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Homes

'Valentine's Day Trees' Are A Thing Now -- So What A Great Day To Be Lazy

2 min read

'Valentine's Day Trees' are the latest holiday trend here to provide you with the perfect excuse for keeping your tree up too long.

Health

Health

Taking On The Mental Load Of Christmas Has Left Me With Festive Burnout

4 min read

New year, new start, new resolutions, old burnout caused by a bigger than ever mental load.

Sarah Megginson

Sarah Megginson

Why You Should Take Your Christmas Lights Down Right Now

3 min read

One of the saddest Christmas sights I’ve ever seen was a neighbour’s festive pine tree, discarded on the front curb at 8pm on Christmas Day.

Good News

Good News

Reddit User Surprised With 'Secret Santa' Gift From Bill Gates

2 min read

An American woman got the Christmas gift of a lifetime when she was surprised with a big delivery of presents sent by Bill Gates.

Good News

Good News

Tiny 'Make-Believe' Shearer's Christmas Wish Comes True

1 min read

While Barbies and Lego filled most kids' Christmas wish lists, one four-year-old future farmer unwrapped his dream gift from Santa: shears.

Life

Life

Merry Celebmas: How Your Favourite Famous Faces Spent Christmas

3 min read

'Twas the day after Christmas, all were bored of their own fam. So they took to celeb's Instagrams, festive and glam.

Life

Life

What Does 'Boxing Day' Mean? The Mysterious Holiday Explained

3 min read

December 26 - we all know it, we all celebrate it. But what is the origin story behind Boxing Day?

National

National

How To Return Or Get A Refund On Unwanted Christmas Gifts

2 min read

As Christmas comes and goes, so too does the smile on your face as you unwrapped that ill-conceived gift from your well-intentioned relative.

World

World

Queen Admits To A 'Quite Bumpy' 2019 In Christmas Speech

4 min read

Queen Elizabeth has stressed the value of harmony and reconciliation in her Christmas message this year, after a "quite bumpy" year for her own family and for Britain as it struggled with Brexit.

News

News

The Funniest Photos Of Terrified Children On Santa's Knee

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It's supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but for some children, it's the most frightening.

Good News

Good News

Because You Need It, Here's Lots Of Cute Animals Celebrating Christmas

4 min read

Because we can all do with a bit of nice Christmas cheer right now.

Style

Style

Adele's Ultra Glam Christmas Photos Are The Only Gift We Need

2 min read

Adele has ended her time off Instagram to treat fans to some incredible party snaps in time for Christmas.

Good News

Good News

In Pictures: Where In The World Is Santa?

2 min read

Santa is making his big trip around the world and it seems he's having quite the adventure.

Life

Life

Your Handy Guide To Christmas Trading Hours At Australia's Major Retailers

3 min read

Woolworths, Coles, Aldi, and the bottle shop - we've got you covered this silly season.

National

National

This Is What The Weather Will Look Like At Your Place On Christmas Day

4 min read

It will be ho, ho, hot in some parts of the country on Christmas Day while other areas will need an umbrella as Santa comes to town.

World

World

Hundreds Of Letters To Santa End Up In New York, Not The North Pole

3 min read

Every year, letters to Santa are wrongly addressed to an apartment in New York, far, far away from the North Pole ... but the mistake is still resulting in Christmas cheer.

News

News

It's Happening Again: Man On A Swing Divides The Internet

1 min read

First it was 'the dress' that left everyone shook and then it was the debate of 'Yanny and Laurel'.

National

National

Santa Sent Flying, Shoppers Injured In Westfield Balloon Drop Chaos

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Five people were taken to hospital overnight after a pre-Christmas promotion at a Sydney shopping centre went awry.

Homes

Homes

Chrissie Swan's Pork Crackling Hack Will Perfect Your Christmas Lunch

2 min read

Chrissie Swan has taken to Instagram to share her tips for delicious Christmas crackling -- and the comments are brimming with other quirky hacks.

Vanessa Cryer

Vanessa Cryer

10 Safe Conversation Topics For Christmas Lunch

5 min read

For many of us, Christmas is the one day of the year where you might find yourself face-to-face with those relatives who feel more like strangers.

Style

Style

Christina Aguilera Teaches Us All How To Expertly Handle A Nip Slip

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In the midst of peak party season, we could all take a leaf out of Christina Aguilera's book.

Shona Hendley

Shona Hendley

The 8 Best Christmas Movies, Ranked

7 min read

There is something magical about Christmas movies.

Music

Music

A Song About Sausage Rolls Has Topped The Christmas Charts Again

2 min read

Forget Wham! or Mariah Carey -- a song about sausage rolls is becoming the new sound of the festive season.

National

National

What Aussie Farmers Plan To Do On Christmas Day

7 min read

For some farmers who have been fighting to survive in a summer of drought and fire, it doesn’t feel like Christmas -- they’re simply too exhausted to drag out the tinsel, cook up a feast or wrap presents.

