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Holiday originating in Christianity, usually celebrated on December 25 (in the Gregorian or Julian calendars)

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Christmas: Holiday originating in Christianity, usually celebrated on December 25 (in the Gregorian or Julian calendars)
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it is preceded by the season of Advent or the Nativity Fast and initiates the season of Christmastide, which historically in the West lasts twelve days and culminates on Twelfth Night; in some traditions, Christmastide includes an octave. Christmas Day is a public holiday in many of the world's nations, is celebrated religiously by a majority of Christians, as well as culturally by many non-Christians, and forms an integral part of the holiday season centered around it.

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Animals at the Moscow Zoo get to play, eat and enjoy recycled Christmas trees

The Moscow Zoo was given over 1,500 recycled Christmas trees from the holidays, so it gave them to its animals to play with and eat them.
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Trump goes out of his way to take a bow, again

trump goes out of his way to take a bow, again
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was wonderful news: Researchers reported earlier this week the largest-ever one-year decline in the U.S. cancer death rate during 2017. And President Donald Trump didn’t miss..
WorldNews - Published

Videos for Christmas

Space Station crew greet New Year across multiple time zones [Video]Space Station crew greet New Year across multiple time zones

While much of the world was celebrating Christmas and the New Year, it was business as usual on board the International Space Station. But it wasn't all work and no play.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:33Published


Ghosn: 'Fast planning, fast acting' escape, but no details [Video]Ghosn: 'Fast planning, fast acting' escape, but no details

Nissan's former chairman and international fugitive Carlos Ghosn told Reuters interviewers on Tuesday that he found it "amazing" to read the theories over how he escaped house arrest in Japan. But..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:00Published

Canadians abuzz on possible Harry and Meghan move [Video]Canadians abuzz on possible Harry and Meghan move

Towns on the southern end of Vancouver Island on Canada’s west coast are excited over the possibility that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will become semi-permanent residents there. Olivia Chan..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

Harry and Meghan thank Canada for hosting them over Christmas [Video]Harry and Meghan thank Canada for hosting them over Christmas

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have spoken of the "unbelievable" welcome they received while in Canada, and joked how their son Archie was mesmerised by the scenery. Meghan and Harry's first official..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:44Published

Cabinet arrives at Downing St as Parliament returns [Video]Cabinet arrives at Downing St as Parliament returns

Members of the Cabinet arrive at 10 Downing Street ahead of the reopening of Parliament after the Christmas recess. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to make a statement regarding the Iran..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:26Published

Dominic Raab and Dominic Cummings arrive at Downing St [Video]Dominic Raab and Dominic Cummings arrive at Downing St

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and Chief Special Adviser Dominic Cummings arrive at 10 Downing Street. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is holding meetings throughout the day before Parliament resumes..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:29Published

Premier League round-up: Liverpool stay out in front [Video]Premier League round-up: Liverpool stay out in front

A look at the post-Christmas round of Premier League fixtures as Liverpool stretch their lead at the top once more.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:33Published

Julian Assange Says He's 'Slowly Dying' In Prison [Video]Julian Assange Says He's 'Slowly Dying' In Prison

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is slurring his speech and worried about dying in prison. That's according to a new report from British journalist and former Army officer Vaughan Smith. Gizmodo..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

Meghan Trainor: I feel like a kid at Christmas on The Voice [Video]Meghan Trainor: I feel like a kid at Christmas on The Voice

American pop star Meghan Trainor has confessed she felt "like a kid at Christmas" on 'The Voice UK'.

Credit: Bang Media World     Duration: 00:56Published

Pope Francis Gets Pulled By Woman During Walk In Vatican City [Video]Pope Francis Gets Pulled By Woman During Walk In Vatican City

Pope Francis walked through the square in Vatican City to go see the large Nativity scene set up. During his walk, a woman grabbed his hand and yanked him toward her. According to Reuters, the Pope..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Native Australian animals get into festive spirit [Video]Native Australian animals get into festive spirit

Koalas and kangaroos enjoy Christmas season at Taronga Zoo Sydney

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 00:54Published

A24 notches box office record with 'Uncut Gems' [Video]A24 notches box office record with 'Uncut Gems'

The Adam Sandler-led film has taken in $18.8 million since its nationwide release on Christmas.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 01:06Published

U.S. promises to act if North Korea delivers 'Christmas gift' [Video]U.S. promises to act if North Korea delivers 'Christmas gift'

The United States would be very disappointed if North Korea tested a long-range or nuclear missile and would take appropriate action as a leading military and economic power, White House national..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:36Published

