Police praised the gesture saying: "There really are people who do good deeds over Christmas."
A UK researcher gives Euronews top tips on how to make your Christmas dinner - and the holiday period generally - more sustainable.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth and her heirs spent time baking festive treats together in the run-up to Christmas.
The elf showed off some killer acrobatics and collected some last-ditch letters for Santa Claus.
It happened as people were making last-minute Christmas purchases.
Troops taking part in 'Holiday Express' transported stockings stuffed with gifts to five bases in the country's east. A military band also travelled by helicopter, playing Christmas carols as the troops received their presents.
Health scares, embarrassments and political turmoil - 'bumpy' may be an understatement but the Queen is also keen to celebrate the spirit of D-Day in her Christmas message to the Commonwealth.
Santa and his elves are getting ramped up for the final festive push in Finland.
A girl in London reportedly opened a card to find a message inside claiming to be from inmates at Shanghai's Qingpu Prison.
This year, the incredibly popular Spanish lottery, known as El Gordo or "The Fat One", handed out a total of €2.24 billion in prizes.
The report of a "possibly suspicious object" leading to the evacuation of the market was a false alert, the Berlin police said.
We look back at the week in Europe where MEPs called on the Maltese leader to resign immediately, protests took place in the Czech Republic and Poland. A tumultuous end to a rollercoaster year in EU politics. Our journalists sum it up in their words of the year.
All you need is some odd pieces of an old carpet or a dusty ladder.