Steve Delaney's comic creation Count Arthur Strong drops a Christmas bombshell about Santa
Letters of Note author Shaun Usher on the 'challenge of his life' - and Big Issue editor Paul McNamee praises our Book of the Year
The blog myoldman.org is one of this year's best. Ted Kessler explains why it works, and why its truths are not just for Christmas...
Comedian Rich Hall gets festive and discusses dread, root canal surgery and an ingenious way to avoid your relatives at Christmas
Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall on Ronnie Biggs, the 'two gangs' involved - and the robbery's social impact upon Britain
“On the first day of Christmas, the system gave to me… a vote in a demo-cra-cy”
Sam Delaney wonders what a man alone in the Australian outback with only kangaroos for company does with his spare time...
"Novelty books are everywhere. Even DBC Pierre has one... just don't read it out in place of Christmas cracker jokes"
"In iconic studio two the band plays an hour-long set, and it’s clear from the off that they’ve moved up yet another gear"
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