With the surprise meticulously planned, all eyes – and lenses – turn to the kids. All they have to do is react as expected: overjoyed. So why don't they?
Studies show the presence of natural living things in homes improve wellbeing. So why not have your own version of a Christmas tree all year round?
Whether plastic or natural, Christmas trees are generally bad for the environment. However, a new chemical process could recycle dead trees into all kinds of useful products.
What to do with those Christmas dinner leftovers.
Christmas annuals are still found countless trees but how did they become some popular in the first place?
Follow these food safety tips to keep everyone happy and healthy this festive season.
The biblical story of Jesus's birth is an inherently political story – something that makes many Christians uncomfortable.
A hospital's trauma unit witnesses the extreme of physical injury and pain during the holiday season. Here's a snapshot of what we see.
Thousands of young carers are supporting family members unrecognised and wary of asking for help.
In the UK the equivalent of four million Christmas dinners are wasted every year.
Our obsession with busyness is about managing relationships – not just time.
Not giving offence is what Christmas is all about.
Vegeterian and vegan food is often marketed as close enough to meat that you can hardly tell the difference. This devotion to mimicking meat stifles creative alternatives to Christmas dinner.
The three astronauts read from the Bible as part of their message from the Moon. Then on return one declared: "Please be informed there is a Santa Claus."
Forgiveness isn't about minimising or forgetting the pain we feel. It's about letting go of our feelings of resentment and revenge.
The chocolate industry is undergoing significant change at the moment, both for better and worse. Here are three trends on the positive side of things.
Robins are a much loved Christmas icon, but wind turbines installed in their habitat are affecting their song, with worrying consequences.
The world is waking up to the plastic pollution crisis. Here's how you can wake up on Christmas morning to a more sustainable holiday.
Singles can face mistaken stereotypes and value judgments that they are less happy, or lonelier. For many, being single is simply a relationship preference or even an orientation.
Preparation. Focus. Positivity. Think like an athlete to win a Christmas medal.