The awesome Slummy single mummy Christmas giveaway

It’s here! My Win Christmas competition is here at last! Crack open the sloe gin and cherry liqueur chocolates and feast your festive eyes on the amazing array of prizes I have lined up for you.

Win Christmas

I really am very excited about this competition as I am a massive fan of Christmas. With a view to spreading the Christmas love I have been very busy over the last month getting dozens of companies on board and gathering prizes in what I now like to call ‘the Christmas room’. (Sorry Bee. It will be all gone by the time you come home for Christmas I promise.) It has been a wonderful way to get into the Christmas spirit without having to actually spend any money. Sure I don’t get to keep any of the prizes, but that’s OK, I’m just thrilled to be able to offer such a fab collection of goodies.

Every day for weeks now prizes have been arriving and they are all officially AWESOME. In the end I had so many generous donations – over £800 worth of food, drink and gifts – that I decided to split the giveaway into two prizes. First prize is worth around £500 and second prize approximately £300. Lots of the companies involved are small, independent retailers so please do take time to have a good look at the list and visit people’s websites – you’re sure to find inspiration here for Christmas shopping and passing on some new customers would be a fantastic way to say thank you to everyone for taking part.

So, I’ve rambled on long enough, I bet you want to see what I’ve got in my stockings don’t you?


First prize


First prize – RRP over £500

Here’s what you could win:

Beautiful silver hummingbird earrings from Lily Charmed. I have a pair of their earrings (a teapot and teacup) and the quality is fantastic.

A Buzzing Brains Rockstar Keyboard and Stool for mini music lovers from Kiddicare.

A gorgeous scarf and pink clutch bag from independent fashion store The Dressing Room. The Dressing Room have run a competition with me before and are lovely people.

A bottle of home made sloe gin from Heavenly Hedgerows. I spent some time recently foraging with Chris, the lovely lady behind Heavenly Hedgerows, and can vouch for the tastiness of her gin. (You have to try these things in the name of research).

For a cosy Christmas morning you’ll get a voucher for a pair of kids’ pyjamas from Ava and Luc, so that you can pick your very favourite design.

A present for your favourite baby – a super cute pull-along puppy from Nel a Ned.

A selection a five fab children’s books from The Scottish Book Trust. I really wanted to keep ‘The Day The Crayons Quit’ for myself but Boyfriend said I wasn’t allowed but that he would buy it for me for Christmas instead. (Phew!)

Christmas table decorations including place mats, festive napkins and an angel chime from Dotcomgiftshop. I love the sound of an angel chime at Christmas.

A wooden phone charging stand from The Oak and Rope Company. (iPhone not included I’m afraid.)

One for the boys – organic cotton boxers and t-shirt from Cock & Bull menswear, ethically and sustainably produced in the UK.

Vanilla body scrub from Lulu and Boo – it smells so good you will want to eat it. Don’t.

What Christmas would be complete without cake? I’ve had lots of treats from Betty’s before and they have all been delicious – their jewelled cake is beautiful.

When you’re full of cake, mince pies and After Eights, you’ll need some Corkers Crisps to balance it out. (I like to believe it cancels out the calories.)

A treat for toddlers – a super silky soft reindeer towel from Cuddledry. I have worked with Cuddledry for years and have stroked many a towel. They are amazing.

A hamper! Oh yes, a hamper. Christmas has truly arrived. This hamper from Spicers of Hythe contains all sorts of treats from plum pudding to chocolate dipped shortbread.

I LOVE this cloud and raindrops mobile from Claireoncloud9 at Loubilou. The raindrops have just the cutest smiles.

And finally, very cute Monday – Sunday bamboo socks from Seasalt Clothing. Because everyone has to have socks for Christmas…

Win ChristmasSecond prize – RRP over £300

Second prize includes:

Lovely goodies from Neal’s Yard Remedies, including a very festive ginger and vanilla body lotion.

Funky shoelaces to spruce up your old trainers from Aces Laces.

A stylish hat and glove set from Joe Brown’s. I can quite imagine Nancy Drew solving a mystery in this hat.

A Tik Atak game from The Qool Club – something to keep everyone amused at the dinner table between courses.

Something for that special man in your life – a Paco Rabanne giftset from Fragrance Direct. It’s in a swanky gold box so must be good.

A splash of Christmas colour in the form of a gorgeous cushion from Little India Boutique. (I quite wanted to keep this too.)

A snuggly and stylish starry scarf from Mint Velvet. (I am wearing one of their jumpers as I type and absolutely love it.)

A baby blanket from Mini Wardrobe that’s so soft you’ll almost want to have another baby, just as an excuse to own one. Almost.

It really wouldn’t be Christmas without treats from M&S, so second prize includes some yummy wine and chocolates.

Wondering what to have for your Christmas breakfast? Forget about the Bucks Fizz, get some Lizi’s granola down your neck instead. I’ve been eating it all week (from my own bag) and it’s delicious.

A handbag from Barratts that can’t fail to make you the centre of attention at all your Christmas parties.

Tasty traditional meze from Pelagonia. Need I say more than YUM?

A beautiful girls’ dress from Rocket Muffin. I’m very sad that these don’t come in my size.

I’ve been told that local rapeseed oil from Bath Harvest is the oil of choice – this set includes two infused oils parcelled up in a lovely box.

When Christmas is over you can use your very last prize to capture your special festive memories – a voucher to create your own personalised photo book from 23 snaps!

The competition will run throughout November so that the winners will get their prizes in plenty of time for Christmas. I’ve tried to keep entry as simple as possible – I’m not a fan of competitions that offer a squillion different ways to enter every single day. Commenting on this post wins you three entries into the hat and there are a few other extra options, each worth one entry. If you’re feeling social, sharing the competition with friends can also win you bonus entries.

And that’s it! I really can’t wait to pick my winners!

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Disclosure – each of the brands involved with this giveaway have donated these products free of charge. I haven’t charged anyone to take part or anything, I just wanted to be able to offer a really fantastic competition. Christmas spirit and all that. 

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1,149 comments on “The awesome Slummy single mummy Christmas giveaway

  1. Lauren says:

    I love everything about Christmas, the atmosphere, being around family, the chill in the air, the decorations, the songs, the films, the food…EVERYTHING!
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  2. Such an amazing competition! My favourite thing about Christmas is getting to see all of my family as it’s the only time of the year that we can all get together :-)
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  3. Rachel says:

    I love Christmas because it is ok to eat a double-figured amount of Quality Street. (Oh, and because of peace and good will to all men, and that)

  4. Michelle porter says:

    I just love being in a christmas bubble! The decs, tree, food and happiness that is brought just for the day is amazing!!

  5. amanda walsh says:

    spending time with my whole family, there scattered throughout the country throughout the year
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  6. Carolin says:

    For me it’s all about the anticipation, the secrets, the smell of Christmas in the air and everyone’s excitement x
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  7. Lisa Gillies says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE Christmas & this is an awesome giveaway :)

  8. Tracy Nixon says:

    I love the magic! My kids are all small so they believe in father Christmas and I love to talk about the great man and see their little faces light up!

  9. Sonya Cisco says:

    I love the magic with the kids, the food, and of course, most importantly- The Dr Who Xmas special!
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  10. Abi says:

    What a fabulous competition!


  11. Kelly Wiffin says:

    I love everything about Christmas! What I love best is making my children happy!
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  12. Family is everything
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  13. My favourite thing about christmas is getting crafty and having fun with my boys making presents and then snuggling up under a warm blanket and watching a film. There’s always films on at christmas time :D x
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  14. Brings the family together x
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  15. Vicki says:

    Wow it all looks amazing

  16. Wow! This was worth waiting for, I’d be the best mum ever if I won! :) I love Christmas, especially christmas cake :)
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  17. I cannot wait for this Christmas my daughter was only 2 months old last year, so this year we can really have a first Christmas!

  18. caroline Hooper says:

    I love the build up to Christmas and on the day I love seeing the happy faces of my children when they excitedly open their presents!

  19. Fiona Martin says:

    I love the look on the children’s faces in the morning!
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  20. jessica newman says:

    I love getting to spend lots of time with my lovely family and friends

  21. I love the smell of mulled wine, the colourful lights lighting up peoples houses and the warm cosy feeling as I cuddle up with my family and watch Christmas Films.
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  22. rachael jess says:

    Wrapping the pressies under the tree late at night …w ith wine :D
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  23. katie smith says:

    My kids excited faces on Christmas morning and the food yum!

