Tis the season to be dumped! New trend for 'Turkey Dropping' sees number of couples breaking up soar over Christmas | UPDATED: 00:11 GMT, 25 December 2012 It should be the season of glad tidings and goodwill to all men, but it seems there is an increasing – and most unfestive – new holiday tradition of pre-Christmas breakups. In the U.S. the phenomenon has been nicknamed the 'turkey drop', to describe a break-up that happens between Thanksgiving (the fourth Thursday of November) and 25 December.
Merry Essex-mas! How 'Father Christmas' lived in TOWIE county and died 500 years agoArchive entry shows Father Christmas was buried in the county in 1564Essex Record Office archives show a host of Christmas family members | UPDATED: 14:42 GMT, 23 December 2012 Historians have uncovered evidence that Father Christmas lived in Essex and died nearly 500 years ago. Archivists at the county's records' office have discovered a brief archive entry that states Father Christmas was laid to rest at a churchyard in the village of Dedham on May 30, 1564.