Christmas

Young mom wins Digicel promo

Wani, a cashier who works at Eriku in Lae, is the lucky winner of K1,000 on November 27th with Digicel’s Christmas daily cash and prize giveaways.

The excited mother of one said: “Displa mani em blo pikinini blo mi (this money will be for my son). Mi bai kisim go lo kisim wanem kain presen em laikim lo em.” (I will get him whatever present he wants.)

Team Digicel visits Tonga communities this Christmas

Team Digicel visited senior citizens aged between 85 to 90 plus years across Tongatapu Thursday in an effort to spread the Christmas spirit.

The team delivered a hamper basket containing all the essentials.

The activity is a way of giving back to the community and especially customers who have stayed with Digicel since its inception in the market 10 years ago.

Corporate Social Responsibility is a key element of Digicel’s business and one that allows the company and staff to partner with external stakeholders and play a role in areas that need addressing.

It’s a Ma’alahi Christmas in Tonga

This was an effort to spread the good Christmas spirit amongst the community, especially families and children.

The Santa Parade was followed by fun games and activities with food stalls at the popular Digicel Square.

The event attracted hundreds of people and activities included bouncy castles, face painting, spin-the-wheel, colouring and dance competitions. 

The programme which started at 4pm had children on the centre stage performing dances.

Digicel’s Santa gave out goodie bags to more than 300 children.

Meghan Markle joins royals for Christmas service

The couple arrived at a carol service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham along with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The Queen returned after missing last year's service due to a heavy cold.

Princes Philip and Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall also attended, along with other members of the family.

After the service, Ms Markle joined members of the family in greeting the crowds - some of whom had been waiting outside since 05:00 GMT.

Bringing joy home this Christmas with visits to senior citizens

The home visits were an emotional experience for senior citizens and Digicel team. 

These senior citizens selected were aged between 85 to 90-year-old.

Delivering thes Christmas hampers to doorsteps was another initiative focusing on people and relationships and aligned to the theme; ‘Bringing Joy Home This Christmas.’

Digicel brings Christmas joy to Mango Tree Centre children

Every child at the centre received a gift in line with the theme of Digicel’s Christmas campaign, “Bringing Joy home this Christmas”.

The Guest of Honour at today’s ceremony was Lord Fakafanua and special guests included His Excellency Mr Andrew Ford, Rev. Harmon Schmelzenbach, Rev. Aisea Vi and ofcourse Digicel representative, Mr. Dennis Fuapau.

This Christmas, Digicel focuses on what matters most, that is 'People and Relationships.'

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The Christmas Story

Long ago, about 2000 years, when King Herod ruled Judea (now part of Israel), God sent the angel Gabriel to a young woman who lived in the northern town of Nazareth. The girl's name was Mary and she was engaged to marry Joseph.

The angel Gabriel said to Mary: 'Peace be with you! God has blessed you and is pleased with you.' Mary was very surprised by this and wondered what the angel meant.

Origination of the Christmas Candy Canes

A story says that a choirmaster, in 1670, was worried about the children sitting quietly all through the long Christmas nativity service. So he gave them something to eat to keep them quiet! As he wanted to remind them of Christmas, he made them into a 'J' shape like a shepherds crook, to remind them of the shepherds that visited the baby Jesus at the first christmas. However, the earliest records of 'candy canes' comes from over 200 years later, so the story, although rather nice, probably isn't true!

The 10 worst Christmas songs of all time

We all have our favourite Christmas songs, from Mariah Carey to the one where the lady is on a drip.

But Christmas also inflicts on the listening public an annual barrage of aural abominations that could make Frosty the Snowman take a sauna. They're appalling, but Christmas wouldn't be the same without them.

Here are the definitive Ten Worst Christmas Songs of All Time.

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