He also invited non-believers to join in a 'desire' for peace in the world. -AFP
He also made another appeal for the environment to be saved from 'human greed and rapacity'. -Reuters
His highly anticipated address is likely to include themes such as the brutality of poverty and violence against Christians. -AFP
Pope Francis held his first Christmas Eve mass in the Vatican by highlighting the role played by humble shepherds in the Nativity, as thousands flocked to the historic site of Jesus's birth in...
Flee turkey for Thailand - plot your escape to one of these 10 least Christmassy places on the planet. -Skyscanner
Jerusalem's Latin patriarch will lead a procession to Bethlehem and celebrate midnight mass which will be attended by Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas and other dignitaries. -AFP
Santa has magic, but because the number of children has quadrupled in the last hundred years, he might need the help of state-of-the-art technology to make sure every deserving child gets a gift on...
The news was devastating. I was not asked to be Santa Claus for my daughter's class party. -TNP
Hollywood actress and the face of Hugo Boss, Gwyneth Paltrow, shares her Christmas shopping tips. -Diva
From Vienna to Mexico, different manifestations of the season are in full display. -AsiaOne
A farmer in Edogawa Ward, Tokyo, tends pots of nanakusa, or seven herbs, of spring, before shipping them on Friday. - Yomiuri Shimbun/ANN
The most popular countries from which those in Singapore purchase goods include the United States, China, South Korea, Japan and Britain. -MyPaper
Twelve-year-old Richille Edward thinks it is cool to be an engineer as he could then earn lots of money to buy all the Christmas presents he wants. - The Star/ANN
Having a real beard isn't enough to convince some customers, says this svelte St Nick. - TNP
To help you determine your next shopping destination, the members and editors of travel website VirtualTourist.com compiled a list of the "Top Ten Christmas Markets." -Reuters
A Canadian airline decided to show that Christmas is all about giving - with a result that's taken off beyond its wildest dreams. -Reuters
The surest way to add festive cheer to a home is a decorated Christmas tree. Stylists, visual merchandisers and home owners tell The Straits Times how they do it. -ST
We road-test new aesthetic and pampering treatments that will get you party-ready for the festive season, depending on how much time you have. -Urban
Looking for staycation ideas or a short stay in Malaysia this Christmas? Lim Yi Han susses out the highlights at several hotels. -MyPaper
It is all hands on deck at SingPost as it gears up for the peak holiday season. -ST
This Yuletide season, there are plenty of choices for shopping, food and getaways for those who need gift ideas. -MyPaper
The usual romantic gifts may no longer be worthy of a Christmas present, say some Singaporean girls. -RazorTV
Shopping centres vie for crowds with high-tech apps, games and prizes. -ST
The colour theme for this year's decorations is blue and white. -AsiaOne
There will be special activities to bring festive cheer to the showroom. -AsiaOne
David Tang has plans for the events and decorations firm started by his father. -ST
Urban road-tests new aesthetic and pampering treatments that will get you party-ready for the festive season, depending on how much time you have. -Urban/ST
It is less than six weeks to Christmas, and the festive cheer is extending beyond Orchard Road's famous annual Christmas light-up this year.
Heed security software company McAfee’s advice and protect yourself online. -TNP