Way back in time, a boy receives a pet as a present – but his mother says he can’t keep it because it will grow, and grow and grow – one of the winners in our “best and worst” present competition .
The first of four winners from our Christmas Writing Competition – Jim is a monkey who lives in New Zealand – he has a very special idea for how to spend Christmas with his friends.
King Alyattes of Lydia is at war with the Greek city of Miletus. His soldiers accidentally burn down a temple of Athena. Alyattes falls ill. Coincidence? Or the curse of the Greek Goddess?
Katie makes a New Year wish that everybody could simply forget that she’s a witch because she longs for everyone to treat her is if she was “ordinary.”
Finally Uncle Christmas has his wish – he is delivering the presents this year – what could possibly go wrong?
Uncle Christmas is in charge of the presents this year. He decides to change the way things are done and invites 100 kids to try out the toys at the secret hideaway – much to the annoyance of the elves
The classic Christmas poem with festive music
In history, Gyges became king of Lydia by committing a crime – we hear this story and an alternative version in which he used a magic ring to make himself invisible – and we ask an important question.
Uncle Christmas races his brother, Father Christmas, to see who will deliver the presents this year.
Father Christmas is on holiday in California. His motor-trike, guitar-loving younger brother, sneaks over to Scandinavia to see how the toy business works.