Two dark Christmas movies provide the perfect antidote to Yuletide sentimentality

Shaw claimed to be a non-believer, but he understood Christmas more clearly than many Christians

Certain people love to deride the film, but they are missing the point

Julius wanted Rome to be a new Jerusalem and a new Athens. So he compelled three artistic geniuses to realise his vision

Growing numbers of people are getting horses with no intention of riding them, leaving them underexercised and prone to disease

‘The fun of Christmas,’ Chesterton believed, ‘is founded on the seriousness of Christmas’

We asked a variety of Catholic writers about their preferred tipple

Dickens’s anti-hero made some good points. But the festivity of the season is essential to its meaning

If the assumption of bad faith in others becomes a national habit then the emotional poison will stay in our politics for decades to come