Trump Admin: US Will 'Express Disappointment' If North Korea Sends 'Christmas Gift' [Video]Trump Admin: US Will 'Express Disappointment' If North Korea Sends 'Christmas Gift'

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has promised a "Christmas gift" to the US if sanctions aren't lifted. According to CNN, the Trump Administration interprets the statement to mean a weapons test. No..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Generational split over Trump emerges among evangelicals [Video]Generational split over Trump emerges among evangelicals

A divide between young evangelicals and their older leaders over support for President Trump is exacerbating a long-term crisis facing U.S. evangelicalism. Roger Fortuna explains.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:12Published

Woman Who Drowned Her Children 'Cries For Them' Every Christmas [Video]Woman Who Drowned Her Children 'Cries For Them' Every Christmas

In 1994, Susan Smith made headlines for letting her two young sons drown in a car that she let roll into a lake. Now, Smith is serving life without parole at Leath Correctional Institution in..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:46Published

McDonald's employees save woman who mouthed "help me" -police [Video]McDonald's employees save woman who mouthed "help me" -police

Police are thanking employees of a McDonald's in northern California after they sprang into action to help a women in danger on Christmas Eve. Yahaira Jacquez has more.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:20Published

Activists distribute Christmas presents at camp for displaced Syrian children [Video]Activists distribute Christmas presents at camp for displaced Syrian children

Activists distribute Christmas presents to displaced Syrian children living in the Washukanni camp.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Trending: Selena Gomez spends Christmas signing albums, Evan Rachel Wood blasts Cats in expletive-filled review and Jennifer Ani [Video]Trending: Selena Gomez spends Christmas signing albums, Evan Rachel Wood blasts Cats in expletive-filled review and Jennifer Ani

In case you missed it, here's what's trending right now: Selena Gomez spends Christmas signing albums for fans, Evan Rachel Wood blasts Cats in expletive-filled review and Jennifer Aniston shares..

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 01:10Published

A British Tabloid Accused Meghan Markle's Friend Of Photoshopping Her Christmas Card [Video]A British Tabloid Accused Meghan Markle's Friend Of Photoshopping Her Christmas Card

Meghan Markle's friend Janina Gavankar has accused British tabloid the Daily Mail of Photoshopping a Christmas card. For the card, Gavankar took a sweet snapshot of Markle, her husband Prince Harry and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Katie Price: It's hard to spend Christmas without kids [Video]Katie Price: It's hard to spend Christmas without kids

Katie Price finds it "hard" to spend Christmas Day (25.12.19) without her children, as they spent the day with their respective fathers instead.

Credit: Bang Media World     Duration: 00:59Published

Jennifer Aniston honours her dad with sweet Christmas post [Video]Jennifer Aniston honours her dad with sweet Christmas post

Jennifer Aniston has paid tribute to her father John with a sweet Christmas day post.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 00:39Published

 

Fontainebleau palace 'plot': Chinese mafia link probed

French police hold six suspects after the alleged plot on Fontainebleau just after Christmas.
BBC News - Published

Skipton rugby player loses limbs to meningitis

More than £25,000 has been raised for seven-year-old Luke Mortimer who fell ill over Christmas.
BBC News - Published

Tear gas and water cannons: Hong Kong students brave the front lines to livestream the protests

It was holiday time at Hong Kong's sprawling Harbour City shopping mall, and shoppers posed for selfies next to giant presents wrapped in golden foil, while toddlers jumped into a ball pit filled with..
Reuters - Published

Stolen Colchester KFC Colonel Sanders found under bed

The colonel was stolen from the KFC in Colchester High Street over Christmas.
BBC News - Published

Police officer in court 'for having sex with woman in patrol car on Christmas Eve'

Sergeant Lee Cocking claims he faced threat if he did not participate
Independent - Published

Soldier gets the best Christmas gift imaginable

This soldier has prayed for one particular gift for years. Finally, at Christmas time, his prayers were answered.  
USATODAY.com - Published

UK's Prince Harry and Meghan say 'thank you' to Canada after holiday

Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan visited Canada House in London on Tuesday to thank the High Commissioner for the hospitality they received during their Christmas holiday.
Reuters - Published

Cat found after Birmingham to London drive to be rehomed

The cat, renamed Tinsel, was found on Christmas Day, but it has not been possible to trace an owner.
BBC News - Published

Ex-Packers DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, two followers banned from school after gun incident at Christmas show

Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, who is in the Packers Hall of Fame, banned from his kids' school after his religious followers took guns to Christmas pageant.
USATODAY.com - Published

Moving Truck With Possessions of 3 Military Families Stolen on Christmas, Police Say

