It's day 17 of our Christmas countdown and today we're looking at a tradition in its 30th year.
Take a look at the Dunster light celebrations.
With blood and platelet stocks running low over Christmas time, Father Christmas is lending a hand at Southmead Hospital in Bristol.
He's urging people to donate blood if they can. It comes after a shortage of O- in the South West at the moment.
It's Day 16 of our West Country countdown to Christmas.
Struggling for the Christmas inspiration? Or just want something new to be the centrepiece of your festive fun next year? Well this piece from 1997 might help!
There are 500 extra staff at the Bristol Royal Mail sorting office today, was what's been pegged as the busiest day of the year for mail.Read the full story ›
It's Day 15 of our West Country countdown to Christmas. Today's video treat comes from 1985.
You might recognise one of our well known faces being put through Father Christmas training school run by a Swindon-based employment agency.
Engineers have attempted to put a new twist on a festive favourite - and reinvent the Christmas tree.Read the full story ›
It's Day 14 of our West Country countdown to Christmas. Today's video treat comes from 2012.
It's that time of year when thousands of primary school children dress up in all sorts of outfits to take part in their nativity plays. An exciting time for all those involved, including teachers, parents and of course the little stars themselves.
Four years ago we sent Claire Manning to Chaddlewood Primary School in Plympton to see their play. If you're still not in the festive mood yet, then this will definitely put a smile on your face.
More than a quarter of people in the West Country feel pressured into having the 'perfect Christmas' say mental health charity Mind.Read the full story ›
A 16 foot high Christmas tree of glass bottles isn't your usual decorative effort, and it has caused quite the stir in a Mendip village.Read the full story ›
Welcome to Christmas Countdown Day 13. Back in 2007, 800 prepared Christmas turkeys were auctioned off in Liskeard. We were there to witness it - and here's the result!