  24. alison johnson says:

    My favourite thing about Christmas is the excitement of my children during the build up and then watching them open presents x

  25. Laura says:

    Oh wow what an amazing giveaway!!! The best thing I love about Christmas is that for a few days everything stops and you can really enjoy some quality family time, also everyone seems happy, festive and jolly, it truly is one of the best times of the year :)

    Fingers and toes crossed
    Laura x

  26. Michelle Hardy says:

    I love the lead up to Christmas making things with and for my 3 year old, I try to make it as magical as possible . This year will be a very tough one as money is very tight but i have my sewing machine, knitting needles and craft stuff at the ready……it will still be special

  27. Anne says:

    waking up before dawn with the littlies, having a big family dinner together, lighting a candle and thinking of my mum who died on Christmas day nearly 5 years ago (sounds sad, but it makes me feels so close to her so it’s a nice thing)
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  28. Lynn says:

    I love everything about Christmas. It’s just the whole atmosphere. However if I had to pick one thing it would be a snowy Christmas. I love snow!

  29. Hele R says:

    Getting to spend time with people I don’t get to see very often. :)

  30. Zoe L says:

    Well apart from the John Lewis advert?
    I love spending time with my family, its the only time we really get time all together. We make it more magical since loosing my Grandad on Xmas Eve, and although its a sad time, we try to make each year great in his memory.
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  31. Claire says:

    Been watching these prizes build up! My boys reaction to all their presents is the best thing about christmas. And the gin ;-)

  32. Oh I love everything about Christmas. I love the mulled wine, the seasonal smells. I love the lights and the festive spirit. I love getting together with friends and family to celebrate x
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  33. rebecca pawsey says:

    watching my children unwrap presents from father christmas.

  34. I love seeing the children’s excitement by it all
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  35. I love the whole build up to Christmas. The joy and excitement in the children’t faces, brass bands playing Christmas carols and of course spending time with my family on Chirstmas day when my parents come and join us so they can watch the children rip open their presents! I LOVE CHRISTMAS, it’s my favourite holiday
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  36. Hannah Lawrence (Lewenstein) says:

    The sparklyness! Candles and lights and family gatherings :D

  37. jade bremner says:

    I love the magic of Christmas, seeing all the kiddies getting excited (and me) that Santa is coming and their little faces in the morning when they see the pile of prezzies. You can’t beat the magic of Christmas not even the food can top it xx
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  38. Joanne Dodd says:

    My favourite thing about Christmas is the atmosphere it brings, strangers wish others Merry Christmas, the children’s excitement is at its peak and it gives you a warm feeling. I love Christmas
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  39. Rachel says:

    I love buying and making gifts to people and seeing their faces as they unwrap them :)
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  40. Donna B says:

    Brilliant comp!

    I love the excitement of Christmas – the planning, the wrapping, the cooking…and best of all, all sitting around the table enjoying Christmas Lunch :)

  41. iain maciver says:


  42. Sarah Parkin says:

    Decorating the Christmas tree with the kids :)

  43. lorraine says:

    wow thats tones of prizes. I love that at christmas there seems to be a feeling that people want to get along with each other whether its family friends or strangers, you see more people smile its irrelevant if its fake or genuine but I think more often than not smiles do seem to be genuine at christmas. The one thing about a smile is its contagious so its a free christmas gift that money cant buy. xx :-)

  44. Mark Rayner says:

    Being around all of the Family.

  45. Julie Tift says:

    What a truly magical array of fantastic gifts that would light up anyone’s Christmas perfectly.

  46. Dawn Wilkinson says:

    Little ones faces – priceless

  47. Jessica says:

    My favourite thing about Christmas is Christmas Eve preparations such as watching DVD in our Xmas Pjs and leaving the carrot. Fab! X

  48. Emma T says:

    Love Christmas stockings – making them up, and seeing the recipients face. Loving having N now so I can make them up again as the OH is a bah humbug.
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  49. julie laing says:

    spending time with the family

  50. My favourite thing about Christmas is the anticipation and seeing the kid’s faces on the morning
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  51. Victoria says:

    Christmas is my most favourite time of year, some much needed family time, I get the tree decorated early so that we can enjoy it for as long as possible. Time to lock out the world and be together.

  52. I love all the Christmas food, tis the time of year to pig out!
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  53. Janice Papworth says:

    I love the feeling on Christmas Eve when we are all snuggled in PJs watching a movie knowing it is all to come and that everything is done

  54. anna says:

    the best thing about xmas is time off work for my husband so we can spend more time as a family, and also the kids being excited, and me eating mince pies :D

    great prizes you have there – some lovely things!
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  55. Rin Hamburgh says:

    I am SO EXCITED that it’s almost* Christmas!

    (*Well, you know, less than two months…)

    Your fabulous prize bundle would definitely make it an even better festive season than usual :)

  56. Julie Roo says:

    The best thing is seeing my kiddies happy.
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  57. WhoopAss says:

    My Favourite thing about Christmas is Christmas Eve :)
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  58. claire woods says:

    I like watching my son open his Christmas presents and being overjoyed with what he’s got. Last year after every present he gave me and his dad a hug.

  59. Lesley Sinclair says:

    My favourite thing about Christmas has to be on Christmas morning, after the kids have woken us up by jumping on the bed saying its Chriiiiistmassss, we all go downstairs in our pjs and take the kids to the kitchen to check if Santa and Rudolph have eaten their mince pie, milk and carrot, then we go to the livingroom and i love seeing their excited faces as they see all presents that Santa has left for them, while they are tearing open their presents there is usually a family film on in the background and the smell of the turkey as its beginning to cook. If it starts to snow aswell that is usually the icing on the cake for me. Makes all the stress and planning worthwhile. :)

  60. Momma Mojo says:

    My top thing about Christmas is actually Christmas Eve, seeing everyone snuggled up, watching movies and sharing mince pies. It’s so nice hearing everyone laughing and sharing. Feels magical.

  61. Helen says:

    Merry Christmas !! X

  62. S Edwards says:

    Lunch time with the family around the table

  63. Hazel Rea says:

    My favourite thing about Christmas is us all sitting round the table on Christmas Eve for our first full Christmas meal. We carry the table into the lounge always have it by candlelight and the light of the Christmas tree with a favourite Christmas CD playing very quietly in the background. There is such a sense of anticipation (and relief on my part that the turkey is cooked!).

  64. Janet says:

    the smell of areal Christmas tree, holly, ivy mistletoe and a wreath of berries on the front door

  65. sarah joohnston says:

    What I love most about Christmas is being able to spend it with my family around a lovely homecooked feast of foods, enjoying games and conversation. I love the decorations and the tree, sadly I won’t be able to spend this Christmas with my faimly but I hope to make it as lovely as possible with my new family that I’ve been included into.

  66. Elaine Flockhart says:

    I love taking the Children to watch our local Panto, it always makes me feel like a big kid!

  67. Victoria says:

    What great prizes! I love Christmas and am very excited this year as my youngest is just old enough to be excited himself and my dad & step mum are coming for Christmas for the first time! Can’t wait to get the decorations up!

  68. Annie Costa says:

    My favorite thing about Christmas is the carols,tinsel,twinkly lights and prezzies!

  69. Kathie Auton says:

    My favourite thing about Christmas – now I’ve got kiddies, is their excitement about Santa! :)
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  70. Sharon Powell says:

    I love so much about Christmas! The children’s excitement, putting up the decorations, giving and receiving presents, the food, family together, everything!

  71. So, those prizes are amazing! Thank goodness Halloween is over and we can finally think about Christmas!

    Twinkly lights, gingerbread houses, mulled anything and a great excuse to curl up on the sofa with a blanket and watch movies…seriously, what’s not to love about Christmas!
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  72. Michelle says:

    What an AMAZING array of goodies in this giveaway!! And hats off to you for organising it. I LOVE Christmas and now that Halloween is done and done it’s time for me to think to the winter holiday xx
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  73. The anticipation. I love the whole getting ready process. It si so exciting.
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  74. Gemma Surtees says:

    My family all being together

  75. Ashleigh Allan says:

    I love everything about Christmas – love the kids faces on Christmas morning!