Officials said the families were relocating from the East Coast when the truck with their belongings, valued at more than $100,000, was stolen in Stockton, Calif.
NYTimes.com - Published

Tyne and Wear Metro drivers offered 18.5% pay rise

The 60-station network was hit by a two-day stoppage before Christmas.
BBC News - Published

AP Top Stories January 3 P

Here's the latest for Friday, January 3rd: Trump says Soleimani killed to stop a war; Ayatollah Khamenei visits Soleimani family home; McConnell has little interest in hearing witnesses in impeachment..
USATODAY.com - Published

Premier League fixture congestion 'absurd' as teams count Christmas cost

Aston Villa lost players for nearly 500 days and Newcastle felt the force of festive fixtures, but who else now has a busy treatment room?
BBC News - Published

'I was queasy': Couple finds cooked snake in oven while baking pizza

The Helms said their oven had been snake free when they baked a ham on Christmas but plan on bringing in experts to find out how it got there.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Community 'reinvents Christmas' for ill girl

Melanie Moffatt says she became "miserable" after she spent the day alone with daughter Matilda.
BBC News - Published

Christmas rescues: RSPCA helps stuck deer and sick seal

More than 7,000 animals in need of help were reported to the RSPCA over Christmas.
BBC News - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro keeps far-right entering tough 2nd year

brazil's bolsonaro keeps far-right entering tough 2nd year
SAO PAULO (AP) � Heading into his second year as Brazil's president, Jair Bolsonaro has held firm to his combative culture-warrior policies while feuding with critics at home and abroad � an..
WorldNews - Published

Muslim women spread Christmas cheer in Gaza

Muslim women in the Palestinian Gaza Strip have been hand-crafting gifts for the approaching Orthodox Christmas as part of a project to empower a traditional community.
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong to end year with multiple protests, kick off 2020 with big march

Hong Kong will end 2019 with multiple protests planned for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day aimed at disrupting festivities and shopping in the Asian financial hub, which has seen a rise in clashes..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong to end 2019 with multiple protests; big march planned for Jan. 1

Hong Kong will end 2019 with multiple protests planned for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day aimed at disrupting festivities and shopping in the Asian financial hub, which has seen a rise in clashes..
Reuters - Published

'He has a distinctive walk': Firefighter who went missing after pub crawl before Christmas 'seen in newly released CCTV footage'

Police say they will continue search for father of four until they get answers on disappearance
Independent - Published

Philippines Christmas typhoon death toll climbs to 41

philippines christmas typhoon death toll climbs to 41
MANILA: The number of deaths from a powerful storm that hit the Philippines on Christmas has climbed to 41, authorities said Sunday, with tens of thousands still in evacuation centres. Typhoon Phanfone..
WorldNews - Published

McDonald's workers' quick actions keep woman safe from man who threatened her, police say

Police in California say McDonald's workers' Christmas Eve actions helped arrest a man who had previously abused and threatened the woman.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Flamur Beqiri: Family of man shot on Christmas Eve 'in shock' after witnessing Battersea killing

'To have so much sadness at this time of the year is heartbreaking'
Independent - Published

Battersea fatal shooting: Flamur Beqiri's family speak of heartbreak

Swedish national Flamur Beqiri was killed in front of his wife and child in Battersea on Christmas Eve.
BBC News - Published

NASDAQ Crosses 9,000 in Another Record Session for Stocks

nasdaq crosses 9,000 in another record session for stocks
Now that the ghosts of Christmas Eve 2018 are exorcised, stocks look poised to hop on Santa’s back and rally out 2019. The upward momentum continued on this low volume, post-Christmas session, which..
WorldNews - Published

Barnaby's video rant: it's Joyce, it's different, it's unusual

If your Christmas was as wild as mine, then you too received a pair of slippers and a luggage tag. But the greatest gift of all came from Nationals MP Barnaby Joyce.
The Age - Published

Who did Andrew Dunbar play in Game Of Thrones and what was his cause of death?

who did andrew dunbar play in game of thrones and what was his cause of death?
Andrew passed away this week (Picture: HBO) Game Of Thrones alum Andrew Dunbar sadly passed away on Christmas Eve. The extra, who was in his 30s, is said to have died suddenly in his home in East..
WorldNews - Published

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were denied reservation at a Canadian restaurant for THIS reason

prince harry and meghan markle were denied reservation at a canadian restaurant for this reason
Attach Main Entertaiment Image: prince-harry-and-meghan-markle-were-denied-reservation-at-a-canadian-restaurant-for-this-reason.jpg Prince Harry and Meghan Markle broke royal tradition and decided to..
WorldNews - Published

What did President Donald Trump give Melania Trump for Christmas?

