Father Christmas

Complaint made after Father Christmas couldn't speak Welsh

A complaint has been made about Father Christmas being unable to speak Welsh at a site run by Cadw.<p>Cadw has confirmed that Father Christmas was …

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Grieving Sky Sports presenter Simon Thomas reveals "stomach-churning dread" as he and eight-year-old son face 2018 without beloved late wife

Sky Sports presenter Simon Thomas has revealed his "stomach-churning dread" as he and his eight-year-old son face 2018 without his beloved late …

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Boy Believed Muslim Accountant Was Santa. Years Later, The Pair Still Share A Special Bond.

“This was four years ago, and we still exchange gifts to each other. "<p>In 2013, when Alfie Rose was about 2 years old, he spotted a man he believed to …

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This Kid Confused A Muslim Man For Santa Claus & The Man’s Been Playing Along For 4 Years

Growing up, we all thought Santa Claus was real, hoping to see him putting gifts under the Christmas tree one day.Source: Party Characters For Kids …

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Spectator competition winners: ‘May all my enemies go to hell,/ Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel’ – or poets’ Christmas cards

This year’s festive challenge, inspired by Hillaire Belloc’s epigrammatic stinger ‘May all my enemies go to hell,/ Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel’, was to compose lines for a Christmas card courtesy of well-known poets.<p>Poets moved to write Yule-inspired verse include that old killjoy William Topaz …

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Boxing Day stroll? An icy plunge into the sea is what you need...

This is the day for the charity swimmers, for people in Father Christmas hats to plunge into icy seas for the benefit of those less fortunate than themselves. Well, sucks to them, the amateurs. For a select group of my friends, this is business as usual, because every day is a swim-in-icy waters …

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Could this be the world’s last Christmas? 3,000 elf jobs at risk as Lapland racks up £8.4bn losses

With Britons waking up this morning full of festive cheer, gloomy research has revealed Christmas is bankrupting Lapland.<p>Quenching the insatiable …

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Heart-warming: Muslim man has been playing Santa to this little boy for 4 years!

"We now call him Grandad Christmas. We see him throughout the year, he shakes Alfie's hand, and has a cuddle. Christmas wouldn't be the same without …

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Grieving Sky Sports presenter Simon Thomas shares son's heart-rending letter to Santa after wife's death

In an emotional letter, the 8-year-old boy asked Santa to bring his late mummy back.<p>Today has been rubbish. Pain and panic attacks. I miss having …

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Simon Thomas’s son asks Santa for ‘his mummy back’ in heartbreaking letter

Simon Thomas has revealed his son asked Santa Claus for his ‘mummy back’ in a heartbreaking letter.<p>Sky Sports presenter Simon’s wife Gemma passed …

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JRR Tolkien's letters to children as Father Christmas to get exhibited in Oxford from 1 June, 2018

A series of letters that JRR Tolkien wrote on behalf of Father Christmas for his four young children are set to go on display next year in Oxford as …

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Santa brings gifts for Sydney to Hobart crews

Santa had no trouble tracking down the 27 international crews competing in this years' Sydney to Hobart yacht race to spread some Christmas …

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Mariah Carey takes kids to meet Father Christmas as celebrities enjoy festivities

‘Queen of Christmas’ Mariah Carey spent her day of festivities introducing her twin children to Santa Claus.

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A Little Boy Thought This Accountant With A White Beard Was Santa And He's Played Along For 4 Years

A heartwarming Christmas tale.<p>Santa Claus is 100% real – at least for one little boy who first saw him walking past his front door in south London four years ago.<p>"Santa", whose real name is Mr Hussain, was walking down the street in Tooting in December 2013 when he was spotted by Alfie, who is now …

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In Christmas letters to his children, J.R.R. Tolkien created a fantastic Arctic with echoes of Middle-earth

Like parents the world over, J.R.R. Tolkien dedicated considerable time and effort to making Christmas a joyful time for his young children. Yet this …

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The world is tracking Father Christmas as he makes his way to the UK

<b>It’s Christmas Eve which means only one thing – Santa is very much on his way.</b><p>He already knows if you’ve been naughty or nice this year so there’s …

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NORAD Santa tracker: This is how you can track Santa on Christmas Eve

Tomorrow morning, families across Merseyside will be excitedly waking up to check if “he’s been” - but if you really can’t wait then there’s a way to …

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NORAD Santa tracker: Here's how you can track Santa's movements today

If there's one thing you need to get done on Christmas Eve - that is after seeing relatives, buying presents, wrapping them, and preparing the turkey …

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24 things that will happen at your big family Christmas

I was eight when I found out Father Christmas didn’t exist. I took it quite badly. It was 1993 and the first Christmas with separated parents. I’m honestly not sure what was worse: the looming divorce or the realisation that Father Christmas wasn’t a real person.<p>So upset was I, in fact, that I …

Dry January

How to track Santa on Norad and Google Earth

Kids across the globe are excitedly awaiting Santa's arrival tonight, but did you know how you can track his journey?<p>Here's how you can follow the man in red's path on Christmas Eve...<p>How can I track Santa with Norad?<p>The Norad programme (North American Aerospace Defense Command) has been offering a …

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Child’s heartbreaking letter to Santa

Mr Thomas’s wife Gemma, 40, tragically died last month, just three days after being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia.<p>Faced with his first …

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Santa: 5 Things You Need To Remember About St. Nick Before Christmas

Happy holidays, everyone! As Christmas nears, here’s what you need to know about the big man in red, Santa Claus. Is he real? What’s his history? …

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Simon Thomas shares son’s letter asking Father Christmas for his ‘mummy back’

TV presenter Simon Thomas has shared his son’s heartbreaking letter to Father Christmas, in which he asks for “mummy back”.

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Morrisons tries to revive orange in Christmas stocking tradition

A BOLTON supermarket has sought to revive an almost forgotten tradition this Christmas - putting an orange into a Christmas stocking.<p>Morrisons Bolton …

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The Archers' Simon Williams: The day I played Father Christmas in the village fayre

I hadn't really seen myself in the role of Father Christmas – I’m surely too young and svelte – but Jodi at the Net- tlebed Sports Association has offered me unlimited drizzle cake to play the part at the Christmas Fayre in the vil- lage club (which badly needs a new roof), so it’s an offer I can’t …

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NORAD Santa Tracker 2017 LIVE: Find Father Christmas' location on Christmas Eve as his reindeers fly over UK

The perennial yuletime tech tool is back in 2017 to let you follow Father Christmas as he makes his way around the globe<p>Each year NORAD (North …

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Santa begins his Christmas journey by stopping Down Under

Santa has begun his annual journey around the world, with Australia one of his first stops.<p>The man in red was given fairly clear skies for his trip …

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How Canada’s postal service makes Christmas extra magical by having Santa reply to every letter

Not feeling Christmassy yet?<p>Well this ought to do it: when children in Canada write Father Christmas a letter, Father Christmas writes back.<p>Canada …

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Stephen Collins on Father Christmas and his reindeer – cartoon

Stephen Collins on Father Christmas and his reindeer – cartoon

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Steve Austin, the Battle for Christmas and a History of Santa Claus in WWE

For laughs, for fun, for Christmas cheer, Santa Claus has been a frequent presence on the WWE stage.<p>Steve Austin has both clobbered a Santa in the ring and dressed as Old Saint Nick. WWE hosted a battle for Christmas where two wrestlers in Santa suits slugged it out. The range of WWE acts to slip …

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