Christmas in the news: 5 amusing, controversial and cute stories of the day

Christmas wasn't just about presents and eating too much. [Image Pixabay]
Christmas wasn't just about presents and eating too much. [Image Pixabay]

A Rudolph lookalike busted for burglary, dogs at a home received a treat, a baby giraffe was born and Her Majesty's speech sparked controversy.

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As we all know, yesterday was Christmas Day with those luckier among us spending the time with our families, eating too much and receiving presents. However, other things did happen in the background as we munched our turkey.

A woman burglar, dressed as Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer got caught in the act on CCTV, Twitter was alive over Queen Elizabeth II's Christmas speech, homeless dogs were treated to a real Christmas dinner, a rare baby giraffe was born, and around 1,300 brave souls dived into the icy sea.

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'Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer' caught robbing shop

Fort Collins Police Services in the USA showed their funny side after a woman, dressed as Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer, was caught on camera robbing a shop. She also briefly removed the head of her costume, while glancing at the overhead security camera. Police posted the CCTV footage to Facebook with a suitable Christmas tune backing but did say they seriously want to catch the culprit so that they could inform Santa about the crime. She was definitely on the naughty list!

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Christmas message from Queen Elizabeth II sparks controversy

As always, the Queen delivered her Christmas message at 3 PM on Christmas Day. While she did speak beautifully on trying to find unity in the UK, with Brexit continuing to divide friends and family, “unity” was not what was on some people’s minds. Many headed to Twitter to make their voices heard about a speech by a “billionaire” in front of a gold piano, while many people are doing without this Christmas season. They said Her Majesty was a little “out of touch” with reality.

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