Songs have been written about them, carols have been sung around them and presents given out from underneath them... we are talking about Christmas trees.
Millions are sold each year and we spend ages making sure we get the right one for our homes, but have you ever wondered about their origins, and how they became the staple of Christmas celebrations ?
A chip shop is Birmingham is opening its doors today on Christmas Day to help feed the homeless and elderly.
Brothers Asef and Hamid Faqiri are providing a turkey dinner with all the trimmings, and say free free fish and chips will also be given out to those who want something simpler.
Staff are serving up a traditional turkey dinner in takeaway boxes to give to anyone who turns up between 1pm and 4pm.
Two young brothers have volunteered to spend their Christmas morning at City Hospital in Nottingham to give out presents.Read the full story ›
Students from a school in Birmingham which has gone from being in special measures to receiving the first positive Ofsted report in its history, have recorded a special festive message for ITV News Central.
Watch the video featuring pupils from The Oasis Academy Foundry.
Here is a run through of some of the services which are being held on Christmas Day across the Midlands.Read the full story ›
Our reporter Stacey Foster was on the hunt for Santa in Solihull tonight during our special Christmas programme, take a look ...
You've been contacting us on Twitter to give us your thoughts on tonight's Christmas programme!Read the full story ›
You've been tweeting in to tell us about your good news this year - and to tell us what you think about our Christmas programme!
- You can still get involved with the programme - tell us about your good news on Facebook, or on Twitter with the hash tag #centralchristmas.