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Christmas Day

Christmas Day plane crash in Myanmar kills 2, but 70 survive

A man surveys the burnt wreck of the plane that crashed near Myanmar's Heho airport. Photo: AFP

Survivors of a crash landing in Myanmar on Christmas Day recounted fleeing the burning plane as smoke filled the cabin after the airliner came down in a field short of the runway.

Thursday, 27 December, 2012, 2:58am

Santa finds room at occupy central

Despite this Christmas being the coldest in 27 years, Hong Kong's Occupy Central movement has used the festive season to settle firmly into its communal home.

28 Dec 2011 - 12:00am


Festive Food


Four Seasons Hotel Tel: 3196 8888

Christmas Eve

Caprice: two-course set lunch HK$460, three-course set lunch HK$520; eight-course dinner HK$2,680

Lung King Heen: eight-course lunch HK$460; eight-course dinner HK$1,788

Christmas Day

8 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Police appeal for information

Police appealed to the public for information yesterday after the body of a month-old boy was found on a rock on the shore of Chek Lap Kok South Road at about 9am on Christmas Day. The baby was wearing a white vest with a star pattern. Officers said the baby was about 52cm long. There were no superficial injuries on the body, which had started to decompose.

27 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

In the spirit of the season

Spending Christmas Day at home with the family is a luxury many of us take for granted. No matter what your religious beliefs are, if any, there is something about this time of year that brings everyone together. But while you are enjoying the celebrations, spare a thought for those who are separated from their loved ones due to work, illness or even prison

5 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Santa sightings

Santa will be kept busy this holiday season. Spot him on Christmas Day at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, making appearances and giving away presents at the hotel's outlets, Grand Cafe, Grissini, Kaetsu and Tiffin, during lunch and dinner. He will also drop into the Mandarin Oriental on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to hand out presents during lunch and dinner.

5 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

mistletoe and wine

1 What significant event happened in Hong Kong on Christmas Day, 1941?

2 Christmas Jones is a character in which James Bond movie?

3 The song White Christmas, made famous by Bing Crosby, was written by who?

4 Why is Christmas Island so called?

5 In the US, what happens on Black Friday?

23 Dec 2007 - 12:00am


Festive food


Four Seasons Hotel

Tel: 3196 8708

Christmas Eve

Caprice: eight-course dinner HK$2,380

Lung King Heen: eight-course dinner, or HK$1,380 minimum charge

The Lounge: five-course dinner HK$980

Christmas Day

Caprice: eight-course dinner HK$1,680

13 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Business as usual

Mac Krip (far left) Custom Tailor

This year I will spend the holiday working - as I have done every Christmas Day for 36 years. You'd be surprised by the number of customers who come in, and it can actually be one of our busiest trading days.

3 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

What's On


'It's good to play together.' This is the theme of 'Xbox Xtraordinary Xmas @ Times Square', open today until Christmas Day. Come and try out more than 100 types of video games. You can also do a good deed and help raise money for the Po Leung Kuk charity.

23 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Offensive word

On Christmas Day, I, my wife and our three young children sat down to watch an afternoon film called Rainbow on TVB Pearl.

It was a very entertaining film, which the whole family enjoyed.

However, to my dismay on a number of occasions in the film I heard the word s***.

2 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

Island Shangri-La Restaurant Petrus gala dinner menu - Christmas Day

Salade de homard au caviar Oscietre, et huitres de belon en gelee

Jellied belon oysters and Maine lobster medallions with apple beetroot salad and Oscietra caviare

Consomme de poularde au foie gras, infu sion de gingembre et coriande

Double-boiled poularde consomme scent ed with ginger and coriander

1 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Gourmet Dining

Christmas Eve dinner menu at Margaux, Kowloon Shangri-La

Salad of lobster and charcoal-grilled artichokes, tarragon vinaigrette

Black truffle consomme with Armagnac

Salmon fillet baked with a pike souffle on a caviare cream sauce (pike is a kind of fish )

1 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Christmas spirit

We bought a Fortress brand washing machine from Fortress in 1997.

4 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Night service

MTR services will run through the night tomorrow. Airport Express services to Chek Lap Kok will start an hour earlier at 5am tomorrow and on Christmas Day.

23 Dec 1998 - 12:00am