Russian, Iranian and Syrian flags are flown from balconies.
Meanwhile, heavy snow (right) is adding to the misery of thousands awaiting evacuation from east Aleppo.
People claiming to be chefs say there is no difference between the two methods of cooking pasta apart from the time it takes - but others disagree and say putting it in cold water makes it stick to the pan.
'Marine A' Alexander Blackman (inset) will not be home for Christmas after the High Court denied him bail.
His wife Claire (together left on their 2009 wedding day) was in court as the Lord Chief Justice Lord Thomas (right) blocked his immediate release from prison where he is serving a life sentence for shooting a Taliban fighter.
WTFFFFFFFF please spread.' Saleh and his friend were marched off the flight, as several passengers waved goodbye to them (right), and were interviewed by police at the airport after the incident.
However, neither were charged and they were both re-booked on another Delta flight home to New York City.
FEMAIL reveals how much the familiar properties could set us back today, including Kate Winslet's idyllic Surrey cottage in The Holiday (top left), Kevin Mc Callister's family home in suburban Chicago (top right), Susan's dream home from Miracle on 34th Street (below left), and Martine Mc Cutcheon's humble London terrace in Love Actually (below right).
Jim Carrey has claimed that his ex-girlfriend Cathriona White's mother made irrelevant, false and improper allegations against him in her wrongful death lawsuit that was filed earlier this year.Police today revealed they are hunting Anis Amri (left), 23, a refugee with 'links to Islamic extremists' who came to Germany earlier this year.His paperwork was found in the footwell of a truck used to massacre 12 people at a Berlin Christmas market (bottom right).A short time later, the seven-year-old is thought to have walked into a police station in Syria's capital before being killed in an explosion.With music in the background and sitting in front of a black and white flag, the ranting extremist holds the girls in his arms as he brainwashes them.As the final wounded and starved civilians are evacuated from east Aleppo after five long years of civil war, Syrians loyal to President Assad in west Aleppo have thrown a Christmas celebration.