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Enjoy a Very Walt Disney Christmas with This New Holiday Package

Dreaming of a Disney Christmas? Us too. Well, a new deal lets you celebrate the magic of the holiday season in top form.

Making Christmas count: Help horses in need this festive season

Christmas is a'coming, and as the festive season bears down on us, an international charity is providing yuletide cheer as well as helping equines in developing countries. , featuring virtual gifts and Christmas cards with proceeds going directly to help improve the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules in developing countries.

Here's everything on Neiman Marcus' Christmas gift list for billionaires

One major highlight of the Christmas Book is its "Fantasy Gifts" section, which offers billionaires who have everything the chance to buy one-of-a-kind luxury items, travel packages, and experiences that cost thousands - and even millions - of dollars. Neiman Marcus is careful to highlight its philanthropic efforts alongside the decadence.

Preparations underway for Wallasey Vllage Christmas Festival

Taking place on Saturday, December 2 it will be opened at 3pm by Mayor of Wirral Ann McLachlan and Father Christmas. It will feature a performance by SingMe Merseyside outside The Lighthouse Pub and Aaron Hayes' Joytime Christmas Special in St Mary's College car park.

Bookies have yet to release detailed odds for white Christmas bets...

Bookies have yet to release detailed odds for white Christmas bets although some are offering 4/1 on snow falling in London The weather might be mild and damp at the moment but Met Office experts reckon there's a one in four chance of a white Christmas in Devon. In Devon there's a 25 per cent chance of snowfall on December 25, while in some parts of the North and Scotland that rises to a 50 per cent chance.

BroadwayWorld's Top Christmas Theatre Picks For Bristol and Bath

It's that time of year where we preview the Christmas theatre offerings across Bristol and Bath. We've got pantos, fairy tales and classic stories a-plenty, so grab a mince pie while you ponder what to see this festive period.

Trump Declares War On Halloween With Another Weird Christmas Rant

With still two weeks left before Halloween and more than five weeks until Thanksgiving , Donald Trump abandoned both holidays and skipped ahead to Christmas . During a speech on taxes on Tuesday evening, the president took a holiday detour.

Inflation warning: Carney says "more likely than not" prices will rise beyond 3% by Christmas

INFLATION has not yet peaked, Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, has warned, as the surge in prices last month, blamed on Brexit , hit a five-year high of three per cent. While the hike in inflation is bad news for consumers and businesses, it will mean pensioners will see their state pensions rise by at least three per cent from April 2018 as the rate is set in line with September's inflation number.

Beauty and the Beast, the Ugly Duckling and More Slated for Christmas ...

Celebrate at the theatre this Christmas season! Christmas is always busy at Tobacco Factory Theatres and this year is no exception with not one, not two, but three Christmas shows for all of the family to enjoy. Beauty and the Beast is a new co-production for Tobacco Factory Theatres with NIE and Cambridge Junction and is a bonanza of a Christmas show for everyone aged 5+.

Seven-year-old Oliver Brown kicks off Christmas at B&Q Leominster

Back in February, Oliver Brown, who has ADHD, OCD and autism, proved his skills as a B&Q colleague when he was invited in by unit manager Shane Williams following a Facebook post written by Oliver's mum who praised the colleagues' treatment of her son in store. Oliver impressed staff so much on his last visit that they invited him back to officially open 'The Christmas Shop'.

Cristina Fontanelli Announces 14th Annual Christmas in Italy

Symphony Space , 2537 Broadway A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Italian Orphanage Casa Famiglia in Meta di Sorrento, Italy; NYC Food Pantries; and VETS Ticket Foundation Award-winning singer and PBS-TV host Cristina Fontanelli returns to Symphony Space for the 14th year of her magical "Christmas in Italy," a love letter to her Italian heritage and her grandparents with an evening of music, dance, and holiday joy - Italian style - December 9 & 10. A special bonus - through the generosity of RONZONI - sponsor of "Christmas in Italy" - each audience member will receive a free Ronzoni spoon and coupon for a box of free pasta.

