Christmas trees, lights, decorations and crafts
Stories and video of Christmas decorations and festive creations
Gift wrapping expert Neelam Meetcha counts leading retailers among her clients. The self-taught mother-of-two from Wolverhampton wraps gifts for their corporate events and teaches a High Street confectioners' store managers how to best present their wares. She took a break from her master classes at Brockencote Hall in Worcestershire to demonstrate how to wrap three awkwardly shaped gifts commonly given at Christmas.
A Lego-mad couple are creating a giant brick-built Christmas decoration in their home for the 24th year running. Mike Addis and Catherine Weightman are using 350,000 Lego pieces to build an 8ft (2.4m) doll's house in their Cambridgeshire lounge. In the past they have built Christmas-themed Daleks, angels and a cathedral.
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A landlord has turned his country pub into a giant gingerbread house in time for Christmas. Mark Walton has transformed the Queen Victoria Inn at Priddy, in Somerset, with giant candy canes, sherbet, lollipops, liquorice allsorts and of course gingerbread men. Renamed The Gingerbread Inn, Mr Walton said the idea came about "over a drink with fellow nutters one January night".
For Susie Stewart, reindeer are not just for Christmas - they are her life. Listed as the only female herder in the UK by the British Reindeer Herders Association, she keeps the animals in Broomhill, Dorset. Her herd, which can be seen at the family's garden centres over the festive period, come from northern Finland. Ms Stewart said indigenous herders have contacted her for advice about keeping the animals in warmer climates because of worries over their natural habitats.
A "Christmas mad" family say they have spent at least £10,000 on their 30,000-light Christmas display. The Farnes family's display in Amberley Drive, Hove, Sussex, includes more than 30 Santas, 30 snowmen, a North Pole scene and "waterfall of light". Michael Farnes said: "I've always been mad about Christmas, and if anyone knows me, I am always happy." Coach-loads of people come to see the lights and school bus drivers take detours to show them to the children.
Is this the most Christmasy street in the UK? An entire road of homes has been decorated with festive lights by a man who really loves Christmas. Ged Hollyoake, of New Milton in Hampshire, started the tradition of working with his neighbours to decorate their homes 13 years ago. This year, hundreds of people turned up in Byron Road to see the switch-on of the lights, which have gained international prominence in recent years.
Christmas trees were popularised in England by Prince Albert and Queen Victoria in the 1840s. And at Christmas 2016 the prince's home town of Coburg in Germany donated a festive tree to the Royal Borough of Windsor. The fir tree was grown in the same forest in Germany as the first one the royals brought to Britain in the 19th Century.
When Alice Hughes from Corsham in Wiltshire attached twinkling Christmas lights to her home she thought she would be injecting the street with festive cheer - but instead was accused of bringing down the neighbourhood with her "tacky" decorations. And the road she lives in is called Light Close...
A small family business based in Dartmoor is understood to be the first to provide Downing Street with internal and external Christmas trees, as well as the wreath for the door of Number 10. Dartmoor Christmas Trees in Devon won the top three awards at the annual National Christmas Tree Association competition in 2016 and helped bring Christmas to the prime minister's home later that year.