As Christmas approaches, McCrindle has compiled a list of fun stats about Christmas, which include the top three things Aussies are most looking forward to this Christmas, to how many calories Santa will consume on Christmas Eve!
By: Tania Harris
The Christmas story is full of God conversations and one of the most important ones takes place in a dream. It came soon after Jesus was born and if Mary and Joseph hadn’t attended to it, Christmas would not be the occasion we celebrate today.
Ok. I know. You’re not even sure if you should read this article. Christmas is already busy enough. Non-stop events, too much money spent, and frantic 15 km/h driving on jam-packed roads. Gah! Who wants more to do?
By: Michael McQueen
As we draw to the end of another year, if you’re anything like me you’re looking forward to downing tools, closing up the laptop and switching off from all things work.
Dear Dr Justin,
My husband and I go out of our way to make Christmas a special occasion for our two daughters aged eight and 13. Of course, Santa is a big part of this and we do the whole snow footsteps in our house on Xmas morning and leave out food for the reindeers and Santa etc.
By: Graham McDonald
How could there be such a reduction in problem drinking? Boxing Day 1903 saw 40,000 people in Wales, mainly miners go to Cardiff for a big celebration and many of them ended up all the worse for their drinking as was quite common.
Above: Mackenzie Foy as Clara. Image credit – Walt Disney Pictures
By: Rachel Murphy
Rated: PG (Would not recommend for children under 8 years old)
For me, just the word ‘Nutcracker’ evokes images of a magical world full of impossible things becoming possible. It conjures scenes of beautiful glittering trees, perfectly crafted vintage toys and the scary Mouse King through my mind.