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10 Christmas Gift Ideas for That One Person Who is Really Hard to Buy For

Everyone has one of these people in their family or friend group. The people that are so awkward to buy for because you can't quite figure out what they want, and when you ask them for some ideas they don't know what to suggest. In the case of my Mum, nobody else knows what to suggest either, unless I'm willing to spend several hundred pounds on stuff I can't afford. Read More >>

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The Best Christmas Gifts for PC Gamers

Purchasing Christmas gifts for PC gamers can be difficult. Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to brands and gaming needs, so it's important to canvas your options, and potentially even discuss it with your intended recipient before you head out and buy something. Read More >>

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Iron Man 3 is a Christmas Movie, According to Disney+

Every Christmas there's a bit of a debate about whether Die Hard is a Christmas movie or not, despite the obvious conclusion that it is. But in recent years another Christmas-adjacent film has popped up. A film that is set at Christmas, but wasn't about Christmas and didn't come out near December. Yes, I'm talking about Iron Man 3. Read More >>

Tesco’s Christmas Ad Causes a Stir Before It Even Airs

It turns out that popping a van on the roof of a house garners a bit of attention. Read More >>

The Best Lego Sets We Got in 2019

There's been a lot of amazing Lego this year, so much so that we had to add extra spots to our end-of-year list. This certainly isn't the kind of stuff you want if you want to save money, but if you weren't paying attention you might have let a few of these slip you by. Read More >>

Bella Italia is Serving up Christmas Dinner on a Pizza and it Sounds Awful

Bella Italia has unveiled its Christmas Party menu which includes the return of the pigs in blankets pizza and lasagne - now with pulled turkey. Read More >>

Nestle’s Seasonal Chocolates Now Includes Smarties Penguins

There are five of these bug-eyed characters to choose from, all made from milk chocolate and filled with Smarties. Read More >>

York Shop Bans Christmas Music Already

Some people may be excited about hearing 11 songs on a continual loop again for the next six weeks, but not those who staff posh modern off licence York Gin; where all Christmas music has been banned already, much to the glee of management enjoying both the silence and the burst of publicity from their decision going viral online. Read More >>

John Lewis Says It’s Christmas So Upscale Your Calorie Intake and Watch Adverts on Purpose

A socially inadequate dragon is the star of the 2019 John Lewis Christmas advert, with the department store chain introducing "Excitable Edgar" to the nation today, in the two-minute CG-fest it traditionally releases to mark the Thursday in November upon which you're supposed to start getting stressed and begin fantasising about walking away from all your commitments. Read More >>

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The Iconic Coca Cola Christmas Truck Is Going on Tour and Here’s Where You Can Find It

The Coca Cola truck has become synonymous with Christmas and it's going on tour for photo ops. Read More >>

Hermes Shares Last Dates for Christmas Deliveries so You Can’t Whinge About It

If you're wanting to arrange your Christmas deliveries, Hermes is getting its festive schedule out there well in advance for you. Read More >>

12 Advent Calendars Featuring Something Other Than Chocolate

Christmas is coming, but before then we have another big event to look forward to. Not Black Friday, though we can all appreciate some money-saving bargains, I'm actually talking about Advent. You know the holiday that nobody except the most devout Christians would know about if it didn't involve cardboard boxes full of cheap chocolate pieces. But, chocolate advent calendars are pretty boring, especially when you're an adult. The chocolate is rubbish, and the pieces are so small you can't really appreciate them one square at a time. Read More >>

Selfridges’ Unveils a Mini Mince Pie Advent Calendar to Scratch That Festive Itch

If you're looking for an advent calendar that's filled with edibles (not that kind), Selfridges' festive mince pies might be just the ticket. Read More >>

Poor Children Priced Out of Getting Touched by Harrods’ Santa

The kids of the many will have to be happy with a packet of crisps for Christmas handed over by a shop assistant wearing a seasonally coloured SPAR hat, as the fortunate children of the super-rich few are the only ones allowed to enjoy a visit with Santa in the privacy of the Harrods grotto. Read More >>

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13 Christmas Gifts for the Person You Hate

Not everyone is likable. You know it, chances are they know it, but in certain situations you just have to suck it up and buy them some sort of Christmas present. Maybe it's a secret santa, perhaps you're related to them, or they got you something and you feel obliged. Maybe you just want to piss them off with a really shitty present. Read More >>