Father Christmas

A poll suggests 40 per cent of British people believe Jesus was not a real historical figure, a statistic that highlights the Church’s failing to communicate with the public

Much-loved Fr Dennis Higgins has caused a storm over his apparent remarks to children. But why are we obsessed by the figure of a great fat man bearing presents?

The more presents people buy, the faster the economy will recover: so let it rip

Or does that lessen the wonder and magic of Christmas?