Holiday originating in Christianity, usually celebrated on December 25 (in the Gregorian or Julian calendars)
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China's Christmas city loses its seasonal cheer
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Mariah Carey disappointed classic Christmas track wasn't used in Mean Girls
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Hancock: I want us to have "Christmas people yearn for"
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Labour warns against lifting ban on evictions
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Hallmark Channel Will Include LGBTQ Stories In Christmas Lineup
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Leicester's Diwali lights switch-on event cancelledThe celebration and Christmas events in Leicester are called off due to coronavirus restrictions.
Flamur Beqiri murder: Kickboxer denies 'organised hit'Anis Fouad Hemissi denies shooting Flamur Beqiri in front of his family on Christmas Eve.
Coronavirus: Birmingham Hippodrome cancels Christmas seasonBirmingham Hippodrome has cancelled its Christmas programme and will not reopen in 2020.
'Imagine them pulling this at Christmas': Fury and frustration in Bradford at northern lockdownNew guidelines come into force on eve of major Islamic festival Eid al-Adha
Britons do not believe life will go back to normal by Christmas, poll suggestsPublic believe prime minister and government 'making up their coronavirus policies as they go along'
Coronavirus will afflict UK until 'the middle of next year', Boris Johnson admitsJust seven days ago, the prime minister unveiled a plan promising a 'return to normality' by Christmas
Jurgen Klopp: 'Lifting the Premier League trophy will be like Christmas'Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says being able to lift the Premier League trophy at Anfield on Wednesday will be "like Christmas".
UK PM expects 'significant normality' by ChristmasBoris Johnson says employers will have more discretion to bring staff back to workplaces in England.
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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson sets out plan for 'significant normality' by ChristmasBoris Johnson says employers will have more discretion to bring staff back to workplaces in England.
'Hoping for the best': Boris Johnson admits he can't tell public they will be with family for ChristmasBoris Johnson said he was hoping for the best but planning for the worst as he admitted he cannot say if families will be able to be together this Christmas.
Johnny Depp 'insulted by Amber Heard during Bahamas trip', says his employeeThe sixth day of a libel case hears that Amber Heard "berated" her then partner on a Christmas trip.
Liverpool will not hand out appearances like 'Christmas presents' - KloppLiverpool will not give Premier League appearances like "Christmas presents" to young players despite having already won the title, says boss Jurgen Klopp.
First pantomimes cancelled ahead of make-or-break Christmas for theatresThere's a warning that if all Christmas shows are called off, many theatres "will go to the wall".
Parish council leader resigns over anti-racism vigil slurry threatsWill Gunn says threats to cancel Christmas if the peaceful display was held were "tongue-in-cheek".
Dutch PM Rutte sceptical about Black Pete traditionPM Mark Rutte no longer sees the blackface Christmas character as a harmless Netherlands tradition.
Dutch PM now says 'Black Pete' tradition will disappearDutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said his attitude towards "Black Pete", a figure from pre-Christmas celebrations that has been criticised as a racist caricature, had undergone "great changes" in recent..
Shropshire mum turns isolation into second ChristmasThree-year-old Thomas spent Christmas in hospital, so his family and neighbours gave him a special surprise.
Pope calls for world prayer to stop coronavirus, will deliver special blessingPope Francis said on Sunday he will this week deliver an extraordinary "Urbi et Orbi" (to the city and the world) blessing - normally given only at Christmas and Easter - and called for worldwide..
Therapy dog stolen from girl with autism found deadLottie, a three-year-old Dalmatian, was taken from a home in Leicestershire before Christmas.
Drug dealer who returned home for Christmas jailedAlexander Cornish escaped to France from Devon for 14 years before being arrested at an airport.
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Amazon Christmas sales soar as rivals struggleSales were up 20% over the festive season in sharp contrast to weakness at other retailers.
Family 'dumbfounded' by support for boy who got meningitisLuke Mortimer lost his hands and legs to meningococcal meningitis when he fell ill before Christmas.
Fontainebleau palace 'plot': Chinese mafia link probedFrench police hold six suspects after the alleged plot on Fontainebleau just after Christmas.
Skipton rugby player loses limbs to meningitisMore than £25,000 has been raised for seven-year-old Luke Mortimer who fell ill over Christmas.
Tear gas and water cannons: Hong Kong students brave the front lines to livestream the protestsIt was holiday time at Hong Kong's sprawling Harbour City shopping mall, and shoppers posed for selfies next to giant presents wrapped in golden foil, while toddlers jumped into a ball pit filled with..
Stolen Colchester KFC Colonel Sanders found under bedThe colonel was stolen from the KFC in Colchester High Street over Christmas.
UK's Prince Harry and Meghan say 'thank you' to Canada after holidayBritain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan visited Canada House in London on Tuesday to thank the High Commissioner for the hospitality they received during their Christmas holiday.
Cat found after Birmingham to London drive to be rehomedThe cat, renamed Tinsel, was found on Christmas Day, but it has not been possible to trace an owner.
Tyne and Wear Metro drivers offered 18.5% pay riseThe 60-station network was hit by a two-day stoppage before Christmas.
Premier League fixture congestion 'absurd' as teams count Christmas costAston Villa lost players for nearly 500 days and Newcastle felt the force of festive fixtures, but who else now has a busy treatment room?
Community 'reinvents Christmas' for ill girlMelanie Moffatt says she became "miserable" after she spent the day alone with daughter Matilda.
Christmas rescues: RSPCA helps stuck deer and sick sealMore than 7,000 animals in need of help were reported to the RSPCA over Christmas.
Muslim women spread Christmas cheer in GazaMuslim women in the Palestinian Gaza Strip have been hand-crafting gifts for the approaching Orthodox Christmas as part of a project to empower a traditional community.
Hong Kong to end year with multiple protests, kick off 2020 with big marchHong Kong will end 2019 with multiple protests planned for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day aimed at disrupting festivities and shopping in the Asian financial hub, which has seen a rise in clashes..
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'He has a distinctive walk': Firefighter who went missing after pub crawl before Christmas 'seen in newly released CCTV footage'Police say they will continue search for father of four until they get answers on disappearance
Flamur Beqiri: Family of man shot on Christmas Eve 'in shock' after witnessing Battersea killing'To have so much sadness at this time of the year is heartbreaking'
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Shelter set up for pets left homeless by Chilean wildfireA fire that swept through a poor community of the Chilean seaside city of Valparaiso on Christmas Eve has left not only people but hundreds of pets without homes.
Wider image: Mexico Mormon family has tearful Christmas after cartel murdersSurrounded by dozens of his descendants, Adrian LeBaron gave thanks to God as he prepared to celebrate Christmas for the first time since suspected Mexican drug cartel hitmen murdered his daughter and..
George Michael's sister Melanie died on Christmas Day, family saysGeorge Michael's sister Melanie Panayiotou died on Christmas Day, the third anniversary of the pop singer's death, her family said on Friday.
Battersea fatal shooting: Flamur Beqiri 'may have had criminal links'Swedish national Flamur Beqiri was killed in front of his family in Wandsworth on Christmas Eve.
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Death toll reaches 28 as Philippines recovers from Christmas typhoonThe death toll from a Christmas typhoon that tore through the central Philippines rose to 28 on Friday, with 12 people missing, the disaster agency said, as authorities moved to restore power and..