Read about the biggest dog show in the world and practise some doggy vocabulary in this language exercise.
Bonfire Night, Boxing Day, Christmas Eve or Holy Night?
Father Christmas, Kris Kringle or Saint Nick?
Owen Connors talks about the 19th-century poem that created the modern image of Santa Claus.
get out of control (außer Kontrolle geraten)
"Where will Christmas lights appear next?": Colin Beaven shares his thoughts on a tradition he feels is out of control. Premium users and magazine subscribers can listen to the text for free.
"Over time, public holidays change their purpose": Mike Pilewski on Thanksgiving and other traditions.
Owen Connors describes the 2,000-year history of the Irish sport of hurling.
"What could 'Scottish week' at the bank mean?" Dagmar Taylor looks at the use of a popular stereotype.
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