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This medieval Belgian city provides the perfect setting for Christmas markets and other festive activities, says Katy Guest
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Love is in the air for the stars of the Doctor Who Christmas Day special.
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A talking cuddly electronic pet is the toy most wanted by children this Christmas, judging by the letters posted to Santa Claus.
The beloved children's book, and subsequent animation, has been hijacked by festive sentimentality according to its author
To a certain white-haired gent, Christmas has long been about one thing, and one thing only: face fuzz, and plenty of it. And now it seems Britain's retailers are catching up.
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While he liked to remain faithful to the source material, he also gave his directors creative freedom
Shadow chancellor Ed Balls has expressed distaste at politicians doing photoshoots with their children - the day after Ed Miliband was pictured at home with his family.
From requests for Lego and leg warmers to a popcorn maker and a Puffle, letters to Santa are an art form in themselves. Clare Dwyer Hogg delves into the world of children's wishlists.