Father Christmas

In a German village's post office, Santa Claus is a man of letters

Father Christmas comes calling in Himmelpfort. Photo: AP

Once upon a time it was an unremarkable village in the former East Germany, with a rather misleading name: Himmelpfort, or Heaven's Gate, though there is not that much heavenly about it.

Tuesday, 18 December, 2012, 4:08am

Christmas gifts

Gifted Santa . . . Wong Choi-ha, six, was happy to get a gift from Santa Claus on Christmas Day although her Christmas wish was to 'get well very soon'. Father Christmas, a doctor in disguise, left behind his sleigh and arrived in a stretch limousine at the Duchess of Kent Children's Hospital in Sandy Bay to bring smiles to the faces of sick children.

26 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Picture perfect to boost appeal total

TRYING to think of an unforgettable Christmas gift for your family, friends, or even yourself? How about a snapshot with Santa? Bring yourself and your loved one to Park Lane Shoppers' Boulevard, City One or Mei Foo Sun Chuen this weekend, drop some money into a donation box and you can have pictures taken with Father Christmas.

20 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

JLG catches London through-tram

FOR those who dwell on nuances, metaphor and the diplomatic skills of saying very little with many words, the start of the 31st meeting of the Joint Liaison Group in London yesterday was a triumph.

As these events go, those who like to read between the lines could only have been impressed at the warmth of banter between the two sides.

15 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Santa lives on for the lucky ones

TWENTY-FIVE years ago, the prospect of hearing Santa Claus was a fake would have left millions of children totally disillusioned. Today, I'm not so sure.

2 Dec 1994 - 12:00am