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    NEW YORK -- From the Big Apple to a small city at the edge of the Great Plains, the country's biggest and brightest Christmas trees are decorated to the nines for the 2021 holiday season!Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree The 2021 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree was lit on Wednesday, Dec. 1. Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Tishman Speyer Perhaps the most iconic Tannenbaum in the world, the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree was lit for the first time at a celebrity-packed ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 1.The 79-foot Norway spruce is covered with more than 50,000 lights in a rainbow of colors and bears a crystal-covered, 900-pound star.2021's tree came from Elkton, Maryland, where it stood for more than 80 years outside a family home. The first Christmas tree was placed in Rockefeller Center by men working there in 1931.World's tallest indoor Christmas tree EMBED More News VideosA time-lapse video shows workers assembling a 95-foot Christmas tree at the Galleria Dallas. It's the tallest indoor Christmas tree in the U.S., according to the mall. According to the Galleria Dallas, their 95-foot indoor Christmas...
    COUPLES are erecting Christmas trees in the bedroom — to perk up their love lives. Experts say find the sight of its green prickles and smell of pine the ultimate turn-on. 1Couples are erecting Christmas trees in the bedroom — to perk up their love livesCredit: Getty Images Twinkling lights and dangling baubles also get them in the mood. One in six customers put their trees in the bedroom, a survey for Gardening Express found. One female customer explained: “My boyfriend was dead against a tree in the bedroom but I said we could stay in bed all day on Christmas and that won him over.” And a male respondent said: “We always have one in the living room but have one in the bedroom too now. Most read in LifestyleROYAL GRUMBLE Prince Harry 'felt erased' after he was left out Queen's Xmas photo displayExclusiveCASTLE CRISIS Queen's servants left freezing at Balmoral after storm cut power for 5 daysROYAL RUMBLE Kate left in tears by Meghan in row over bullying Palace staff, Kirstie claimsriches to riches How much Selling...
    It was late Thursday morning and Aldik Home was bustling with dozens of shoppers perusing the showroom decked out with thousands of Christmas lights and dozens of trees hung with all manner of ornaments and ribbons. The six-decade-old Van Nuys retailer’s Christmas displays have gained some notoriety in the past, with the Kardashian family filming a holiday episode of its reality TV show inside. (In a tense exchange at the store, Kim accused Kris of attempting to copy her Christmas decorations purchased at Aldik.) But this year, Aldik customers will have to open their wallets wider to purchase a 7.5-foot-tall Deluxe Flocked Arctic tree or a 32-foot strand of Cool White LED lights. Prices for some items have increased by as much as 25%, as the retailer has run into a mix of supply chain issues, said store owner Larry Gold. The store has faced increased shipping and import costs, with rates jumping as high as 600% and months-long delays stemming from ongoing issues at the Port of Los Angeles. Prices at Aldik are 10% higher on average over last...
    A GRINCH mega fan, who watches the film 54 times a year, created an incredible Grinch-inspired 10ft Christmas tree with bits from eBay and other online shops. Leteesha McSwain, 29, a full-time account manager is a self-confessed "Grinch addict" and spent 12 months dreaming up her epic installation. 3The spectacular 10ft tree featured bows, baubles and a giant balloon garlandCredit: Instagram/@ leteeshamcswain 3Australian Leteesha McSwain, 29, is a self-confessed 'Grinch addict'Credit: Instagram/@ leteeshamcswain The Australian, who also works as a make-up artist in her spare time, chronicled her Christmas creation over the last few months, delighting fans. The huge design features lollipops, berries, street signs, small Grinch decorations, bows and an enormous balloon garland and was built with the help of events company Day Dream Glamping. They bought the various parts together by scouring the internet to get everything perfect. FABULOUS BINGO: GET A £5 FREE BONUS WITH NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED This included bits from eBay, Cotton On and Etsy among others. Speaking to Mail Online, Leteesha said: "Themed Christmas trees are a new tradition for us!...