Walt Disney World offers up Ultimate Disney Christmas deal

Can you put a price on Christmas happiness at the theme parks? Disney can, and it's packaged up as a hotel and park ticket deal called Ultimate Disney Christmas. The new deal is for stays at select Disney hotels from Dec. 21-26 that include four days of theme park tickets and access to special events.

Cincinnati Folk Duo Returns with an Acoustic Christmas with Over the Rhine

Over the Rhine, the Cincinnati-based, husband-and-wife team of Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler , has been a prolific, music-making, folk-pop duo for more than two decades. For their 2017 tour, they will perform as a trio, leaning into three-part harmonies and making an intimate and holy ruckus of Christmas music and tunes from their many records along the way.

An Open Letter to Walmart: It's Too Damn Soon to Be Pimping Christmas

I love Christmas as much as the next guy. More, probably, because the next guy looks like the kind of person who insists that you include receipts with presents you give to him, so it'll be easier for him to return the ones that suck.

Rotarians launch Christmas shoebox campaign

HEARTED residents are being called upon to donate to an annual charity appeal which delivers Christmas presents to children living in poverty and hardship. The Rotary Christmas Shoebox campaign has begun, with the Basingstoke Deane Rotary Club launch of this year's appeal in Festival Place , and sister club Basingstoke Loddon Rotary approaching schools.

Electric Moon Theatre Co Presents Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas ? the Musical

Electric Moon Theatre Company kicks off its inaugural season with the holiday family musical: FANCY NANCY SPLENDIFEROUS CHRISTMAS! Based on the best-selling picture book written by Jane O'Connor and illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser , this show is sure to make your holiday season sparkle! Recommended for children ages 2 and up. What's fancier and more splendiferous than Christmas? Elegantly wrapped gifts.

When is Ely's Christmas lights switch on this year?

Last year's Christmas lights switch on in Ely was a big success - and this year's promises to be bigger than ever. The cast of Beauty and the Beast will be at Ely's Christmas lights switch on this year.

New Christmas lights are ready for the annual switch-on

The new lights in Chelmsford High Street will include a large-scale net-like facade instead of multiple strip sections of lighting, which were adopted in previous years. The cool white lights will create a large "modern and contemporary ceiling of lights" set out along the high street.

Extra service for worshippers this Christmas

A BOOM in Christmas church attendances has prompted Stratford's Holy Trinity to add an extra service to its pattern of worship on Christmas Eve this year. A new Carols for All service will be held at 6.30pm - one of four seasonal services throughout the day.

Christmas cheer en route to Terara

FESTIVE SEASON: Katie Shepherd and Lee Morrow, Jillian Cheek, Kylie, Jack, Mia and Peter Shepherd and Sue Weissel encourage everyone to enjoy a Taste of Christmas on November 11. Now in its seventh year, a Taste of Christmas will be held on Saturday, November 11 from 10am to 3pm. Organiser Jillian Cheek encouraged everyone to join in the fun, enjoy a high tea and pick up some Christmas goodies.

Big Ben to chime again this Christmas

Despite a four-year renovation that has silenced Big Ben, the famous clock will chime again over the Christmas/new year season. The chimes were silenced in August for four years under controversial renovation plans with only events like New Year's Eve and Remembrance Sunday picked out as exemptions.

Dive bar dog does shots for charity at Snake and Jake's in New Orleans

A black lab named Peeve is the mascot at the Snake and Jake's Christmas Club Lounge, a much-beloved dive bar on Oak Street. Peeve knows a trick.

Don't be the office Grinch! Here's some places still taking Christmas party bookings

It's only a few weeks before Christmas party season starts and if you haven't sorted out this year's bash you could miss out! Here are three options for those of you leaving it late but still wanting to have a great team night out: Sage Gateshead is one of the finest music venues, and one of the most iconic buildings, in the UK. In addition to a whole host of festive shows and other treats the charity has planned this year, you can now enjoy a fantastic Christmas party with some very special events.

Celebrate Christmas in October

For the uninitiated, it may appear that Santa's elves have been down at the St. Albert Botanic Park's gift shop. There are no pumpkins or ghouls, as you might normally expect this time of year in a garden park, but instead, the little shop is lit up like a home for Christmas with bangles and beads and glitter - lots of glitter.