It can't be a coincidence that oranges reach their prime right now, just when we need a lift, says our new guest food writer
Lorius is a French glaciologist and climate-change expert whose discovery of palaeo-atmosphere information within polar ice cores helped prove man-made global warming
Warren Howard's mum doesn't want her son to look like a "thug" or a "footballer" or "Yul Brynner"
Marcus Berkmann got fewer cards this Christmas than last. So did everyone he knows. An ancient seasonal custom is slowly shrinking into non-existence...
In Norway, this week has a name – Romjul – meaning 'half-holy
Kalluk, Tatqiq and Chinook look pretty happy with their Christmas present
Bags of patience and an unquenchable enthusiasm for Christmas are highly desirable
Despite the hard work in the Christmas run-up, Downing Street's tree supplier Hans Alexandersen still enjoys the big day
Christmas can be a time fraught with tension and anxiety, particularly for parents who have only recently split and must reconnect for one day because of the child they share.
No major programme passed the seven million viewer mark this year for the first time
The charts also feature appearances from Wham!, Shakin' Stevens, and Michael Bublé
Why look back on a year so saturated with suffering and atrocity? Because, says John Walsh, on close inspection you’ll find reasons for hope and laughter as well
On Boxing Day it is expected to be the high street’s turn to be inundated, with a huge £856m expected to be spent
Despite the best efforts of doctors and nurses, around 200 seriously ill children spent Christmas Day at the hospital
Figureheads from the Queen to the grieving father of a dead child refugee imbued Christmas Day with meaning
Charles Dickens' warnings about poverty are as relevant today as in 1843, when his classic Christmas novel was first published