More bang for your Xmas bucks video

There are plenty of opportunities to secure good prices before Christmas.

1:34 PM  OPINION: The key to getting the best possible price for your gifts is to be prepared, patient and informed.

Parachuting Santa delights

Musicians add a musical flavour for visitors to Vanessa Shaw's house on Tremaine Ave.

Santa parachuting out of a tree is one of the many Christmas light displays enchanting Manawatu people.

Pub decorated with 90 Christmas trees

The Churchill Arms in Kensington, London boasts 90 Christmas trees and 21,000 fairy lights.

With 90 Christmas trees and 21,000 lights, this pub is the perfect place to get your merry on.

Santas dash for KidsCan

The Great KidsCan Santa run was back in Palmerston North, with about 60 Santas dashing about The Square.

A sea of Santas returned to The Square to dash for charity.

A time to give

Michelle Ramage, an employee with Tu Tama Wahine o Taranaki and creator of The Gift initiative

With rising poverty and need, the old adage that it is better to give than receive has never been so apt.

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Do you have party fear?

Party Fear is roughly 65 per cent fear of what the booze will do to you, regardless of how much you drink.

Six reasons why the Christmas invitations we used to love now fill us with dread.

Kids pick the top toys for Xmas video

Toy experts Kyle Calubaquib, 7, and Ayla Maihi, 11, tell us their top picks for Christmas.

"It's cuddly, soft, and can do amazing things."

Santa Paws is coming to town

Tiki and Santa Paws getting into the Christmas spirit.

Get your pooch into the festive spirit with a Santa Paws photo shoot this Christmas. 

Gifting: there's a knack for that

"Gifts are meant to be somehow symbolic and have a meaning, beyond the dollar value, of course. So if you get a really ...

Christmas trees and stockings are going up around the world, waiting for presents.

NZ's best Xmas party? video

Craziest Christmas party ever? The Weta Digital party didn't have just one theme, it had many.

While you were biting down on sausage rolls, these guys were shooting steam cannonballs and dancing around a huge laser lit stage.

Most surprising popular gift?

What do you get for that hard-to-buy person on your list? Socks, apparently.

The dowdy necessity long regarded as one of the most boring Christmas gifts ever is suddenly cool.

Happiest night of the year

Around 500 people are involved behind the scenes to make the festive musical spectacular.

Millions of Kiwis have attended the live shows which showcase the nation’s most talented singers, dancers and musicians.

Quiz: Real tree or fake?

Faux Christmas trees are upping their game - do you have the eye to distinguish a fake tree from real tree?

It can be hard to tell the difference... and we share some tricks to make your faux tree look even more realistic.

Crowds will flock for festive floats

Inora Matson, 9, walks her Christmas lamb at a previous Feilding Christmas parade.

Thousands of excited children are sure to line the streets of Feilding for the town's annual dose of Christmas cheer.

Best dresses for Xmas day

Dress by French Connection.

Dressing for Christmas day is one of the fun parts, so choose a comfortable dress that gives you room to move (and eat!).

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