    HAVING earned himself the moniker Mr Christmas, there is no doubt that Benjamin Bradley knows his stuff when it comes to decking the halls and trimming the trees. The interior designer, 54, who lives in New York with his partner, made a name for himself with his hit Netflix show Holiday Home Makeover with Mr Christmas. Benjamin Bradley 5 Benjamin Bradley earned the name Mr Christmas thanks to his fantastical decorating skills Benjamin Bradley 5 The interior designer is paid thousands to decorate people’s homes Benjamin Bradley 5 But he says you don’t need to spend a fortune to make your home look festive The show saw Benjamin transforming average family homes into winter wonderlands that were the envy of all the neighbours And for Benjamin Christmas falls not but once a year, but is constantly on his brain as he cooks up the latest inspiration for his festive masterpieces. Confessing to owning ‘tens of thousands’ of decorations himself, and with no less than five trees in his own home he has been passionate about the festive...
    ST. JOHN, Ind. (CBS) — Not even the holidays are safe from debate about masking in schools as a COVID-19 mitigation. As CBS 2’s Marie Saavedra reported Thursday night, a back-and-forth in St. John, Indiana has spread to a Christmas icon. READ MORE: Jussie Smollett Trial: Defense Attorney Calls For Mistrial And Accuses Judge Of Lunging At Her; Judge Denies Claims And MotionChristmas in the Park is a St. John tradition, started 17 years ago by the family of the current St. John Town Clerk-Treasurer, Beth Hernandez. Now, she says this event has been used to promote a message that divides this community. At issue is one of the more than 100 Christmas trees filling Prairie West Park. A six-foot evergreen carries a message to the local school district- “unmask the kids.” The tree is decked with blue and white ornaments that match promotional pencils, the stylized choice by Raymens LLC. The town accepts $75 donations from companies or nonprofits to sponsor a tree and decorate, but we couldn’t find “Raymens LLC” with that particular spelling listed in the...
    An Australian interior enthusiast and self-confessed 'Grinch addict' has shown off her incredible Grinch-inspired Christmas tree after dreaming up the idea over the past 12 months.  Leteesha McSwain, a 29-year-old makeup artist and influencer from Mildura, Victoria, has been chronicling her Christmas decorations online for the past few years with her fans. The 10ft tree was brought to life with the help of events company Day Dream Glamping and features lollipops, berries, street signs, small Grinch decorations, bows and an enormous balloon garland.   They sourced the decorations from all over, shopped at Cotton On, eBay, Etsy and online Christmas shops and put the entire display together in three hours.   An Australian interior enthusiast and self-confessed 'Grinch addict' has shown off her incredible Grinch-inspired Christmas tree after dreaming up the idea over the past 12 months Leteesha McSwain, a 29-year-old makeup artist and influencer from Mildura, Victoria, has been chronicling her Christmas decorations online for the past few years with her fans 'Themed Christmas trees are a new tradition for us!' she told FEMAIL. 'When I was younger we had the...
    EVERYONE loves to fawn over a beautifully decorated Christmas tree, but getting it to its glory is not an easy task. We are giving you our top five tips on how to make your family and friends dazzled by your beautiful tree this year. 1We are giving you the top five tips to decorate a perfect tree.Credit: Getty These tips include why to always start with the lights, and why it's important to have a theme in mind. First and foremost...light it up The lights take time, especially if you are detangling a pile that has been used in previous years. It may not be the most appealing or fun way to start the festivities, but it is a must that you put them on the tree first. If you really don't like using the lights, pre-lit trees are widely available now, and a great way to save time and money. FABULOUS BINGO: GET A £5 FREE BONUS WITH NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED Have a balance You also don't want too many ribbons/lights/or decorations all on one part of the tree....
