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The fascinating history behind 16 common Christmas traditions

Christmas is a holiday full of traditions. From using an advent calendar to eating fruitcake, these traditions have origins all over the world. Many of today’s most popular Christmas traditions date back to ancient times. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. From counting down the days of December with an […]
The fascinating history behind 16 common Christmas traditions
Lifestyle

We tried 3 celebrity Christmas cookie recipes and had a clear favourite

I tested out homemade Christmas cookie recipes from three celebrities: Mariah Carey, Michelle Obama, and Taylor Swift. Taylor Swift’s cookies were by far the easiest to make and also the most unique combination of festive flavours. Since they were so easy, looked great, and tasted the best, Swift’s eggnog chai […]
We tried 3 celebrity Christmas cookie recipes and had a clear favourite
Lifestyle

20 ways to make this the most festive Christmas ever

Christmas is one of the best times of year. The holiday season is full of traditions, which is part of what makes Christmas so special. For example, Christmas Day isn’t complete without sipping hot chocolate in festive pajamas. Watching holiday movies is another must-do Christmas activity. Whether you’re staying home […]
20 ways to make this the most festive Christmas ever
Lifestyle

The most unusual Christmas tradition in every state

Christmas traditions vary depending on weather, culture, or location. Minnesota has a large population of Scandinavian people, so they celebrate with lutefisk, a traditional Nordic food. In New Mexico, wreaths are often made up of dried chiles. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Christmas is celebrated very differently throughout the […]
The most unusual Christmas tradition in every state
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I’m engaged and have divorced parents – here’s how I split the holidays

In a perfect world, we would all be Peter McCallister from “Home Alone.” We would all have grand, picturesque homes where we could celebrate the holidays with family members across the tree. Everyone, well, most everyone, would commune in perfect harmony, no one would berate each other with their politics, […]
I’m engaged and have divorced parents – here’s how I split the holidays
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Next’s shares jump after cold weather saves Christmas

Next’s Christmas sales were up 1.5%, compared to guidance of a 0.3% slump. Retailer upgrades full-year profit forecast as a result. But Next warns that “challenges” remain and forecasts another fall in annual profits for the year ahead. LONDON – High Street retailer Next performed better-than-expected over the Christmas period […]
Next’s shares jump after cold weather saves Christmas
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The ’12 Days of Christmas’ gifts would set you back $35,000

Every year, PNC calculates the real-world prices of all the gifts in the “12 Days of Christmas” carol. Their so-called Christmas Price Index rose 0.6% this year, driven by higher costs of pear trees, more demand for gold rings, and higher wages for Lords-a-leaping. While it’s frivolous, PNC’s index mirrors […]
The ’12 Days of Christmas’ gifts would set you back $35,000
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Here’s how the US military celebrates Christmas when serving in warzones

Christmas is one of the most celebrated holidays of the year. All across the United States, civilians will light up Christmas, stockings will be hung, and the front lawns of countless homes are brightened up by some truly impressive Christmas lights. The men and women of the world’s militaries don’t […]
Here’s how the US military celebrates Christmas when serving in warzones
Lifestyle

8 great last-minute Christmas gift ideas

Ok, this is your last chance. Stop putting it off and grab one of the presents below before you’re awkwardly printing something on Christmas morning that very obviously expires on December 24, 2018. A cool activity Red Balloon have a huge range of activities you can purchase here. A wine […]
8 great last-minute Christmas gift ideas
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There are some pretty terrible parents in your favourite Christmas movies

There are a lot of neglectful and thoughtless parents in Christmas movies. Films like “Home Alone,” “Jack Frost,” and “The Grinch” are some prime examples of not-so-great parents in Christmas movies. More often than not, Christmas movies are thought to be full of merriment. But there’s one concerning trend in […]
There are some pretty terrible parents in your favourite Christmas movies
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50 Christmas gift ideas under £50

The team at Business Insider writes about and tests out products we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase. It’s officially almost Christmas, and whether you like to have your gifts bought early or you spread your […]
50 Christmas gift ideas under £50
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Here’s a complete list of store hours through Christmas

A host of stores are staying open through the Christmas holiday to give last-minute shoppers more time to complete their purchases. Only a handful of stores will be open on Christmas Day, including Family Dollar, Starbucks, Albertsons, CVS, Walgreens, and 7-Eleven. Many stores will close early on Christmas Eve. Here […]
Here’s a complete list of store hours through Christmas