Life

Life

Carmen Fell Asleep At The Wheel. Her Father Has A Christmas Message For Us All.

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A few weeks ago, I saw John Maher’s Carmen Road Safety presentation at the school where I work.

Comedy

Comedy

Voice Assistant, Alexa Can Help Avoid Those Inevitable Family Arguments This Christmas

1 min read

Fights on Christmas day are as traditional as pudding or Grandma saying something racist but luckily Alexa can now come to the rescue.

Homes

Homes

The Lamington Wreath Is The Easy Aussie Dessert Sweeping Social Media

2 min read

We've never met a lamington we didn't like which is why a whole wreath of them is the perfect festive dessert.

National

National

Aussie Department Store Issues Urgent Chocolate Recall Days Before Christmas

1 min read

Two types of David Jones brand chocolates have been recalled due to undeclared allergens.

Shona Hendley

Shona Hendley

Seven Words From A Distant Relative Left My Daughter Feeling Uncomfortable

4 min read

Christmas -- the time of year where family are brought together from far and wide to celebrate the festive season.

Homes

Homes

The Pavlova Grazing Board Is The New Trend You Need To Get Onto This Christmas

4 min read

We've never met a person that doesn't love a good cheese board, but if social media is anything to go by, it seems like pavlova boards are going to be a big hit this year.

Comedy

Comedy

How To Have An Xtreme Xmas – Bogan Style

2 min read

Here in Straya, we do Christmas a bit different from those snow-decked Northerners, so let’s check what you need for the ultimate Aussie Chrissy.

Life

Life

Chrissy Teigen's Pissed At John Legend's Poor Party Planning, The Texts Prove It

3 min read

There's nothing quite an entertaining as Chrissy Teigen clapping back on social media.

Homes

Homes

Mum Warns Fellow Shoppers After Kmart Christmas Lights 'Exploded'

1 min read

A Queensland mother has shared shocking photos of her blackened backyard after her Kmart Christmas lights "exploded".

National

National

Kids Helpline Receiving Less Calls Over Christmas, But Demand Remains High

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The number of calls to the Kids Helpline at Christmas has dropped by about 22 per cent over the last decade, but counsellors still struggle to meet demand.

Homes

Homes

Found: Where To See The Best Christmas Lights In Australia

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'Tis the season to throw your loved ones in the car and go hunting for your suburb's most impressive Christmas light displays.

Homes

Homes

Exactly What To Do With Your Christmas Tree Come January

2 min read

The City of Sydney have developed a plan to help you avoid stuffing your old tree into the wheelie bin.

Homes

Homes

Bakers Are Chopping The Heads Off Christmas Angels To Make Baby Yoda Cookies

1 min read

There's nothing that quite says festive cheer like cutting off the head of a cookie angel.

Life

Life

Class Christmas Party Note Sparks Divide Between Parents And Teachers

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Takaria Scott received a note from her daughter's school containing details and instructions for their upcoming end of year class Christmas party.

National

National

Warning Issued After 'Unusual' Spike In Gastro Cases

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NSW Health has issued a warning after a spike in viral gastroenteritis cases at child care centres and hospital departments across the state.

Life

Life

Why Kimye And The Kids Bailed On The Kardashian Kristmas Kard This Year

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Like jingle of bells or the sparkle of tinsel, the arrival of the Kardashian family Christmas card is our annual indication that the holiday season is well and truly upon us.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

The Feel-Good Way To Give Back While Gifting This Christmas

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Finding ways to give back to the community is top-of-mind for a lot of Aussies this Christmas. And it’s kind of not surprising.

Crime

Crime

'Bad Santa' Jailed After Stealing Mercedes While Dressed As Father Christmas

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A man who dressed up as Santa Claus and stole a high-performance car has been sent to prison for his role in the insurance scam.

News

News

These Santas Are Sleighing It When It Comes To Charity

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People from across the globe have sleighed in Santa costumes for an annual charity run.

Life

Life

The One Gift An Early Childhood Expert Gives To Kids Every Christmas

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Christmas is just around the corner.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Forget Red And Green, It's A Grey Christmas For The Kardashian-Wests

1 min read

The Kardashian-West family shared their annual holiday card, and this year, instead of an extravagant theme, they went for a more casual, laid-back look.

Life

Life

People Who Are Crap At Wrapping Presents Bring More Happiness, Study Unwraps

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If the edges of your presents never quite align or you can pick your bad wrapping in a line up of gifts, today is a good day to be you.

National

National

Woke 'Santa' To Call Out Aussie Shoppers For Plastic Bag Use

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Melburnians are in for a different Christmas experience this year, with Santa getting a makeover and carols turning into sea shanties.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

10 Celebratory Champagne Cocktails To Make At Home This Christmas

7 min read

Ah Christmas, that wonderful time of the year when there’s always an unexpected guest, a reason or excuse to celebrate.

