I seem to recall a time when xmas day telly was dominated by a major movie in the afternoon, then it was killed off by Noel Edmunds schmaltzy do-gooding shows, but what was xmas day TV really like?
The City of London has bought a huge plot of land next to Dagenham Dock, in a preemptive strike to stop other bidders getting their hands on the land.
With many people taking an extended break over Christmas, it helps to know which museums are going to be open so that you can have some ideas of where to visit.
Good news for meat lovers and lovers of a meaty bargain as the exceptionally good fun Christmas Eve auction will return to Smithfield this year.
Following on from a special edition set of trainers last month, Adidas has launched an entire range of London Underground themed trainers.
This coming Sunday (25th Nov) is the second annual Museum Shop Sunday, where we are encouraged to shop in a museum shop.
If you want to give something this Christmas that your recipient can use all year round, rather than socks and fragrances... give them the membership of a museum they love to visit.
An ancient and mighty fortress, and beside it a subterranean shopping centre that is a hive of tat and tourist trinkets.
Outside Charing Cross station is a tree. An ordinary tree like all the others planted in the area. No one pays it any attention unless they walk into it. But this is a special tree.
Look out for black boats speeding along the Thames firing guns at each other later this month.