Here is Will and Guy's collection of reports, gossip and rumour all with a festive theme.
- Christmas Dinner Pot Noodle Launched
- Christmas Lights Cost Money
- Magnificent Light Show in Pennsylvania
- A Tale of Two Christmas Trees
- Fun Trivia Gleaned from Local UK Newspapers
- 1 Secret Santa
- 2 Hilarious and Amusing Christmas News Stories from Around the World
- 3 Christmas Dinner Pot Noodle Launched
- 4 Magnificent Light Show in Pennsylvania
- 5 Christmas Lights Cost Money
- 6 French Parents Seek Ban on Father Christmas Advert
- 7 An Amusing and True Funny Story At Christmas
- 8 Fun Trivia Gleaned from Local UK Newspapers
Secret SantaMystery of 'real-life Santa' who gave away £50 notes Will and Guy have discovered that real-life Father Christmas has left shoppers in a Devon village bewildered after he secretly handed out £50 notes in a local supermarket ast year. The generous man, who has not been identified, secretly slotted the cash-filled envelopes into customers' shopping baskets, complete with letters wishing them a Merry Christmas before swiftly disappearing. It is understood that at least 12 people, including a retired couple, were the lucky targets of the Good Samaritan in the days leading up to Christmas. All this excitement happened outside the Tesco Supermarket in Sampford Peverell, Devon, England. The money was in envelopes which contained also the note which is shown above. One lady, who is in her seventies, delightedly added, 'We are hugely grateful to this man for such a lovely gift, it's not just about the money, it just made us feel that there are people out there who are genuinely good and selfless, and realise there is more to life than money.'
Will and Guy couldn't agree more – the true spirit of Christmas.
Hilarious and Amusing Christmas News Stories from Around the World
French Parents Seek Ban on Father Christmas AdvertFrench parents have sought to ban a television commercial in which a father tells his adult son that Father Christmas does not exist, claiming it has traumatised their children Will and Guy have discovered. The 20-second clip was aired last week during a commercial break on TF1, which was broadcasting the family film, "Ratatouille". 'Son, I've got some bad news for you,' says the father in the advert for Crédit Mutuel, a high street bank. 'Father Christmas doesn't exist,' he says, making a parallel with financial advisers whose prime motivation for selling products, he claims, is their commission. The commercial sparked outrage among parents who are calling on the advertising watchdog to ban the clip. Interesting to see how this Christmas news story unfolds. See more Christmas red tape stories.
- The song "White Christmas" holds the credit as the most-selling Christmas single of all time.
- Santa Claus has nine reindeer counting Rudolph that pull his sleigh.
- Saturnalia, was the Roman's holiday that was celebrated in December.
- It wasn't until about 200 years after Christ's death that Christians started celebrating his birth.
- In northern Europe there was a holiday known as Yule. People celebrated this holiday by making great fires. They then would dance around the fires, yelling for the winter to end.
- Austria was the first country to issue a Christmas postage stamp.
- Silver and gold are the popular Christmas colours after red and green.
- Eggnog, the popular Christmas drink, was an American discovery.
- The Christmas carol, 'I Saw Momma Kissing Santa Claus' was made famous by Jimmy Boyd when he was just 12 years old.
- Christmas lights were invented by the American Ralph E. Morris.
- W. C. T. Dobson invented the Christmas card.
- Canada is the largest exporter of Christmas trees.
- King's Canyon National Park, California, USA, has the world's largest Christmas tree.
- Coca-Cola made the concept of Santa Claus popular in America.
- There are twelve days between Christmas and the Epiphany.