The number of Christmas shoppers heading for the high street, shopping centres and retail parks last week fell just 0.1% on the same period last year.
Online retailer Asos has warned over sales and profits after experiencing a “significant deterioration” in trading in the run-up to Christmas.
The Whitfield Christmas fair has taken place – and there was plenty to keep all the family entertained.
The worst hotspots for Christmas getaway jams have been identified by traffic experts.
Hundreds of sausage dogs and their owners have dressed up in festive clothing and met up for a Christmas walk.
The worst of the severe weather brought by Storm Deirdre is now “out of the way”, the Met Office has said.
People heading out on Sunday morning have been warned of a risk of icy conditions in parts of the country after Storm Deirdre swept through bringing heavy snow, freezing rain and gales.
Cambridge United and Yeovil Town fans were treated to a seasonal sight during their League Two fixture after the home groundsman went the extra mile.
A man has died after falling from a town’s Christmas tree.
Former US first lady Michelle Obama showed off her dancing skills when she paid a surprise visit to Children’s Hospital Colorado along with Santa Claus.
The Liberal Democrats have demanded Christmas be cancelled – for MPs at least – unless the meaningful vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal takes place before the festive recess begins.
Think you’re dedicated to all things Christmas? Well, this man walking around New York City dressed as a Christmas tree will probably out-festive even the most obsessed.
Dundee Foodbank will be opening its warehouse this weekend for people to donate goods.
Has Christmas come early for Dundee United fans? For once the answer to that question is they definitely hope not.
Monikie farmer Fleur Baxter has brought Christmas cheer to the countryside with a festive display.
Santa will continue to greet the people of Monifieth in the run-up to Christmas.
Tails were wagging as a special canine choir took over one of Dublin’s most historic churches on Tuesday.
Regular weighing at home and simple tips to curb excess eating and drinking can prevent people from piling on the pounds at Christmas, research has found.
Local NHS volunteers are helping patients at Ninewells Hospital get into the festive spirit.
Turkey is off the Christmas menu for a retired businessman who prefers to look after the big birds in his garden.