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Music: Olamide - Everyday Is Not Christmas

Olamide has released his seventh studio album titled "Lagos Nawa!". Taken from the project is Everyday Is Not Christmas. Produced by Young John. Download and listen below.

Music: Teni - Christmas Is Here

Teni Makanaki wraps up the year with this festive song she titled "Christmas Is Here". The Dr Dolor Entertainment act who is currently enjoying the year with the huge success of her singles serves us with a Christmas song to tell his fans...

How Mercy Aigbe Plans to Spend this Christmas

After this stressful 2016, man must flex whether it’s to spend time with family and friends, relax on the beach, or eat delicious Christmas rice and chicken! We all have big plansthis Christmas and the beautiful Mercy Aigbe Gentry is no exception!...

Kris Jenner Does Not Want Blac Chyna At Her Christmas Party

The lines are clearly being drawn between the Kardashians and Blac Chyna. Following revelations Wednesday that sisters Kim, Kourtney and Khloe want their brother to end his relationship with the former stripper, an insider claims that Chyna, 28, is...

US Rapper Young Thug Arrested While Shopping For Christmas

It’s the holiday season and everyone is out shopping for gifts. Even if you are a successful rapper like Young Thug. So when the ‘Pick Up The Phone’ rapper was shopping in a mall in Atlanta, the last hing he expected was to be arrested. Police...

Ebonyi: Teacher Dies With Four Children On Christmas Day

The people of Ozizza in Afikpo area of Ebonyi State are still in a state of shock following the “mysterious death” of a teacher and her four children during Christmas. The oldest child was aged six while the last was six months old. The woman...

Merry Christmas To All Our Esteem Readers

Merry Christmas to all readers most especially to all our ardent readers still keeping it real. We appreciate you all. It’s been a very busy, tough year, but we are thankful. We are grateful for God's protection, His mercies, His blessings,...

Pope Francis Appeals For World Peace In Christmas Day Address

Pope Francis on Sunday offered a Christmas hope for peace in a world lacerated by war and terrorism, urging people to remember migrants, refugees and those hit by economic instability caused by “idolatry of money.” Francis, marking the fourth...

Chacha Eke Puts To Birth On Christmas Day (Photos)

Chacha Eke has given birth… Her Husband, Austine Faani announced the birth of their new princess on instagram… He captioned his post: “•25/12/2016• Our Christmas Princess is here!!! Welcome to my home Kairarachukwu Dior Faani. My wife,...

Same-Sex Marriage Could Be Legal In Australia By Christmas

Australia could legalize same-sex marriage by as early as the end of this year, after the government announced an attempt to hold a national vote on the issue.<br /><br />Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told reporters on Tuesday he would...

Lil Wayne’s “Dedication 6” Is Dropping On Christmas Day.

Lil Wayne’s “Dedication 6” is dropping on Christmas.Lil Wayne fans will have even more reason to look forward to the Holiday season. According to DatPiff, Lil Wayne’s anticipated Dedication 6 mixtape will be dropping on December 25th. The...

Kim Shares Sneak Peek At Kris' Christmas Decor

With Christmas less than two weeks off, Kris Jenner's home is all decked out. And on Thursday, her 37-year-old second daughter Kim Kardashian used her Snap Story to show off her mother's decorations.<br /><br />This was not,...

Prince William & Kate Share Family Christmas Card

The royals are having a blue Christmas. Prince William and Kate Middleton today shared a new photograph of their family with the public.<br /><br />The stunning shot which shows Prince George, Princess Charlotte and their parents wearing...

Photos: Meghan Markle Joins The Royal Christmas Day Service

All eyes were on newly-engaged Meghan Markle and pregnant Kate Middleton today as the pair joined the Royals for their annual Christmas Day celebrations.<br /><br />Meghan, Harry, Kate and William arrived at the 11am Christmas Day...

