and with whom.

Oh Christmas! What’s happened to you? Gone is the balding tinsel on a white plastic tree. Now it’s been upgraded and has become all luxurious, it’s Yu(...)

Mr Men framed family portrait, €30 unframed, €50 framed, Arnotts

The most annoying (or possibly the most brilliant) thing about Secret Santa giving is the whole secret bit. You can spend days of your life finding t(...)

Top wrapper: Sharon Hearne-Smith has worked with everyone from Jamie Oliver to Lorraine Pascale. Photograph: Alan Betson

I’m not very good at rapping – but I’m okay with that. We can’t all be Jay-Z. But I’m also very bad at wrapping, which is not okay. Give me a present (...)

With retail sales growing at 4.5 per cent year on year, Fingerlings are this Christmas’s craze toy.

Try this for a seasonal brain teaser: what are small and brightly coloured, cling to fingers and are frightening the life out of grown men on both si(...)

Alison Spittle: “Granny giving me a thong – that was wrong in so many ways”

All I want for Christmas is . . . prawn cocktails. It’s the only time of the year I eat prawn cocktails, and I love it. My mam gets a big tub of it in(...)

Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen, authors of ‘Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling: The Novel’. Photograph: Nathalie Marquez Courtney
A very Aisling Christmas

Take it handy at the office party The girls in work are always complaining about having to go to the Christmas party but truth be told I look forward(...)

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