National

National

'Severe Heatwave' On The Way As Australia Preps For 'Hottest Ever Day'

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Australia could experience its hottest day on record next week as hot air from Western Australia is pushed east across the country.

National

National

'Christmas Tree Syndrome' Sends Aussie Mum To Hospital

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It was supposed to be the family's first picture-perfect Christmas. Instead, a young mum was left with bleeding skin and rashes, after an unexpected allergic reaction to a tree.

National

National

'Buy From The Bush' Market Boosting Drought-Stricken Rural Communities

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Regional businesses say they're overwhelmed and inspired by the support from people in the city, as the devastating drought wears on across the country.

Melbourne

Melbourne

WATCH: Is This Australia's Most Impressive Christmas Light Display?

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A Melbourne resident has taken his Christmas light display to the next level with tricks he taught himself online -- and it might just be Australia's most impressive light show yet.

Style

Style

Forget The Hemsworths' Giant Tree, We Missed The Most Important Part Of Their Photo

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Actress Elsa Pataky shared a photo with her kids in front of their ginormous Christmas tree in their Byron Bay home.

Comedy

Comedy

Ding Dong Merrily On High: Plug Pulled On Christmas Jingle Balls

1 min read

One Kansas woman decided to erect more than just her Christmas tree this festive season.

Audrey Khaing-Jones

Audrey Khaing-Jones

5 Ways You Can Christmas Shop Sustainably

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For most Aussies, the end of November and start of December are the best time of year to get their shop on.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

The Perfect Sustainable Gift For The Coffee Lover In Your Life

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A third of Aussies think Christmas is the most wasteful time of the year, according to research commissioned by ING.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Hack For Wrapping Christmas Presents When Paper Is Too Short Goes Viral

1 min read

Wrapping Christmas presents effectively is a whole art in itself.

Life

Life

'It's Turned Ugly': Social Worker's Santa-Related Request Enrages Parents

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Christmas time can present itself with all sorts of parenting dilemmas.

Good News

Good News

Farmer Designs Jumpers For Cows, Milks Christmas For All It's Worth

1 min read

Farmer Becky Houzé has embraced the Christmas spirit by dressing her cows in festive jumpers in Jersey, UK.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

For This Couple, Single-Use Plastics Were The Last Straw

5 min read

Christmas is all about the presents...

Style

Style

Retail Giant Apologises For Inappropriate Christmas Sweater

1 min read

Ho ho ho or no no no?

The Project

The Project

Today Is The Last Acceptable Day To Dump Your Partner Before Xmas

1 min read

It’s a lovely time of the year unless you’re crying into your pudding because you’ve just been dumped.

Music

Music

Taylor Swift Reveals She's Dropping A Christmas Song

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Merry Swiftmas!

Megan Hustwaite

Megan Hustwaite

How To Have A Cracking Work Christmas Party And Stay Employed

2 min read

‘Tis the season of the work Christmas party.

The Project

The Project

Is This The Saddest Christmas Tree Ever?

1 min read

It’s definitely on the somber side

Homes

Homes

Hamish Blake's Christmas Tree Is All Wrong -- But He Refuses To Fix It

1 min read

The comedian has committed a Christmas sin of epic proportions.

National

National

Drought-Stricken Christmas Tree Grower Forced To Close Due To Bushfires

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This weekend is meant to be Sydney Christmas tree grower Lynette Keneally's busiest time of the year. But instead, her plantation is blocked by fires so no one can pick them up.

Life

Life

Mum's Hack For Stopping Toy Toddler Tantrums Goes Viral

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When Kristina's daughter kept throwing wobblies while they were out shopping for gifts, she knew something had to be done.

National

National

Real Or Fake: Which Christmas Tree Is Better For The Planet?

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As Santa prepares for his annual visit Aussies are deciding whether to go with a real or fake Christmas tree this year, or whether to branch out and go with something different instead.

World

World

Amazon Slammed For Auschwitz-Themed Christmas Decorations

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Amazon has come under fire for selling 'Auschwitz-themed' bottle openers and Christmas decorations that included images of a Nazi death camp.

News

News

Yes, Paw-trait Pics With Santa Are A Thing And Here's Where To Snap 'Em Up

1 min read

Calling all good boys and girls, it's time for your - essential - Santa Christmas photo.

World

World

Fake Websites Targeting Christmas Shoppers In Black Friday Sales

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As millions of people start to search for Black Friday bargains this festive season, some are being targeted by scam artists.

Homes

Homes

RIP Bec Judd's Christmas Tree, Instagram Never Understood You

1 min read

Bec's modern and minimalist Christmas tree has been dividing Instagram for years.

