A scholar explains the rich historical roots of Easter and how it has evolved over the centuries.
Two High Street titans look like they are travelling different paths, but watch out for trouble in 2017.
Which objects would you choose to tell the story of your life?
Even the sceptical can admire the determination of the wise men.
Christmas holidays can be a risky time for both your bank balance and your state of mind, but there is also some evidence indicating you are at higher risk of a heart attack or stroke.
The beauty and delicacy of the Christmas story become in our consumerist hands a recipe for crassness and sentimentality. No surprise then, that poets are drawn to try to rescue it.
Politics and religion at the dinner table, over Christmas with all the relatives – what could possibly go wrong?
But they haven't been without controversy.
The nativity offers an enticing opportunity to discover how words and interpretations have shaped the story and our understanding of it.
A guide to steering your family away from a dialogue of the deaf about poverty and inequality this festive season.
Christmas tends to assume a strong sense of its own significance in times of protracted conflict.
From that gay kiss to dragon slaying, festive TV adverts speak volumes about the broadcasters.
Party poppers, candles and wood fires will get you feeling festive – and breathing pollution.
We've always needed a party to look forward to in the bleak midwinter.
Kids as young as seven have a good enough sense of logic to work out the truth and why it can be better to lie.
The festive season is an intense time of year. Neuroscience can shed some light on what it does to our brains.
When it's dark all the time you never know who might want to come to the Christmas party.
From turkeys to salmon and brussels sprouts, modern living is putting mounting pressure on the festive feast.
We usually consume about three times the necessary daily calories over the Christmas period.
Christmas foods are evolving. Purists may sniff but what are traditional foods other than past trends that have stuck?