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'All celebrated out': a Christmas poem

A never ending shopping list, non-stop festivities with family and friends, plans to do it all differently next year ... yep, that's Christmas in Kylie Orr's house.

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Editor's picks: Christmas gifts for babies and toddlers

There's never been more choice when it comes to stylish basics and ingenious playthings for babies and toddlers. Here are EB editor Amber's selections for wonderful Christmas gifts.

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The magic of believing

I’m not ready for my son to stop believing in Santa yet. But should I treat him like the intelligent and sensible boy that he is and tell the truth, or should I lie, with the good intentions of keeping the magic alive for just a little longer?

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Alternative options for Christmas giving

While we love to spoil the people closest to us at Christmas, it can also be a time to make an extra effort to help those in need. Here are some ideas for how your family can help others this festive season.

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Record holder ... David Richards has installed 500,000 lights at his home.

Aussie family smashes Christmas lights world record

A Canberra family has decorated their home with more than half a million Christmas lights, reclaiming a Guinness world record they first held in 2011, to raise money for SIDS and Kids.

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ATM warnings for Christmas shoppers

Shoppers are being warned to be vigilant about their financial safety during the festive season, traditionally a busy time for criminal gangs targeting ATMs.

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"If you feel your stress levels rising, take a deep breath and ask yourself: what is really important here?" ... Pinky McKay

'Tis the season to be stressed

At Christmas, it’s easy to feel pressure to make this time special, often at the expense of your own well-being. Pinky McKay shares advice on how to stay calm during the frantic festive season.

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