    Mumfluencers are revealing how to save £290 on Christmas decor with these saving hacks. Christmas can be the most expensive time of the year for mums. We all want to spoil our little ones rotten with gifts, splurge on festive food and treat ourselves to outings with friends - but it can be easy to get carried away with spending. 4Three mums are sharing saving tips for ChristmasCredit: Getty To help parents save those extra pennies this December, Little-Loans.com has rounded up some saving tips from Instagram Mums on how to decorate the home for less.Their tips and hacks can save mums up to £286.50 which should make Christmas spending that little bit less stressful whilst keeping your home looking like a Winter wonderland.  Manchester mum-of-two and savvy-saver Emma Stretton has a keen eye for fashion and interiors and knows how to dress her house for Christmas without breaking the bank.  “It’s hard not to get pulled in by all the shiny new Christmas decorations this time of year, but I actually really enjoy being creative and think it makes your home...
    JILL Biden once dressed up as the Grinch to celebrate Christmas - and now her first White House holiday decorations are being compared to the movie. The first lady unveiled the official White House Christmas decorations on Monday, with this year's theme “Gifts from the Heart”. 4Jill Biden dressed as the Grinch in 2009 4The first lady unveiled the official White House Christmas decorations on Monday But her decorations have been already been slammed with one Twitter user commenting: "More like "Gifts from a small heart" because Biden is a Grinch!" Another added: "BAH-HUMBUG ! The theme should have been from the “Grinch Who Stole Christmas”." And now a picture taken of Jill dressed as the Grinch in 2009 - the Dr Seuss character who plots to ruin Christmas - has resurfaced. 'ICONIC' In the image Dr Biden appears in a Santa's hat and jacket complete with the character's famous green hair and a face mask. The picture was shared by CNN reporter Kate Bennett who wrote: "This pic of @FLOTUS playing the Grinch in 2009 as second lady is pretty iconic."...
    JILL Biden has been taunted over her "boring" White House Christmas decorations after fans spotted a picture of the Trumps on her tree. The first lady unveiled the official White House Christmas decorations on Monday showing one tree with its fir covered in white doves bearing the names of US states. 8Jill Biden unveiled the official White House Christmas decorations on Monday 8A photo of former US President Donald Trump hangs from a Christmas tree in the State Dining Room 8Christmas trees in the State Dining Room are decorated with snapshots of U.S. presidents and their families, here the Obamas and Bidens 8Online, commentators noted the tree is 'covered with framed photos of the Biden’s and former first families at the White House during holidays' Some Twitter users have already blasted the display as "boring" and asked “where are the colors?", with some even calling the tree "ugly." Others said it was “refreshing” and "elegant" and praised Dr Biden for a "tree in that house that isn’t gaudy or macabre." PAST PRESIDENTS One notable decoration on the tree in the State Dining Room was the...
    ASBURY PARK, New Jersey -- It has been called beautiful, awesome and brilliant, a transcendent work of art that reimagines the holiday experience with local touches of the Jersey Shore.It also has been called ridiculous, ugly and hideous, something akin to a pile of Amazon shipping boxes or a giant cat-scratching post.Good grief!A fresh-cut natural Christmas tree usually graces the Grand Arcade at Convention Hall on Asbury Park's historic boardwalk.But this year, in its place is art made of cardboard in the shape of a tree that also incorporates elements of the seashore, the city's architecture and its rich musical heritage, which most notably includes Bruce Springsteen. It is designed to be recycled after it is dismantled."I like that it's different," said Chris Trifari of neighboring Neptune as he strolled by the tree. "It's pretty interesting.""I think it's very creative," said Asbury Park resident Elizabeth Khimitch, who brought her two dogs to be photographed in front of the display. "It fits the Asbury vibe, which is different and unusual."Others were not as appreciative."It looks like an Amazon package," said Anthony...