Kanye West hints at new Christmas album

[img][/img] Although his long-awaited Jesus is King album has not arrived yet, Kanye West announced that he plans to release a new album on Christmas Day. &#8220;Sunday Service album, Jesus is Born, on Christmas is coming,&#8221; West...

DIY Triangular wooden Christmas tree

If you want an alternative to real pine or faux Christmas trees, you could make a DIY triangular wooden Christmas tree&#8230; Whether used instead of or in addition to a real Christmas tree, this triangular wooden Christmas tree is a modern and...

How to decorate with pine cones this Christmas

If you’re looking for natural and budget-friendly festive decor ideas, here are ways to decorate with pine cones for Christmas&#8230; If you live near pine trees, talk a wall, collect a few pine cones and try some of these Christmas decorating...

Belinda Davids set to release first Christmas album

SA-born and Showtime Australia artist Belinda Davids has been wowing the world with her Whitney Houston impersonation. Now she is set to heat up this festive season with the release of Belinda Davids: I Love Christmas. After her hugely successful UK...

How to make Christmas snow globes

If you’re looking for a fun festive DIY idea, have you considered making your own Christmas snow globes? Here’s a tutorial&#8230; There’s something magical about snow globes – it’s why we never grow out of love them. In the following...

5 Steps to easy and elegant Christmas décor

Avoid decorating your home into a festive mess by keeping things simply elegant. Follow our simple tips and you’ll see that it’s easier than you think Christmas may still be some weeks away, but the shopping malls have been tempting us all to...

Many foster kids could go hungry this Christmas

[img][/img] The department of social development will not be able to meet the November 28 deadline set by the High Court in Pretoria to process a backlog of 41,000 foster care cases, an administrative hurdle that could see many orphans going hungry...

Christmas with honest toys&#8217; Rosa Krauss

FEAR NOT, FOLKS! This Christmas, TGE’s got your back ???? In this week’s episode, we chat to Rosa Krauss, founder of @honesttoys, South Africa’s first eco-conscious online toy store. Rosa chats family Christmas gifts, open-ended toys and the...

Family Christmas fun in the West Rand

Silverstar Casino, the West Rand’s favourite entertainment destination, is bursting with excitement as it introduces two new restaurants to its list of fine food offerings. Ocean Basket for seafood lovers and Hussar Grill for its carnivorous...

No Christmas break for Chiefs

[img][/img] Amakhosi will play against Maritzburg United in their last game of 2019 on December 22, but will resume training the following day. “We don’t have a break. We are playing on 22 December, will come back on 23. Then if we feel...

5 Christmas-themed date ideas

Here are five Christmas-themed date ideas to help make the most of your time together&#8230; It&#8217;s the most wonderful time of the year&#8230; &#8230; a time for tradition, magic and togetherness. Whether you&#8217;re going...

Telkom Knockout: Christmas comes early for Team of Choice

Maritzburg United have put together some enticing package deals for the Telkom Knockout Final as a reward for their supporters and in a bid to turn Moses Mabhida blue. After seeing off Kaizer Chiefs in the semifinal courtesy of a Judas Moseamedi...

WATCH: Taylor Swift drops hot new Christmas jam

Taylor Swift has dropped festive banger Christmas Tree Farm The US pop superstar has accompanied the uplifting number with a sweet music video featuring home footage of a young Taylor at her family&#8217;s actual Christmas tree farm, which she...

4 Natural zero waste Christmas decor ideas

Ditch cheap plastic Christmas decor in favour for these natural zero waste Christmas decor ideas for your festive dinner table&#8230; In some parts of the ocean, it’s said that plastic waste outnumbers the fish. It’s why we’re all trying...

We are dreaming of a bright Christmas

Load shedding had touched a raw nerve among South Africans, President Cyril Ramaphosa said during his apology to the nation and said Eskom would be keeping the lights on between December 17 and January 13. “Many of our power stations are an...

Christmas shopping tricks for parents

Christmas is almost upon us and some parents are still trying to figure out what to get for the family. The process can be very exhausting, but it does not always have to be. Here is a quick guide on shopping easier this Christmas. Set a budget We...

