By Media Mole - 20 December 11:30
'Tis the season for whimsy, and stupid jumpers, and for a dog in the studio.
By Yo Zushi - 16 December 01:11
Any pub or bar worth its salt has its regulars, people you can be sure of running into most nights a week, their steady patronage a welcome affront to the churn of the city. But what do they do over Christmas, when the boozers close?
By Sophie McBain - 16 December 01:02
Sophie McBain speaks to a professional Santa about the highs and lows of the job.
By Felicity Cloake - 13 December 06:12
Here's a friendly piece of advice: a conscientious host should "exercise some ingenuity over the eats. It may not merely be a jaded appetite, but a connoisseur in food who comes to her informal party."
By Tom Humberstone - 15 November 11:02
Tom Humberstone's weekly observational comic for the <em>New Statesman.</em>
By Glosswitch - 23 October 10:37
Operation Chrismas Child asks children to "experience God's love through the power of simple shoe box gifts". But they are to charity what Femen are to feminism: superior, islamophobic, and seemingly unresponsive to the needs of those they claim to help.
By Caroline Crampton - 24 December 04:49
We'll be back in action on 27 December.
By Caroline Crampton - 24 December 09:32
The Prime Minister sends out an unusually religious Christmas message.
By Natalie Haynes - 23 December 08:43
Scrooge doesn’t find religion. He finds Christmas. And why should the qualities of generosity and thoughtfulness be the preserve of the God-fearing, says Natalie Haynes.