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Wailing kiddies face Xmas Legogeddon

Parents who've been eyeing Lego as a Xmas gift for their wide-eyed kiddies had better get down to their nearest toy shop sharpish, fill a trolley with as many plastic bricks as they can and fight their way to the check-out before the full effects of a predicted pre-Yule Legogeddon begin to bite. According to London's Evening …
Lester Haines, 21 Oct 2015

Sick to death of Xmas? Try these explosive gift ideas

Yule picture special It's that time of year again when whining children and relentless TV advertising attempt to persuade honest, hard-working folk to empty their wallets, hammer their credits cards and reduce themselves to penury in a glorious Yule orgy of unfettered capitalism. Ah, Christmas - a pagan festival hijacked by bible-bashers and now …
Lester Haines, 2 Dec 2013
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Gadgets are NOT the perfect gift for REAL men

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Let’s pretend it’s your birthday. For some of you, it may actually be your birthday, in which case you’re going to find this bit simple enough. Now, what kind of present would you like? Concentrate as I work myself into a trance. The mists are clearing... you want... you want... some sort of techie gadget. Well, that was easy …
Alistair Dabbs, 12 Jul 2013
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Xmas kicks off on 2 August

The Xmas season will this year begin on 2 August - at least in one corner of London's Oxford Street. That's the date on which Selfridges will start its 2010 Yule campaign, having last year started flogging baubles and tinsel on 8 August. This time around, eager customers can stock up on "trees, crackers, fairy lights or even a …
Lester Haines, 19 Jul 2010
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Yorkshire lass eBays cheating boyf's Xmas prezzies

A West Yorkshire lass who discovered on 22 December that her boyfriend had cheated on her has dumped his unopened Xmas gifts on eBay as she will "definatly not be getting back together" with her former squeeze. Leanne Joseph, 24, of Huddersfield, was apparently "gobsmacked" when a workmate told told her she'd been sleeping …
Lester Haines, 29 Dec 2009
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Boffins: Stress of family Xmas can cause fatal diseases

New research by biologists indicates that the stress of festive seasons spent with the family can lead to serious health problems. In essence, according to the latest study, stress response in the nervous system is actually designed for very serious situations such as battling Neanderthals or fleeing sabre-toothed tigers. For …
Lewis Page, 1 Dec 2009
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Beeb reprieves Xmas Top of the Pops

The BBC has quite righty done a U-turn on its shock decision to can the Top of the Pops Xmas special, and viewers will now be able to enjoy Fearne Cotton and Reggie Yates presenting the traditional count-down to the Yule number one. Auntie has further confirmed the pair will also front a TOTP New Year's Eve Special, featuring …
Lester Haines, 20 Nov 2008
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Beeb cans TOTP Xmas special

The BBC has decided to can the traditional Top of the Pops Christmas Special in favour of eight "special" episodes of the archive spin-off TOTP2, the festive fun-busting corporation reports. Following TOTP's demise in 2006 after 42 years of poptastic viewing, the Yule edition was apparently also under sentence of death. A Beeb …
Lester Haines, 28 Oct 2008
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LHC downed until after Xmas - Boo

Proton-punishing boffins at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have confirmed that a recent technical mishap will down the colossal particle-masher until well into next year. The various treats promised once the LHC began living up to its name will not, now, arrive in time for Christmas. Physicists had hoped that the tremendous …
Lewis Page, 24 Sep 2008

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