    A MUM has revealed how her Christmas tree obsession has seen her decorating 168 firs every year. Shay, from Tulsa, Oklahoma, bought her first tree in 1982 and has since spent over £75,000 on decorations for her home. 5Shay has 168 Christmas trees in her home in DecemberCredit: TLC 5She spends no less than £2,200 on decorations every yearCredit: TLC 5Every room has at least one tree in with the bathroom boasting two festive firsCredit: TLC The mum and grandmother begins her decorating process on the first weekend in October and doesn’t stop until she reaches December, squeezing the project around her full time job as a hairdresser. Speaking on TLC’s My Crazy Obsession, she says: “I am insane and I’m the first to admit that this touches on the basis of insanity.” Each of Shay’s trees has its own theme, ranging from under the sea to cigarettes and even her goldfish has its own tree - in fact there’s not one room you won’t find without one. She says: “The smallest is probably six inches tall and it’s a...
    ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — It has been called beautiful, awesome and brilliant, a transcendent work of art that reimagines the holiday experience with local touches of the Jersey Shore. It also has been called ridiculous, ugly and hideous, something akin to a pile of Amazon shipping boxes or a giant cat-scratching post. Good grief! A fresh-cut natural Christmas tree usually graces the Grand Arcade at Convention Hall on Asbury Park’s historic boardwalk. But this year, in its place is art made of cardboard in the shape of a tree that also incorporates elements of the seashore, the city’s architecture and its rich musical heritage, which most notably includes Bruce Springsteen. It is designed to be recycled after it is dismantled. “I like that it’s different,” said Chris Trifari of neighboring Neptune as he strolled by the tree. “It’s pretty interesting.” “I think it’s very creative,” said Asbury Park resident Elizabeth Khimitch, who brought her two dogs to be photographed in front of the display. ”It fits the Asbury vibe, which is different and unusual.” Others were not as...
    THE end of 2021 is quickly approaching and states have begun preparing cities for the holiday season. The Rockefeller Center, which is a world-renowned building in New York City, is known for its extravagant Christmas tree display every year.  2The Rockefeller Christmas tree will be lit up on December 1, 2021 When do they light the tree at Rockefeller Center 2021? The Rockefeller Center’s Christmas tree will officially be lit on December 1, 2021. The ceremony is set to take place from 7pm to 9pm with live performances to follow. According to the Rockefeller Center’s website, the tree will be lit daily from 6am to 12am.  On Christmas Day, the tree is lit for 24 hours and on New Year’s Eve it is lit from 6am to 9pm. 2Live performances will take place after the lighting of the Christmas treeCredit: Getty Most read in US NewsMYSTERY CALL Woman, 20, vanishes after 'frantic call' about boyfriend from stranger's phoneTRAGIC FIND Body found in hunt for girl just days after dad was found in submerged truckCUSTOMER OUTRAGE Best Buy boycott after it...
    LIVERMORE, CA – NOVEMBER 26: Customers look for their favorite Christmas tree at Moore Christmas Trees lot in Livermore, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)  Prepare to open your wallet a little wider this year if you want a Christmas tree. From supply chain problems to the effects of climate change and hiring challenges, it’s gotten harder and more costly for Christmas tree sellers to find product — and that means more sticker shock for buyers, too. Oh, and here’s another warning: Don’t wait too long to bring yours home. “The economic instability caused by COVID-19 and the impacts of extreme weather have affected all parts of the global and U.S. supply chain, and Christmas trees are no exception,” the American Christmas Tree Association warned recently. “These challenges mean that there will be fewer live and artificial Christmas trees available this year, and those that are available will cost more than before.” A June triple-digit heatwave in Oregon, where many West Coast sellers buy from, damaged some trees — especially popular Noble firs, which bud...
    Jill Biden on Monday unveiled a holiday theme close to the heart, tying together her love of learning with the challenges the country faced during the coronavirus pandemic and paying tribute to the former families that lived in the White House. 'Gifts from the Heart' will be the theme for the 2021 White House Holiday Season, the first lady revealed.  Inspiration for the theme came from the 'small acts of kindness and experiences that lifted our spirits this year and throughout the pandemic,' the East Wing said in a statement. Over 100 volunteers decorated the state rooms of the White House over the past week with adornments tied to the theme, including stacks of books, floating candles, and Christmas Tree decorations featuring photographs of previous first families.  Decorating the 55,000 square foot White House involved 41 Christmas Trees, 6,000 feet of ribbon, more than 300 candles and over 10,000 ornaments.  Even the famous Gingerbread White House - which is on display in the State Dining Room - was inspired by the 'gratitude and admiration for our Nation's frontline workers who kept our country...
