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Knitted “toppers” bring Christmas cheer to UK post boxes

UK Post Box toppers nativity scene

Norwich, UK Signs of Christmas are appearing in the most unlikely of places across the UK, raising a smile and often helping charity at the same time. Iconic red post boxes are being adorned by extremely decorative knitted or crocheted “toppers” created by individuals and local groups.  These “toppers” first began appearing in small numbers […]

As Christmas season starts, Pope defends nativity scenes in public places

Pope Nativity

Rome, ItalyReuters Pope Francis on Sunday defended the display of nativity scenes in town squares and other public places, which has become an annual contentious issue at Christmas time in countries such as the United States and France.  The Pope travelled to the town of Greccio, east of Rome, to visit the spot where St […]

Australians prefer “Merry Christmas” over “Seasons Greetings” while nine in 10 support public nativity scenes, survey finds

Christmas Chart

More than four in five Australians prefer the traditional greeting of ‘Merry Christmas’ over that of ‘Seasons Greetings’ or ‘Happy Holidays’ while 90 per cent support having nativity scenes in public, according to new research. A poll of 1,002 Australians, carried out by McCrindle, also revealed that older generations are more likely to prefer the greeting […]