Christmas Music

Why there's no place like home this holiday season

Holidays are a time to kick back, relax and put your feet up, to slip on the swimsuit, crack open a beer and chill out with your favourite book. Right?

Sunday, 8 July, 2012, 12:00am

Gifts to cherish, and those that are rubbish

Valerie Chow, owner of children's wear brand Mama Kid

28 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Jingle all the way for a Chinese christmas

The best example of a mainland adaptation of a foreign festival may be the tradition of eating apples on Christmas Eve.

23 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

How bazaar

Contrary to the assumptions of advertising agents, not everyone looks forward to Christmas as a bout of crazed spending partly offset by speculating about what they're going to get from Santa/wife/mum.

23 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Seeing red

'Oh come all ye faithful' is one carol that is unlikely to be sung in the home of our next chief executive this Christmas.

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

THE GIFT OF BEAUTY

Temperatures are down and the Christmas decorations are up, which means the holidays will soon be in full swing. Whether you plan to party the nights away or escape for a family vacation this year, FACES has your beauty needs covered.

8 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Good, old-fashioned fun

For proof that computers run the world, look to the jolly old man in the red suit. If technology has infiltrated even Santa's tried-and-true operations, you know it's all around. At least, it is in Sarah Smith's 3D-animated Arthur Christmas.

4 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Up close and personal

Spending several Christmases in Hong Kong as a child, the city always struck me as magical - the buzz of the streets, midnight markets and neon lights - my favourite pastime then, as it is now with my son, is to take the Star Ferry across the harbour to view up close Hong Kong's famous Christmas lights.

2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Shop 'til you drop

Signs of Christmas come earlier each year with the first of Hong Kong's festive decorations being unveiled almost a month ago. With glimpses of Christmas trees or Santa grottos being erected, the general mood of shoppers transforms.

2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Wanderlust

Full-time lawyer and author of Hong Kong State of Mind, Jason Y Ng is a seasoned traveller, having visited more than 100 cities around the world - he still manages to squeeze in two overseas trips a month, whether for business or pleasure. He writes about his experiences abroad and other issues on his blog, As I See It, which he started in 2008 and has attracted a sizeable following.

2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Sounds of the Season (CD) Taylor Swift

In answer to questions about whether she would ever return to the world of country music, Taylor Swift has released an outstanding album, Sounds of the Season.

This Christmas album by the talented young singer shows us a side of her we haven't seen or heard from in a while - her country side.

2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Martinis & Mistletoe

The Kassia Women's Choir and Kassia Men's Chorus (above) sing 1950s Christmas songs such as Jingle Bell Rock, Baby, It's Cold Outside, Frosty The Snowman and I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus. Today, 8pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$220 Urbtix; and Fri, 8pm, Island School, 20 Borrett Rd, Mid-Levels, HK$200 (from Katterwall). Inquiries: 2575 3931

14 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Christmas message

This Christmas, Young Post will carry your messages of cheer and good wishes to your loved ones. If you want the chance of having your season's greeting published, send it to us at yp@scmp.com - with 'greetings' in the subject field. We'll publish the best ones in our Holiday Bumper Edition which comes out on Christmas Eve.

3 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Christmas message

This Christmas, Young Post will carry your messages of cheer and good wishes to your loved ones. If you want the chance of having your season's greeting published, send it to us at yp@scmp.com - with 'greetings' in the subject field. We'll publish the best ones in our Holiday Bumper Edition which comes out on Christmas Eve.

2 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Christmas message

This Christmas, Young Post will carry your messages of cheer and good wishes to your loved ones. If you want the chance of having your season's greeting published, send it to us at yp@scmp.com - with 'greetings' in the subject field. We'll publish the best ones in our Holiday Bumper Edition which comes out on Christmas Eve.

1 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

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