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The North Pole

This elegantly laid-out site has a wide range of Christmas features - an online Advent calendar, festive facts and fun activities. It features a service for writing letters to Santa (the north pole apparently gets email these days), and for sending electronic Christmas cards for all your friends Christmas greetings for the world to see.

Santa Visits

Not everyone has the patience to sit and wait for Santa to come hurtling down their chimney. If you want to take a more 'pro-active' approach, Santa Visits offers Christmas holiday trips to Lapland. Stay in a log cabin, apartment, bungalow or hotel and Visit Santa whilst there.

Xmas Time

Xmas Time offers Christmas shopping, gifts & present ideas. They offer gifts to suit all ages and price ranges, from kid's toys to luxury spa experiences and sports car days for adults. A less festive and more commercial experience, but at least it brings it all together in one place.

How did Christmas start?

An informative website from Soon Ministries which explores everything from the origin of the first Christmas to the real St. Nicholas (who became Santa Claus), where Boxing Day came from, the story behind the giving of Cards and gifts, Christmas Eve celebrations -in fact, just about everything there is to know about Christmas.


Everything you could possibly want from an online gift shop. From flowers, chocolates and champagne to balloon rides and formula 1 racing to a day at a 5 star spa to..... Anyway, have a look for yourself.

Tyler's Christmas Trees

From real and fake trees, to wreaths and holly, to information about the history and care of Christmas trees, this site also provides information on the retail locations where you can pick up the trees. If you prefer, the trees and other items can be ordered by phone with next day delivery anywhere throughout the UK.

Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe

This is the online shopfront for the Royal Mile based dedicated Christmas store. They offer a range of historic, collectible and souvenir type Christmas decorations and tree ornaments. You should note that the prices displayed do not include VAT as they calculate that at the checkout when you choose which country you're from. They deliver worldwide.