The Christmas Eve rush (or in the case of 2016, the Christmas Eve Eve rush) to all get home after work for the holidays is a real struggle. One dad found the experience of getting his daughter home from college particularly traumatic, and has taken to Facebook to express his woes.
This is the time of year in which you, along with the rest of the nation, wakes up with either a pounding headache or feeling queasy at best. And while we all have developed our very own hangover cures over the years, some actually do work better than others. Besides not drinking at all or in moderation, here are some of the things you can do to get up and running again in no time. 9 things you need to know before starting the gym 14 of the most hilarious Christmas presents people have ever received
Clothing store JOY has come under fire not once but twice this week for its misogynistic Christmas campaigns. An email newsletter doing the rounds a few days ago prompted a social media backlash after it encouraged women to wear “knee-length skirts” and “respectable necklines” to meet their in-laws. Calling it ‘outdated’ and ‘offensive’, many JOY customers vowed to stop buying from the company.
Ahhhh, Christmas, the most wonderful time of year! For me, the festive season normally begins with desk decorating: I adorn my computer with naff tinsel in lurid colours, trashy baubles and a miniature tree. By the end of it all I'm a frazzled mess, so I jump on an overcrowded train to Somerset, eating a Pret Christmas sandwich in a desperate bid to feel festive. My normal Christmas experience is food, booze, hangovers, cheer and presents.
I have two daughters, ages 5 and 8, and thankfully this year they are really beginning to understand how important it is to think of others during this festive period.
There are a few wonderful fashion themes that occur year after year on New Year’s Eve: glitter, sparkles, silver and of course, the classic LBD.
The Christmas Instagram beauty trends this year have been endless, and pretty weird too, from Christmas jumper nail art to candy cane eyeliner.
Christmas is fast approaching. That means a day full of food, family and (maybe) fun. So what do you wear for a whole 24 hours of eating too much and lazing around? To help you out, we’ve split the day into five parts with an outfit to go with each.
It’s less than two months until Christmas, and kids and adults alike are already excited to get their advent calendars opened and fairy lights up. So let’s not forget the most important thing of all in the festive run up – Christmas jumpers. Whether you tend to go for a chic and tasteful jumper or a gloriously garish one, here are the best of kids’ Christmas jumpers 2016 so your little ones can rock the look too. 30 delightfully alternative advent calendars This is what people think of the John Lewis Christmas advert
Christmas is the most expensive time of the year. It’s statistically proven with the average family spending around £800 in the festive period.
Lay Your Table In Advance Give yourself one less thing to do on Christmas day by laying the table in advance, suggests Danielle Lawson, author of the blog Live in 10 Countries . [Photo: Flickr/InterContinental Hong Kong]
You’ve bought the turkey and all the trimmings, and you’ve got the bubbly chilling in the fridge – so now it’s time to think about the table decor to match your impressive spread. Luckily, giving your dining room a Christmas makeover to wow your guests is easy. Here’s eight DIY ideas for every theme, from minimalist, to classic, to glitz and glamour… Rustic charm
Not sure what to make your friends or family this Christmas? These homemade Christmas cookie jars make great last minute gifts. The jars look really pretty and are inexpensive to create, plus they make baking these delicious treats so easy.
Why is Christmas hard for me? Don’t get me wrong, I adore Christmas – I love to decorate the house, get crafty, buy (and of course open) gifts and eat until I can’t move. Instead of enjoying the family I have around me and being thankful that they are here, my OCD makes me focus on the fact that they are going to die one day and that this could be the last Christmas I have with them.
2016 has finally made us excited about breakfast again, from cronuts to freak shakes and of course, rainbow bagels – there has been a lot to choose from. The ‘Holiday Bagel’ created by Square Bar Cafe is our festive answer to rainbow bagels and holy Christmas, they’re joyful. I call this art piece, B.A.G.E.L-Beautifully Authentic Geometrically Engineered Lines // holiday & rainbow bagel with fruity pebble spread from @squarebarcafe ????????
The irksome spectre of Christmas present’s been looming over you for weeks, ‘Spend your wages Ebenezer,’ it nags. Yet for whatever reason – time, money, an acute loathing of festive consumerism – you’ve been resisting. Now, hurtling towards the big day, eyes wide and glassy like a terrified Anime character, you find yourself face to face with the dreaded last-minute dash to the high street. Noooooooo!