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Holiday originating in Christianity, usually December 25

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Christmas: Holiday originating in Christianity, usually December 25
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it is preceded by the season of Advent or the Nativity Fast and initiates the season of Christmastide, which historically in the West lasts twelve days and culminates on Twelfth Night; in some traditions, Christmastide includes an octave. Christmas Day is a public holiday in many of the world's nations, is celebrated religiously by a majority of Christians, as well as culturally by many non-Christians, and forms an integral part of the holiday season centered around it.

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Boris Johnson gives Christmas update [Video]

Boris Johnson gives Christmas update

Prime Minister Boris Johnson gives an update on the UK’s plans for the Christmas period and after lockdown ends on December 2nd. Report by Browna. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn..

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Michael Gove and Nicola Sturgeon react to Christmas restrictions [Video]

Michael Gove and Nicola Sturgeon react to Christmas restrictions

The First Ministers for Scotland and Wales on Tuesday supported a move by theU.K. government to plan a five-day lifting of restrictions designed to combatcoronavirus over the Christmas period...

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UK governments unveil Covid-19 Christmas plans [Video]

UK governments unveil Covid-19 Christmas plans

People will be able to join 'Christmas bubbles' to allow families to reuniteover the festive period. The UK Government and devolved administrations haveagreed the approach despite concerns about the..

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REPLAY. France coronavirus pandemic: President Macron addresses the Nation before Christmas [Video]

REPLAY. France coronavirus pandemic: President Macron addresses the Nation before Christmas

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Arlene Foster and Michelle O'Neill on UK-wide Christmas rules [Video]

Arlene Foster and Michelle O'Neill on UK-wide Christmas rules

First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill reactto joint UK announcement on Christmas. Ms Foster said the "strong" show ofunity meant people across the UK would be able to..

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Three households can mix over Christmas for five days in UK [Video]

Three households can mix over Christmas for five days in UK

Minister for the Cabinet Office Michael Gove has announced the government and devolved administrations have agreed on a relaxation of Covid restrictions over the Christmas period. For five days,..

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Space Station crew greet New Year across multiple time zones [Video]

Space Station crew greet New Year across multiple time zones

While much of the world was celebrating Christmas and the New Year, it was business as usual on board the International Space Station. But it wasn't all work and no play.

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NI facing Covid ‘payback’ in January for Christmas relaxations [Video]

NI facing Covid ‘payback’ in January for Christmas relaxations

Northern Ireland will experience an “inevitable payback” in coronavirusinfections as a result of easing restrictions over Christmas, the chiefmedical officer has warned. Dr Michael McBride said any..

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Mariah Carey back on the U.S. charts with Christmas classic [Video]

Mariah Carey back on the U.S. charts with Christmas classic

Mariah Carey's festive classic All I Want for Christmas Is You is back on the U.S. charts a year after setting records by topping the countdown for three weeks.

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Christmas for Fosters: Tampa Bay foster moms shop for presents for nearly 300 foster children [Video]

Christmas for Fosters: Tampa Bay foster moms shop for presents for nearly 300 foster children

"Christmas for Fosters" allows people to sponsor a child and alleviate the financial burden Christmas may create for foster families.

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Florida couple create network of 100 Santas to Zoom with kids [Video]

Florida couple create network of 100 Santas to Zoom with kids

A couple from Odessa that specializes in Christmas art worried many children wouldn't get to visit Santa this year, so they got creative to keep the tradition alive.

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Don't let Covid rip for sake of Christmas parties, PM warns [Video]

Don't let Covid rip for sake of Christmas parties, PM warns

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised a relaxation of Covid restrictions over Christmas, although details have not yet been finalised with the devolved administrations. Addressing the nation..

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Santa's grotto in Belfast hopeful to open for Christmas [Video]

Santa's grotto in Belfast hopeful to open for Christmas

Robin Mercer of Hillmount Garden Centre speaking about his hope that theirSanta's grotto will be able to open.

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PM working on short ease of Covid rules for Christmas [Video]

PM working on short ease of Covid rules for Christmas

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the government is working on a "special time-limited" ease of Covid restrictions for Christmas. While admitting the festive period "will not be normal", he said..

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Brussels decorates its Christmas tree as famous Paris avenue is lit up [Video]

Brussels decorates its Christmas tree as famous Paris avenue is lit up

The countdown to Christmas is underway in European capitals Brussels and Paris. View on euronews

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Sturgeon: Families in Scotland likely to meet for Christmas [Video]

Sturgeon: Families in Scotland likely to meet for Christmas

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says it's "possible, likely in fact" that some households in Scotland will be able to form social bubbles over the festive period, to enable families to spend Christmas..

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Three Christmas trees installed at London King's Cross [Video]

Three Christmas trees installed at London King's Cross

King’s Cross and Coal Drops Yard launch Christmas installations including asculptural festive forest, a giant terrarium tree and an interactive People’sTree. Set throughout the King’s Cross..

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No 'normal' UK Christmas, finance minister warns [Video]

No 'normal' UK Christmas, finance minister warns

Britons will not be able to enjoy a "normal Christmas" this year due to a second wave of COVID-19, Finance Minister Rishi Sunak said on Sunday (November 22).

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Christmas is not going to be normal, says Chancellor [Video]

Christmas is not going to be normal, says Chancellor

Chancellor Rishi Sunak says Christmas is "not going to be normal this year"but said it was "good news" England will soon be emerging from a month-longlockdown.

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England to enter strengthened three-tier system [Video]

England to enter strengthened three-tier system

England will enter a tougher three-tiered system of local coronavirusrestrictions when the national lockdown ends on December 2, Downing Street hassaid. Boris Johnson is expected to detail his plan for..

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Parliament Christmas tree arrives in London [Video]

Parliament Christmas tree arrives in London

A tree felled in Northumberland’s Kielder Forest on Tuesday has been erectedin New Palace Yard outside the Houses of Parliament, where it will bedecorated for Christmas. On Saturday, a crane lowered..

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Sturgeon announces new measures to curb virus over Christmas [Video]

Sturgeon announces new measures to curb virus over Christmas

Nicola Sturgeon has announced new measures for several areas of the country. Glasgow, Stirling and Lanarkshire, will move from Level 3 to Level 4 of the five-tier system at 6pm. The First Minister..

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Welsh First Minister: Christmas lockdown is not inevitable [Video]

Welsh First Minister: Christmas lockdown is not inevitable

Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford urged the public to continue to followcoronavirus guidelines to avoid going into another lockdown.

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'The Christmas House' Stars Robert Buckley, Jonathan Bennett On Hallmark Channel's First LGBTQ+ Storyline | THR Interviews [Video]

'The Christmas House' Stars Robert Buckley, Jonathan Bennett On Hallmark Channel's First LGBTQ+ Storyline | THR Interviews

Robert Buckley and Jonathan Bennett spoke to THR about starring as brothers in their new holiday film 'The Christmas House,' which marks the first Hallmark Channel Christmas movie to feature a..

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