Christmas features

The first 10 days of gifts

The origins of the ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’: the lyrics, numbers and timings explained

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Church of England joins with Classic FM to release first-ever Christmas single to top the December charts

UK - Peter Wright's "The Nutcracker" in London

Royal Ballet tweaks ‘Arabian dance’ scene in The Nutcracker to ensure show is inclusive

What are the lyrics to the Christmas hymn ‘Joy to the World’?

What are the lyrics to ‘Joy to the World’, who composed the carol and what does it mean?

What are the lyrics to ‘Away in a Manger’?

What are the lyrics to ‘Away in a Manger’, and why does the carol have two melodies?

What are the lyrics to Coventry Carol? What is it about?

What are the lyrics to Coventry Carol, and what are they really about?

What are the lyrics to ‘O Come O Come Emmanuel’?

What are the lyrics to ‘O Come, O Come, Emmanuel’, and what is the Christmas carol really about?

Mariah Carey sets the record straight

McDonald’s tweeted ‘All I Want for Christmas’ as music notes and got trolled by Mariah Carey