This is what Queen Elizabeth gifted all her staff for Christmas

Queen Elizabeth is set to gift all of her staff a Tesco Christmas pudding The British monarch is believed to have continued the tradition first started by her grandfather George V, but instead of coming from upmarket stores like Harrods and Fortum...

Father Christmas smiles on Cape Guineas

Firstly, announcement of a R500,000 Pick 6 carryover set the foundation for a predicted R5-million Megapool. Everyone’s cash reserves are stretched by the festive season splurge, so the prospect of a fat windfall ensures considerable interest in...

Christmas collection started for Zimbabweans after N1 bus fire

[img][/img] A collection has been started for the victims of a bus fire that broke out when the vehicle was travelling from Cape Town to Zimbabwe earlier in December. &#8220;There were 46 passengers who were travelling back home to Zimbabwe to...

I thought I was good at Christmas

[img][/img] I struggle to believe that Santa makes a list but only checks it twice. It’s 5am and I’m lying in bed running lists in my head, again. This is how I spend every morning at the moment in this wild run up to Christmas. Today was almost...

Remember the value of Christmas clothing to a child

[img][/img] Christmas Day is in two days. In most households, it will be jubilation, feasts, opening of gifts and the putting on of brand new clothes. All-round, there will be joy. However, in the village I grew up in, just like in many other poor...

A Cardi Christmas! Rapper donates toys to charity

Cardi B has reportedly donated $5,000 (R71 000) worth of toys to a children&#8217;s charity for Christmas The Bodak Yellow hitmaker may have her own daughter to buy for this festive season, but she wanted to make sure kids less fortunate than...

Hailey Bieber: &#8216;I give the best Christmas gifts&#8217;

Hailey Bieber takes pride in her ability to give great Christmas gifts. The model plans to spend the festive season with husband Justin Bieber and their three dogs in his native Canada and relax in their most comfortable pyjamas on Christmas Day...

Western Cape hospitals deliver 91 babies on Christmas Day

Ninety-one babies were born in the Western Cape in public health facilities by 2pm on Christmas day, the Western Cape health department said on Wednesday. The department said that by 2pm, public health facilities reported the births of...

Third day of Christmas clashes in Hong Kong

[img][/img] Protesters spent the afternoon on Thursday marching through multiple malls chanting anti-government and anti-police slogans. Riot police swooped on dozens of black-clad protesters in one mall in Tai Po district using pepper spray as well...

Duchess Catherine&#8217;s Christmas Day fashion regret

Duchess Catherine lamented over her Christmas Day fashion regret. Karen Anvil, who met the Duchess of Cambridge and her daughter Charlotte, on Christmas Day (25.12.19) after the annual church service at Sandringham and revealed how they discussed...

I’m getting that Christmas feeling&#8230;

Not being a very organised person, I dread this time of year. You see, in the next few days – or weeks at most – I will be tasked with hunting down all the missing and injured Christmas decorations that have been in hiding since the beginning of...

Christmas comes early on Netflix: Holiday movies to stream

Whether it’s Bony M’s Little Drummer Boy playing in Shoprite, Mariah Carey’s White Christmas album on repeat in Edgars or Luther Vandross urging you to kiss somebody to his Mistletoe Jam, the signs are there that the festive season is again...

DIY Christmas crackers

If you want to boycott the gimmick gifts and plastic waste this festive season, here’s a tutorial for how to make DIY Christmas crackers&#8230; From plastic bags to plastic toys, increased awareness of how plastic affects the environment has...

Why we should take different taxis as families this Christmas

It is almost that time of the year where we have to buy Christmas goodies (clothes and groceries), and travel various distances for Christmas vacations. In most black communities, this also includes travelling to the villages to visit extended...

Save a dog&#8217;s life this Christmas: adopt at Dogtown

Since its inception, Dogtown has rehomed 1 022 dogs and is currently working with 150 dogs and 2 cats with the ultimate goal of rehoming them. “We are often thought of as the last chance for misunderstood and abused dogs and while that is true,...

