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.
  • Top 10 Santas In Christmas Movies

    December 18, 2018

    Richard Attenborough's movie portrayal of Father Christmas has been voted the nation's favourite of all time, according to a survey.

  • Santa's Reindeer Will Work For 31 Hours Straight This Christmas

    December 17, 2018

    Santa's reindeer will travel a distance of over 41 million miles to deliver more than one million tonnes of presents on Christmas Eve, according to research.

  • How Does Elf On The Shelf Move Around?

    December 16, 2018

    Have you ever wondered how your Elf on the Shelf moves around the house every night to a different location? Well, there are three main ways an elf moves. It can either appear and reappear, move super-fast so you can't see it, or sneak around when no one is looking.

  • Top 10 Things Parents Tell Kids To Keep Christmas Magic Alive

    December 16, 2018

    Three quarters of parents tell white lies over the festive period to keep the magic of Christmas alive, according to research.

  • Paranormal Christmas Cards

    December 14, 2018

    Break from the traditions of snowmen, robin red breast and Santa Claus and send your friends and family a Christmas card with a paranormal theme this Christmas.

  • The Elf On The Shelf Trend Explained

    December 13, 2018

    You've probably heard of the Elf on the Shelf, they appear in homes around the world before Christmas and keep an eye on you to make sure you're behaving.

  • How Does Elf On The Shelf Arrive For The First Time?

    December 10, 2018

    In this video I'll show you how the elf on the shelf gets into your house for the first time before Christmas... It starts with Santa picking someone from his naughty and nice list, now-a-days this is all done with a mobile app. He picks the boy or girl, assign a scout elf to him and sets the The...

  • Do Children In The UK Pray To Santa Claus?

    December 09, 2018

    There's a bit of modern legend circulating that children in the UK pray to Santa Claus, but do children really pray to the jolly bearded one?

  • 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.

  • 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 โ€“ 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.

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