    An Australian woman has shared clever decor hack for her Christmas tree using only a pair of scissors and tinsel.  Teana, from Melbourne has received more than one million views on TikTok since posting her unconventional tinsel trick.  Accompanied with only a pair of scissors she wraps the tinsel around a single branch tip and snips off the excess to reveal a 'firework effect'. Using only a pair of scissors Teana, from Melbourne wraps the tinsel around a single tree branch tip and snips the excess off to reveal the desired "firework effect" She then continues to snip the strands of tinsel to create a full looking tree tip. The matte silver tinsel used in the viral video works cohesively with Teana's complementary silver, soft teal and lilac tree decorations.  She revealed that the tinsel wrapping process took only 30 minutes to complete.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Life's little luxuries: FEMAIL picks out a selection of the... Can't find any champers? Try a sparkling saké: Terrifying... Aussie brand sees staggering 1,100% increase in...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A piece of the Delaware Valley is headed down to the nation’s capital for the holidays. The national Christmas tree display will light up in Washington a week from today. And hanging on it? Ornaments from some of Philly’s youngest and brightest. READ MORE: 16-Year-Old Shot 8 Times In Deadly North Philadelphia Shooting, Police SayGeorge W. Nebinger Elementary students have been busy, and they’re excited to show of the fruits of their labor. “I did the LOVE statue,” second grader Mathilde Klein, 7, told CBS3. “I made the one with the deer and a state flower,” Concepcion Escobar, 11, said. Tree ornaments with a Philly and Pennsylvania flair. They’ll soon hang on Christmas trees at the White House. Second grader Jack Troy drew on his passion “My favorite subject is history, war history,” he said. He gave us this rendering of a famous boat trip, with George Washington crossing the Delaware River. Being his biggest critic, Jack will tell you the boat needed a little work. ‘One of my friends when they saw that said...
    Waukesha held a moment of silence Sunday, one week after a man plowed a vehicle through a Christmas parade Canada reports North Americas first cases of omicron COVID-19 variant Get Paid $200 by Signing Up for This New Card. (Yeah, Seriously) Ad Microsoft Pay No Interest Until 2023 With a Better Card Ad Microsoft $200 Sign Up Bonus Just In Time For The Holidays Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/21 SLIDES © Courtesy of Jana Kramer/Instagram (2) Making spirits bright! Candace Cameron Bure, Joanna Gaines, Bindi Irwin and more celebrities aren’t waiting until December to get into the holiday mood — they started decorating as soon as Halloween ended. “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!! It’s happening, people!!!” the Full House alum, 45, wrote via Instagram on November 10,...
    It’s the time of the year when most Americans finish Thanksgiving leftovers and venture out in search for the best holiday sales. More importantly, they plan their household centerpiece of the season: the Christmas tree. While some revel in the scent of a real tree and the joy of picking one out at a local farm, others prefer the simplicity of artificial trees they can reuse for Christmases to come. But consumers are becoming more climate-conscious, and considering which tree has the lowest impact on our rapidly warming planet has become a vital part of the holiday decision. Plus, choosing a planet-friendly tree will likely get you on Santa’s good list. So, which kind of tree has the lowest carbon footprint — a natural tree or a store-bought plastic tree? It’s complicated, experts say. “It’s definitely a lot more nuanced and complex than you think,” Andy Finton, the landscape conservation director and forest ecologist for the Nature Conservancy in Massachusetts, told CNN. We’ve made a list — and checked it twice — of the things to know before you choose...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It’s a big weekend for lighting Christmas trees, both at home and in our communities. Saturday, a tree lighting ceremony was held in the Little Italy area of the Bronx. The festivities took place at a park on Arthur Avenue and included caroling, hot chocolate, Italian cookies and an appearance by Santa. There was also a toy giveaway to support children and families who are fighting cancer.
