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Fabulously Festive Things to Do

Sparkles, flashing Rudolph jumpers, tinsel, baubles, turkey, mulled wine…  The festive season’s well and truly upon us, so we thought it fitting to put together a few festive ideas to get you in the seasonal spirit which go well beyond watching Christmas telly and listening to Wizzard on the radio…

Games

Snowman wrapping competition. Wrap a person in toilet paper and decorate as a snowman. First to finish or the one judged the best, wins!

Christmas carol charades. This is a fun, all-rounder for everyone. It’s sure to raise a few guffaws!

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Movies to Watch this Christmas

Yep, the most wonderful time of the year has arrived – but is it the most wonderful time for movies? Brace yourself, lovely GoneDigging readers, because we’re delivering a list of the best Christmas movies. Roast a chestnut, pour yourself a mulled wine and settle in to our cinematic sack of goodies…

Home Alone (1990)

C’mon, who hasn’t seen Home Alone? If you’re in need of a big laugh, this film will totally crack you up as you watch home-alone youngster, Kevin (Macualay Culkin), fend for himself and defend his abode from two clumsy criminals (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) who are planning to burgle every house in the neighbourhood. Kevin uses a whole bunch of tools to create various booby traps in an effort to prevent the burglars from breaking in.

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The Christmas Party Hangover Helper

The Christmas Party Hangover Helper

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Shopping Safely Online

Shopping online is a big part of our lives, but some shoppers worry that their card details won't be safe online. We ensure our customers are safe when shopping with us, and so do our friends at Sainsbury's Bank. Here are their helpful tips to make sure you're protected when you shop anywhere on the internet.

Shopping Safely Online

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Fun Festive Food Ideas

With our fun festive food ideas you'll find a seasonal show stopper to wheel out to family and friends over the Christmas period.

Olive Penguins

A must for Monty fans, these penguins look super-cute but are also made from cheese and vegetables!

Ingredients

Large black olives (for body)
Small black olives (for head)
Baby carrots
Mozzarella balls
Toothpicks

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Strawberry Santas

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Festive Facts

So you’ve bought the turkey, decorated the tree, put up the mistletoe and written all the Christmas cards. Ever stopped to wonder how these traditions began – where Santa Claus comes from, why we hang stockings and eat turkey? Here are a few facts to get you feeling especially festive this year...

Christmas Baubles

  • Santa Claus comes from a Dutch folk tale based on Saint Nicholas, or Sinterklaas, who gave gifts on 6th December
  • As well as shortening the word, the ‘X’

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Win Our Favourite Christmas Presents!

Have you started your Christmas shopping? Stuck for ideas? Our superb selection of personalised gifts are a great place to start!

We’ve decided to make searching for the perfect Christmas gift really easy for you this year, we’re giving away five of our most popular personalised Christmas presents every day this week.

All you have to do is answer the festive question on the image correctly to enter our prize draw. Email your answers to ‘win@gonedigging.co.uk

Monday: A bottle of Personalised Christmas Champagne presented in a Luxury Red Gift Box

Personalised Christmas Champagne

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Festive Reads for Kids

Often, just before bed on the one magical eve of the year, an ideal Christmas book can make for the ideal way to soothe animated little ones off to the world of sugar plums and fairies. But they’re also perfect in the run up to the special day, not to mention the rest of December. Here are our top Christmas books, perfect for little ones this festive season. Grab a mince pie and read away...

Your Letter to Santa

Your Letter to Santa

This cute, rhyming festive kids’ book will take your little one on a magical journey to find out how their letter arrived at Santa’s house in the North Pole, then how he delivers the gifts to your child’s home. For an extra few pounds, you can get your mitts on the classic hardback version, which features a premium silk-finished hard cover. Even grown-ups will love reading this Christmassy number...

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The Top Toys & Accessories of the 80s, 90s & 00s

The Top Toys & Accessories of the 80s, 90s & 00s

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Bonfire Night on a Budget

Sure, we love Bonfire Night because of all the fireworks we get to see. But many of us forget the real reason 5th November came into being. Does Guy Fawkes ring a bell? You know, the bloke who tried (and failed!) to blow up the Houses of Parliament with his notorious Gunpowder Plot, way back in 1605... Remember? 

Bonfire

Nowadays, it’s become the norm for folks to create their own Guys to put on bonfires on 5th November. Making your own Guy Fawkes is much easier than you might think. In fact, it’s a great way to keep the kids occupied. Fancy having a go? Here’s GoneDigging’s official Guy guide...

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