Man gets life in jail for raping niece on Christmas Day

A 36-year-old man was sentenced to life in prison in the Witbank Magistrate&#8217;s Court on Thursday for raping his 11-year-old niece on Christmas Day According to evidence presented in court, the incident took place on 25 December 2014, at...

Christmas Markets in and around Joburg this festive season

It is time for the festivities of the holiday season to kick in! Whether you want to get some early Christmas shopping done or just enjoy the lead up to Christmas, here are a couple of Christmas Markets in and around Joburg to enjoy: St...

Toddler-proof Christmas decorating tips

Life changes when you have a baby and the festive season is included, so here are toddler-proof Christmas decorating tips&#8230; Once your precious baby starts to crawl and explore the world, everything in your home is fair game. From baby-safe...

A Christmas Carol: Yuletide favourite is back for third time

The economy is in a shambles, the budget deficit is odd and every newspaper poster the last few months confirms that South Africans are tightening their belts. Over the last two years it is estimated that there was a drop of about 15% in South...

Man crushed by roller coaster at Berlin Christmas market

Berlin (dpa) &#8211; A man was killed at a Christmas market in Berlin on Saturday night after a roller coaster crushed him. The cause of the accident was unknown, fire department spokesman Jens-Peter Wilke said. Police are handling the...

Natural Christmas decorating ideas

Enjoy a refreshingly calm festive season with these natural Christmas decorating ideas&#8230; Christmas decorating trends have ranged from the traditional red, green and gold to softer neutral colours, but according to Decorex Africa design...

Natural Christmas decorating ideas

Enjoy a refreshingly calm festive season with these natural Christmas decorating ideas&#8230; Christmas decorating trends have ranged from the traditional red, green and gold to softer neutral colours, but according to Decorex Africa design...

3 Ways to personalise your Christmas decor

If you’re looking for ways to make your Christmas unique, here are a few easy DIY ideas to personalise your Christmas decor&#8230; Make it prettier with paint Using acrylic paint or leftover house paint, give store-bought Christmas baubles a...

Low-key Christmas decor ideas

If you love Christmas, but wish it didn’t require so much work, here are a few low-key Christmas decorating ideas&#8230; Go big Instead of lots of little Christmas tree decorations, use less but larger items and a thick ribbon. Larger...

DIY Scandinavian Christmas decorations

If you love the minimalistic Scandinavian home decor style, here’s a tutorial for making simple DIY Scandinavian Christmas decorations&#8230; In the following video, YouTube vlogger Kiki Wylde shows us how to make three DIY Scandinavian...

Mokwena promises Pirates fans Christmas cheer

[img][/img] Having to play three sides from Limpopo before going into the festive break, the Buccaneers have already managed to get one out of their way after edging Polokwane City 3-2 at the Orlando Stadium in a midweek clash. READ: Sundowns, not...

Akin Alabi shares his 9-year-old son’s Christmas list

Lawmaker and CEO of NairaBet, Akin Alabi has shared a list his nine-year-old son gave to him which contains his nine demands for Christmas. The lawmaker, who represents Egbeda/Ona-Ara Federal Constituency of Oyo State at the House of...

Decision on e-tolls won&#8217;t be a Christmas present

First it was going to be August, then October… so you’ll forgive us if we don’t hold our breath waiting for the government’s “final” decision on e-tolls, despite Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula’s assurance that we will know “by...

5 DIY Christmas crafts for kids

Here are five budget-friendly DIY Christmas craft ideas for kids to help get your little ones entertained and in the festive spirit&#8230; The summer holidays are long. It’s a blessing and burden for parents who want to keep their children...

Fun fashion gifts for Christmas &#8211; all under R150

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. This week we shopped the most affordable fun fashion gifts for all those special people in your life Gifting does not have to be an expensive exercise.  This week we found some amazing fashion gifts and...

