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#Christmas

# christmas - Thursday 24 December, 2015

Someone put up mistletoe in a London Tube car and no one was having it

Prepare to see some seriously uncomfortable people.

WATCH: Santa visits the children of Dublin in 1948

Best day ever.

From The Daily Edge 11 bits of Christmas dinner porn to get you all excited for tomorrow Ham

What are the best – and worst – Christmas presents you’ve ever received?

Ours include a much-coveted Furby, a shower curtain … and a cemetery plot.

The Sultan of Brunei has cancelled Christmas

Christmas has been banned in the tiny kingdom in a shift towards hardline Islamic law.

From The Daily Edge Someone put up mistletoe in a London Tube car and no one was having it Mistletube

Someone put up mistletoe in a London Tube car and no one was having it

Prepare to see some seriously uncomfortable people.

Poll: Did you spend more money this Christmas? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Did you spend more money this Christmas?

Indications are that shoppers this year will have spent more on presents than they have in years.

From The Daily Edge Just a bunch of kids, being terrified by Santa, in slow motion Krampus

PHOTOS: 20 incredibly delicious Christmas desserts from across the world

How many of these have you tried?

# christmas - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

WATCH: Relive a 1940s Irish Christmas with these magical archive videos

Snowball fights, the Christmas Day swim, and grown men acting like little children – more than 70 years ago.

‘My mam was the life and soul of every room she walked into. She always made things better’ RIP

‘My mam was the life and soul of every room she walked into. She always made things better’

My mam, Paula, was diagnosed with cancer in 1999. I was four years old when she explained to me that her hair was going to fall out because of chemotherapy, writes Amy Mulvaney.

Celebrating your birthday on Christmas day? You’re in some pretty good company

Though don’t expect people to double up on your presents.

From The Daily Edge 9 signs Dublin has completely lost the run of itself Notions

In Japan, KFC is at the heart of Christmas festivities

Colonel Sanders is coming to town.

From The Daily Edge There’s been an amazing reunion just in time for Christmas Harry And Marv

There’s been an amazing reunion just in time for Christmas

It’s The Wet Bandits!

Seven-year-old girl calls 911 because she touched the Elf on the Shelf

Touching him makes the magic of Christmas go away.

10 tips to keep you stress-free this Christmas

Have you got lost somewhere in one of your lists – here are some practical tips to help you through the holiday season.

Does your child want a tech present this Christmas, but you don’t know if it’s a good idea?

The truth is that this technological evolution is the greatest social experiment of our time and as parents we are in uncharted waters, writes child psychologist Colman Noctor.

The forgotten story of Peter Paul Dolata and the worst Christmas ever

Meeting Santa can be a terrifying experience for children, but this time, an even bigger nightmare was avoided.

# christmas - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

From The Daily Edge This pesky brother has taken gift wrapping to the next level Zip It
From The Daily Edge The lad behind Martin’s Life did the best spoof of that ESB ad Up To Ninety

The lad behind Martin’s Life did the best spoof of that ESB ad

She’s gone clean mad for the electricty!

From The Daily Edge 14 reasons why Home Alone 2 is so much better than Home Alone 1 KEVIIIIIIN

14 reasons why Home Alone 2 is so much better than Home Alone 1

Read it and weep, ya filthy animals.

22 toys every Irish kid begged for for Christmas

22 toys every Irish kid begged for for Christmas

Nostalgia fest.

Here’s how to deal with any family stress this Christmas

“It’s important to realise that you can’t change the way other people speak to you or treat you, but you can change your response.”

From The Daily Edge 12 tweets that sum up Dublin’s current Christmas shopping hell Fair Shitty

12 tweets that sum up Dublin’s current Christmas shopping hell

Dublin can be… er… heaven.

From The Daily Edge This Dublin kid was hilariously straightforward with their Christmas wish Tis The Season

This Dublin kid was hilariously straightforward with their Christmas wish

We are all Chloe. Chloe is all of us.

24 weird and wonderful seasonal photos that you won’t find on a Christmas card

The best presents are left at the bottom of the stocking.

From The Daily Edge 14 slightly magical things spotted at Dublin Airport arrivals this Christmas Homecomings

This 76-year-old began volunteering with the elderly when he retired

We spoke with a volunteer and user of Alone’s services.

Been waiting on taxis? Hailo says last weekend was their busiest ever in Ireland

Saturday was even busier than last New Year’s.

# christmas - Monday 21 December, 2015

Christmas at Clerys: A century of bittersweet memories

How much for a bag of toy soldiers?

From The Daily Edge Here’s why teens are putting their selfies on top the Christmas tree A Star Is Born
From The Daily Edge This is the cruellest prank you could play on your family this Christmas Ferrero Sprouts

This is the cruellest prank you could play on your family this Christmas

Not that we’re encouraging you…

‘Everything changed when my Yorkshire Terrier, Pippa, came into my life’

Like many teenagers, my teenage years were some of the most difficult. Growing up, I struggled to find myself and tried countless times to be somebody that I just wasn’t supposed to be, writes Emma Vince.

From The Daily Edge 11 Christmas chocolates that need to get in the bin immediately Chocolate

11 Christmas chocolates that need to get in the bin immediately

Get in the bin, you sick and twisted sweets.

‘Sorry I can’t be with you’: Christmas messages from Irish soldiers serving abroad Missing You This post contains images

‘Sorry I can’t be with you’: Christmas messages from Irish soldiers serving abroad

There are 424 Irish military personnel serving in 15 countries around the world.

Watch: Eamon Dunphy gets emotional over a pint Totes Emosh This post contains videos

Watch: Eamon Dunphy gets emotional over a pint

The outspoken broadcaster is close to tears as he chats with Ivan Yates about his wish for 2016.

From The Daily Edge 10 great last-minute Christmas presents from Penneys Stocking Stuffers

10 great last-minute Christmas presents from Penneys

And they’re all under €15!

From The Daily Edge 8 more of the most Irish Christmas things that have ever happened Irish Family Christmas