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Magpie Store gift-giving guide

It’s that time of year. Christmas is approaching – the decorations are up and the stores are packed to the rafters with seasonal shoppers. Rather than spending hours in and out of shops, trying to find gifts for your loved ones, why not do it all online? Better yet, all …

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What is the best-selling Christmas song?

Christmas means a few things – feasting, family and fighting for the top spot in the UK singles chart. The Official Top 20 have pulled together the numbers to show which Christmas single is more popular than the other, but the list isn’t necessarily full of what you would consider …

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Home Alone: Where are they now?

Classic Christmas movies are filling our screens at the moment, and they don’t get much better than ‘Home Alone’. With 27 years having passed since the original film’s release, and 25 since we last caught up with the McCallisters (and we’re not counting the franchise’s third and fourth outings, for …

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What is the best Christmas movie?

What is the best Christmas movie of all time? It’s a question that has taxed generations but now, thanks to the power of the internet, we may finally have the answer. We took 28 of the most popular Christmas films and used their scores on Rotten Tomatoes (both critics and …

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5 inspirational female literary characters

Finding a female that we can aspire to be like in the pages of a novel can be quite tricky. Women aren’t always portrayed in a positive light, but we’ve compiled a list of some ladies that inspire us to be better! Matilda Wormwood – Matilda Roald Dahl’s creation Matilda …

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5 movies that are guaranteed to make you cry

As much as we love movies that make us laugh, there’s a simple pleasure in a movie that moves you to tears. Sometimes you just need a good cry! We’ve compiled a list of movies that will have you sobbing like a baby. The Color Purple Adapted from Alice Walker’s …

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6 top Christmas decluttering tips

Christmas is coming, which means you’re no doubt stressing about presents, food and visiting relatives. You may also be stressing about getting your house ready in time for the big day. Even if you’re not having visitors over the festive period, getting your house in order is an important part …

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