    Christmas in the Park returned to downtown San Jose on Friday after a year’s absence, and hundreds of people turned out to welcome back the longtime holiday tradition. Plaza de Cesar Chavez was packed with people waiting for Santa Claus to throw the switch that lit up the 65-foot Christmas tree at the center of the park, which will host the walk-through display’s 31st season through Jan. 2. And while the crowd numbers were 2019 big, many people were masked up as they made their way around the park, a reminder that we’re still fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 26: Jupiter Rosales (5) sits on her dad William Rosales’, of San Jose, shoulders during Christmas in the Park tree lighting ceremony at Plaza de Cesar Chavez in downtown San Jose San Jose, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. (Shae Hammond/Bay Area News Group)  Elias and Maggie Gonzales brought their girls, 7-year-old Eleanor and 3-year-old Adeline, to see the tree-lighting and enjoy cups of hot chocolate. While the San Jose family did the drive-through version of Christmas...
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- The countdown is on. Today we cranked up the Christmas music, grabbed our favorite festive clothing and officially started the holiday season in San Jose.For more than forty years, the South Bay has done this with Christmas in the Park.It's now officially re-opened and back at its Downtown location."This Downtown event is why we exist," Christmas in the Park Exec. Director Jason Minsky said. "It's our main focus, it's our priority and I'm just so excited to be back."RELATED: SJ's Christmas in the Park in need of volunteers for 2021 season2020 was the first year in decades that the park was not fully decorated with Christmas displays for families to visit and enjoy.Now, it's back and organizers say it's better than ever. There's an all-new inflatable beer and wine garden, a tree so big you can walk through it and much, much more.Not all is new this year though, the familiar grove of community-decorated Christmas trees returned - 537 to be exact.Whether it was first time decorators enjoying the sense of community, or people renewing...
    IT is not even December but eager Christmas fans already have their trees up – maybe to make up for last year’s restricted festivities. The Queen has a fabulous 15-footer all a-twinkle at Windsor Castle, while celebs rush to be first with the fir on social media as they post images of theirs.  9Want to know how to keep your tree fresh all the way up to Christmas Day and beyond? Follow these tips from Veronika Kusak who sold Prince Harry and Meghan Markle their first one togetherCredit: Getty Take a bough, Marvin Humes, Abbey Clancy and Britney Spears, and families across the land will follow this weekend as they choose their pines. But how to keep those needles fresh into New Year? Veronika Kusak, director at trees company Pines and Needles – where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle bought their first one together – shares her top tips. Buy from a small, local seller, not a big chain 9Pines at local dealers tend to be harvested after those that go to big chains, meaning they are fresher.Credit: Getty THIS...
    (CNN) — It’s the time of the year when most Americans finish Thanksgiving leftovers and venture out in search for the best holiday sales. More importantly, they plan their household centerpiece of the season: the Christmas tree. While some revel in the scent of a real tree and the joy of picking one out at a local farm, others prefer the simplicity of artificial trees they can reuse for Christmases to come. READ MORE: Why You Might Be Happier If You Don't Buy Anything In Cyber WeekBut consumers are becoming more climate-conscious, and considering which tree has the lowest impact on our rapidly warming planet has become a vital part of the holiday decision. Plus, choosing a planet-friendly tree will likely get you on Santa’s good list. So, which kind of tree has the lowest carbon footprint — a natural tree or a store-bought plastic tree? It’s complicated, experts say. “It’s definitely a lot more nuanced and complex than you think,” Andy Finton, the landscape conservation director and forest ecologist for the Nature Conservancy in Massachusetts, told CNN. We’ve made...
