Holiday originating in Christianity, usually celebrated on December 25 (in the Gregorian or Julian calendars)
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Top 12 toys for Christmas revealed
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Sturgeon addresses students' Christmas concerns
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Johnson looks to defuse Tory rebellion over free school meals
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Trump: Biden will cancel Christmas
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UK COVID-19 restrictions could mean a smaller turkey this Christmas
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For Lapland, Christmas won't be canceled, but...
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Nostalgic toys and family games are top Christmas picks at Hamleys
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Rent-a-reindeer business sees bookings crash as Christmas events cancelled
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Head of UK Covid-19 vaccine taskforce: Slim possibility of vaccine by Christmas
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Normal Christmas 'depends on our success' getting virus under control, says Johnson
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Northern leaders call for more cash to cope with looming lockdowns
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Boris Johnson: It will be bumpy until Christmas and beyond
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Williamson addresses students' Christmas worries
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Students may have to self-isolate to return home for Christmas
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Green calls for ‘Christmas guarantee’ for students
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Whately: No one is saying students can’t go home for Xmas
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Government defends handling of students in lockdown
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Policewoman rakes in over £1,500 an hour as a Mariah Carey lookalike
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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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Virus support must be wound down: MorrisonA report from the McKell Institute has found planned cuts to JobKeeper wage subsidies will take almost $10 billion from the Australian economy by Christmas.
All states and territories, except WA, support easing coronavirus border restrictions by ChristmasWestern Australia was the only state at Friday's national cabinet meeting not to agree to the timeframe.
Scott Morrison makes plea for interstate borders to be reopened by ChristmasMr Morrison said states and territories must work together to reopen their borders by the end of the year, warning Australia cannot resign itself to being a "dislocated nation under COVID-19".
Government refuses to commit to permanent increase to JobSeeker paymentJobSeeker recipients face a return to the previous $40-a-day amount just after Christmas.
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..
Baby boomers won't like it but next step after lockdown is herd immunityWhile nobody seriously believes Australians will spend Christmas in hibernation, it is finding a way out that is proving the challenge.
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..
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..
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.
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..
Hong Kong to end 2019 with multiple protests; big march planned for Jan. 1Hong 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..
Barnaby's video rant: it's Joyce, it's different, it's unusualIf your Christmas was as wild as mine, then you too received a pair of slippers and a luggage tag. But the greatest gift of all came from Nationals MP Barnaby Joyce.
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.
Can Christian faith be independent of politics?The first Christmas had political implications and heralded a life which taught us to reject tribalism. But has that lesson carried into the modern-day politics of Trump and Morrison?
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..
Police probing deaths of four in New Mexico home as murder-suicidePolice in New Mexico are investigating the Christmas Day shooting deaths of four family members in a suburban Albuquerque home as a triple murder and suicide, authorities said on Thursday.
Wildfire in Chilean port city of Valparaiso leaves 700 homelessMore than 245 homes have been destroyed and 700 people left destitute after a forest fire tore through a low-income area of the Chilean seaside city of Valparaiso on Christmas Eve.
Hong Kong marchers target malls in third day of Christmas protestsHundreds of protesters marched through festive Hong Kong shopping malls on Thursday, aiming to disrupt business in the Asian financial hub for a third day over the Christmas holidays, with riot police..
Three dead in horror Christmas Day crash in Northern TerritoryPolice say the crash happened after one of the vehicles tried to evade officers who were alerted the car was unregistered.
Christmas typhoon kills at least 13 in PhilippinesA typhoon that struck the central Philippines over Christmas has killed at least 13 people, disaster agency officials said on Thursday.
'We're all family now': Protesters gather for free Christmas dinner in Hong KongHundreds of anti-government protesters and their supporters gathered outside a tiny restaurant in Hong Kong for an unconventional Christmas dinner, sharing paper plates piled high with food under neon..
Sydney woman charged with stealing Christmas donations for volunteer firefightersA woman has been accused of stealing food and drink donations meant for volunteer firefighters in a break-in at a Sydney supermarket on Christmas Day.
How ex-PM Malcolm Turnbull brought some Christmas cheer to Wayside ChapelFormer prime minister Malcolm Turnbull paid tribute to firefighters and helped serve free meals during Christmas celebrations at Sydney's Wayside Chapel.
Britain's Queen struck by youth climate activismBritain's Queen Elizabeth said in her Christmas message on Wednesday that she was impressed by young people's dynamism towards fighting environmental destruction.
