First black Santa for US mall

Larry Jefferson, the Mall of America's first black Santa, is a retired US Army veteran.

“There need to be more Santas of colour. Kids need to see a Santa that looks like them.”

Don't rain on my parade - but it did

Santa thrills the crowd at the Southland Santa Parade.

The day started out with such promise and then it rained on parade

Christmas parade 'buzzing' video

Santa Claus waves to the crowd from his horse-drawn cart.

Thousands of people celebrated the start of the festive season at the annual Motueka Starlight Christmas Parade.

Decorating delight

Helping spread Christmas cheer is Hospice Marlborough's fundraising and events co-ordinator Sandy Inwood with some of ...

Hospice Marlborough will help spread festive cheer as they open the doors on Christmas yet to come.

Cutest Santa pics ever? gallery

Newton proudly sits on Santa's lap.

Adorable pets in cute Christmas get-ups posing with Santa. Need we say more?

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Women reap Xmas rewards

Kiwi men spend more, on average, on their partners' Christmas presents, according to a new survey.

Survey finds NZ men spend, on average, $41 more on their partners at Christmas.

Beware of the Christmas tree

Christmas hams, turkeys, lights and presents are among the things people receive injuries from during the festive season.

Trees, turkeys and presents are among the most hazardous Christmas items.

Xmas lights won't break the bank

Don't let the potential cost of Christmas lights hold you back from going all out.

Don't hold back from stringing up the lights this Christmas - it's not as steep as you may think.

Carols by the beach

Plimmerton Kindergarten kids perform at Carols by the Beach in 2012.

This year's Christmasevent in a Porirua suburb is expected to be bigger and better than ever, organisers say.

Beaver 'shops' for Xmas tree

This beaver is on the hunt for his perfect Christmas tree.

A beaver let a US store know what he thought of their artificial Christmas trees.

Story's Christmas carol

Several well-known Kiwi faces sing on the track, including Heather du Plessis-Allan, and the Briscoes lady.

Heather du Plessis-Allan and Duncan Garner as you've never heard them.

Helping people at Christmas time

Westminster Christian School pupils, from left, Tyra Nansen, Abigail Lai, and Zachary Pong, with donations for people in ...

Food, gifts, toiletries and Christmas cards make up a primary school classroom's hamper to gift to a family in need.

A real family Christmas letter

December is the month of the family report letter. Bear in mind 90 per cent of what is written is exaggerated, the other ...

Truth is a matter of perspective, especially in Christmas letters.

The best Xmas nail art gallery

These cute Jamberry designs are wraps that you simply heat and press onto your nails.

Get inspired with these festive manicures.

Christmas cheer for bogans video

It even has a VB Santa at the top.

Perth man builds possibly the most Australian Christmas tree ever.

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