The Giz UK Christmas Hub: Gifts, Facts, Food and Fun

By Tom Pritchard on at

The Christmas period is nearly at an end, with only a couple of days until turkey and presents day. We here at Giz UK have gone into the festive season in full swing, with a selection of gift guides and seasonal content to help you prep for the big day. Here in our Christmas hub you'll fine everything we've done in one convenient, easy-to-read list.


Gift Guides

We won't fill up this list with every single gift guide we've done, because we have done quite a lot of them this year. If you still feel like browsing through them all, make sure to check out the Gift Guide tag and see which gifts we suggested to you this year. From Star Wars to The Grand Tour, there's something for everyone. Check them out here.


Odeon Cinemas to Open on Christmas Day

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, a child was born in Bethlehem.


John Lewis Christmas Ads Recreated Out of Lego Are Better Than the Real Thing

The retail giant teamed up with Lego builders Bright Bricks to create a homage to the last five years of Christmas adverts.


 This One Chinese City Makes All Of Your Christmas Decorations

It turns out that “Made in China” isn’t specific enough.


Watch the World's Most Complex Rube Goldberg Machine Light Up a Christmas Tree

It just might be the perfect metaphor for all the craziness that happens during the holidays.


Pornhub's 2016 Christmas Ad is Safe For Work

There's not a single swollen genital in sight, and isn't that just a little bit disappointing.


Watching a Helicopter Whip Carry Christmas Trees Gets Me in the Holiday Spirit

It’s like those arcade claw machines but with a freaking chopper.


5 Easy Ways to Protect the Family Laptop This Christmas

If you want to maximise the good you do and minimise the time you spend doing it, here are five steps to focus on.


The Giz UK Guide to Essential Christmas Telly

Don't know what's on this festive season? We've got you covered.


These Motion-Activated Christmas Lights Become Intensely Bright to Scare Off Intruders

Or blind them with their 12,000 lumens.


Star Wars Holiday Special Review: Just How Bad is It Really?

It's been an internet laughing stock since dial-up days. But is it really, really abysmal?


What Would Happen If Funny Christmas Movie Accidents Happened in Real Life

You remember how in Home Alone when Joe Pesci’s character gets his head lit on fire with a blow torch for like 10 seconds straight? What would actually happen to a human if that happened in real life?


Only 22 Per Cent of us Associate "Christmas" With "Jesus"

It's mostly the time for chocolate Brazil nuts and falling asleep in the day.


Watch Penguins and Santa Clauses Battle In Classic Christmas Death Match

Watch these penguins and Santa Clauses battle in this classic Christmas death match.


Celebrate Christmas With a Hydraulic Press and Exploding Glitter

Celebrate Christmas in style with the hydraulic press and exploding glitter.


Elf Porn Searches Rocket in Lead up to Christmas

Also good news for "Mrs Claus".


Watch The 12 Days of Gaming Christmas... From the 90s

Only 90s kids will remember this.



Neatly Wrap Your Christmas Gifts By Following These Mathematical Tricks

Best UK Christmas Markets 2016

Wherever in the UK you are, we've got you covered with the best Christmas markets to visit this festive season.


BBC One Goes Super-Religious This Christmas

Has scheduled over an hour and a half of Jesus stuff on the big day.


The Best Christmas Horror Movies: Rare Exports, The Children and More

Deck the halls with blood and gore, tra-la-la-la-la, la la la la. From the obscure to the bizarre, these are the best Christmas horror movies.


The Monopoly Christmas Helpline is There For You This Year

Someone to talk to, even if you're playing against the computer on a phone by yourself.


A Drone-Mounted Christmas Tree Is Easier To Take to the Curb After the Big Day

A drone-mounted Christmas tree is easier to dispose of after the big day has been and gone.


If Einstein is Right, Santa is Even Fatter Than We Thought

The faster he travels, the bigger he gets. And that's not even taking into consideration all those mince pies.


Will Ditching the Christmas Jumper Help You Lose Weight?

Apparently, 15 minutes of being cold burns as many calories as an hour of exercise. Sign me up.