Some of the key articles from our coverage of the war in Ukraine over the past week.
Remembering why we choose to celebrate with friends and family can help us overcome any stress we may now be experiencing.
Wet weather is great for some species of bugs. But Christmas beetle swarms look to be a thing of the past
‘Tis the season… for coughs, colds and COVID, it seems. So what should you do if you find yourself with symptoms on Christmas Day?
Children may struggle to recall basic words in their first language within a couple of months of stopping using it.
While you enjoy a hot chocolate and a spin on the teacups, take a moment to thank the frost fairs of our ancestors for starting a beloved Christmas tradition.
Why should you not beat your eggs in a plastic bowl? Can you save an over-beaten meringue? And is there a specific sugar you should use?
Drinking alcohol with some medicine means they may not work so well. With others, you risk a life-threatening overdose.
Songs of the season – sacred and secular music alike – sometimes acknowledge that Christmas isn’t all joy.
An expert’s tips for understanding social pitfalls and how to navigate them during a tense time of year.
Parenting is difficult and there can be added pressure and stress during holidays. Creating safe, secure, loving environments and being present with your children is the greatest gift you can give.
The Christmas story is about Jesus coming to mankind. As holiday decorations show, Christians around the world often picture him in their own cultures.
Could Santa’s grin be closer to the evil clown’s than you think?
‘In the Bleak Midwinter’ is now a treasured Christmas classic, but it didn’t start life that way – not in the UK, at least.
Some of our favourite Christmas treats date back to the Victorians.
Christmas, along with other public holidays, is certainly a time when people can feel more lonely.
We are unsurprisingly attracted to the familiar.
By the fourth festive season into the war, rationing was biting – but good news from the front and the generosity of US soldiers helped keep morale buoyant.
The story of Martin Luther starting the tradition is a myth; the real story started 350 years later – and presents were popularised by savvy booksellers.
You want to look as if you’ve put in a bit of effort, but don’t want to blow the budget. Here are some top tips of what to take to Christmas.