Donald Trump and first lady Melania spent Christmas in Palm Beach, the same city where John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy spent their last Christmas.
USATODAY.com - Published

Single father wins £1m scratchcard jackpot and still turns up for Christmas Day shift at pub

'It's not my money really, it's all his,' Didzis Pirags says of his five-year-old son
Independent - Published

Legendary radio host Don Imus dies at age 79 after being hospitalized since Christmas Eve

Legendary radio personality Don Imus died Friday at the age of 79. He was hospitalized on Christmas Eve.
USATODAY.com - Published

Shelter set up for pets left homeless by Chilean wildfire

A fire that swept through a poor community of the Chilean seaside city of Valparaiso on Christmas Eve has left not only people but hundreds of pets without homes.
Reuters - Published

Wider image: Mexico Mormon family has tearful Christmas after cartel murders

Surrounded by dozens of his descendants, Adrian LeBaron gave thanks to God as he prepared to celebrate Christmas for the first time since suspected Mexican drug cartel hitmen murdered his daughter and..
Reuters - Published

Chelsea Clinton responds to Republican congressman's Christmas tweet about her parents

Chelsea Clinton responded to a video Republican Congressman Paul Gosar tweeted of her parents, former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton.
USATODAY.com - Published

George Michael's sister Melanie died on Christmas Day, family says

George Michael's sister Melanie Panayiotou died on Christmas Day, the third anniversary of the pop singer's death, her family said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

George Michael's sister dies at 55 on third anniversary of singer's death

George Michael's sister Melanie Panayiotou, 55, died Wednesday, Christmas Day, the third anniversary of the singer's death.
USATODAY.com - Published

Battersea fatal shooting: Flamur Beqiri 'may have had criminal links'

Swedish national Flamur Beqiri was killed in front of his family in Wandsworth on Christmas Eve.
BBC News - Published

North Carolina couple's 'Family Feud'-inspired Christmas proposal goes viral, warms hearts

A North Carolina couple's "Family Feud"-inspired proposal has gone viral. Joshua Powell and Kiana Myrick have garnered over 1.7 million views.
USATODAY.com - Published

Netflix show that insinuates Jesus is gay sparks controversy, attack investigation in Brazil

Brazil's police were investigating a video on social media that shows a gasoline bomb attack targeting the makers of a Christmas program on Netflix.
USATODAY.com - Published

Viral proposal: Boyfriend pops the question during game of 'Family Feud'

A North Carolina man used a game of "Family Feud" during a Christmas gathering to ask a very important question.
USATODAY.com - Published

Can Christian faith be independent of politics?

The first Christmas had political implications and heralded a life which taught us to reject tribalism. But has that lesson carried into the modern-day politics of Trump and Morrison?
The Age - Published

Nasdaq tops 9,000 on boosts from Amazon, trade optimism

nasdaq tops 9,000 on boosts from amazon, trade optimism
By Lewis Krauskopf (Reuters) - The Nasdaq crossed the 9,000-point mark for the first time on Thursday as all three major Wall Street indexes posted record closing highs, boosted by optimism over..
WorldNews - Published

Falling redwood kills hiker in California park on Christmas Eve

A Minnesota man visiting Muir Woods National Monument near San Francisco was killed by a falling redwood tree during a Christmas Eve hike with his sister and her boyfriend, the sheriff's department and..
Reuters - Published

Trump slams Trudeau after cameo cut from CBC broadcast of 'Home Alone 2'

trump slams trudeau after cameo cut from cbc broadcast of 'home alone 2'
Donald Trump took a swipe at Justin Trudeau after discovering his cameo was cut from CBC’s rebroadcast of the film Home Alone 2: Lost in New York over the Christmas holidays. The U.S. president joked..
WorldNews - Published

Typhoon Phanfone death toll in Philippines rises to over a score, expected to climb further

The death toll from Typhoon Phanfone's battering of the Philippines on Christmas Day has risen to 28, and will likely climb further, authorities said on Friday.
France 24 - Published

Death toll reaches 28 as Philippines recovers from Christmas typhoon

The death toll from a Christmas typhoon that tore through the central Philippines rose to 28 on Friday, with 12 people missing, the disaster agency said, as authorities moved to restore power and..
Reuters - Published

Jennifer Aniston shares childhood throwback photo with dad John Aniston: 'Love you, papa'

Jennifer Aniston gifted her 22 million Instagram followers with an epic throwback picture from her childhood Thursday in honor of Christmas.
USATODAY.com - Published

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