One of the most iconic Christmas films is reportedly set for a sequel, with a follow-up to It's a Wonderful Life due to be released in 2015.
The Archbishop of Canterbury has told ITV that he thinks people spending big on Christmas presents are risking their relationships.
Lily Allen has made her return to music by providing the soundtrack for the latest John Lewis Christmas television advert.
A five-year-old girl who wrote a letter of apology to department store John Lewis after she broke a bauble has been found following a social media campaign.
The girl, who signed her name as Faith, sent the letter after she accidentally broke the decoration while visiting a shop in Cambridge.
Branch manager Dominic Joyce launched a bid to find the girl on Twitter using the tag #findfaith, saying he would like to thank her for the "adorable gesture".
John Lewis confirmed that the girl's parents had been in touch this morning but had indicated that no further thanks was needed.
John Lewis has launched an appeal to find a five-year-old girl who wrote to the retailer apologising for breaking a Christmas bauble.
The girl, known only as Faith, sent a handwritten apology to her local store in Cambridge after she said she accidentally broke the decoration on a visit to the shop.
Staff at John Lewis are keen to meet the youngster but baffled as to who she could be.
Store manager Dominic Joyce posted the letter and the appeal on Twitter:
He told the Daily Mail: "We’d like to thank her and because of her adorable letter maybe give her something from the store she would like."
Celebrity waxworks at Madame Tussauds have been given a festive makeover in support of Save the Children.
Wax figures of Usain Bolt, Albert Einstein, Kate Winslet, Sir Richard Branson and Boris Johnson saw their usual attire replaced with loud Christmas jumpers to show their support for the charity's 'Christmas Jumper Day: Make the world better with a sweater' campaign.
People are being encouraged to wear a Christmas jumper on Friday 13 December and give £1 or more to Save the Children.
Christmas shoppers in the UK are expected to spend 12% more on their festive shopping this year than last year, with £1 in every £3 to be spent online, according to a survey.
Each adult intends to spend an average of £175 on presents, a 5% increase on their intended spend last year, a study by Santander 123 cashback credit card found.
The figures suggest more will be spent online than on the high street, with 25% set to go to online retailers and 9% to eBay or other online auction sites.
Supermarkets are set to be the biggest beneficiaries of festive spending, with consumers planning to spend 29% of their Christmas budget there.
Lily Allen's cover of Keane's Somewhere Only We Know which has been used on John Lewis' Christmas advert has narrowly missed out on the number one spot in the charts.
Dutch DJ Martin Garrix, 17, sold 12,000 more copies than Allen's song with his debut single Animals.
The ad features a bear and a hare in an animated woodland tale, with Allen's tones providing the soundtrack.
The £7 million advertising campaign has also led to Keane's original version from 2004 climbing 74 places to re-enter the Top 40 at number 29.
Garrix, whose catchy dance tune is already a hit around the rest of the world, said he "didn't expect this success at all".
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby's statement that a spending culture at Christmas is making people "miserable" has sparked public reaction on Facebook.
Writing on the social networking site, Laurie Turner said: "I can't see the point of getting into debt just for one day. If you haven't the money, don't buy it."
Jackie Perry blamed advertising: "What do you expect when children and adults alike are bombarded with media hype and having Christmas adverts rammed down their throats from October."
But Nicola Bulloc said: "I am on a low wage but I always manage to buy all the presents and bits without getting in debt."
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People dressed as elves have taken part in the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of Santa's helpers today.
All proceeds from the event at at Stockeld Park, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, will go to local children's hospice Martin House.
The current elf record stands at 762.