Santa Claus

Eric Clapton dedicates ‘Jingle Bells’ to Avicii on new album ‘Happy Xmas’

Clapton is no Grinch<p>Eric Clapton has announced details on his seasonal “blues tinged” album <i>Happy Xmas,</i> that will include an original track and a …

New Albums

8 amazing places to surf in Canada

When you think of Canada you think of ice skating, maple syrup and our obsession with apologizing. But what you may not expect of this amazing …

Lake Superior

Chocolate Letters

In this Dutch Christmas tradition, Sinterklaas leaves good children sweet pieces of the alphabet inside their shoes.<p>One of the biggest holidays in …

Christmas

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and… Grant Park? Santa Parade sleigh gets corporate bucks

Rudolph has a new reindeer friend.<p>Two local shopping malls have formed a partnership with the Santa Claus parade, contributing to a fundraiser to …

Christmas

[Vasily Anisimov]: INSIDE his Crazy US$ 65,000,000 Yacht SAINT NICOLAS

Who is Vasily Anisimov?<p>Anisimov is the owner of the yacht Saint Nicolas. He is a Russian billionaire and founder of Coalco, a real estate development …

Real Estate

Wry Society: The Ibiza trip

“Really, mate? Really?!”<p>Pete was looking at Jeremy from over the top of his mirrored Ray-Ban aviators, with something bordering on disdain. Clearly, …

Ibiza

The search for Montreal's Santa Claus Bandits: Canada's greatest manhunt | Maclean's — JUNE 1 1963

AT 11.14 ON THE MORNING of Dec. 14 last year, three men entered the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce branch at 6007 Côte de Liesse Road in the …

Crime

The No Man's Sky player using 3 billion units to become the galaxy's Santa Claus

No Man's Sky player Long_Nose_Jim is making a list, checking it twice, and gifting really shiny doodads to players low on cash. As the generous …

Gaming

'I'm not Santa Claus' says Fulham's Jokanovic

Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic may have spent over £100 million ($127 million, 111 million euros) on new players since gaining promotion to the …

Soccer

Slavisa Jokanovic ready to be ruthless: 'I'm not Santa Claus - I don't need to keep my players happy'

Slavisa Jokanovic has said there is no room for sentimentality in football as he prepares to be ruthless towards the Fulham players who sealed promotion to the Premier League.<p>The Fulham manager said “memory does not exist” in the sport after the club ended a spectacular transfer window by signing …

Soccer

Purple Wigs And Pikachus: Cosplayers To Invade Downtown D.C.

There’s Comic-Con. Blerdcon. SantaCon. Anthrocon. And everyone’s favorite, BronyCon. But just this morning, Otakon—from the Japanese term for …

SantaCon

What Happens If An A.C. Unit Falls Out Of Your Window And Hits Someone?

<i>(Flickr user bondidwhat)</i><p>It's a perennial New York fear—ranked somewhere between a bed bug and Santacon infestation—that anyone who enjoys the …

New York City

Fire’s Foe Turns 74: Smokey Bear Throughout the Years

Smokey the Bear turns 74 on August 9. Research shows the fire prevention mascot is known by 96 percent of American adults and ranks near Mickey Mouse …

Mickey Mouse

Jason Bateman Talks About Filming ‘Ozark’ In Georgia

Jason talks about shooting his show Ozark in Georgia for half the year

Entertainment

Jason Bateman Ruined the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus for His Daughter — All in One Conversation

Jason Bateman tells it like it is.<p>On <i>Jimmy Kimmel Live!</i>, the 49-year-old actor recollected his hilarious parenting fail — the time he debunked the …

Easter Bunny

3 Men and a Donkey – Notes on hiking Le Stevenson in the Cevennes

I’ve just got back from hiking Le Stevenson with a donkey and thought I’d jot down some notes while they’re still fresh in case it helps anyone</b> …

National Parks

Lapland holidays: everything you need to know from where to meet Santa to the best holiday packages

Christmas is a particularly magical time for little ones hoping for a visit from Santa - but why make them wait for Christmas Eve when you could go …

Travel

Little 'butterfly whisperer' spreading her wings as TV star with Chris Packham

Nuneaton's little 'butterfly whisperer' is spreading her wings into the world of TV.<p>It has been one year since Rebecca Bailey first emerged as a big …

Christmas

Brandenburgs plus

In 1981 a 20-year-old Swedish trumpeter on national service turned up in the town – city, by Swedish reckoning – of Örebro as soloist in Bach’s …

Trumpeter

Europe heatwave: Eight ways the extreme weather is taking its toll ahead of continent's 'hottest day'

Sweden has lost its highest peak while a Finnish supermarket is allowing customers to sleep in its air conditioned aisles. Even Rudolf's friends near the home of Father Christmas are taking to the beach to cool off.<p>As Europe braces itself for what could be its hottest day, there are growing signs …

Weather

Leather-clad Santa Claus rocks up at London store 144 days early

London - On a hot summery Thursday in London, Santa Claus turned up 144 days early wearing a studded leather jacket to open the new Christmas shop at …

Boxing Day

Melissa Joan Hart & Adrian Grenier’s ‘Drive Me Crazy’ Is So Much Better Than It Gets Credit For

The teen movie genre flourished in the late ’90s and early 00s. Adolescent drama was in vogue as a young audience who didn’t wanna wait for their …

Entertainment

It might be high summer, but Sinterklaas biscuits are in the shops

Photo: Hanno Lans via Wikimedia Commons<p>It might be full on summer in the Netherlands but the first <i>kruidnoten</i>, the tiny spicey biscuits associated …

Netherlands

What caused a chemical burn on my cat’s tongue?

<b>DEAR JOAN:</b> My daughter left for the week on July 1st and I left on July 4th, coming home later in the day on July 7th. I felt the adult cats would be …

Animals

Lyric Hammersmith Announces its 2018 Autumn Little Lyric Season

The Lyric Hammersmith presents the 2018 Autumn season of Little Lyric especially for audiences aged between 2-11 years. The season includes the …

England

Vitrail de la Cathédrale Saint Nicolas Photo by Magda G. — National Geographic Your Shot

Christmas

The Week in 7 Insane Photos: July 27, 2018

STUNNING<p>The Week in 7 Insane Photos: July 27, 2018<p>From the aftermath of the devastating fires in Greece to Santa Claus in the off season, The Daily …

Photos

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales trailer - animal misfits in action stars Bill Bailey and Adrian Edmondson

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales comes to UK on <b>August 3.</b><p>From the creators of the Academy Award nominated Ernest and Celestine, The Big Bad Fox and …

British Humour

St Nicholas of Bari: the myth of Santa Claus

Slightly bipolar, <b>Bari</b>: on the one hand, it is marked by a <b>Mediterranean</b> spirit, respectful of <b>traditions</b>, <b>religions</b>, and <b>culture</b>; on the other, it …

Italy