    The Best Fire Pits of 2021 Ezekiel Elliott jumping into Salvation Army kettle has become a Cowboys Thanksgiving tradition Have Excellent Credit? These Cards Are for You Ad Microsoft $200 Sign Up Bonus Just In Time For The Holidays Ad Microsoft Experts Urge Americans to Refi Before 2022 Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/15 SLIDES © Courtesy of Hannah Brown/Instagram Making spirits bright! Candace Cameron Bure, Joanna Gaines, Bindi Irwin and more celebrities aren’t waiting until December to get into the holiday mood — they started decorating as soon as Halloween ended. “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!! It’s happening, people!!!” the Full House alum, 45, wrote via Instagram on November 10, sharing a video of herself putting up her fake tree at home. “The tree is up and the decorations are just getting started! Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas !...
    CHRISTMAS has arrived in the household of Britain’s biggest family, The Radfords.  Mum-of-22 Sue, 46, from Morecambe, revealed to fans that she has put up the first of their many Christmas trees. 5Mum-of-22 Sue Radford has revealed that one of their many Christmas trees is up in their houseCredit: INSTAGRAM 5The Radfords usually go all out with their festive decorationsCredit: INSTAGRAM In previous years, the Radfords have had as many as seven trees around their 10-bedroom home as part of their festive celebrations and fork out £5,000 on their kids’ presents. In 2020, as well as their trees in their lounge, kitchen and front porch area, Sue placed colourful ones in four of her kids’ rooms.  Recently, Sue got in the festive spirit as she eyed up £60 Christmas train decoration and GIANT toadstools for their home. Sue and Noel are parents to Chris, 32, Sophie, 27, Chloe, 26, Jack, 24, Daniel, 22, Luke, 21, Millie, 20, Katie, 19, James, 18, Ellie, 16, Aimee, 15, Josh, 14, Max, 12, Tillie, 11, Oscar, 10, Casper, nine, Hallie, six, Phoebe, five, Archie,...
    WITH a month away until Christmas, it's time to start packing presents for our young ones. Although we do love them to bits, there's no denying that sometimes the small rascals try absolutely everything to test our limits. 2Not only Adam is a gifted photographer but also a savvy dad! Adam Kyle Jackson, from Houston, Texas, is a dad and knows better than anyone else how frustrating it can get when your children don't listen to you. That is, until now. The talented extreme weather and landscape photographer recently came up with a genius trick that will make any kid behave like an angel. FABULOUS BINGO: GET A £5 FREE BONUS WITH NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED If your child is misbehaving and no amount of “Santa won't come here this year then!'' seems to be helping anymore, you have to try this - Adam claims it works wonders! This simple trick involves only two things - your personal phone and your significant other's phone; in this case, it's his wife's iPhone. Knowing the passcode would be ideal, he reminds. Most read...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Thanksgiving is just two days away, and millions of Americans are getting ready to put up a Christmas tree. But there’s a shortage this year. So if you don’t have one already, you better act fast. For nearly 30 years, the Vandervalk Farm and Winery in Mendon, Massachusetts, has been a destination for families searching for the perfect Christmas tree. READ MORE: Surfside Collapse Survivors Receive Holiday Gift CardsBut Casey Vandervalk, the farm’s owner, says it will be quiet there this year. Last Christmas, during the height of the pandemic, the demand for a real tree was higher than normal. As a result, Vandervalk oversold, cutting into this year’s supply. It takes between seven and 15 years for the trees to grow tall enough to sell. Farmers across the country are dealing with shortages for the same reason Vandervalk is, coupled with excessive rain. There’s around 15,000 Christmas tree farms in the U.S. And each year, Americans purchase approximately 25 to 30 million real Christmas trees. READ MORE: Neighbors 4 Neighbors Comedy 4 A Cause Will Make...
