Christmas

If Santa could give you something this Christmas...

Loop PNG lifestyle asked random people what they would want for this Christmas.

The responses, if not very specific, varied:

There are those who are focused on technology and know exactly what they want:

DJI Phantom 3 Standard Quardcopter Drone With 2.7 HD Video Camera, DSLR camera, 5D cannon, i-Phone 6, Apple Mac, Canon D3500 and S7 (for my husband).

Venezuela's 'Grinch' seizes 5 million toys before Christmas

Critics say the consumer protection agency, which targeted the toy warehouse this week, has become "the Grinch that stole Christmas" because many families won't be able to buy the confiscated toys for the holiday.

Agency head William Contreras disputed that, saying executives at toy distributor Kreisel-Venezuela, the largest of its kind in the country, "don't care about our children's right to have a merry Christmas."

He told reporters, "They say we're stealing the toys from this company, but the company committed fraud against our country."

Mall of America in Minnesota employs its first black Santa in its 24-year history

Larry Jefferson, a retired army veteran from Texas, will greet children this weekend at the shopping centre's Christmas experience.

Co-owner of the photo studio, Landon Luther, has told the Minnesota Star Tribune that he's been looking for a more diverse Santa that children of colour can relate to since last year.

"This is a long time coming," he said.

K30,000 worth of credits to give away

The partnership between Digicel and Nau FM will give three lucky customers, who purchase a 1Tok Combo, the chance to win K100 credits daily over the next 100 days.  

Digicel managing director, mobile, Shivan Bhargava, says Digicel is thrilled to launch a promotion that gives back to its customers.

“Christmas is a time for giving and we are delighted to give back to our customers and provide them with the chance to win extra credit so they can stay connected with their family and friends over Christmas and the New Year,” he states.

Nauru’s President Baron Waqa delivers Christmas message

Just over 2000 years ago a saviour was born, to bring hope to a broken world. God had a plan for his people since the very creation of the earth, and it is this same hope that we hold onto as we celebrate Christmas in Nauru in 2015.

Dialysis patients celebrate Christmas with loved ones

The patients organised an evening of feasting and exchanged gifts with one another.

Family members, doctors and nurses also joined in the celebrations to make the night a memorable one for the patients.

The Republic of Nauru (RON) Hospital's dialysis clinic treats approximately 10 patients per day in four-hour dialysis sessions three days per week.

     

Reese helps Obama family with Christmas tree lighting

The Oscar winner was joined on stage by Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, their daughters, Malia and Sasha, and Michelle's mother, Marian Robinson, for the annual event, and even lent her vocals for some Christmas carols with the family, and singer Aloe Blacc.

"Happy holidays to Reese and everyone here tonight and everyone watching at home," the president said before leading the crowd to a countdown that ultimately ended with the famous lighting of the tree.