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#christmas 2011

The 12 burning questions* of Xmas: Time to take the decorations down? Christmas This post contains a poll

The 12 burning questions* of Xmas: Time to take the decorations down?

This and every festive day until New Year’s Eve, let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

The 12 burning questions* of Xmas: Classic or new Christmas movies? Christmas This post contains a poll

The 12 burning questions* of Xmas: Classic or new Christmas movies?

This and every festive day until New Year’s Eve, let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

The 12 burning questions* of Xmas: Trivial Pursuit or Monopoly? Christmas This post contains a poll

The 12 burning questions* of Xmas: Trivial Pursuit or Monopoly?

This and every festive day until New Year’s Eve, let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

From TheJournal.ie The 12 burning questions* of Xmas: Angel or star at top of tree? Christmas This post contains a poll

The 12 burning questions* of Xmas: Angel or star at top of tree?

This and every festive day until New Year’s Eve, let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

The 12 burning questions* of Xmas: Christmas lunch or dinner? Christmas This post contains a poll

The 12 burning questions* of Xmas: Christmas lunch or dinner?

This and every festive day until New Year’s Eve, let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

Column: Cardinal Rules - The Three Wise(ish) Men

This Christmas Eve, the (not) Primate of All Ireland brings his specially-extended version of the tale of The Three Wise Men… and an aubergine.

The 12 burning questions* of Xmas: When do you open your presents? Christmas This post contains a poll

The 12 burning questions* of Xmas: When do you open your presents?

This and every festive day until New Year’s Eve, let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

From TheJournal.ie Drunken robins, oysters and sailors: 24 cards of Christmas past Christmas This post contains images

Drunken robins, oysters and sailors: 24 cards of Christmas past

Some of these cards collected by the National Library are over a century old – but show that even the Victorians could be gaudy and bawdy in their festive celebrations.

GALLERY: Coming home for Christmas Aww This post contains images

GALLERY: Coming home for Christmas

Family and friends greet loved ones ahead of Christmas (warning:the sentimental among you *may* cry…)

The 12 burning questions* of Xmas: Take part in religious service or not? Christmas This post contains a poll

The 12 burning questions* of Xmas: Take part in religious service or not?

This and every festive day until New Year’s Eve, let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

The Vatican's Baby Jesus is rather big

After a spate of Baby Jesus statue robberies in the US (and Ireland), the Pope is clearly taking no chances.

The 12 burning questions* of Xmas: Turkey or not? Christmas This post contains a poll

The 12 burning questions* of Xmas: Turkey or not?

This and every festive day until New Year’s Eve, let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

The 12 burning questions* of Xmas: Roses or Quality Street? Christmas This post contains a poll

The 12 burning questions* of Xmas: Roses or Quality Street?

This and every festive day until New Year’s Eve, let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

From TheJournal.ie 'Sensitive' Santas granting children with autism a Christmas wish Christmas

'Sensitive' Santas granting children with autism a Christmas wish

The noise and crowds of a regular Santa grotto make it unbearable for many with autism so special Santa helpers are creating a ‘sensitive’ environment for visits.

The 12 burning questions* of Xmas: Real tree or fake? Christmas This post contains a poll

The 12 burning questions* of Xmas: Real tree or fake?

This and every festive day until New Year’s Eve, let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

From TheJournal.ie Column: I found the heart of Ireland in the Fairytale of New York Read Me

Column: I found the heart of Ireland in the Fairytale of New York

Englishwoman Sarah Franklin had heard the classic Pogues song many times – but she had never truly experienced its magic until she saw it performed by a club full of emotional Irish people at Christmas.

From TheJournal.ie Column: It’s time to take the turkey off the Christmas table Opinion

Column: It’s time to take the turkey off the Christmas table

The modern turkey is an unfortunate abomination, reduced by genetic selection to a sedentary, corpulent creature that cannot naturally reproduce.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Have you done your Christmas shopping? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you done your Christmas shopping?

Retail Excellence Ireland is so worried about the lack of spending that some of its members might hold pre-Christmas sales. Have you been holding off doing your Christmas shopping?

From TheJournal.ie Sales might start next week... BEFORE Christmas Shopping This post contains images

Sales might start next week... BEFORE Christmas

Christmas shopping predictions… and 11 shopping habits we’ve picked up this year.

From TheJournal.ie What happens when you try celebrating Christmas in a religious way in China (video) China This post contains videos

What happens when you try celebrating Christmas in a religious way in China (video)

Christmas is getting very popular in China – but the officials are not happy with ‘outdoors events of a religious nature’.

From TheJournal.ie Christmas present dogs 'a worry for sheep farmers' Not For Christmas

Christmas present dogs 'a worry for sheep farmers'

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association has warned of dangers of roaming dogs – especially when they are given to “irresponsible” owners at Christmas.

WATCH: American kids react to terrible Christmas presents Festive Cheer This post contains videos

WATCH: American kids react to terrible Christmas presents

Jimmy Kimmel asked his viewers to give their kids one Christmas present in advance… but to make it a rubbish one.