PICS: Windsor Castle lights up for Christmas

Windsor Castle is bedecked with Christmas decorations. Among the highlights is a 20 foot (6 metre) fir tree and a dining table laid with silver-gilt pieces… The display also pays homage Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in celebration of the royal...

Last Christmas review &#8211; Holiday story that resonates well

With Christmas rapidly in our sights comes Paul Feig’s cheery, sweetly conceived Last Christmas, a production saturated in sentimentality. Emilia Clarke, one of the shining lights in Game of Thrones, has put her dragons aside to embrace a holiday...

Beating Chiefs would be perfect Christmas gift – Baloyi

[img][/img] The Celtic man will feature for Siwelele when they travel to Durban’s Moses Mabhida stadium to play against Chiefs in a league game. “Our preparations have gone well and there is nothing to change. We are taking it one game at a...

No Christmas gift for Bucs fans 

[img][/img] A couple of weeks ago, the Pirates coach made a promise to the clubs supporters that he will give them a Christmas gift by winning all of their last three games. However, it wasn’t to be for Mokwena having started well after beating...

Kris Jenner is gifting her friends Botox for Christmas!

Kris Jenner is giving her friends and family Botox for Christmas The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star &#8211; who has been relying on the cosmetic procedure for a long time to banish the lines on her face &#8211; will be dishing out gift...

Fun Christmas gifts for children (and the child in you)

These are some of the present I&#8217;ll be gifting this Christmas &#8211; they won&#8217;t break the bank and will bring a smile to the faces of the children in my family &#8211; and some of us adults too&#8230; Cadbury Dairy...

How to make mini Christmas trees

They’re all over Instagram and Pinterest, so here’s a tutorial explaining how to make mini Christmas trees for your own home&#8230; In the following tutorial, Valerie Lloyd from Smile Mercantile Craft Co. shows us how to make miniature...

South African Christmas dinner traditions

South Africans share several of their Christmas traditions with the English who introduced many of their customs when British settlers arrived in the Eastern Cape in 1820. But they have developed many of their own uniquely South African traditions...

How to keep your cat away from the Christmas tree

[img][/img] It&#8217;s no secret that felines are obsessed with poking around holiday decorations. Here are some tips to stop your cat this holiday season. For more news your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android.

Christmas lunch: Where to enjoy festive feasting in Durban

Sometimes, the feasting part of the festive season get&#8217;s too much and all you want is a magic elf or two to take care of all of the cooking and cleaning up. If that sounds a lot like your wish for Christmas lunch this year, here are the...

Mariah Carey reveals why she indulges her kids at Christmas

Mariah Carey says Christmas is &#8220;important&#8221; to her because the holidays were always ruined for her when she was a child The 49-year-old singer comes from a &#8220;tragically dysfunctional&#8221; background, and has said...

Recipe: Picnic loaf for Christmas celebrations

This recipe serves six to eight people. Preparation time: 25 minutes Resting time: Two hours to overnight Difficulty: Easy Ingredients  1 crusty round or oval white loaf (needs to be quite a deep loaf)  4 to 6 tablespoons of Staffords Mint Sauce,...

Zinnbauer gives Pirates fans Christmas 

[img][/img] The Bucs new coach will be able to breathe going into the new year having seen some of the things to work on in 2020. There weren’t any major changes in the Pirates starting line-up, while the likes of Augustine Mulenga and Abel Mabaso...

Make a bright, bold statement this Christmas with Poinsettia

Amid the holly and fake snow, the one Christmas decoration that makes sense for us in sunny South Africa is Poinsettia. It originates from Southern Mexico and like so many other tropical plants from that area, including bougainvillea and hibiscus,...

Selena Gomez and sister wear matching Christmas clothes

Selena Gomez and her younger sister wear &#8220;awkward&#8221; matching clothes during the Christmas holidays. The popstar can usually be seen looking glam on the red carpet or in campaigns for her collaboration with sportswear giant Puma,...

