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NGO brings holiday cheer to Sao Paulo homeless
Santa Claus delivered a bit of Christmas cheer Tuesday to homeless people in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, where thousands live in gritty and harsh conditions in the streets.
Christmas trees from around the world light up Moscow festival
People in Moscow are being treated to a spectacular display of Christmas trees themed on cities from around the world, an attempt to cheer up Russians as the COVID pandemic continues to restrict travel this holiday season.
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An average of 1 billion Christmas cards are thrown away every year in the UK alone.
Christmas in Europe: Carp in your bathtub and other Czech traditions
Rather than an Anglo-Saxon turkey, some Czechs prefer carp, traditionally fried in bread crumbs and served with potato salad.
Spain's €2.4 billion Christmas lottery offers distraction from COVID-1
Spain's €2.4 billion Christmas lottery offers a distraction from pandemic
Christmas desert: how Dubai celebrates the festive season
From a skydiving Santa, to sleighs on water, in this episode of Postcards we find out how people in Dubai are getting wrapped up in the holiday spirit.
Ice sculptors transform Russian city into winter wonderland
Working in sub-zero temperatures, ice sculptors have turned the Siberian city of Tomsk into a festive paradise through the city's annual design competition.
Christmas in Europe: Are Italy's festive traditions under threat?
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Cali zoo animals receive gifts to celebrate Christmas
Animals at the Cali Zoo in Colombia receive gifts with their favorite foods as part of the traditional Christmas celebration.
Rome at Christmas: An insider’s guide to December in the Eternal City
Italy’s travel restrictions plus the best food and Christmas traditions in Rome.
Santa Claus roams Christian town of Iraq, "putting smiles on children's faces"
Locals dressed up as Santa Claus roam the streets of al-Hamdaniya, a Christian town overrun by the Islamic State group in 2014, in the Nineveh governorate of Iraq, distributing sweets to children to "put a smile on their faces".
Better to cancel Christmas events than grieve later, warns WHO chief
"An event cancelled is better than a life cancelled," Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday, highlighting data suggesting Omicron spreads "significantly faster" than the Delta variant.
Queen Elizabeth II to skip Christmas trip amid Omicron surge
Queen Elizabeth II has decided not to spend Christmas at the royal Sandringham estate in eastern England.
Iceland's festive traditions and why they've stood the test of time
Icelandic festive traditions centre around the mischievous Yule Lads and their truly terrifying troll witch mother.
Germany remembers victims of 2016 Christmas market attack in Berlin
"The state has not been able to keep its promise of protection, security, and freedom," said Germany's president as the country commemorated the fifth anniversary of the 2016 Christmas market attack in Berlin.
Is this the most over the top Christmas house in Europe?
A Hungarian grandmother started decorating her garden 10 years ago for her grandchildren, but since then it has become a tourist attraction.
What is the most eco-friendly Christmas tree you can buy?
Whether fake or real, it's important to think about the whole life cycle when picking your Christmas tree this year.
Finnish Christmas resorts ready for festivities, but fear Omicron
A popular tourist destination on the edge of the Polar circle welcomes guests as Christmas festivities approach. The owners, however, fear that the spread of Omicron might prove to be costly.
Santa visits children in Amazon riverine communities
Santa Claus went around the Solimões River Saturday, stopping at riverine communities along the jungle shoreline in the Amazon basin to bring gifts for the children and Christmas cheer for everyone else.
Germany travel rules: UK tourists are banned under new restrictions
Germany is banning UK tourists, and travellers who will be allowed in face two weeks of quarantine.
Karachi Christians hold pre-Christmas procession
Hundreds of members of Karachi's Christian community took part in a pre-Christmas peace procession on Saturday.
How astronauts celebrate Christmas on the International Space Station
Preparations for Christmas and other religious and festive celebrations are being stepped up here on planet Earth - and in space.
The real story behind the Czech Christmas glass beads
The handmade production of blown glass beads into Christmas tree decorations in Poniklá, Czech Republic, earned the craft a place on the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage last year. But there's more to this.
'I'll be bock': Defiance after giant straw goat goes up in flames
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Stunning 1,500 piece home nativity scene in Brazil lights up Christmas
Joao de Castro says this has long been a tradition in his family. "My paternal grandmother's family is an old family from Santa Lúcia and all the women made nativity scenes."
Rentable Christmas trees are now a thing thanks to this London company
A London company is offering customers a chance to rent a Christmas tree and return it in the new year.