  76. Gemma Snell says:

    I love the christmas colours and smells, the way it looks so cosy & warm with the smell of cinnamon & spice :) and of course seeing the smiles on my girls faces on christmas morning x

  77. fritha says:

    I used to get so excited to see my baby brother at Christmas (he is 15 years younger than me) and now I have my own Son I get more exited every year to see his face when he see’s all the decorations, trees and stockings!. This year will be his third, can’t wait! x
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  78. liz says:

    best christmas comp EVER!!
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  79. Vita says:

    Christmas dinner and the smells of Christmas – pine needles especially!
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  80. Jenna Keller says:

    Seeing my children’s faces on Christmas morning and families coming together and having fun x

  81. julie baxter says:

    I love how magical it is for the kids, The excitement in their eyes when they come down on xmas morning.
    I love spending time with my family :)

  82. Sarah Wyatt says:

    I actually love the leftovers – Christmas tea with turkey sandwiches and cheese and crackers! Can’t resist even though I’m still full from lunch!

  83. I don’t know if I can put my finger on one thing. The fact that people are cheerier, warmer and happier? Even if just for a few days. Wrapping presents. Christmas specials. Mulled wine. Hearing laughter, sleigh bells and Christmas music wherever i go. Feeling my eyes prick with happy tears when I make someone special smile with the perfect gift. The smell of roasting turkey – and the way the kitchen windows steam up when Christmas dinner is being prepared. William’s happy and curious face, when, at 18 months, he wonders what all the fun is about. And just my family. xx
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  84. Jane Green says:

    Christmas film and pyjamas

  85. the wonderful sense of anticipation

  86. Carlene J (@Miamoos_mummy) says:

    quality family time. not just me little moo and daddy but the in-laws my parents its amazing x

  87. Susie Martin says:

    With have served in the armed forces most of my life and now walk the beat, Christmas is very special as not always with my family, this is the first time in 12 years that I will be off for Christmas and the added bonus my oldest son who himself is serving in the armed forces is also going to be home for Christmas.
    The most important part of Christmas is being with your family and just sharing your time together

  88. Laura Marshall says:

    I never win a thing, so hopefully my luck changes and I ‘WIN’ the best Christmas competition Ever!!


    I love Christmas dinner with my family

  90. sandra b says:

    Just love the time with the family and all the lovely food:)

  91. Ailsa says:

    What an amazing prize!! Would make my little girl VERY happy. 7 weeks 6 days…… And counting!! Yay! xx

  92. I love seeing the family, watching how excited the children get. Now that Harry is 3.5 and seems to “understand” it a little more I cannot wait for December and to start implementing our own little Christmas traditions.
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  93. Maya Russell says:

    I like a decorated Christmas tree with nice, homely decorations.

  94. shea says:

    We love to do it very low key – we don’t do traditional dinner, but do a huge spread of Marks and Sparks finger foods/appetizers, our book tree, and doing crafts together (last year we did dough ornaments with the baby, now toddler). For us it’s a day to be thankful for what we have, and who we have in our lives. :)
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  95. David says:

    I love Xmas. Everyone feels a little happier and are a little nicer

  96. Since becoming a mum I love everything about it. From putting up the decorations to the excitement of Christmas eve, the food….

    As it’s only our 2nd Christmas as a family of three I’m so excited to put in place lasting traditions that we’ll be able to repeat every year.x
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  97. Helen says:

    Friends, family, food, wine, cinnamon, scented candles and a roaring fire.

  98. John Taggart says:

    Seeing my grandsons faces when they come downstairs and see all their presents

  99. Lauren says:

    Wow there is some seriously gorgeous stuff to win! I’m usually a grumpy Christmas hating person but this year have really got into it i am really excited about it already! I think now my children are older its made it more exciting and I want it to be as magical as possible for them. They have definitely helped me find my Christmas spirit :-)

  100. Rey Chunara says:

    I l;ove the chance to spend time with all my family – I don’t get to see them the rest of the year

  101. Andrew reed says:

    Seeing the kids faces opening there prezzies

  102. Ali says:

    Love Christmas as it is an excuse to relax with your family and friends, buy presents, eat lovely food, have a tree in your house, longs dogs walks, house filled with spiced smells, excuse to drink sherry (love it) and 11 ‘o’ clock in the morning then again at 3pm if you fancy! Oh and Christmas stockings love to fill them (um I mean santa does) and love to open them!
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  103. Judith Luscombe says:

    I think my favourite thing about Christmas is Christmas Eve, the excitement of my little granddaughter, preparing the Christmas Dinner, seeing all the presents wrapped under the tree and me curled up sipping a glass of Baileys by the warm fire.

  104. Graham Ross says:

    Best thing about Christmas is Families spending together and the sharing

  105. Karen Davey says:

    having all the family together as the kids have grown up , and of course eating turkey and stuffing barms :)

  106. Tasha Corder says:

    Seeing my children’s faces when they open their gifts is my most favourite thing. Closely followed by the food! Mmm! Fab giveaway thank you :)

  107. Christopher Jones says:

    To be honest just the good quality time together, playing games, eating too much and snuggling down to watch all our favorite christmas movies. Its nice to have my wife and kids all relax unwind and enjoy the festivities

  108. Amanda Steel says:

    Our family Christmas eve meal out followed by a trip to the cinema

  109. paul sullivan says:

    would be a great start for xmas

  110. Susan Mann says:

    I love the whole build up to Santa coming and seeing the excitement on my children’s faces.
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  111. Janice Mackin says:

    Spending time with my family.

  112. Natalie French says:

    I love he smell of a real Christmas tree x

  113. Michelle Lake says:

    What fabulous prizes. For me the best moments at Christmas are the small moments when I take time out from battling through the shopping crowds, sweating in the kitchen and deliberating over table setting. Sitting by the tree with a glass of something, wrapping presses and listening to Nat King Cole. Watching the children’s nativity shows with a tear in my eye. Sharing their excitement with bleary eyes whilst they tear open their presents as the sun rises on Christmas morning. Cuddling up on the sofa with my daughter watching another cheesy Channel 5 Christmas movie. A sneaky cuddle with my” merry” husband under the mistletoe. It’s so important to make time for these precious moments before it’s all over for another year.

  114. maureen findley says:

    Amazing comp

  115. Karen Barrett says:

    I love being with all my family but I also love the cooking and baking

  116. Lane says:

    Oh wow!!! This would make so many winter wonderland dreams come true for so many people I know!!! What a fantastic opportunity!!!

  117. Lane says:

    My favourite thing about christmas is actually the run up to it – the magical chill in the air, the crisp pared down look of nature’s pallette, the naughty hot chocolates topped with cream and mini marshmallows consumed whilst sitting under the softest blankie with the best people in the world whilst watching home alone and a slew of other corny christmas movies, the smell of all the wonderful foods at the local German market, the twinkling of happy eyes in twinkling lights, the dreams of the new year and the promise that for a couple of days everyone will gather together and just shut the world out. I love so much about it, it’s too hard to pin down everything but these are some of my favourites :-)

  118. liz denial says:

    I love spending time with my family

  119. Sharon Griffin says:

    i love the family time , the fun and laughter, nice food, few glasses of baileys and all the sparkly fairy lights everywhere x

  120. Pat Stubbs says:

    Family time and watching the children open their presents

  121. Sarah Corbett says:

    I love Christmas morning – watching my little boy’s face as he opens his gifts is priceless <3

    Thanks for the Give aways – Brilliant!

  122. Debbie says:

    I love the excitement of taking the little ones downstairs on Christmas morning. They get so excited that Father Christmas might have visited. And of course I love the house with all its decorations. It’s always so empty on twelfth night.

  123. Amazing competition! I love spending time with my family and I love to eat tons of food
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  124. Janine Phillips says:

    I love being with the family and handing out gifts x

  125. Amanda Hattie says:

    Seeing my son’s face light up with excitement when he sees all his pressies.

  126. jane chadwick says:

    watching my daughters face as she unwraps every present is a treasured moment

  127. Kelly Koya says:

    Christmas dinner with the family

  128. Holly Smith says:

    Getting everyone together for the day without any outside distractions!

  129. Aneesah says:

    Loads of food! And spending time with my family!

  130. Wendy dunn says:

    It is having my family home & spending quality time with them :-)

  131. garry booton says:

    Great prize to win. I love spending time with family at christmas as it is about the only time we can all get time off at the same time.
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  132. MARK THOMAS says:

    I enjoy time off work , spent with the family

  133. Susan Sargent says:

    Spending time with family and friends.