Mabuza wishes for peace in Christmas message

In delivering the government&#8217;s Christmas message, Deputy President David Mabuza wished for &#8220;peace and co-existence among all the people&#8221;, while acknowledging &#8220;certain inconveniences visited upon us by a less...

Hong Kong marks Christmas Eve with mall clashes and tear gas

Hong Kong marked Christmas Eve with tear gas, petrol bombs, and mall clashes on Tuesday night as battles between democracy activists and riot police swept through a major shopping district. The evening&#8217;s unrest was the most sustained in...

Adele shows off svelte new figure in Christmas party snaps

Adele has given fans another glimpse of her svelte new figure by sharing pictures from a recent Christmas party. The 31-year-old shared two snaps from the festive bash on Instagram on Monday, showing off her staggering weight loss, which is...

Nhlanhla Nciza dresses up for Christmas photoshoot

Songstress Nhlanhla Nciza has shared a series of pictures from her Christmas photoshoot. Nhlanhla is dressed in a beautiful black and silver dress. Her son, Luvuyo, is also looking very dapper in a black suit. The shoot was done in their home, next...

Watch: 10 Christmas songs for your playlist [videos]

If you need a soundtrack to get you in a festive mood, then you&#8217;ve come to the right place. There are oh so many Christmas songs to choose from and this list is by no means the Top 10. However, if you don&#8217;t know where to start of...

Mercy Johnson shares adorable family Christmas photos

Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson is one star who is known to show off her lovely family time and again and it is not any different on Christmas. The curvy film star shared a photo of herself with her husband and their three kids wearing matching...

Seven killed in Nigeria jihadist attack on Christmas eve

[img][/img] Boko Haram jihadists have killed seven people on Christmas Eve in a raid on a Christian village near the town of Chibok in northeast Nigeria&#8217;s Borno state, local militia and residents told AFP Wednesday. Dozens of fighters...

Olamide shares beautiful family photo to celebrate Christmas

Olamide is known to be a very private person, which is why we are usually excited to get a glimpse of his private life. In the name of Christmas the charismatic rapper decided to share beautiful photos of his family which includes his lovely wife...

Two women, one man killed in Cape Town on Christmas Day

Two women and one man were killed on Christmas Day on 25 December 2019, in two separate incidents in Cape Town.   Western Cape SAPS spokesperson, Colonel Andre Traut confirmed the two incidents on Thursday 26 December 2019.&nbsp; Two women shot...

Limpopo welcomes 297 Christmas babies

[img][/img] 297 babies were born in the province on Christmas Day which includes 144 boys and 154 girls. This year department recorded only one teenage pregnancy where the mother was 16-years-old. “All mothers and babies are doing well,” says...

KZN man killed by lightning on Christmas Day

[img][/img] A KwaZulu-Natal man was killed after he was struck by lightning on Christmas Day, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Sipho Hlomuka said on Friday. He sent condolences to the family of 20-year-old Msawenkosi Sizwe Zulu,...

Aretha Franklin biopic Respect postponed until Christmas

The release of the Aretha Franklin biopic Respect, starring Jennifer Hudson, has been postponed until December. The highly-anticipated movie is directed by Liesl Tommy and features a star-studded cast including Oscar winner Forest Whitaker, Marlon...

Last Christmas took Emma Thompson eight years to make

Emma Thompson has been working on Last Christmas for eight years. The two-time Oscar winner was first approached to develop the story, based on the 1986 holiday hit George Michael recorded as a member of Wham!, back in 2011, but she initially...

DIY Salt dough Christmas decorations

Here’s a tutorial for making salt dough Christmas decorations that easy and fun enough to do with your kids&#8230; Christmas is coming and so are the school holidays. If you’re looking for ways to get your family in the festive mood and keep...

6 Tips for Christmas decorating on the cheap

Here are ideas for Christmas decorating on the cheap (because there’s nothing merry about starting the New Year broke)&#8230; If your Christmas decorations are looking tired, here are ideas to help you decorate on the cheap: Give old Christmas...

