Christmas With Higgypop

Festive news, Christmas games, trivia, features and quizzes, as well as countdowns to those little steps that tell us Christmas is on the way, like the return of classic festive television commercials and the first sip of a Starbucks eggnog latte in a red cup.

Christmas
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    John Lewis Christmas Adverts Archive

    The complete list of all of the John Lewis Christmas ads, for each you'll find the advert as well as the full version of the cover song and the original track.

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    List Of Christmas Number 1s & Contenders

    A complete list of official Christmas number one songs by year, plus the songs they battled against to secure the number one spot in the festive top 40 chart.

My Christmas Video Playlist

More Festive Fun

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    John Lewis Christmas Ad 2018

    November 14, 2018 6:00 PM

    This year's story is about the power of a gift and how that gift inspired and influenced the course of a little boy's life, that boy happens to be Elton John.

  • 10 Best Advent Calendars For 2018

    November 01, 2018 6:00 AM

    If you want something a little more exciting than a tiny bite of cheap chocolate behind each of the doors of your advent calendar this year, then here's ten of the best with unusual gifts and treats for adults behind each door to open ahead of Christmas 2018.

  • Is Krampus Real?

    December 25, 2017 6:00 AM

    Krampus is a half-man, half-goat, half-demon who is hellbent on destroying Christmas for everyone, including Neil Petark. He's also responsible for punishing children who are on the naughty list. If you're feeling brave, then these instruction will show you how you can summon Krampus on Christmas Eve.

  • Ghost Stories For Christmas

    December 24, 2017 6:00 AM

    This December I want to revive the tradition of sharing ghost stories at Christmas, an old practice that was popular in Victorian times. So, for just before Christmas 2017, I'll be streaming a live collection of stories, especially selected for Christmas and read exclusively for Higgypop.com.

  • Christmas Drinks To Avoid

    December 22, 2017 6:00 AM

    Christmas is a time when lots of seasonal alcoholic drinks appear on the shelves, but are they any good? In the spirit of research, we decided to raid the local shops to find some Christmassy drinks and put them to the test.

  • 'Ghost Stories For Christmas' Returns From The Grave

    December 21, 2017 6:00 AM

    It may give you the winter chills to hear that Ghost Stories at Christmas is back on our tellies this festive season. The strand began back in 1971 with the M.R. James adaptation 'The Stalls of Barchester' and ran regularly until 'The Ice House' in 1978.

  • Unwrapping Your Favourite Christmas songs

    December 20, 2017 6:00 AM

    Christmas songs – impossible to avoid, sometimes hard to love. We're taking a closer look at some of those Christmas classics that play a part of everyone's Christmas.

  • What Happens If You Touch The Elf On The Shelf

    December 19, 2017 4:03 PM

    For a few weeks now, I've been trying to catch my Elf on the Shelf moving on camera, in doing so I had to touch the Elf. Of course we all know that if you touch your Elf the magic goes.

  • How British Is Your Christmas?

    December 19, 2017 6:00 AM

    How typical is your Christmas? Do you stress yourself out with shopping trips at the busiest time of the year and put yourself through the pressure family arguments? Or do you break from tradition and go away for Christmas and escape the hassle of the holidays?

  • Paranormal Television Christmas 2017

    December 18, 2017 6:00 AM

    Here's your essential guide to paranormal and weird television for Christmas 2017. The BBC revive the Victorian tradition of scary stories on Christmas Eve with 'Ghost Story Night' on BBC Four, there's also new episode of 'Inside No. 9', 'The League of Gentlemen', 'Black Mirror' and 'Doctor Who'.

  • Summon Santa Claus On Christmas Eve

    December 17, 2017 6:00 AM

    If you can't wait for Santa Claus to arrive then this magic potion might help him to arrive a little earlier, you'll need a few Christmasy ingredients, a letter to Santa, and you'll need sure you go to bed early and get to sleep as fast as you can.

  • Christmas Movie Magic Quiz

    December 16, 2017 6:00 AM

    There are plenty of Christmas movies with plots that involve the use of magic, how much can you remember about the magical elements in these festive film favourites? Test your knowledge with this quiz.

  • How To Bring A Snowman To Life With Magic

    December 14, 2017 6:00 AM

    Did you know that using some Christmas magic, you can make a snowman come to life just like from 'Frozen?' Follow these simple instructions to brew a living snowman potion.

  • Real Elf On The Shelf Caught Moving On Camera

    December 13, 2017 5:36 PM

    You might have watched my Elf On The Shelf video a couple of weeks ago where I told you how to see an elf move. Well, ever since I’ve been trying to catch my Elf on the Shelf moving on camera, so I’ve been staying up all night and kept a camera with me at all times.

  • What Makes A British Christmas – A New Book May Have The Answer

    December 13, 2017 6:00 AM

    Christmas. Billions of people celebrate, or at least acknowledge it, every year. But what makes a British Christmas? One person who has set out to document the myriad ways we celebrate a British Christmas is writer and musician Rhodri Marsden, who recently published 'A Very British Christmas – Twelve Days of Discomfort and Joy'.

  • Is Santa Claus Real Or Not?

    December 12, 2017 6:00 AM

    Lots of weird rumours get circulate on the internet, like the claim that the world is flat or that Slenderman is real. Well, believe it or not, the latest odd rumour is that Santa Claus isn't real.

  • How To Summon A Christmas Elf

    December 11, 2017 6:00 AM

    If you're struggling to keep up with housework, schoolwork or community service over Christmas, then you might need an elf to help you out. These instructions will teach you how to summon your own Christmas elf to help you around the home.

  • How To Make It Snow This Christmas With A Magic Spell

    December 10, 2017 6:00 AM

    There's once surefire way to make it feel even more Christmasy and that's by making sure it snows and this magic potion and ritual will help you do just that. It involves a few basic festive ingredients and a special dance.

  • Inappropriate Christmas Movie Quote Quiz

    December 09, 2017 6:00 AM

    Can you filter out the two inappropriate phrases to uncover the original phrase to complete these ten famous lines taken from classic Christmas movies?

  • Quiz: Could You Survive If You Got Snowed In?

    December 08, 2017 6:00 AM

    With snow forecast to hit most part of the UK in the run up to Christmas, you might be wondering if you could survive if you got snowed in. The quiz is designed to determine whether you have the basic provision and to test if you have to necessary survival skills.

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