The Trade Union Centre is urging people to spare a thought for those having to work on Christmas.
It has revealed 88,000 people in the South West would not have the day off. It's an increase of 4,000 over the last three years.
Medical staff and care workers make up a large share of those working.
Christmas Day is a special day that millions of us spend with our nearest and dearest. So we should all spare a thought for the people who will be hard at work while we're opening our presents, tucking into the turkey and relaxing with our families. Many on duty on Christmas Day will be on low pay, especially in sectors like hospitality and social care.
Clearly Santa leaves no stone unturned in his quest to reach all the children of the world this Christmas.
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Wonder how many of them were on the naughty or nice list...
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It's that time of year again, when the nation divides over one very controversial little vegetable.
Here at ITV West Country, we'd love to know what you think about the humble brussels sprout. Will it make it on to your table this Christmas?
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Once you get your beloved tree home, you've of course got to decorate it - here's Kylie's effort.
What do you think?
And, once you've bought the perfect tree, Kylie made sure to ask for the top five tips on ensuring it looks as good as when you chose it.
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