Emilia Clarke annoyed by Last Christmas spoilers

Emilia Clarke was left frustrated when social media users guessed the twist in her new movie Last Christmas months before its release. In the new festive film, the Game of Thrones actress plays Kate, a young woman who finally realises she needs to...

Inexpensive Christmas table decorating ideas

Celebrate the festive season in style, but without overspending, by trying these inexpensive Christmas table decorating ideas&#8230; Celebrating with family should be one of the many joys of the festive season, so lets’ take the stress and...

3 Instagram accounts to follow for Christmas decor inspiration

To help get you in the festive spirit, here are three remarkabley diffent but gorgeous Instagram accounts to follow for Christmas decor inspiration&#8230; It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas online, thanks to the creativity of interior...

South Africans paddle to bring some Christmas cheer

Christmas will be a little more cheerful for the patients at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital after the annual Paddle 4 Presents event collected almost 300 toys that will be donated to the institution. More than 60 paddlers, ranging in age from...

Decision on e-tolls will come before Christmas &#8211; Mbalula

A decision on e-tolls will be made soon, probably before Christmas, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula told the media on Monday in Johannesburg where he was part of the launch of the festive season safety campaign. Mbalula said the e-toll matter was...

Christmas bonuses and tax in the UK

This view has been upheld by the courts on many occasions and can mean that a gift from a well-intentioned employer is worth less than the giver or the recipient initially expected. If you are an employer and looking to give a Christmas bonus to...

5 Christmas gift ideas for your pet

Furbabies have long been recognised as part of the family, so the least we can do is include them in the season’s festivities From fashion-forward dog collars and bottles of Pawsecco, to Christmas market strolls and doggie dashes, we’ve compiled...

7 Ways to decorate a Christmas tree

From coastal to modern and traditional, here are seven ways to decorate a Christmas tree to suit your home decor style&#8230; Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree! If you haven’t put your Christmas tree up yet or aren’t quite happy with how...

PICS: Windsor Castle lights up for Christmas

Windsor Castle is bedecked with Christmas decorations. Among the highlights is a 20 foot (6 metre) fir tree and a dining table laid with silver-gilt pieces… The display also pays homage Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in celebration of the royal...

PICS: Windsor Castle lights up for Christmas

Windsor Castle is bedecked with Christmas decorations. Among the highlights is a 20 foot (6 metre) fir tree and a dining table laid with silver-gilt pieces… The display also pays homage Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in celebration of the royal...

No Christmas break for Sundowns

The Brazilians will play six games in 21 days during the festive season period. Coach Pitso Mosimane’s men will play against continental rivals USM Alger in a Caf Champions League tie on December 28 after facing Maritzburg United in the Telkom...

5 Christmas decor ideas for your garden

If you’re planning on celebrating outdoors in the summer sunshine, here are five Christmas decor ideas for your garden&#8230; The garden is a wonderful escape from the indoors. With flowers in full bloom, the combination of bright colours and...

Understated decor for Christmas

If don’t want to decorate to the point of being kitsch, here is understated decor to add sparkle to your home this Christmas&#8230; How do some people manage to decorate their own for Christmas seemingly minimally, effortlessly, and yet their...

For the jobless, Christmas will be a dark affair

It’s the news we didn’t want to hear before the festive period: 28,000 people have lost their jobs between July and September. Stats SA yesterday said that losses were seen mainly in construction and manufacturing, while community services,...

This is what Prince George wants for Christmas

Prince William says eldest son Prince George has asked for some football and drawing gifts for Christmas The Duke of Cambridge took part in some festive baking whilst visiting one of the charities he and his wife The Duchess of Cambridge support...

Avoid emotional meltdowns while shopping this Christmas

Kristina Watts went viral after she shared an amazing shopping hack on her Facebook page. Watts has a 10-year-old daughter, Emerson. She took her to do her annual Christmas shopping recently and this Washington mom, like a lot of parents, had dozens...

What makes Christmas movies so popular?

