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19:40

Sport

Favourable first impressions

Rob Palmer

...to put that on the back burner. So, we are knee-deep into the 110 games required to complete the season. It's just like that crazy period between Christmas Day and New Year's Day when you lose track of time and what's going on. The difference is

11:30

LifeStyle

A saint who became Santa

Tony Bryant

Santa Claus is a character that brings joy to children all around the world in the weeks leading to Christmas, and especially on Christmas Eve. As youngsters, we were told that Father Christmas, as he is affectionately known in the UK, lived in ... at the time of the Roman Empire. St Nicholas was said to have inherited a vast wealth from his parents and this gave rise to stories concerning his generosity, especially among underprivileged children. The custom of hanging up the Christmas ... stocking is said to have evolved because of the saint's charitable nature. Legend claims that on Christmas Eve he would toss small bags of gold coins through the windows of the homes of the poor. After one bag landed in a child's stocking that was hanging

19:39

National

Urdangarin out for Christmas

SUR

...in the city on Tuesday afternoon to celebrate Christmas in his family home. He returned to prison after four days.

19:26

National

When Christmas boxes become compulsory

EDURNE MARTÍNEZ

The practice of employers giving Christmas boxes to their staff began many years ago in Spain, at a time when there was no Social Security system and most of the population was so poor that company owners used to give a small box containing turrón ... to their workers so they could enjoy Christmas. The tradition has continued in many firms, although nowadays "some people consider it outdated and paternalist and would prefer a salary increase instead", says Esther González, of the EAE Business ... School. Esther says Spain is the only country in Europe where the tradition of a Christmas box has not been considered a type of payment but a "detail" provided by companies to their employees, but after recent sentences from the Supreme Court "employers

17:02

Opinion

All I want for Christmas

Tony Bryant

The tradition of Christmas has changed greatly over the last one hundred years and the simple customs that many of us grew up with have long fallen by the wayside. In days of old, Christmas was defined by the custom of exchanging simple handmade ... gifts, yet today, it has become a multi-billion-euro industry synonymous with commercialism and consumption. The tradition of gift giving was embraced by retailers, for whom the weeks and, eventually, the entire month before Christmas became a very ... profitable period. During the 20th century, retailers started directing marketing efforts at children in the hopes that they would entice the parents to spend more money. Up to the 1970s, the six weeks before Christmas accounted for 80 per cent of the toy

16:27

LifeStyle

Cudeca Goldies host Christmas fair

Tony Bryant

The Cudeca Goldies hosted their annual Christmas fair at the Ilunion Hotel in Fuengirola last weekend. The two-day event took the form of a traditional Christmas market with more than 20 stalls offering everything from handmade jewellery, clothing ... 1960s and 70s. Along with a performance by the talented Reflections Acapella quartet and a surprise visit by Father Christmas, visitors also enjoyed a ladies' fashion show. Several Cudeca volunteers were on hand to give information about the services ... Cudeca offers, and advice about how people can become involved with the charity. The cancer hospice also used the event to launch its exclusive selection of Christmas cards, which are designed by a loyal team of talented volunteers. Hundreds of

13:33

Gibraltar

Christmas tree recycling scheme launched on the Rock

Debbie Bartlett

Those with real Christmas trees to dispose of can do so in an environmentally-friendly manner by taking them to the Civic Amenities Facility in Europa Advance Road. The trees, which would not survive in the local climate if planted, will be

17:03

Local

Malaga shops close in protest over Calle Larios Christmas lights

sur

Last-minute Christmas shoppers were met with 'closed' signs in Malaga last Friday when around 30 shops in streets adjoining Calle Larios joined a protest against the festive light show. These businesses are calling for the 6.30pm show to be

16:23

What to do

Christmas traditions from 15 countries on show in Benalmádena

Tony Bryant

The Festival of Christmas Traditions will be the first in a series of festive activities scheduled to take place in Benalmádena in the lead-up to Christmas. Organised by the foreign residents' department and various local expat associations, the ... festival will be held in Plaza Mezquita in Arroyo de la Miel between Friday 13 and Sunday 15 December. INFORMATION When. Friday 13 - Sunday 15 December. Where. Plaza Mezquita. Arroyo de la Miel. Festival. Christmas products, shows and gastronomy from ... 15 countries. This popular festival presents unique Christmas experiences, typical products, shows and gastronomy from 15 countries, including Germany, France, Argentina, Ukraine, Mexico, USA, Italy and the UK. Visitors will be invited to sample a

10:54

LifeStyle

World's most expensive Christmas tree unveiled in Estepona

Ash Bolton

Bosses at an Estepona hotel claim to have put up the world's most expensive Christmas tree. The festive showstopper is valued at over 12 million euros and was unveiled at the Kempinski Hotel last Saturday during the hotel's Christmas market. ... Estepona, José Maria García Urbano, and Debbie Wingham, who designed the tree. Kempinski Hotel General Manager Axel Bethke, said: "We are delighted to unveil this year's Christmas Tree with a glamorous twist! Debbie Wingham's design is quite the