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My office Christmas party nightmare

My office Christmas party nightmare

I have failed at Christmas Party 101. My carefully washed and expensively groomed buttocks remained disappointingly un-photocopied, un-scanned and un-emailed to the new management team.

  • by John Birmingham

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11 ways to give the gift of Canberra this Christmas
Canberra life

11 ways to give the gift of Canberra this Christmas

Sometimes there are presents you didn't know you needed until you saw them.

  • by Bree Element
WA woman opens home to less fortunate strangers on Christmas

WA woman opens home to less fortunate strangers on Christmas

Jessie Mitchell is opening her home to strangers to help address the devastating reality that thousands of West Australians will spend the holiday season alone.

  • by Lauren Pilat
'It's not Jewish Christmas': WA families fight anti-Semitism with Hanukkah
Christmas

'It's not Jewish Christmas': WA families fight anti-Semitism with Hanukkah

Is Hanukkah "Christmas" and what does it mean as anti-Semitism rises? We visited Jewish families to find out what goes on.

  • by Dakshayani Shankar
Should you lie to children about Santa? Five experts have their say
Parenting

Should you lie to children about Santa? Five experts have their say

Is there real harm in lying to your children to prop up a popular myth? And don’t you deserve the credit for buying all the presents?

  • by Sophie Heizer
Making your own Christmas rituals can bring more joy than conforming
Daily Life

Making your own Christmas rituals can bring more joy than conforming

'There are no longstanding family feuds rippling under the surface, no bickering or passive aggression, no disapproval of life choices, and no inequality.'

  • by Kasey Edwards
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Rare gems a treat, but where is the passion?
Arts

Rare gems a treat, but where is the passion?

There are riches to be found in the Australian Chamber Choir’s A Baroque Christmas, with a program almost entirely drawn from lesser-known seasonal works.

  • by Maxim Boon
Man arrested in Texas after telling kids Santa isn't real
USA

Man arrested in Texas after telling kids Santa isn't real

The truth may prove to be unpalatable for a 31-year-old who was detained for trespass at a breakfast with Santa event in Texas.

A cheat’s guide to Christmas entertaining
Jessica Rowe

A cheat’s guide to Christmas entertaining

Entertaining may not be her thing, but Jessica Rowe knows how to add the sparkle.

  • by Jessica Rowe
Special party for Canberra's disadvantaged kids
Canberra life

Special party for Canberra's disadvantaged kids

Liam O'Donnell attended the first ever Christmas party 22 years ago and this year he returned to volunteer and give back.

  • by Elliot Williams
Look out for the cars cruising Canberra for Christmas charity drive
Charity

Look out for the cars cruising Canberra for Christmas charity drive

The Just Cruisin' Canberra Car Club will be cruising on Friday night while donating Christmas items to the needy.