DOOR NUMBER 13: Brits overspend on Xmas food by £1bn every year! ??

Advent Calendar 2017


TO celebrate the most wonderful time of the year, First News is running an online advent calendar on First News Live! until Christmas Day.

We’ve got 25 festive treats wrapped up in the form of fun videos, celebrity shout-outs, Christmassy galleries (prepare for a parade of pups in Santa hats) and other surprises, ready and waiting for you! All you have to do is open the new “door” each day.


This adorable, but jaw-dropping video!

The average British households who say they usually buy too much food at Christmas splash out £83.72 more than they need. Together, that’s a whopping £1,109,290,000, according to a new nationwide poll by ComRes for charity Christian Aid about Christmas charitable giving and festive food waste habits.

The poll is published as Christian Aid launches new stop-motion film, Oh What A Waste, using real food from the traditional Christmas dinner, combined with a unique version of The Twelve Days of Christmas, to highlight the vast quantity of edibles the UK public throws away every year.

You can watch the film above! What do you think? Comment below and let us know. 

More festive fun!

ADVENT CALENDAR: What other surprises have been revealed in this year’s online advent calendar? Catch up on all the festive fun here.

VOTE: What is your fave Christmas advert of 2017 so far?

VOTE: Would you buy food that’s passed its ‘best before’ date?

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