Christmas Special - Away in a manger; the world’s tallest (Lego) Christmas tree; and a yule log to remember…

A woman in England is offering people the chance to sleep in a stable - complete with ‘optional’ donkey - to experience the “true meaning” of Christmas. Fiona Turton, who lives in Sussex, has reportedly fitted out the stable with a double straw bed, manger and tea making facilities. Shepherd costumes are available for an extra charge. “By providing guests with an authentic nativity experience, I hope they can rediscover the true meaning of Christmas and all money goes to a great cause,” Ms Turton told the BBC.

The world’s tallest Lego Christmas tree was unveiled in London last month. Standing 12.2 metres high, the tree at St Pancras Station in the city’s north features 600,000 bricks and took two months to build. It’s 172 branches are decorated with 1,000 baubles which are also made of Lego.

Eighty chefs in Shanghai have created the world’s longest yule log - and it measures more than a kilometre. The 1,068 metre long cake was more than five times longer than the previous record-holder and reportedly contained more than 1,000 kilograms of flour, 904 eggs, 209 kilograms of sugar, 401 kilograms of chocolate and 34 kilograms of vanilla. It was unveiled at the city’s Pudong Shangri-La Hotel.

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