A six-year-old boy has melted hearts by saving up his pocket money to buy a team of police officers sweet treats to tide them over on their Christmas shift.
The younger members of the royal family have added another traditional family duty to their repertoire after joining the Queen at the Christmas Day church service on her Sandringham estate.
One of the more bracing Christmas traditions in some parts of the UK and Ireland is an outdoor swim in the sea or a lake.
Thousands of people have turned out in Porthcawl in Wales for the traditional Christmas Swim, one of many being held around the UK.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte have joined the Queen at the royal family’s traditional Christmas Day church service on her Sandringham estate for the first time.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have posted a Christmas message on social media as they celebrate away from the Royal family this year.
The parents of Madeleine McCann have said the search continues with “unwavering commitment” in a Christmas message to supporters.
The Queen is to be joined by members of the royal family as they attend the annual Christmas Day service at Sandringham.
At more than half way to the South Pole, adventurer Mollie Hughes expects her Christmas dinner to be freeze-dried spaghetti bolognese – but she is in for a surprise.
Wham! classic Last Christmas mixes a chirpy melody with a deep sadness in the lyrics, which are packed with contradictions that centre on the lies we tell ourselves to cope with rejection.
Whether it’s trees, stockings or those blasted Brussels sprouts, Christmas is virtually defined by its rituals and traditions.