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Holiday originating in Christianity, usually December 25

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Christmas: Holiday originating in Christianity, usually December 25
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration by 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. 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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"Silence, serenity and peace": Sir Bryn Terfel's Christmas message [Video]

"Silence, serenity and peace": Sir Bryn Terfel's Christmas message

"Silence, serenity and peace": Sir Bryn Terfel's Christmas message

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Heartwarming moment couple married for 54 years were reunited after spending first Christmas apart [Video]

Heartwarming moment couple married for 54 years were reunited after spending first Christmas apart

Colin Bagshaw was separated from wife Jane for two months after suffering a stroke. After Colin recovered, he decided to move into the same care home as his wife so they could be together.

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Guardiola: Jurgen Klopp mistaken to say Manchester City benefited from break [Video]

Guardiola: Jurgen Klopp mistaken to say Manchester City benefited from break

Pep Guardiola has hit back at suggestions from Jurgen Klopp that Manchester City benefited from a two-week break over Christmas due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Small pleasures as Italy reopens after Christmas lockdowns [Video]

Small pleasures as Italy reopens after Christmas lockdowns

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David Duchovny had Covid over Christmas [Video]

David Duchovny had Covid over Christmas

David Duchovny has revealed that he had Covid over the holidays, however that wasn’t his biggest worry.

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I didn’t believe the virus was real, Covid-19 patients told nurse [Video]

I didn’t believe the virus was real, Covid-19 patients told nurse

A senior nurse in a coronavirus ward has said patients told her they did not believe the virus was real.Senior charge nurse Rosario Walshe leads the team at Ward A31 at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in..

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Beautician opens up about battle with alopecia [Video]

Beautician opens up about battle with alopecia

A beautician who lost all her hair to alopecia in just 12 weeks has spokencandidly about life with the incurable condition – revealing how strangersoften see her bald head and assume she is being..

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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.

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Experts say small gatherings have added to rising COVID numbers [Video]

Experts say small gatherings have added to rising COVID numbers

Health experts say the rising numbers we are seeing are from gatherings that happened in October and November and we still haven’t reached the effects of small Christmas gatherings.

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Future trade deals won't be negotiated as fast as Brexit, says German MEP [Video]

Future trade deals won't be negotiated as fast as Brexit, says German MEP

London and Brussels agreed on a post-Brexit trade deal just before Christmas, giving their respective parliaments little time to scrutinise the agreement.

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Envoy calls Indian embassy in Estonia a 'New Year gift' for citizens [Video]

Envoy calls Indian embassy in Estonia a 'New Year gift' for citizens

Estonia's envoy to India Katrin Kivi on GoI's decision to open a mission in Estonia expressed happiness. She called it a 'New Year gift' for Estonia. "It is a pleasure to address India's decision to..

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Merkel warns that Germany is entering critical stage as virus accelerates across Europe [Video]

Merkel warns that Germany is entering critical stage as virus accelerates across Europe

Leaders across Europe are stepping up measures to control the spread of coronavirus as cases on the continent have reached an all-time high. They include instances of the new variant, first detected in..

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Prince William and Kate Middleton won't return to Kensington Palace [Video]

Prince William and Kate Middleton won't return to Kensington Palace

As England enters its third national lockdown due to a surge in COVID-19 cases, the Cambridges have decided to stay where they've been since Christmas — their Norfolk home, Anmer Hall.

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Palestinian chef brings New Year cheer through cakes [Video]

Palestinian chef brings New Year cheer through cakes

"We wanted to make the 2021 celebrations spent at home special", Palestinian chef, Ahmad al-Batta, said from his kitchen in Gaza after applying the last touches on a series of Christmas and New..

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Prime Minister: We are in a race to vaccinate the most vulnerable [Video]

Prime Minister: We are in a race to vaccinate the most vulnerable

Addressing MPs after the recall of the Commons from its Christmas break, BorisJohnson said there was now a race between the spread of the virus and thedelivery of vaccines to the most vulnerable.

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Boris Johnson departs for Commons [Video]

Boris Johnson departs for Commons

Boris Johnson has departed Downing Street for the House of Commons as he prepares to update MPs on the latest national lockdown in England. MPs were recalled from Christmas recess to vote..

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American striker Morgan tests positive for COVID-19 [Video]

American striker Morgan tests positive for COVID-19

United States international and twice World Cup winner Alex Morgan Tweets she and her family tested positive for COVID-19 over the Christmas holiday and are all recovering well.

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UK schools to reopen: When and where? [Video]

UK schools to reopen: When and where?

Plans for when schools will reopen following the Christmas break differ acrossthe UK. Here's how the four nations are handling children's return to school.

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Jeremy Clarkson reveals 'scary' coronavirus battle at Christmas [Video]

Jeremy Clarkson reveals 'scary' coronavirus battle at Christmas

Jeremy Clarkson has revealed he had a “scary” experience fighting coronavirusover Christmas. The Grand Tour host, 60, still does not know if he has fullyrecovered. He said as a "60 and fat" former..

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Tottenham trio’s Covid-19 breach was ‘a negative surprise’ – Jose Mourinho [Video]

Tottenham trio’s Covid-19 breach was ‘a negative surprise’ – Jose Mourinho

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has expressed his personal disappointment in ErikLamela, Sergio Reguilon and Giovani Lo Celso for breaking coronavirus rules.The trio were pictured together at a large..

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Five top tips from psychologists for staying positive this January [Video]

Five top tips from psychologists for staying positive this January

Five top tips from psychologists for staying positive this January. The startof the year can test the resolve of even the most upbeat people. After a yearlike 2020, and a restricted Christmas, how can..

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'My phenomenal progress': Woman who had double hand transplant regains nearly all function

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Next's £58m lockdown hit takes shine off Christmas sales performance

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Celebrity Prisoners' 2020 Christmas Prison Meals Revealed

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Rahul Gandhi extends Christmas greetings

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