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 among 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 countries, 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 organized around it.

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The proportion of those who say they can easily afford Christmas this year has nearly halved, according to a debt charity which is warning that more people are..
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Rail workers are preparing for several strikes over the festive period as union bosses continue the row over pay and conditions, with travellers' Christmas plans..
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Rishi Sunak will speak to his cabinet about rail strikes today after a union announced days of extra strikes over Christmas in the long-running dispute over pay,..
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Union leaders have rejected revised offers to end industrial action on the railways - and announced more strikes over Christmas.
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The government is considering deploying the army to help ease possible strike disruption over Christmas, Conservative Party Chairman Nadhim Zahawi has confirmed.
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The Army could be drafted in to limit disruption caused by planned strikes in the run-up to Christmas.
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Prince Harry has recorded a Christmas message for children of those who have died while serving in the British Armed Forces.
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The UK could save £43m by organising their travel in advance this Christmas, according to one ticket seller.
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Travellers have been told to brace for more Christmas chaos after road workers announced 12 days of strikes to coincide with rail walkouts.
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Throughout her house in Lichfield, Diana Reading has photographs of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
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Security staff on the Eurostar are to go on strike next month.
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The UK's biggest trade union has announced ambulance workers intend to take strike action before Christmas.
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