Crime

Crime

Men Charged For Allegedly Disrupting Lighting Of Martin Place Christmas Tree

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Three men have been charged after one of them disrupted the lighting of the Martin Place Christmas tree in Sydney's CBD and then resisted police attempts to arrest him.

Life

Life

Australia's Christmas Beetles Are Slowly Disappearing

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Australia's holiday period has always been marked by the fragrant scents of pine trees and mangoes, outdoor barbeques and swarms of Christmas beetles.

Life

Life

Are Christmas Cards Being Stamped Out?

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While the first Christmas card has gone on public display in London’s Dickens Museum, the future of the 176-year-old tradition is uncertain as letter posting rates plummet.

World

World

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Cancelled For First Time In 24 Years

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There's set to be a significant lack of Angels this Christmas season.

Homes

Homes

Kmart Fan Uses Yoga Balls To Make Giant Christmas Baubles

1 min read

Think it's too early to start decorating for Christmas? Kmart fans think otherwise and they've been sharing their DIY tricks for weeks.

News

News

Salvation Army Readies Cashless 'Red Bucket' Donations In Time For Christmas

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The Salvation Army in America wants to capitalise on digital payments as waning foot traffic in stores diminishes holiday fundraising, which has relied on shoppers dropping spare change into the charity's red kettles.

Life

Life

Why I’m Considering Killing Off My Elf On The Shelf This Christmas

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As December quickly approaches, my Elf on the Shelf anxiety is rearing its ugly head.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Bonds Abandons The Muscly Blond Stereotype And Experts Say They’ll Reap The Rewards

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At a time when big brands are shaking up their image, many fall victim to diversity oversteer or tokenism, but iconic Aussie brand Bonds seems to have struck the right chord.

Updated

Updated

Woolies Christmas Stubby Holder's Glaring Spelling Blunder

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Woolworths supermarkets have pulled a Christmas-themed stubby holder after one of the keywords was misspelled.

Lana Hirschowitz

Lana Hirschowitz

Stop Decorating Your House For Halloween Unless You Want The REAL Scary Monster To Appear

6 min read

The 20th of September this year was a good day for the spirit.

The Project

The Project

All I Want For Christmas Is To Poison Santa

1 min read

Coles ridiculed for selling Santa biscuits that go stale months before Xmas day.

National

National

Australia Post Accused Of Creating Small Business Nightmare Before Christmas

3 min read

Australia Post has been accused of robbing small businesses of profits in a Grinch-like move before Christmas.

Views

Views

How Coles Just Killed Christmas

3 min read

I'm furious, disappointed and upset.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Christmas Is Coming To Supermarket Shelves Today

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Monday.

News

News

Why This Author Made Santa Female

2 min read

Santa, his elves, Rudolph and Frosty the snowman have been Christmas tale heroes for years, but a new book is out to shake-up the narrative.

Life

Life

Are Hot Cross Buns Hopping Into Shops Earlier Than Ever?

2 min read

We've only just slept off our Christmas food comas -- and our New Year's hangovers -- and a certain baked Easter treat is already on shelves.

Christmas

Christmas

This Mum Just Crocheted A Rug-Sized Monopoly Board For Her Daughter

1 min read

Twitter user @pilotviruet posted a snap of her epic Christmas gift -- a giant crochet version of the popular board game.

Jean Flynn

Jean Flynn

This Is When You Should Take Down Your Christmas Decorations

4 min read

Okay. Christmas is over.

Christmas

Christmas

Your Guide To Picking The Best Bubbles Because No, They're Not All The Same

3 min read

Look, picking the best bubbles for New Year's Eve or any special event, really -- can be a bit bloody stressful.

Comedy

Comedy

How Long Can Your Leftovers Be Left Over?

3 min read

Working out whether your fridge is a house of treats or a garbage dump

National

National

A Staggering 30 Drownings Have Been Recorded In 26 Days

3 min read

Surf Life Saving Australia has renewed its calls for awareness of dangerous beach conditions after widespread drownings across the country.

National

National

Man's Waterfall Death The Fourth Drowning In Three Days

1 min read

A man has fallen into a rock pool at Grampians National Park and died.

Good News

Good News

Dad Catches Every Flight To Be With His Flight-Attendant Daughter

1 min read

Father of the year award.

Views

Views

Why The Post-Christmas Week Is The Year's Most Awkward

3 min read

There is a certain sense of malaise that surrounds this time of year, the week between Christmas and New Year.

World

World

Man Arrested For Throwing Ham At His Partner During Christmas Argument

1 min read

The couple got into an argument about what was being served for Christmas dinner.

Christmas

Christmas

This Brussels Sprout Chocolate Prank Just Won Christmas

2 min read

Here's how it stacks up against festive tomfoolery of Christmases past.

News

News

Giving The Gift Of Unwanted Gifts

1 min read

70 per cent of Australians received at least one unwanted gift last year.