Britain's Prince Andrew skips Christmas Day walk after royals' 'bumpy' yearBritain's Prince Andrew skipped the royals' traditional Christmas Day walk to church after what his mother Queen Elizabeth said in her seasonal address had been a "bumpy" year.
Kylie Minogue tells Brits to 'call on your friends in Australia' in star-studded tourism campaignThe Australian singer issued a Christmas invitation to British television viewers as part of a $15 million tourism campaign.
Pope defends migrants, calls for peace in Christmas messagePope Francis urged the world to let the light of Christmas pierce the "darkness in human hearts" that leads to religious persecution, social injustice, armed conflicts and fear of migrants.
Hong Kong pro-democracy activists keep up protests on Christmas DayHong Kong anti-government protesters marched through several shopping malls chanting pro-democracy slogans on Wednesday, a day after violent clashes with the police left a prime tourist district..
'Fires don't discriminate': South Australian firefighters battle through the daySouth Australian Country Fire Service crews continued to battle the Adelaide Hills bushfire on Christmas Day in an effort to finally bring it under control.
Pope, religious leaders, send South Sudan rivals Christmas peace appealPope Francis and two other religious leaders sent out an extraordinary Christmas appeal on Wednesday to the leaders of South Sudan to keep their promise to form at least a transitional unity government..
Christmas proves a slog for NSW firefighters despite cooler weatherMore than 1700 firefighters were in the field on Christmas Day, managing bushfire containment lines before conditions are set to deteriorate over the weekend.
Philippine typhoon Phanfone ruins Christmas for travelers, evacueesChristmas turned to chaos for many holiday observers in the central Philippines as a typhoon with strong winds and heavy rains destroyed homes, cut off power and stranded travelers, disaster officials..
Conditions right for 'offensive firefighting' on Christmas DayFirefighters have had their first chance to conduct a "direct attack on fires" as a result of damp conditions in parts of the state on Christmas Day.
Colorado bank robber throws cash in air, shouting ‘Merry Christmas’A man with a white beard was being held on $10,000 bond for allegedly robbing a Colorado bank and throwing the stolen cash into the air while shouting, “Merry Christmas” to passersby, police and..
Don't let Church failings distance you from God, Pope says on Christmas EvePope Francis led the world's 1.3 billion Roman Catholics into Christmas on Tuesday, urging them not to let the Church's failings lead them away from accepting God's love.
Christmas Day battle for SA firefightersSouth Australian Country Fire Service crews will continue to battle the Adelaide Hills bushfire on Christmas Day in an effort to finally bring it under control.
Australia's wildlife carers set to work around the clock over ChristmasWildlife carers in Australia are ready to work around the clock over Christmas, preparing for more admissions particularly for baby animals stressed by hot weather, bushfires and drought.
'I'll be back' within a year, ousted Bolivian leader Morales vowsOusted Bolivian leader Evo Morales told Reuters he plans to return to his home country by next Christmas, after going into exile in neighboring Argentina following a disputed election.
Hong Kong police fire tear gas to break up Christmas Eve protest chaosHong Kong riot police fired rounds of tear gas at thousands of protesters, many wearing masks and reindeer horns, after scuffles in shopping malls and in a prime tourist district as pro-democracy..
Gaza Christians say few Israeli permits granted for Christmas travelFewer than half of Christians from Gaza who sought Israeli permits to visit holy cities such as Bethlehem and Jerusalem at Christmas have so far had their applications granted, members of the small..
Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth's husband, leaves hospital in time for ChristmasBritain's Prince Philip, the 98-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth, was released from a London hospital on Tuesday and joined other members of the royal family for their Christmas celebrations.
Barnaby Joyce talks climate, God in 'truly embarrassing' Christmas messageThe former leader of the National Party has tweeted his Christmas message to Australia - and it's created a stir on social media.
UK's Queen Elizabeth stresses reconciliation after 'quite bumpy' 2019Queen Elizabeth will stress the value of harmony and reconciliation in her Christmas message this year, Buckingham Palace said on Tuesday, after a "quite bumpy" year for her own family and for Britain..
Scott Morrison uses Christmas message to commend 'amazing' firefightersPrime Minister Scott Morrison is encouraging Australians to look forward to 2020 and praised those who served their communities in a year of natural disasters.
Five in hospital after balloon drop sparks stampede at Australian shopping centerFive people were hospitalized after Christmas shoppers were crushed in a midnight balloon drop of gift vouchers at a Sydney suburban shopping center.
Five people taken to hospital after Christmas shopping stunt goes wrongSeveral people have been crushed during a stunt at a Westfield shopping centre in western Sydney when people rushed for prize-filled balloons.