How celebs spent their Christmas weekend

2015-12-28 11:41

See how these local and international celebrities spent their Christmas and what they got.

Christmas spiced mini cheesecakes

2015-12-24 10:06

These festive nibbles are so easy to make!

Plastic Christmas trees sales soar, but some still prefer the real thing

2015-12-23 12:25

Many homeowners have shifted from buying traditional live Christmas trees, and now prefer the faux trees, which are cheaper and can be reused.

Fear and guilt - the emotions that come with the festive season

2015-12-22 00:00

Human behaviour specialist, teacher and international best-selling author explains how to train our brains to unlearn these socially learned behaviours.

In how many languages can you say Merry Christmas?

2015-12-17 13:27

Test yourself to see if you wish someone this festive season – in other languages.

The most useful and unusual thing to do with leftover food

2015-12-11 15:41

Because even your garden can benefit from your leftovers this Christmas.

Matthew Lester: The dreaded festive Ds – 13th cheque, broke in Jan

2015-12-07 13:28

Matthew Lester examines the mood swings around the festive season as the immediate joys of a 13th cheque are soon beaten away by the tax man.

Have a 5-star holiday on a 2-star budget

2015-12-07 10:51

Make this festive season stress-free!

6 sanity measures for Christmas

2015-12-02 14:21

Christmas is supposed to be a time of peace and joy – not exhaustion and bankruptcy. Here are a few drastic measures to make this Christmas a more joyous one than last year’s.

WATCH: This beautiful Christmas ad will have you in tears

2015-12-02 07:56

German supermarket company, Edeka just released the most heartbreakingly beautiful Christmas ad that will make you sob.


Christmas gives 900 babies to SA

2015-12-28 10:57

Baby Khwezi Mlaba, who turns three days today, is among more than 900 ­babies across country who blessed their parents with their births on Christmas Day.

Family, feasting for some

2015-12-24 09:28

Ahead of Christmas on Friday, The Witness spoke to people from all walks of life to find out their plans for the day.

A stress-free festive season

2015-12-22 00:00

It's not even the holidays yet and you're already stressing about family parties, entertaining the kids and making your money last. Can you avoid it? Yes! Here's how.

Cookie cutter mince pies

2015-12-18 09:34

Serve with chilled bubbly, mugs of warming eggnog or a cup of proper English tea.

It takes discipline to manage finances

2015-12-17 11:00

Local consumers are taking a step away from ­luxurious Christmas spending and instead opting for necessities.

Chris Duncan: Nigeria Black Monday. Uncertainty continues.

2015-12-08 09:39

In his latest entry, South African expat Chris Duncan can't wait to head back home for the festive season but leaves with a mood of uncertainty in the air.

6 things to do in Cape Town this Christmas

2015-12-07 13:24

Spending Christmas in the Cape? Here are some fun activities you can do that's great for the whole family.

Here's to not being broke this Christmas (ha ha)

2015-12-03 09:28

The silly season is upon us, the days are long and money is short. Lili Radloff gives tips on how to make it through 2015.

10 unusual Christmas gifts most people want

2015-12-02 12:29

Save face this Christmas and choose some of these great gifts for your loved ones.

Shop our Xmas wish list!

2015-12-01 09:29

The festive season is here and we are coveting these luxury items.

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