If you are one of those people who will settle in this evening with a hot cup of apple cider to watch a holiday movie, you are not alone. Holiday movies have become firmly embedded in Americans’ winter celebrations. The New York Times reports a...

Enjoy the little thorns accompanying Christmas

I often think I am equipped with values and principles which have no place in our modern world. And now I have realised that I also live life too slowly for the modern world. Heck, I don’t think it should be April yet! Monday, on Heritage Day, a...

Tyrese Gibson joins cast of The Christmas Chronicles 2

Tyrese Gibson is to star alongside Kurt Russell in Netflix&#8217;s festive sequel, The Christmas Chronicles 2. The Fast and the Furious actor joins a cast which includes Kurt as Santa Claus, his real-life partner Goldie Hawn as Mrs. Claus, Darby...

Messi sparkles in Barcelona Christmas stroll

[img][/img] Real Madrid, who drew 0-0 at Camp Nou in the midweek Clasico, can draw level top on 39 points but behind on goal difference if they win at home to Atletico Bilbao on Sunday. Seville are assured third place over Christmas on 34 points...

Eskom: New CEO de Ruyter starts work on Christmas day

While most South Africans will be spending the biggest holiday of the year at home with family, incoming CEO Andre de Ruyter is skipping the Christmas day festivities and getting down to business at the power utility. BusinessDay reports de Ruyter...

Megan, Harry and Archie will spend Christmas in Canada

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are spending their six-week festive break in Canada The royals flew to Canada with their son Archie, seven months, last month and have been spending their low-key holiday catching up with friends in the country....

ANC promises that staff members will be paid by Christmas Day

While most South Africans have being paid their salaries, well before 20 December, employees of the African National Congress (ANC) have had to wait a few days longer. The ruling party has promised that that employees will be paid on Tuesday....

Ninow spends first Christmas behind bars

[img][/img] It has been two months since the man dubbed the &#8216;Dros Rapist&#8217; was sentenced to life imprisonment for the rape of a seven-year-old child. Tomorrow would mark the first of many Christmas days he will spend at the Kgosi...

Alleged Christmas thieves arrested for ransacking CT home

A pair of alleged burglars are facing a cold Christmas behind bars for ransacking a Cape Town home and making off with loot that included a single bed The duo were arrested at a house in Lansdowne on Monday morning for possession of stolen goods by...

Sundowns celebrate Christmas in Algeria

Sundowns&#8217; official twitter feed released a series of videos with Masandawana celebrating at their team hotel. &nbsp; Kick off on Saturday at the Mustapha Tchaker Stadium is at 6pm SA time. For more news your way, download The...

A short history of three very famous Christmas carols

Even those who would not normally attend a choir concert or church service throughout the year might happily participate in a civic Carols by Candlelight or a Midnight Mass. In these settings, the carols come thick and fast, and everyone joins in,...

City Power apologises for Joburg Christmas Day blackout

City Power on Thursday said it has completed the connection and commissioning of a new transformer at its Cleveland substation, in Johannesburg, and promised to fully restore electricity by &#8220;early afternoon&#8221;. City Power...

Eskom threat of a dark Christmas for Soweto proves empty

[img][/img] Despite the many concerns from Soweto residents, the lights were kept on for Christmas Day after fears that Eskom was going to cut off the electricity of nonpaying residents. Soweto owes the power utility almost R20 billion – almost...

WATCH: Mahumapelo pops into Zuma&#8217;s Christmas party

[img][/img] Former North West premier Supra Mahumapelo was in KwaZulu-Natal on Friday to attend former president Jacob Zuma&#8217;s Christmas party for the elderly. Zuma welcomed Mahumapelo to the party and jokingly showed off his...

Our top 6 celeb Christmas shoots

Christmas is always a fun time for family. Some celebrity families are lucky enough to take pictures with willing kids that cooperate with them. Here are our top 6 Christmas shoots from our favourite local celebrities. Linda Mtoba If this shoot did...

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