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.
  • Llamas Are Taking Over Christmas 2018

    December 06, 2018

    Reindeers used to pretty much have an exclusive affinity with Christmas but this year a new animal is being made the top Christmas emblem, the llama.

  • Elf On The Shelf Caught Moving On CCTV

    December 04, 2018

    Elf on the shelf caught moving around the house on security camera at Christmas... After I caught my Elf on the Shelf moving around last Christmas, I decided to get some proper night vision security cameras installed so that I could capture his movements properly this year.

  • Paranormal Television Christmas 2018

    December 03, 2018

    The BBC will once again be bring us a tradition ghost story for Christmas for 2018, there's also paranormal Netflix specials and horror movies to look out for.

  • Christmas Gifts For Ghost Hunters 2018

    December 02, 2018

    2018's best gifts to buy any paranormal enthusiast, from ghost hunting gadgets to t-shirts to let them tell the world they're a proud ghost hunter as well as novelty items.

  • 10 Best Advent Calendars For 2018

    December 01, 2018

    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.

  • Santa Claus Caught On Hidden Security Camera

    November 29, 2018

    In this video I will attempt to capturer Santa Claus on hidden security cameras places around the home on Christmas Eve. I've placed a tiny camera watching over the cookies and milk I left out for Santa, one hidden in a bauble on the Christmas tree and another on the roof on the lookout for...

  • John Lewis Christmas Ad 2018

    November 14, 2018

    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.

  • Is Krampus Real?

    December 25, 2017

    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

    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.

  • Christmas Drinks To Avoid

    December 22, 2017

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • Updated
    Real Elf On The Shelf Caught Moving On Camera

    December 13, 2017

    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

    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'.

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