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Is Father Christmas His Real Name

For children in the UK Father Christmas is the traditional gift bringing at Christmas time. However, this is not his real name! It is generally accepted that the tall, jolly man who brings gifts is based on Saint Nicholas who was a bishop in Turkey and lived around the fourth century.Nicholas was a generous spirit and ...12:45 Tue 20th Dec 2011

Top Ten Christmas Carols

If is a traditional Christmas you are after you will need to go Christmas Carolling or Wassailing to get the full effect. Here are a top ten list of our favourite Christmas carols: Jingle Bells – although strictly speaking not a carol it is a song that is undeniably Christmassy. Written by James ...12:00 Tue 20th Dec 2011

Christmas Stockings

There is nothing more Christmassy than the sight of Christmas Stockings hung up in the house. It is the promise that Father Christmas is coming and they will be filled with lovely presents and treats on Christmas Morning. Often the Christmas Stocking is filled with small items such as sweets, fruit (oranges) and s...12:00 Tue 20th Dec 2011

Christmas Trivia

Here is some festive and useless information: “Rudolph" was actually created by Montgomery Ward in the late 1930's for a holiday promotion. The rest is history.If you received all of the gifts in the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas," you would receive 364 gifts.The first Christmas card...12:00 Tue 20th Dec 2011

Top Ten Christmas Films

Christmas is not Christmas without a whole deluge of old and new films on the TV. There are the classics, the ones for the kids and the period dramas. Whatever you are into there is a Christmas movie to suit everyone. Here is a list of our top ten films relating to Christmas: A Christmas Carol – th...12:00 Tue 20th Dec 2011

It’s Christmas!

Christmas – traditionally a time for family and friends, giving and received, indulging and enjoying. Every home has their own traditions at this time but there are some that are shared across the country. So let’s look at some popular Christmas activities and their origins:Decorations – this is one of the o...12:00 Tue 20th Dec 2011

Kindle E-reader Questions

Welcome to The AnswerBank's Kindle Question Round-up. Here we've pulled together a selection of the most common questions and queries about the Kindle (and other E-readers!). "I'm Not Convinced a Kindle or E-reader is For Me": A discussion on the utility and usability of the Kindle. Some are unsure as to why they ...09:45 Tue 13th Dec 2011


Thorntons is one of the best known brands of chocolate and confectionery in the UK. It is now the largest, independent chocolate and confectionery company in the United Kingdom. Continental and Special Toffee are often cited as two of the favourites among the Thornton product line. Thorntons chocolates are the ideal so...14:17 Wed 02nd Jun 2010

Best Mothers Day Gifts

It is always a tricky question about what to buy your mum on Mother’s Day. Here are some great ideas.Top tips for gifts on Mother’s Day:•    Breakfast in Bed: Arrive early on Sunday morning, rustle up a fantastic meal with all the trimmings but try to avoid cooking it like you really...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

New Year’s Eve: Host the Best Party

New Year’s Eve only comes around once a year so you want to make sure it’s one that people will be talking about for the rest of the year- for the right reasons. This time of year is best celebrated with your friends and family so why not invite everyone you know round for an energized New Years Eve party....16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Christmas Holidays: What to do guide

A Christmas break is the ideal time for friends and family to gather together and enjoy each other’s company. There are many festive activities to embark on or places to go which won’t break the Christmas budget. Take a trip away:Enjoy winter walks in the Lake District, relax by the fireside ...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Winter Wedding

If you want a picturesque wedding to remember with a magical white wonderland as your back drop then winter is the perfect season to have your carefully planned special day. With the Christmas holiday season buzzing and love in the air, a beautiful white wedding dusted with a little snow would make the perfect Christma...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Crime: Christmas Time Mistletoe and Crime!

Christmas is a time to shop for gifts, trying to get the best deal we can- but we’re not the only ones looking for a bargain. Most crime is opportunistic and the festive season tends to offer criminals plenty of chances to take advantage of people's generosity and festive mood.Santa’s little helpers:...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Christmas Shopping: Part 1- Shopping Abroad

Christmas shopping can be stressful, especially when you leave it till the last minute and attempt to do all your Christmas shopping in the frenzied streets of the UK. Why not take a Christmas shopping break to one of the most fashionable cities in the world with everything you could ever want at your fingertips.Sh...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Valentine’s Day: A Weekend Break

Surprise, seduce and spoil your partner with a romantic Valentine's break away. Whether you’re looking for a remote hide-away or a cliff-top retreat, a valentine's break away is the perfect opportunity to cuddle-up, get intimate and enjoy the scenery together. So for a Valentine’s Day to remember sweep your...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Valentine’s Day: Plan a Romantic Evening

Surprise someone special by planning a romantic Valentine’s Day evening. This is a day of passion, love and romance with a lingering air of anticipation. Instead of splashing the cash why not make dinner for your loved one and add a more personal touch.Food of Love:There is no love sincerer than the love of f...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Halloween: Planning the Best Halloween Party

Halloween is a time for ghosts, witches, goblins, black cats and parties. Decorate your house in a theme that reflects the eerie atmosphere that legend has filled our imaginations with. From a haunted house to a ghastly graveyard - there are a variety of themes guaranteed to get your pulses racing and blood boiling....16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

How to decorate the Christmas table...

Whether you're dining with family or a group of friends, a beautiful Christmas table really sets the mood for a wonderful evening- creating a magical Christmas wonderland. Decorating your table for Christmas can be as simple or elaborate as you want to make it; all it needs is some fancy features to give it those fabul...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Christmas Trees: A Guide to Finding the Perfect Tree

The Christmas tree is a deep- rooted symbol of Christmas. Christmas time is all about traditions and memories, and symmetric beautifully decorated trees. When selecting the perfect tree for you there is a few simple steps to take in order to ensure you choose a long lasting fresh tree that will withstand the multitude ...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Christmas Party: Celebrate in Style

Turkey, crackers and of course Christmas parties are what spring to mind when you think of Christmas...right So for the best Christmas party you need to start planning ahead - It is never too soon to start planning your party and an early booking is definitely a good idea to ensure you secure your preferred party date...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

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