Christmas

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Strange Christmas food facts

For many of us, the biggest day of the holiday season is Christmas, and after all the presents are opened, that day’s main event usually involves food. We bet that…

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How to make German hazelnut Christmas cookies

These German hazelnut Christmas cookies are easy to make & look and taste great, with a delicious flavoring from the hazelnut. I mentioned before that I have been lucky enough…

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Preparing for a successful Christmas dinner

1. Think practically Before you plan your menu, consider the size of your oven and the size and amount of tins, pans and hob space you need. A large turkey…

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Bored of Turkey? Alternative Christmas Dinner Ideas

Key to every Christmas is a delicious perfectly stress-free dinner that will allow you to spend more time with your family and friends. And if you are tired of having…

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Explained: The science behind Christmas

Christmas is a heady brew of family, religion, myth, spectacle, presents, cooking, stress and the supernatural. We cast a scientific eye over what can often be a bit of an…

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Weird and Wonderful Christmas Food Traditions From Around the World

Christmas food traditions vary widely across the world and no two families sit down to the exact same meal. Each household has a different way of celebrating Christmas, and while…

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How To Make Homemade Eggnog

Eggnog is the type of drink that people either love or really really hate. It’s rich, creamy, and, well, egg-y. We fall into the camp of people who love it….

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Why do we kiss under the mistletoe?

When we think of Christmas, lots of traditions spring to mind like holly wreaths, Christmas trees, presents and Father Christmas coming to visit. One of the perhaps more unusual traditions…

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10 Things to Do in Dublin this Christmas

All over the city Christmas lights sparkle, artisan pop-up markets emerge, and carollers and buskers fill the winter air with merry sounds. Festive traditional events abound alongside more modern celebrations…

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31 Facts You Didn’t Know About Christmas

Tis the season to be…well informed. We all love Christmas, but how much do any of us actually know about why Christmas is the way it is? Here are 31…

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Christmas events 2018: Your guide to pantos, concerts, festivals and more around Ireland

PANTOMIMES AND THEATRE BELFAST Alice The Musical New musical version of Lewis Carroll’s topsy-turvy masterpiece by Paul Boyd. Lyric Theatre, Ridgeward Street Until Jan 5 £12.50/17.50 048-90381081 lyrictheatre.co.uk The Elves…

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Best Christmas Markets in Ireland

More and more Christmas Markets are popping up around Ireland every year, from small and kitschy village fairs to hipster craft shopping experiences. Here’s our list of the best around…

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Top 10 winter destinations in Europe

Winter comes in many guises in Europe, in the polar north there’s serious snow and sunless weeks, while you’ll find lingering sunshine in the mild Mediterranean, and cosy cafe culture…

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A Simple Recipe for Mulled Wine

Last December you might have stared into the bottom of a steaming wine glass wondering what those bits were that turned a cheap, neglected bottle of merlot into warm liquid…

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The 12 Pubs Of Christmas

The 12 pubs of Christmas has become quite the tradition in Ireland over the years with groups of friends dressing up in festive attire and becoming more than merry by…

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How to Beat the Winter Blues

If you had forgotten we were in the throes of Winter. Positioned high in the northern hemisphere, Ireland has particularly dark and dull winters, some days passing by with hardly…

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A quarter of shoppers to go to Northern Ireland for Christmas deals

ALMOST A QUARTER of Irish shoppers are planning to cross the border to take advantage of a weak sterling, according to a new study. A poll from Irish business and…

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Skiing In Europe : The Top Family Destinations

What is it that makes a ski resort “family friendly?” The best offer excellent group and private instruction geared towards children of all ages, plus dedicated teaching areas on the…

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Last minute Christmas shopping? Here are 11 sporting gift ideas

1. The Second Captains Sports Annual Volume 2 Following their debut annual last year The Irish Times Second Captains team returns to review a packed sporting year of European Championships,…

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Christmas’ Most Terrifying Tradition

Children in Ireland have it pretty soft. If they’ve been bold throughout the year they simply get a lump of coal from Santa. In Eastern Europe, if they haven’t behaved…

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