Yet another adaptation of A Christmas Carol graces our screens, though its concerns are a world away from those of the Dickens original.
Research supports an affordable and meaningful alternative to high street sales.
For aficionados of Christmas cinema, the good and the bad, Christmas Ransom is light hearted and silly enough to be bearable.
Nobody wants a case of COVID or flu as a take-home gift from their office Christmas party.
Our perception of time changes as we age.
Underneath the schmaltzy appeal of the 2022 John Lewis Christmas advert is a frustrating distraction from the far from picture-perfect reality for children in care.
Halloween was virtually nonexistent in South Korea until about a decade ago. But commercialization is taking popular holidays to unlikely places across the globe.
There’s more to reindeer than meets the eye.
From my years researching wine chemistry and wine oxidation, I know making every attempt to minimise contact between wine and oxygen is vital. Sealing the bottle is essential.
Migrating birds use both their view of the stars and their internal magnetic compasses to find their way over thousands of miles.
The future of Christmas food could include artificial meat, soil-free veg and hybrid protein treats.
A psychologist explains how to overcome the post-Christmas blues.
Two Christmas traditions – those around the birth of Jesus and Santa who brings gifts to all – contain strong elements of magic.
Two arts companies’ creative choices in interpreting Handel’s ‘Messiah’ for our times provide an opportunity to consider future directions for classical music.
When the corporate culture can so often seem rotten from the head down, faiths are there to remind us that businesses can be so much more.
Eating codlings and electing bean kings were all part of the medieval Christmas and New Year festivities.
Whether you love it or hate it, Christmas music is unavoidable during the holiday season. But what makes a Christmas number one, and why is the music of yule so meaningful?
In the New Testament, there is nothing about Mary’s birth, death, appearance, or age. What we do know about the mother of Jesus is, in fact, quite surprising.
We tend to romanticise the Christmas season, that time of year when we gather with friends and family, feast and be merry. But for most of its history Christmas has been a time of sordid behaviour.
The next time there’s a scene that makes light of gendered violence, pause and ask: what is really being shown here? Is this really all that funny or is it minimizing actual violence?