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12 Great Stocking Fillers to Buy Your Favourite Geek This Christmas

Not enough people do stockings when they've grown up. Which is a shame because there's nothing as deeply thrilling as a lumpy woolly sock on the end of your bed, and that doesn't go away just because you're 30 and have a mortgage (j/k, you're 33 and have housemates and eat cereal for dinner. Just me? OK). Read More >>

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The 12 Christmas Jumpers You Need This Year

One of the best things about Christmas is choosing a new ridiculous jumper to show off at the office, the pub, or on Instagram. We've picked 12 of this year's best festive offerings, with plenty of time to order them before they all sell out. Read More >>

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McDonald’s Is Giving Away McNugget Christmas Baubles

They're not exactly associated with Christmas, but nonetheless McDonald's have decided to make chicken McNugget tree decorations and give them away to promote its new Christmas advert. (Would turkey McNuggets not have been more festive? OK, OK, we'll get back in our boxes). Read More >>

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Morrisons Introduces the Wonky Brussels Sprout Stalk

The hated Brussels sprout is about to become a marginally harder sell this Christmas, thanks to supermarket Morrisons adding slightly wonky stalks of the miniature brassica to its Christmas range. The good news is it costs just 75p for an entire, slightly off alignment stalk of the little round vegetable. Read More >>

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These Are The Amazon Christmas Cut-Off Dates For 2018

If you're going to be doing a lot of your Christmas shopping on Amazon, here's when you'll need to get those orders in by to make sure everything arrives in time. Read More >>

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This One Chinese City Makes All Of Your Christmas Decorations

It turns out that “Made in China” isn’t specific enough. About 300 kilometres south-west from Shanghai is a market that is responsible for supplying plastic tat the world over. If you’ve ever bought a keyring at a tourist attraction, Christmas tree decorations, or a stupid novelty hat for a fancy dress party, then chances are that it may have started life in Yiwu. Read More >>

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Here’s How To Use Your Waste Christmas Cardboard For Free Phone Accessories

Apparently us Brits go through 300,000 tonnes of cardboard over the Christmas period, and while putting it in the recycling bin is cool and all, reusing it yourself is even better. Read More >>

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Amazon’s 24-Hour Condom Deal Saves You From Parenthood, Bankruptcy

If all you want for Christmas is sleep, time and money (that'll be everyone then), Amazon has a festive 24-hour special for you. Read More >>

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Christmas Uncancelled at Yorkshire School

The school that got on the news by pretending it was going to ban Christmas has not in fact banned Christmas, you will be amazed to hear, as the European Court of Justice has ruled against the unilateral cancellation of a celebratory... no that's not what happened. The teachers decided enough was enough and it was all just a bit silly anyway and got well out of hand. Read More >>

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Lidl Fake-Vandalises Posh Supermarket Billboards

Oh now this is clever. Rethink your opinions about the Germans and their senses of humour, as it's an amazing advertising campaign by discounter Lidl in which it pretend-overwrites the pretentious adverts of the supposedly upmarket supermarkets to point out it has cheaper versions of near-identical products. A burn hotter than the one your dad is soon to inflict on the pigs in blankets. Read More >>

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Neatly Wrap Your Christmas Gifts By Following These Mathematical Tricks

Do all the presents you give away over the holidays look like they were wrapped in the dark? Don’t worry: this video features a series of mathematical tricks to help you ensure your gifts always look neatly-wrapped. Read More >>

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Build This Lego Assistant to Take Care of All Your Christmas Cards

From shopping, to decorating a Christmas tree, you’ve got enough to deal with this time of year without having to send friends and family a card reminding them of all their holiday responsibilities. So why not dig out your Lego bin and build this Mindstorms assistant that can churn out all your Christmas cards for you? Read More >>

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NHS Staff Offered Free Ubers for Christmas

Here's a FEELGOOD Christmas story involving two of the most commonplace things in the UK – Uber and the NHS. Because our public transport system tends to close down for Christmas, NHS staff can be left stuck for a way to get in to work, as the sick don't all magically heal themselves and politely check out on Christmas Eve. Hence some workers employed by the NHS are about to enjoy the luxury of taking Uber rides for free on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, making it easier for them to get to their hospitals and clinics of work during bus/train lockdown. Read More >>

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EE Reveals Its Christmas Deals

We've only just come out the other side of Black Friday/Cyber Monday/Endless Deals November, but apparently now Christmas deals are a thing, and EE's got some to announce. Read More >>