  134. Clare F Wood says:

    for me now I have children it has to be their excitment

  135. Catherine Varley says:

    My Favourite thing about Christmas is….. The family comes together & spends ‘quality’ time & eat together, share presents & treats. :)

    (Which often for the rest of the year we are just to busy to do!)

  136. Ruthie W says:

    We’re excited for Christmas. I’ll be 5 months pregnant then and already have a little boy so it is our last Christmas just the 3 of us. We’re planning to make it a really special one for the little one and I can’t wait to tuck into all that yummy Christmas food (just no mulled wine this year!)
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  137. Melissa Red says:

    Spending time with family

  138. Kristine says:

    What a marvelous giveaway!!!!

  139. sally says:

    mulled wine

  140. Libby S says:

    My favourite thing about Christmas is watching Charlie Browns Christmas with a hot chocolate and some homemade gingerbread! Joining my husband and I in this little tradition this year will be my baby girl. It’s her first Christmas!

  141. Helen Milner says:

    I love Christmas Eve, getting my excited children to bed then staying downstairs for an hour with hubby for cheese, biscuits and wine !!!!!

  142. Emma Jackson says:

    Making presents for family and seeing them open them x
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  143. Val Hartley says:

    The smiles on my grandchildren’s faces.

  144. Nickie says:

    Favourite thing about Christmas is watching everyone open their presents.

  145. Michelle Clark says:

    I love wrapping presents and seeing my children be so excited.

  146. I love all the little traditions we have. For me they really make it Christmassy.
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  147. sarah brooker says:

    xmas dinner is my fav part but i love it all.

  148. Mandy Waller says:

    The best bit is all of it you cant beat a family christmas from start to finish :)

  149. Rachel Melton says:

    Before this year I haven’t been too bothered by Christmas, as a nurse I usually work so my colleagues with children can have the day off with their families. This year however I’m super excited as bump is due in Dec & I can’t wait for our first family Christmas, although I expect it may be a little hectic with a newborn it’s all part of the excitement :) xx

  150. tamalyn roberts says:

    preparing xmas dinner for my family and pulling the crackers round the table

  151. Oh my goodness, what an AMAZING giveaway! Can I have it all? We love the run up to Christmas – and making that as magical as Christmas itself. We bake special cookies, listen to Christmas Music and of course get crafty!!

  152. Aimee R says:

    The food! I love Christmas baking and roast dinners :-)

  153. Emma says:

    What brilliant prizes !!! Can’t believe Christmas is nearly upon us ! x

  154. Faye says:

    The best thing about Christmas is defiantly getting the whole family together, something that doesn’t happen often enough! Fabulous goodies, I can’t begin to imagine the effort it has taken to pull this all together!
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  155. Mama Syder says:

    The build up is my favourite thing about Christmas. All the preparations that we do together as a Family is so much fun.
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  156. I love all the hiding things in random drawers a cupboards

  157. frances hopkins says:


  158. Locking the front door on Christmas Eve and spending the day as a family on Christmas morning with fun, laughter, pj’s & lots of food!
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  159. Carolynn Woodland says:

    Getting together with all the family and, of course, traditional turkey lunch

  160. Danika Lloyd says:

    The family get-togethers and the food!

  161. sue hodges says:

    finding just the right present to give! Obviously some people are harder than others which makes it all the better when you find something :)

  162. Katie Dann says:

    I love Christmas, I love spending time with my family, my in-laws, seeing all of my nieces and nephews, and my two daughters experience the magic of the season. Especially looking forward to this Christmas, my first as a Mummy of two :-) x

  163. Patricia Walker says:

    I love spending time with my family and getting together for a huge home cooked dinner..I love to see my grandchildrens faces when they realise santa has been!

  164. melanie stirling says:

    Seeing all the family and wrapping and giving the presents to everyone.

  165. Helen Atkins says:

    I love watching my children s excitement built throughout December, then watching their faces when opening their presents. Worth every stressful moment.

  166. Amy G says:

    Cold Nights, warm coats & scarves and a Hot chocolate doing late night shopping…..

  167. Rachel James says:

    I think it has to be the feeling…. I spend all of December feeling like I’ve been plugged into the electrics. I feel more alive – like having spider senses but in a nice girl kind of way rather than a cobwebby way. I tingle with anticipation of how much happiness you can spread, how much lovely food you can make and how much fun and laughter you can share. It feels like living in a snowstorm (well, I imagine it does!). Just when you get settled, you get all shook up again and the glitter flows all around you! :) x (oh, and thank you very much for all your hard work getting such brilliant prizes together. Have been watching on twitter and the growing excitement has been wonderful!)
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  168. Definitely spending time with my wider family. We don’t see each other too often x
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  169. Christina Curtis says:

    I love the time off with family and friends!

  170. Anne Wallwin says:

    rather strangely i quite like the annual struggle to fit everyone round the dining room table!! It seats 6 and we usually have 9 plus a highchair around it!

  171. maddalena dalton says:

    All the family been together is the best part of christmas

  172. Jean Bolsover says:

    Having all the family together under one roof

  173. felicity morris says:

    cuddling up while it snows

  174. Jo welsh says:

    Everything from the walk down the stairs in the morning to opening the presents and the big Christmas dinner playing in. The afternoon and a small tea in the evening and then watching the soaps after the kids have gone to bed.

  175. hannonle says:

    My favourite thing about Christmas is sitting and wrapping up presents for the people I love.

  176. Caroline Clarke says:

    Watching my son enjoying the magic of Christmas is my favourite thing about Christmas.

  177. Wow!! This is pretty damn epic!

    The best thing about Christmas is watching kids getting wrapped up in the magic of it all. The second best thing is the smell of cinnamon everywhere :)
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  178. Tricia Cowell says:

    Everything especially spending time with my 5yr old Grandson

  179. Les Williams says:

    Spending time with family

  180. claire griffiths says:

    i just love everything from the christmas shopping to putting the decs up to all the xmas day fun and seeing my kids open their presents

  181. Doofas says:

    I love the whole of it, shiny things, pretty lights, choosing presents, wrapping, writing cards, food, family.

  182. The atmosphere – everyone is happy and excited! Plus it is totally acceptable to eat and drink your own body weight without anyone judging you! :)
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  183. Sarah S says:

    My favourite thing about Christmas is Christmas evening when the present opening, cooking and washing up has all been done and the family all sit down together with a drink (even if it is only a cup of tea) to watch something on TV, maybe the Dr Who special or a Christmas film. It’s a lovely relaxing time when you can bask in a Christmas well done (hopefully).

    Oh, and my other favourite thing is Tunis cake. It wouldn’t be Christmas without Tunis cake.

  184. Suzie Grogan says:

    So very many entries for this I can’t believe I stand a chance, but Christmas for me is all about the build up, the excitement of decorating the tree and waking up on Christmas morning wanting to savour every moment of the day x
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  185. sharon says:

    spending time with my 3 children, especially this year as my eldest is away at uni and we are really missing her but she will be home for Christmas.

  186. Caroline H says:

    I love Christmas but I think my favourite thing is getting together with family and friends who, due to time and distance, we don’t see often enough.

  187. Sue Cook says:

    Childrens faces at Christmas make all the hard work worthwhile, it’s still magic, good old Santa.

  188. Gemgemmum says:

    Having time the 3 of us. Taking my 3 year old to see Santa

  189. Sarah Davies says:

    Being with family (and the food!)

  190. Anna says:

    I love spending time with family x

  191. Anna says:

    The food! I love all the special, once-a-year delicacies that we make at Christmas, from Christmas pudding to Brussels sprouts with pancetta and chestnuts.

  192. Karen Harrison says:

    Is it Scroogey to say my favourite thing about Christmas is Boxing Day?!

  193. Paul Wilson says:

    Christmas lunch with the family.

  194. Honey Mercer says:

    I love all of the food and presents!!! :)
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  195. Hannah Oneill says:

    Food, the cold and presents!

  196. CoffeeCurls says:

    I love that magic seems possible – even for just one day!
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  197. chris y says:

    Have always loved the excuse to just BE for a day. But this year is my DDs second Christmas and I am SOO excited about watching her excitement and wonder from the decorations and lights to the presents and people!!

  198. debbie godbolt says:

    my favourite thing about christmas is getting the family together and watching the little ones open their presents and the excitment in their eyes :)

  199. IRENE BOLTON says:

    Just seeing how happy my family are when they open their presents, their smiles are priceless!.