    THERE is a new decorating tip that promises to save you time this holiday season. A home and style expert said the trick will change the way you adorn your Christmas tree.  3A home and life guru has shared her Christmas tree decorating hackCredit: TikTok / @casa_anguiano 3The trick is thought to make the Christmas tree look brighterCredit: TikTok / @casa_anguiano Nina, who markets herself as a “go to girl for affordable finds,” shared her Christmas tree decorating hack on TikTok.  Rather than walking around your Christmas tree wrapping the lights horizontally, she suggested hanging them vertically.  First, she said to place the end of the lights without the pronged plug at the top of the tree. “If you have a tree topper that needs to be plugged in, this will be very useful,” she noted.  “Then string them vertically.  "This will allow you to use less lights, it’ll appear brighter on your tree, and [is] easier to remove at the end of the season,” she concluded. Most read in LifestyleLAW & ORDER Furious Meg sends LAWYER to defend 'difficult...
    A WOMAN has gone viral on TikTok for sharing how she decorates her Christmas tree using balloons. The mum-of-one, Ninoshka shared the video to her account, ninoshka_xo, where it has now been viewed over two million times and praised by thousands of people. 3Some users were sceptical about whether Ninoshka's hack would workCredit: @ninoshka_xo/Tiktok 3Everyone agreed the end results are stunningCredit: @ninoshka_xo/Tiktok Ninoshka, who is from the US, posted the video of her blowing up balloons to the famous sound 'Nobody is going to know'. She then places the half blown up balloon in the tree, which made many users ask her to reveal the final results. Ninoshka gave the people what they wanted and showed the full tree in a separate video. The tree has a stunning colour scheme of black, gold and white and she uses a mixture of ribbons, baubles, lights and balloons to create the stunning design. Rather than using tinsel or tree filler branches, Ninoshka uses the balloons to make the tree look fuller and to cover up any empty spaces. From a distance, you...
    AS MUCH as we try to resist and hold off till 1st December, it's hard to deny that the festive season is upon us. So it's time to get up into the loft and bring down those faithful Christmas trees and brightly-coloured baubles. 1Ever wondered how many baubles and lights you need for the perfect tree? Well... there's a formula for that.Credit: Getty When it comes to decorating the tree, everyone's got a different preference; some like multi-coloured light while others prefer all white. Some take a "more is more" stance while others aim for minimalism. And the tinsel... don't even get me started on the tinsel. If you've felt overwhelmed by options and not known what's right, don't worry you have a rather unlikely rescuer. That's right, science is here to save the day as savvy researchers at Sheffield University Maths Society designed a formula to help you create the perfect tree. Most read in LifestyleDOC FURY Queen left 'upset' as royals ‘slam' NEW BBC documentary set to air TOMORROWAIR MARE Meghan & Harry DITCH private jet & 'copy' humble...
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    The 99th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting is set for Thursday, Dec. 2, the National Park Service announced Monday. The annual ceremony on the Ellipse, near the White House, will be hosted by LL Cool J, with holiday music from Billy Porter, Chris Stapleton, H.E.R., Juanes, Keb’ Mo’, Kristin Chenoweth, Maren Morris and Patti LaBelle alongside the U.S. Army Band Downrange and the Howard Gospel Choir. CBS will broadcast the ceremony Sunday, Dec. 5, at 8:30 p.m. The National Christmas Tree site will be open to the public Dec. 4 through Jan. 1, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The first Christmas tree lighting was held by President Coolidge in 1923. You can find out more about the tradition on the National Christmas Tree site.
    (CBS) – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee LL Cool J will ring in the holiday season as the host of The National Christmas Tree Lighting coming to CBS and Paramount+ on , Sunday, December 5th starting at 8:30PM, ET/8:00PM, PT. This beloved American tradition, presented by the National Park Service (NPS) and National Park Foundation (NPF), will feature a star-studded lineup of musical performances by Billy Porter, Chris Stapleton, H.E.R., Juanes, Keb’ Mo’, Kristin Chenoweth, Maren Morris and Patti LaBelle singing holiday favorites. In addition to the official lighting of the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse in President’s Park in Washington, D.C., the event will also feature performances by the U.S. Army Band Downrange and the Howard Gospel Choir. The National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony will take place on Thursday, December 2nd. For more event information and updates, please visit thenationaltree.org and follow President’s Park on Facebook  and Twitter. Check your local listings for more information.