Christmas

How to recycle your Christmas decorations
Recycling

How to recycle your Christmas decorations

Wondering how to recycle your Christmas decorations? Here’s everything you need to know

The volunteers helping to make this a special Christmas for care leavers in their community
Christmas

The volunteers helping to make this a special Christmas for care leavers in their community

The Christmas Dinners project founded by poet Lemn Sissay helps to support care leavers across the country by inviting them to a Christmas party or gifting food hampers.

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York and its poignant discussion of homelessness
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York and its poignant discussion of homelessness

The Home Alone franchise now comprises six films, some of which are decidedly better than others, writes Hanna Flint. The second film’s discussion on homelessness is particularly poignant now that we are in a state of national crisis.

Almost 230,000 households are experiencing homelessness this Christmas
Homelessness

Almost 230,000 households are experiencing homelessness this Christmas

These children’s drawings are lighting up their communities for Christmas
Christmas

These children’s drawings are lighting up their communities for Christmas

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Where to get a free Christmas dinner in your community if you’re homeless or alone this year
Christmas

Where to get a free Christmas dinner in your community if you’re homeless or alone this year

Big Issue Christmas countdown: 12 reasons you should support our vendors this festive period
The Big Issue

Big Issue Christmas countdown: 12 reasons you should support our vendors this festive period

Check out these amazing Christmas houses decorated for charity
Christmas

Check out these amazing Christmas houses decorated for charity

‘The lights are so beautiful’: Refugees on their first Christmas in the UK
Christmas

‘The lights are so beautiful’: Refugees on their first Christmas in the UK

Despite the threat of Omicron, glorious uproar will erupt again
Paul McNamee

Despite the threat of Omicron, glorious uproar will erupt again

What happened when Sam Fender helped out at his local foodbank?
Music

What happened when Sam Fender helped out at his local foodbank?

‘I’m on the carrots!’ MPs join volunteers to cook thousands of Christmas dinners for Londoners
Christmas

‘I’m on the carrots!’ MPs join volunteers to cook thousands of Christmas dinners for Londoners

‘There’s no one out here’: Big Issue sellers plead for support as streets empty ahead of Christmas
The Big Issue

‘There’s no one out here’: Big Issue sellers plead for support as streets empty ahead of Christmas

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‘Where on earth is the chancellor?’ – hospitality sector in crisis as public told to limit socialising
Business

‘Where on earth is the chancellor?’ – hospitality sector in crisis as public told to limit socialising

Will Christmas be cancelled again this year?
Omicron

Will Christmas be cancelled again this year?

On the ground with 2,000 refugees spending Christmas in Calais
Imogen Hardman

On the ground with 2,000 refugees spending Christmas in Calais

Meet ex-homeless man ‘Mr Christmas’ who has decorated his house with 17,500 lights for charity
Christmas

Meet ex-homeless man ‘Mr Christmas’ who has decorated his house with 17,500 lights for charity

Drop a gift under Social Bite’s Christmas trees to help homeless people this winter
Christmas

Drop a gift under Social Bite’s Christmas trees to help homeless people this winter

Giving feels good, but nothing will ever change if we only offer help without opportunity
John Bird

Giving feels good, but nothing will ever change if we only offer help without opportunity

The smell of Christmas trees is not just a portal to the past, but a path to a better future
David George Haskell

The smell of Christmas trees is not just a portal to the past, but a path to a better future

Ghosts Christmas special: ‘It’s a warm show, and it’s an open-minded show’
TV

Ghosts Christmas special: ‘It’s a warm show, and it’s an open-minded show’

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Are songs written by robots the sound of Christmas future?
Malcolm Jack

Are songs written by robots the sound of Christmas future?

The homelessness charity hoping to serve 200 Christmas dinners in a train station
Christmas

The homelessness charity hoping to serve 200 Christmas dinners in a train station

‘It feels like a never-ending conveyer belt’: The people giving up on Christmas consumerism
Christmas

‘It feels like a never-ending conveyer belt’: The people giving up on Christmas consumerism

Do we have to go to the work Christmas party?
Christmas

Do we have to go to the work Christmas party?

Here’s how bad Covid was at the time of the alleged Downing Street Christmas party
Partygate

Here’s how bad Covid was at the time of the alleged Downing Street Christmas party

Boris Johnson says ‘stop playing politics’ over Downing Street Christmas party
Partygate

Boris Johnson says ‘stop playing politics’ over Downing Street Christmas party

The Downing Street Christmas party explained: A timeline of the scandal
Partygate

The Downing Street Christmas party explained: A timeline of the scandal

Hospitality job vacancies ‘nosedive’ as Omicron causes Christmas party cancellations
Employment

Hospitality job vacancies ‘nosedive’ as Omicron causes Christmas party cancellations

Ministers ‘running scared’ as video emerges of Downing Street staff laughing about Christmas party with country in lockdown
Partygate

Ministers ‘running scared’ as video emerges of Downing Street staff laughing about Christmas party with country in lockdown

How Brexit and the food supply chain crisis might take a bite out of your Christmas dinner
Christmas

How Brexit and the food supply chain crisis might take a bite out of your Christmas dinner

How to have a Merry Christmas without breaking the bank
Money

How to have a Merry Christmas without breaking the bank

The six best things that happened at Stormzy’s Christmas party for the kids of Croydon
A Very Merky Christmas

The six best things that happened at Stormzy’s Christmas party for the kids of Croydon