  200. Kerry says:

    I love christmas, my favourite thing about it is being with family and my daughter :)
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  201. Jeanette says:

    What amazing prizes. I love the shopping, the wrapping and the hiding of presents for the children and then seeing their faces when they open their gifts.
    Snuggling all together on the sofa and watching a family film is pretty darn good too!
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  202. sarah berryman says:

    My favourite thing about Christmas is when we finally get to sit around the table for christmas lunch with all the family. we eat, listen to christmas music, pull crackers, tell jokes and eat an amazing roast turkey lunch- we can be sat there for hours and for me its the most special part of the day- being together and having a proper laugh!

  203. J Beale says:

    Spending time with the family

  204. Joy Dehany says:

    It’s genuinely just about being together with NO excuses. It’s not about the food, or presents, just having no other reason other than relaxing and reconnecting.
    Of course I love seeing the little ones faces but it’s more than that. It’s about making new real memories with the people I love.

  205. Louise says:

    I love Christmas as love seeing the magic in my boys’ eyes as they get ready for Santa and we all have some great quality time together.
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  206. sue says:

    I love christmas, especially crackers

  207. Vivien Baird says:

    All the family being all together. I love seeing the grandchildren opening all their gifts.

  208. Vicky Robinson says:

    I love spending time with family as we travel to see my parents & sisters, but the high light is the look on the kid faces as they open their presents. I love the Chrismas lunch too – so yummy!

  209. Suzanne says:

    Just having time to relax together as a family and see everyone happy.

  210. Alana Walker says:

    My fave thing about Christmas is seeing my two little boys with their grandparents. Christmas is now just as special for them as it was for me.x

  211. Andrew Petrie says:

    Being able to over indulge without feeling guilty about it.

  212. anthony harrington says:

    spending quality time with the family, love my very early mornng walk with the dogs over the meadows, before most people are up, nice and peaceful with the festivities of the day still ahead.

  213. Circus Queen says:

    I think my favourite thing about Christmas is Advent. Focused looking forward to the day.
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  214. KATHY D says:

    Seeing all the family together – especially my auntie who always makes an extra large Christmas Pudding for us all the share

  215. Bex Smith says:

    Spending time with my family, watching cheesy old movies and feeling grateful for what I have. It might not be a lot but it is more than what some people have.
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  216. Leigh Rowley says:

    Amazing prize. My favourite thing is spending the day with my family.

  217. tracy sinclair says:

    I love putting the tree and decorations up, lighting my xmas candles, eating chocolates without feeling guilty and I especially love christmas morning, watching my family opening all their lovely gifts then just having a fantastic day!

  218. L Bunning says:

    I know its cheesey but I love the family being together and the warmth we all share.

  219. Alice says:

    Favourite thing about Christmas has got to be being able to spend a week eating anything and everything!

  220. Lorraine Tinsley says:

    I love seeing all the family and having a really good meal together. It’s gonna be extra special this year as we will have a new addition as I’m expecting a new baby who is due at the end of Nov/beginning of Dec :)

  221. Gavin Sharp says:

    being with the Family, eating too much and NOT going out to the Shopping sales

  222. kay panayi says:

    seeing my kids xmas plays

  223. Jayne Watts says:

    I love sorting the presents into piles on Christmas eve, then the kids faces when they see then! I also love the food and a cheeky drink or 3 later on!

  224. Frankie Tuck says:

    My favourite thing is indulging with family and friends.

  225. It really has changed since having children, but it is being with the ones you love whether that’s children, husbands, partners, friends etc!

  226. Emma Davis says:

    There is nothing I dislike about Christmas. Right from the time that we see the first Christmassy things in the shops and the first advert on tv, the magic begins for us. A particular favourite of ours is choosing the Christmas tree. We all enjoy the build up to Christmas so much that we always have our tree up by 1st December. It is such a special time when we go to the tree farm and pick one we all agree is perfect for our Christmas. To be able to enjoy it even more with some of these fabulous prizes would be absolutely amazing for our whole family. Thank you for running such a fantastic competition!!

  227. Hilda Hazel Wright says:

    Lots of things! My Christmas curry dinner, the DVD boxsets we carefully choose for our Christmas viewing, Christmas trees and twinkly fairy lights! Booze and chocolates and cheese nomnom!

  228. Monika s says:

    My favourite moment is after dinner when adults drink their coffee, kids playing with their presents , Christmas carols in the background and that feeling in your heart that for once life is just perfect.

  229. Sue Menzies says:

    Having the whole family altogether, it is such a rare occasion and I love it!

  230. Luisa Lauren says:

    I love how everybody starts to feel excited and happy, but the best thing is being with all my family on Christmas Eve as we always get together then.

  231. Sam says:

    What an awesome competition!

    My favourite part of Christmas is Christmas Eve. I love the feeling of anticipation and excitement that builds all day. We always read The Night Before Christmas together, the kids get new pyjamas and then they head to bed to wait for Father Christmas! It’s such an exciting day!

  232. Libby Alexander says:

    I think my favourite thing, is spending quality time with the family – remembering those who are no longer with us and celebrating new arrivals.

  233. Louise A says:

    So much about Christmas I love, but I love making the Christmas Cake as it puts me in the mood and putting up the Christmas Tree.

  234. Melaina25 says:

    What a haul! I love snowball cocktails and making things special and magical for my son.
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  235. Tracy Klein says:

    Wow, I would feel so so lucky if I won this!!

  236. Tracy Klein says:

    I love spending time with the family over christmas and its the only time when I eat and drink till I pop

  237. Lovely prizes, so many great gifts to share!!

  238. Kate says:

    My favourite bit of Christmas is Quality Street. Oh, and the whole family thing. Ooh, and presents. And the smell of a Christmas Tree. Oh, and roast turkey. Oh and leftovers. Suffice to say, I’m a fan x
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  239. Paula Barker says:

    All the family around the table for Christmas dinner.

  240. Helen Battle says:

    Spending time with members of the family that you dont see very often

  241. Pauline Simpson says:

    Christmas Eve the anticipation of good things to come!!

  242. Nicola Reynolds says:

    Spending time with the family and eating and drinking lots!

  243. I love everyone being together. It is the one time of year that the whole family makes an effort x
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  244. becky says:

    The best thing about Christmas are the lovely memories I have and the ones we are making. So special
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  245. Hannah Beadle says:

    I love the sense of family and quality time together I’m also very much a giver so all the time and effort on chosing presents watching their reactions as they open their gifts is priceless :)

  246. Tracey Belcher says:

    It is the only time when 3 generations of my family seem to be able to get together

  247. Emily Beard says:

    Amazing Give away

  248. Shez says:

    I love to see the joy on the little ones faces on xmas day!

  249. catherine adamson says:

    Great competition!! :-)

  250. Now my older kids have left home, Christmas is so special. Family is everything to me, and having an opportunity to get everyone together is wonderful. x
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  251. Valerie says:

    I just love watching the young children – it’s magic!

  252. corinne wright says:

    Its got to be the excitement on our 3 boys faces. We love the build up to christmas day and actully i love christmas eve. But it never gets old watching my boys open their presents, i still feel like a did when i was a child :)

  253. Glenn Marvell-James says:

    Treating my friends and family to some well thought out presents

  254. Jo Maxted says:

    I too love everything, the food, the build up, the kids faces and of course the chocolate!!!

  255. Lauren says:

    Having everyone together enjoying festivities :)

  256. Jane Berrow says:

    I love the twinkling lights and sparkling decorations.

  257. kayleigh white says:

    To be honest, the best thing about Christmas is the build-up.
    The cinnamon & spice scented candles flickering, the Christmas tunes such as; “The fairytale of New York” gently simmering from the TV, the kids getting excited writing their letters to Santa.
    Me panicking to get everything done in time.

    I love it!

  258. Hannah Ellis says:

    Spending quality time with my family and creating happy memories!

  259. @sasofsussex says:

    Seeing the kids faces as they walk in the front room and see the presents!

  260. Tanya Hindes says:

    I love Christmas, it means the whole day we get to spend it with family, play silly games, lots of laughter, lots of love and have my favourite meal (Christmas Turkey roast and all the trimmings).
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  261. Holly Smith says:

    Just spending time with family.

