We're trying something new on our Twitter feed today (@Christmas_UK) - we're running a series of knockout polls to discover what Christmas UK followers think was the best advert from last year's run-up. Come join us!
The Famous Grouse ad is back for Fathers Day!
May's dragging on a bit, isn't it? We'll be back soon :)
If you thought it was odd that there were Christmas movies on over Easter, on Christmas Eve 1981 BBC2 showed Cliff Richard's "Summer Holiday"!
Christmas UK Countdown: There are 250 days until Christmas...
Enjoy your Easter! Did you know that people eat more chocolate at Easter than at Christmas? We have some catching up to do next time around...
Easter seems to be the favoured time for the odd Christmas movie these days!
Naturally there's a decent Christmas movie being shown on Film 4 on Good Friday :)
Christmas UK Countdown: There are 300 days until Christmas...
Markets Ending: Edinburgh, London/Southbank/London Eye, Swansea
Markets Ending: London/Hyde Park
It's been a fun run-up yet again this year, albeit a noticeably dialled-back one due to... well, you probably know why! As life changes and gets more complex, hopefully you can depend on us to give you an escape from life's challenges year after year. Christmas forms a handy milestone for us all to focus on the positives in life, and please join us again in July as we look forwards to Christmas 2017. In the meantime, have a happy, peaceful New Year, and remember to join us when it all kicks off again next year! From myself, Linus, and Nick in Ops, thank you for following us, sending us tips, and generally being wonderful company as we share the joy of the Christmas run-up together. We wouldn't keep doing this if it wasn't for you :)