What history really tells us about the birth of Jesus at Christmas

SPECIAL FEATURE: The Jesus described in the Bible had more in common with the children of refugees born on Nauru than the majority of Australian churchgoers.

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The world’s most bizarre Christmas traditions

Santa’s evil twin. KFC and a romantic date (seriously!). Here’s a look at these and a few other weird and wonderful ways different places around the world celebrate Christmas.

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10 greatest ever Australian Christmas songs

Dash with us through the bush in a rusty Holden ute, singing along to our ever-popular collection of all-time favourite Aussie Christmas anthems.

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The major differences between an Aussie and British Christmas

Christmas can be a surprisingly different, new and fun experience for Australian expats in the UK.

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The five best traditional Christmas markets in Europe

Visiting one of Europe’s famed and fabled Christmas markets is a must. Here are what we consider the best of them for pure Yuletide charm and old-time authenticity.

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15 photos that prove Lapland is the most magical place to be at Christmas

Add this to your bucket list folks. Lapland at ‘the most wonderful time of the year!’

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Your child probably knows the truth about Santa – they’re playing along for the presents

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: Given what we know about children’s ability to figure out the truth, it seems likely that slightly older kids may well be playing along with their parents’ fantasy in order to reap the benefits of the promised rewards.

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Yule totally rock out to AC/DC with these seriously OTT Christmas lights displays (WATCH)

VIDEOS: Forget about a silent night as the jingle hell’s bells of AC/DC rock the manger and shake Santa all night long in these high voltage neighbourhood displays of Christmas lights set to Acca Dacca music.

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Perpetrator of Berlin Christmas market terror attack still at large: reports

12 dead after truck ploughs through crowd at German Christmas market in Berlin. One man arrested but real suspect still at large, claims German news.

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Top 5 bonza Aussie Christmas carols that make you feel homesick

Check out these Chrissy crackers: Laugh and cry with this Santa’s swag of Christmas carols that capture our uniquely Australian Yuletide experience.

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Christmas for cricket lovers: get them one of these very special gifts from Lord’s

HOWZAT! Check out these unique Christmas gift ideas from the ‘home of cricket’.

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The best festivities for celebrating winter and Christmas in London

Particularly for us Aussies, a cold, wintery Christmas and the prospect of a white Christmas is extremely exciting and somewhat of a novelty. There are endless events and activities to immerse yourself into during the festive silly season in London.

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London is that real winter Christmas Aussie expats have only dreamed of

When the memory of Christmases spent in the UK become more and more distant, I will still be trying to recreate the magic in my pool room back in Oz, with the air conditioning cranked to the max, trying to convince anyone that will listen that sherry isn’t just for old ladies who play bridge.

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Diary of a typical British Christmas Day

Wife and mother ALEX BLACKIE shares a play-by-play report of a typical British Christmas Day.

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Tony Abbott’s 12 Days of Christmas

Celebrate this Christmas with Tony Abbott’s glorious achievements on behalf of the great nation of Australia (VIDEO).

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