  262. Rachel Smith says:

    seeing people open the presents I got them

  263. Adele Leek says:

    All getting together and being happy, even for just a while :)

  264. Liz ferguson says:

    The time off

  265. Su Tyler says:

    Now that we are empty nesters I enjoy our ‘alone’ time on christmas day. Just me and him and then on Boxing Day our oldest son, wife and 3 year old grandson come for the afternoon. It’ll be great this year as we plan on SKYPEing with the youngest son in Oz.
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  266. Jen Schofield says:

    Seeing all the family!

  267. Chris Hutson says:

    I would love to win to share those lovely prizes with my family and especially my great nephews and nieces :-)

  268. Helen Humphries says:

    Everyone seems to be in a good mood! Even family members who are usually anti-social grumps seem to make a special effort :)

  269. Leighanne Flaherty says:

    My favourite thing is all the great food at my grans house :) x

  270. Susan Hall says:

    Spending time with family

  271. Sara Davis says:

    all my family under one roof :)

  272. jason w says:

    the best thing about christmas is watching the children open their christmas presents

  273. michelle maggs says:

    I love Christmas, and seeing all my family together. We all live around the UK, this is the time of year we all get to see each other. Nice watching all the cousins play together.

  274. I like to pretend i’m not overly fussed by Christmas and grumble about Christmas stock being in the shops in September, but secretly I love it! I think having a child is just an excuse to enjoy it even more….I like to say it’s because I can see the fun of Christmas through a child’s eyes, but really it’s just as exciting through my eyes!

    I love the excitement and build up, people generally trying to be more cheerful, helpful and giving and of course to excuse to see your friends and family, eat ridiculous amounts of food and make a list of all the things you want. Oh and of course thinking about all the lovely things to make or buy your loved ones…

  275. Debbie Gillespie says:

    Spending time with all the family and singing Christmas Carols

  276. helen d says:

    i love spending family time with my five children and seeing their faces christmas morning when they open their pressies

  277. Kathryn Phillips says:

    I love the twinkling lights

  278. Phil Darling says:

    Several generations of the family spending quality time together – having fun

  279. Nikki pellow says:

    family together

  280. Ruth Wollerton says:

    I love (C)hristmas for the (H)olly, the (R)ejoicing, the party (I)nvites, (S)anta Claus, (T)rees and tinsel, (M)ass family celebrations, (A)dvent calendars and the chance to wear (S)parkling, glittery Christmas Dresses – All in all I love Christmas

  281. Erica Field says:

    The anticipation!!! This is our first year as a family. We adopted two little munchkins last January and spent all of last Christmas thinking about this Christmas and how wonderful it will be. We can’t wait!!! X

  282. I love the whole build up from putting the tree, playing Christmas music to lighting a cinnamon candle.

  283. The excitement
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  284. Laura Swann says:

    All the build up – visiting a Christmas market, mulled wine, decorating the house, reading the Christmas issues of all the magazines…

  285. Tracy Pritchard says:

    I love all the pics of happy familys on facebook.. its a lovely time of year x x

  286. Margaret says:

    Put the christmas tree up and seeing how excited my kids are.

  287. Jayne Taylor says:

    I love watching my daughter opening her presents. Can’t wait to take her to see santa. It’s her first Christmas where she knows whats happening. Excited!!

  288. jen english says:

    I love being at home, not having to go out and having a day where my boys stay in all day!

  289. Mel Briscoe says:

    I like decorating the Christmas tree with my children.

  290. Lu says:

    The sheer excitement!

  291. Alison Joyce says:

    I love how excited my daughter gets. It’s a joy to see her happy face when she sees the christmas tree, santa and all the other christmas characters.

  292. laura stewart says:

    christmas dinner

  293. Suzanne Cooke says:

    The thrill for my daughter when she goes down stairs and sees the cookies and milk gone.

  294. Naomi Buchan says:

    My favorite thing is being with my family and watching them unwrap their pressies x

  295. natalie white says:

    Everything!!! it is my birthday the week before & above all watching the look on my childrens faces on Christmas morning & spending time with loved ones :)

  296. Cris Curran says:

    Spending time with family @cricrinapoli1

  297. Emma says:

    Seeing the Childrens faces full of excitement on Christmas, it brings magic to the day. Also indulging in all the delicious foods!

  298. Jim Kirk says:

    looking forward to my grandchildren opwning their presents

  299. Nicky Richards says:

    You know me, I LOVE Christmas!!! All that Joy and Gin and presents and Elizabeth Shaw mints :) xx

  300. sarah birkett says:

    the smell of mulled wine, the carols, and christmas songs, and the general atmosphere

  301. YOLANDA DAVIS says:

    i love watching the kids unwrap the presents

  302. laura bates says:

    the childran on christmas morning

  303. Lynn Savage says:

    My favourite thing is seeing how excited the children get, and watching their faces as they open their presents.

  304. Paul Scotland says:

    My favourite thing about Christmas is seeing my sons face on Christmas morning.

  305. Tammy Tudor says:

    The whole family getting together :)

  306. EMMA WALTERS says:

    xmas eve, all the excitement & waiting for santa

  307. Sarah L says:

    This is a great competition! I love christmas and taking the time on christmas day to finally unwind, stuff faces, open pressies, watch crap telly – after the rush of getting everything ready. This year we’re tightening the purse strings though as we’re hoping to buy our first house in the new year, so any added little luxuries would be amazing ;)

  308. Katy C Johnston says:

    The Christmas spirit!

  309. rebecca courtney says:

    seeing the children get excited

  310. I love everything about Christmas, from the decorations to the list-making and thinking of presents, gift-giving and scrummy food. I always think the house seems so bare once we’ve packed everything away…there’s just something so lovely about that time of year!
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  311. Wendy Drake says:

    Having all the family together for fun and feasting

  312. I love being together, the songs and my mums amazing food!!
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  313. Louise says:

    I love the getting together and having a lovely meal and then lazing around in front of the TV. Although now with a Little Person it’s great having family traditions to enjoy.

  314. fiona waterworth says:

    having all my children and grandchildren togther

  315. neil dobson says:

    It brings all the family together.

  316. Catherine McAlinden says:

    I love watching the children open their presents!

  317. Adele Hill says:

    I love everything about Christmas, particularly being able to spend time with my family.

  318. Emma Ellison says:

    Love everything about Christmas, but nothing beats seeing my kids faces when they first see Santa has been x

  319. aj says:

    Spending time with my son.

  320. Simon Howes says:

    Wows what a lot of comments already! Good luck everyone!

  321. Melody Williams says:

    Christmas music <3

  322. HELEN says:

    cheese & chutney & the smell of glade spiced apple candles…
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  323. Beky Austerberry says:

    I love the family time you get and the yummy food!

  324. Nikki Hayes says:

    Putting up the Christmas decorations and lights – our living room is like Santa’s grotto from early December onwards ;o)

  325. Julie Hemmings says:

    The best thing about Christmas is the planning and anticipation!

  326. Carolin says:

    The whole atmosphere, the baking, the decorating, the great food, everyone is happy, I just love this time of the year :)

  327. Debbie Burfoot says:

    seeing my kids faces getting excited waiting for santa to come and getting all excited on christmas it

  328. ccathy cockburn says:

    Love it all smells tastes sounds colours.

  329. Kieran says:

    spending time with family

  330. Rachael G says:

    The atmosphere in the run up – festive smells, christmas songs, yummy food, sparkly lights, the excitement on my kid’s faces, the fact that everyone seems to be that little bit nicer to each other, I love it all!

  331. Judith Allen says:

    Good food, friends and family. I don’t like all the commercialism, buy buy buy, not my thing at all. Honestly, I could quite happily do without any presents. But good food and loved ones, nothing better.
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  332. lee stroud says:


  333. Maria Turner says:

    Spending time with my family, enjoying laughs, good food and the occasional drink! :)

  334. Chris Millward says:

    It’s my wife’s birthday on Christmas Day.

  335. Lauren says:

    The christmas films!

  336. Rich Barker says:

    Seeing the excitement and happiness of loved ones when they open the presents I’ve bought and like them! :-)

  337. Alice Ralph says:

    My favourite thing about Christmas is boxing day… we always go over to the same family friend’s house. They have a big kitchen and we all sit around comparing what we did on Christmas day, what gifts we received and gave, binge on leftover food (cold turkey, bubble and squeak, salad to make ourselves feel slightly less guilty!), drink all the half-empty bottles of wine, watch any DVDs we got as gifts or anything particularly good on the telly, walk the dogs, fall asleep at about 5pm in front of the fire. It is the best part of Christmas and for me the part I look forward to the most!

