When Santa got stuck… with a parking ticket! Grinch traffic warden slaps fine on Father Christmas's sedan 'sleigh' as he runs last-minute errands in LAOver zealous parking warden shows little sign of festive cheer as he tickets Santa ahead of the big day But the reindeers seem to have been given the day off – as he decided to run errands in a sedan instead | UPDATED: 21:45 GMT, 24 December 2012 This parking warden looks like he might have just got himself crossed off the Christmas wish list and firmly embossed on the naughty list as he slapped Father Christmas with a fine. The attendant was caught booking Santa as he ran over time at a metre in downtown LA. But it looks like the reindeers were given the night off while Santa Claus headed to town, as instead of a laden sleigh, he opted to run last minute errands in a sedan
Carol singers Quick, turn off all the lights | UPDATED: 01:30 GMT, 20 December 2012 Your cut-out-and-keep A-Z of Christmas noises A is for AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA- AAARRRGGHHH! B is for ‘Bang, bang, bang, bang, zzzzzzzzz’. Too much Christmas dinner means Dad catches only the first two-and-a-half minutes of Godfather Part II
Working on Christmas Day You're not alone: Number of people at work on the big day jumps 78% in eight yearsA majority of Christmas workers are in service orientated industries such as hospitality NHS and social care make up the biggest group | UPDATED: 09:17 GMT, 18 December 2012 More people than ever are having to work on Christmas Day, according to a new study. Gone are the days when every shop was shut and the parish church was jammed with worshippers, as more staff are asked to forego their festive break.
How Waugh declared war on Christmas | UPDATED: 09:38 GMT, 18 December 2012 Not in the spirit: Evelyn Waugh was not a christmassy being As Christmas approaches, with its relentless and dispiriting pressure to have fun, it might be well to remind ourselves of those few brave souls who have refused to toe the line. Evelyn Waugh (pictured) was the least Christmassy of beings
How Waugh declared war on Christmas | UPDATED: 23:30 GMT, 17 December 2012 Not in the spirit: Evelyn Waugh was not a christmassy being As Christmas approaches, with its relentless and dispiriting pressure to have fun, it might be well to remind ourselves of those few brave souls who have refused to toe the line. Evelyn Waugh (pictured) was the least Christmassy of beings. ‘A poor Christmas Day . . .’ he wrote in his diary on December 25, 1919.
Post Office in tiny Welsh village of BETHLEHEM besieged by customers wanting a Christmas postmarkThousands flock to village with the famous name of BethlehemThe coveted handstamp attracts visitors from across the world, including America and AustraliaAround 30,000 letters to pass through the post office this year | UPDATED: 17:25 GMT, 16 December 2012 A Post Office in the tiny Welsh village of BETHLEHEM has been swamped with customers who want to have their Christmas cards stamped with its unique postmark.