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Jacob's has refashioned its bestselling Christmas Caddies with a festive makeover, while Peppa Pig is hosting a festive competition challenging fans to design Peppa’s Christmas jumper.

It’s the same story for almost every city, with a train to Moscow to see three different teams taking a little under four days by train.

But Save the Children is aiming to create the most sustainable Christmas Jumper Day yet, by encouraging people to wear an old jumper, make their own or buy from a charity shop rather than purchasing a brand-new knit.

The Arsenal star turned TV presenter posed in a Rudolph top, with tinsel around her neck, to highlight Save the Children’s annual Christmas Jumper Day on Friday.

Traditionally, offices across the country will be filled with staff wearing their most eccentric festive jumpers.

They’re joined by GB boxer Nicola Adams, Ed Balls, journalist Adam Pearson, Aston Merrygold, Dom Joly, Katie Piper, Bake Off’s Liam Charles, Peter Andre, Vicky Pattison and Georgia Toffolo.

You could get the three hours and 15 minutes flight St. Petersburg, but then it’s still an eight and a half hour journey, which is shorter than a direct flight from London to New York.

And Westfield has also launched the UK’s first ever Christmas rental store. Curated by celebrity presenter and Christmas lover Laura Whitmore, the store stocks everything you need for the festive season.

Children will also be ditching their school uniforms in favour of their daftest winter woollies and dogs will be rocking last year’s tinsel as part of the ninth Christmas Jumper Day.

Scott said: “I’ll be missing all the glittery fun of Strictly this year so will be adding extra sparkle to my Christmas jumper instead – and taking part in all the festive fun on Friday 11 will be a good substitute.”

To put that into context: London to New York is just 3,459 miles, while 388 separate Carlisle and Plymouth, which is considered the longest trip in the English Football League.

And they sit just 15 miles from the border with China — a whopping 5,607 miles away from Makhachkala.

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As a result of Covid, more children are living in poverty, which is why donations to Save the Children are more crucial than ever.

But this Friday, it is video calls which are expected to be dominated by jumpers festooned with jingle bells, twinkling lights and sparkles galore.

Other stars involved in the campaign include Holly Willoughby, who posed in a jumper with a giant Christmas pudding on the front, while Jaime Winstone had a striking Christmas tree on her top.