  338. Melanie C says:

    Excessive amounts of guilt free chocolate! Oh, and Christmas Specials to watch with them! ;D x
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  339. Andrew Halliwell says:

    The doctor who christmas special. :)

  340. Lauren says:

    being with my family :)

  341. pete says:

    just relaxing without feeling guilt about doing nothing

  342. karen cowley says:

    I love Christmas, being with my family, the films the food, the atmosphere is fab, everyone is friendly , why cant we be this nice all year, thanks for the chance to win this, xxx would make christmas that bit easier for us xx

  343. jenny owen says:

    I lovethe fact everyone gets together, and everyone is happy , especially our kiddies :)

  344. Gavin Atkinson says:

    The best thing about Christmas to me is watching the joy on the children’s faces as they open their presents whilst listening to the usual Christmas hit’s of yesteryear.

  345. Seeing the look on my children’s faces as they walk into the lounge on Christmas morning and see all their presents, it’s priceless :)
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  346. Sarah Benn says:

    Family coming to stay.

  347. Em S says:

    Family time and awesome food!

  348. tina edwards says:

    my favourite thing about christmas is having the whole family together

  349. Allan Wilson says:

    Singing Carols on Christmas Eve in my home town square under the Christmas Tree with the Silver Band playing

  350. ANN NESBITT says:

    The build up to Xmas, shopping, snow tinsel & turkey and most importantly SANTA!!… OH the excitement of feeling like a child again :)

  351. Lynne OConnor says:

    Love the whole build up, especially the excitement building in the kids

  352. nat thomason says:

    My favourite thing is my Mums Christmas dinner she gives Nigella a run for her money a domestic doyenne x

  353. Zoe G says:

    Getting all the family together, we have a lovely time

  354. Clara says:

    My favourite thing has to be that contented thirty(ish) minutes of calm and cuddles, full of food and presents everywhere and lights twinkling on the tree and Christmassy smells in the air. I LOVE Christmas!
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  355. kellyanne s says:

    firstly thank-you so much for putting these fabulous give-aways together, your a very special kind person putting in all the effort for others

    Best thing about Christmas has to be after all the panic & some worries, Seeing the kids beaming smiling faces in the morning, everything else fades away and all is worth it, watching them all excited and happy then going over the my mums where all the family will be and watch them excitedly tell their cousins & rest of family what they got and how happy they are before delving into more pressies from the family.
    Can’t beat it.

  356. kellyanne s says:

    hi sorry just wanted to say my entry is not being accepted, kept saying shucks sorry your entry is not accepted try again, or click here taking me to a its broken page.
    what can i do, i did notice this on the other comp not accepting my twitter follow or twitter post url.
    thanks in advance xx

  357. kelly harper says:

    seeing family we dont see in the year

  358. Jackie ONeill says:

    catching up with family over good food and drink, most of which I haven’t seen since last Christmas (family that is!).

  359. Heather Brailsford says:

    I love this competition what an awesome idea. It must have been so hard to not keep it all hehe! I love Christmas especially looking forward to this year as both kids are now old enough to appreciate it a bit better. Still I bet I’ll be the one waking them up at 5 on Christmas morning like the last couple of years hehe.

  360. Amy Beckett says:

    Spending time with family

  361. Porridge Lady says:

    Wow what a haul! One of us lucky ladies will be having a very merry Christmas.

  362. KATIE WRIGHT says:

    I love the sweet traditions people have. Each member of the family buying a new tree decoration each year, opening one present on Christmas eve night, pork pie and cheese and crackers Christmas eve night, laving Santa a slice of toast and a strawberry milkshake just to be different

  363. Gina Camacho says:

    having the family together ,having fun with new presents with a lovely meal and all the lovely christmas decorations around the house!
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  364. I love the build up to the bug day, putting up the decorations, visiting Santa and wrapping presents
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  365. My little one was born on Christmas Day so that’s got to be my favourite thing about Christmas!

  366. Fiona Firth says:

    I love the whole thing but especially watching the kids open their gifts :) xx

  367. Sarah Parker says:

    the children’s faces :)

  368. lovelygrey says:

    Family and good food is what Christmas is all about.
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  369. I love all of the cooking.
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  370. Anniesphere says:

    Me & mine love Crimbo Limbo – the time between Christmas & New Year when we can spend time doing what we love with the people we love.

  371. katrina day-reilly says:

    the kids faces when they open their prezzies

  372. Isabel O'Brien says:

    Me, my mum, my sister and little brother all get together and have wine and laugh a lot. Plus this year my new baby niece will be joining us.

  373. Agnes says:

    I’ll spend christmass with my newfamily. happy with that but unhappy to leave my mum behind:(

  374. Helen Porter says:

    I love waking up to the boys faces on Christmas morning I also love my mums Christmas dinner!

  375. Ok this is a bit weirdy beardy but i LOVE brussel sprout puree! Don’t knock it til you’ve tried it! Made with butter and ground almonds…it’s delish! With a lovely red wine gravy. We veggies have to take what we can get you know! :)
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  376. Judy Wright says:

    Fave thing about Christmas is the kids faces when they realise Santa’s been ;)

  377. The best thing about Christmas for me is the preparation. Not necessarily buying and wrapping, which is always fab – but the internal home decorations with the joy I capture from my children (Even my hormonal teenage daughter manages to revert back to an innocent 7 year old) when the stereo rings out her favourite Christmas tunes. Seeing the lights, visiting shops full of delights – Christmas markets.. It is by far my favourite time of year. Even the darkness that ebbs each evening is a reminder of all the times I had as a child, and it cant just be me who can smell the difference in the air! Ahh :) Bliss

  378. Lucy Mayer says:

    Love seeing my girls’ faces as they spot their presents under the tree. :)

  379. Christine Caple says:

    My favourite thing is having the family all together.

  380. Candise Moore says:

    I love the family time we spend together- not just on Christmas day but decorating the tree, baking mince pies, watching Christmas films and generally having lots of quality time.

  381. Liz Green says:

    Seiing my Childrens faces in the morning when seeing all of the presents under the tree :)

  382. Beverley says:

    I love the run-up to it, the anticipation, the excitement, the preparations!

  383. Being together with family and friends.

  384. Rachel Downes says:

    Kids, love seeing their excitment about the whole day cc

  385. laura avery says:

    As hubby works long hours its wonderful to be able to spend time together as a family for a few days

  386. HELEN BARTON says:

    Seeing my kid’s faces when they open their presents, they are so excited and happy!

  387. Tracy Newton says:

    Having days off so that we can spend quality time together as a family.

  388. Kerry says:

    Oh I love Christmas, love the preparing and seeing Baba’s face in the morning opening his presents from Santa and then seeing his face light up repeatedly throughout the day with new presents it is the best feeling xx
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  389. Marisa says:

    Our Christmas Eve pasta dinner tradition! This is my first year away from family so it will be very hard though.

  390. Verity Nock says:

    Spending time with my lovely family surrounded my wonderful food and drink

  391. Elizabeth says:

    I love the start and end of the day.

  392. Katy spence says:

    Putting the tree up

  393. cathyj says:

    family time

  394. Anita Hooper says:

    what a fantastic prize, Christmas rolled into one x

  395. My favourite thing is getting the whole family together to enjoy Xmas Dinner x
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  396. Christopher Quinn says:

    What a great set of prizes, this lot would certainly ease the burden of another expensive Christmas on a tight budget.

  397. Martina Pichova says:

    Spending quality time with my family

  398. lauren tourle says:

    I love being with my family and it will be the first time in about 8 years that all my family will have been together this year so really excited :)

  399. Hannah Bee Griffin says:

    I love sitting down in our PJ’S at 5 o’clock in the morning opening our pressies. I love seeing the childrens faces light up as they unwrap the pressies. The build up to Christmas is wonderful to, starting with our towns Christmas light switch on to making things to decorate the house with during December

  400. Charlotte Polley says:

    I love Christmas with my hubby and tribe. Spending quality time with them all is amazing. I have 9 children. And making the most of it while they still young :)

  401. Joanne Darnell says:

    getting all the family together is just great!

  402. olivia kirby says:

    Having time off work with the rest of my family. The children make it special, I love the mammoth present opening, food, drink and TV

  403. I love the week (or sometimes two, with concessional days!) off work, giving extra time to spend with my family. I love our family Christmas parties (it’s going to be massive this year, Mr B has a big family and we’ve hired a hall!) and the look on Mushroom’s face when he sees the decorations/opens his presents. Priceless.

    Great competition, by the way!
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  404. Katie Skeoch says:

    love the bustle of Christmas organising and the excitement in the house waiting on the big day!!

  405. debbie anne hume says:

    I love being with all of my family and seeing the childrens faces christmas morning. x

  406. CHRIS ANDREWS says:

    so many things but my favourite is……………..watching my grandsons’ faces on Christmas morning

  407. rebecca lee says:

    seeing my babys face when she gets the present she wanted

  408. Linda S says:

    My favourite thing about christmas is having my beautiful family around me and remembering happy memories of the family who are no longer with us.

  409. emma falvi says:

    being with people that you care for and love

  410. Helen Butcher says:

    most things really, but especially giving out presents.I love watching my 4 year old load up his wheelbarrow and deliver cards and presents to the neighbours

  411. ALLY WEBB says:

    I love the Christmassy smells, of mince pies, pine needles and mulled wine.

  412. sarah says:

    Lovely blog!
    My favourite thing about Christmas is, spending time with the family :) x
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  413. Diane Carey says:

    Good food/drink, good TV and a good rest – I’m rather boring

  414. Rhoda K says:

    I love being able to spend time with family.

  415. Amy says:

    My favourite thing about Christmas is playing board games with the family…gotta love Monopoly!

  416. Claire D says:

    Family time and no having to go to work

  417. Rachel Craig says:

    It being the Season of Goodwill. As it is nice to be thoughtful and thought of. We aim to buy gifts which suit the individual and bring them joy. Spending time together having a nice meal, opening cards and presents, and maybe playing some party games etc can be fun.

  418. I love the build up, from choosing the perfect gifts for family and friends and wrapping them, to looking through recipes and cooing lovely festive food surrounded by the people I love!
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  419. Definitely the family time :)
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  420. Moira Haswell says:

    Smiling faces, food, music and Reading the kids Xmas stories (whilst enjoying them myself too!)

  421. Nikki Fitzmaurice says:

    I think its the excitement of everyone, especially the children. Its nice getting to eat what you like,not worry about housework and just enjoy quality time together.

  422. Claire says:

    Mince pies with ice cream, and seeing family – or even better, eating mince pies WHILE seeing family…

  423. Gina says:

    Getting together for quality time with the family has to be my favourite thing although being able to stuff myself with chocolates, biscuits, Christmas pud & mince pies until my heart is content comes a very close second!

  424. Galina V says:

    Spoiling my kids, decorating the tree and cooking all sorts of tasty dishes.
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  425. All the lovely food. Chocolate, cakes turkey etc

  426. Jo Boyd says:

    I love spending time together as a family. Hubby will probably have to work some of Christmas Day, but then we get Christmas night and Boxing Day to catch up with family over from abroad and people we don’t get to see so often.

  427. vikki hamer says:

    seeing my sons face….and eating lots of turkey!

  428. Sarah says:

    YOu can eat as much as you like, guilty free

  429. P Wendy Clayton says:

    All the family being in the same place at the same time as every ones work commitments doesn’t normally allow for this to happen. Christmas Day is definitely a family day in this house

  430. Nyasha Mtutu says:

    Celebrating the birth of Christ with my family and enjoying the family films on TV

  431. Colette says:

    All the little routines and traditions that we’ve built up over the years that really make it feel like Christmas :) x
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  432. judy kennedy says:

    Giving prezzies

  433. Allan Smith says:

    The food!!!

  434. samantha price says:

    love the run up to the big event , wrapping presents , decorating tree and taking grandson to meet santa

  435. Laura Pritchard says:

    Having all the family together, eating & drinking whilst playing board games & cards!

  436. Jill Webb says:

    Spending time with family and friends ad good home cooked food

  437. Lesley Taylor says:

    Best thing about Christmas – forgetting the diet and having great family time!

  438. Laura Oxley says:

    Having the family together enjoying good food and games.

  439. Bridget Anderson says:

    If I’m truthful, the time off work! But also the childrens faces when they come downstairs and the opportunity to spend time with family.

  440. Tamsin Dean says:

    Love spending times with the kids watching movies at xmas snuggled up on the sofa

  441. Dhruti says:

    I love the fact it’s a time to revert to childhood and pass on traditions and spend time together. I love the smell of Christmas as it evokes such strong memories and excitement every year.

  442. Elizabeth Williams says:

    Spending quality time with family and seeing my son open his pressies.

  443. laura says:

    I am such a Christmas fan, from the look of the tree (which will never be as perfect as my mums), to the smell of dinner (gammon in coke and cloves), to the sound of the children’s excitement over the fact Santa has been.

    In fact I love Christmas so much I blogged about it –
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  444. My favourite thing is the anticipation my three year old is feeling this year, it’s wonderful to share his excitement.
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  445. Rebecca Maddocks says:

    Quality family time

  446. Becky John says:

    Spending time with extended family

  447. Andrew Cakebread says:

    Almost everyone having a day off, great christmas lunch and the special atmosphere of giving and celebration you can only get on christmas

  448. Mia Thurlow says:

    I love that Christmas turns me into a big kid again and love the excitement it brings to my 2 girls.

  449. Elizabeth Smith says:

    The food – would love to claim a deep and virtuous argument for the joy of Christmas but it comes down to my gut, and feeding the guts of my loved ones

  450. Sue says:

    I am on a quest to win Christmas, so this competition fits the remit rather nicely :-)
    Friends find it amusing but I am serious and dedicated to achieving my goal.
    Family are hopeful else wrapping paper and Sellotape are redundant.

    Let’s hope I have presents to bless others with :-)

  451. Sue Bowden says:

    What do I love about Christmas ………. Everything – NOT – Hate the shopping side of it! But I especially love being with my family, I luv em to bits. Christmas to me is a very special time bringing us altogether for the day, knowing that we are all loved and appreciated x

  452. Caroline Toner says:

    I love the atmosphere and the whole build up, shopping wrapping, carol concerts, the pantomime, and everyone making more of an effort to be festive

  453. Trcey says:

    Choosing the tree from our local Christmas tree farm (complete with live reindeer) then digging out the old favourite decorations and decorating it with carols playing and a glass of sherry in hand!

  454. Jane Willis says:

    Sharing a great meal with all the family.

  455. katie rutter says:

    I love xmas eve the best, getting all the presents ready when the kids are tucked up in bed waiting for santa, the xmas lights twinkling away … magical !

  456. Richard Mortimer says:

    Watching children’s happy faces as they open pressies.

  457. Kirsten Murphy says:

    I love how magical Christmas still feels despite all the commercialisation.My absolute favourite moment is when I ‘help’ Santa and get all the presents into the sacks & under the tree late on Christmas Eve, I’m getting excited just thinking about it

  458. Samantha J says:

    I love all the lights and seeing how excited my children get.

  459. Seeing my children open their presents x

  460. Claire Nelson says:

    The build up, buying the tree, decorating the house with the children and the way everyone seems more friendly at Christmas time!

  461. Kim Dillon says:

    Tracking Santa on Noraid on Christmas Eve, and then watching the children open their stockings on Christmas morning. My youngest is 11 now, but this pleasure still remains.

  462. Caroline says:

    Best things? New Christmas Eve pyjamas, wood burner being on all day, ‘Home Alone’, Baileys Tiramisu, my excited husband up before anyone else and wakening everyone up like a small child, morning stockings and seeing all the family.Nice comp! X
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  463. Prize number 2 seems very much a treat for Mummy prize – fantastic!

    I love the run up to Xmas much mor ethan the day itself and I can’t wait to take our new baby to see the lights and Santa…ok, so the Santa trip will be more for me but who cares, we;ll still get the first pic!!
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  464. Linda mcneill says:

    I love everything about it, the whole day and the build is just magical. From putting up the tree’s to doing the shopping, trying to make the day special for my husband,mam and four children. But best of all is capturing the day on camera which will be something I can treasure forever. Great prize fingers crossed

  465. Danielle woodman says:

    I love the music, cheesy Christmas pop songs and beautifully sung carols I love them all.

  466. Joanne Baldwin says:

    I love the anticipation and excitement, all the preparation and making Christmas lists with the children.

  467. mandy o'rourke says:

    I love Christmas the excitement the atmosphere the quality family time xxx

  468. annette t says:

    Amazing prizes, I do love everything about christmas x

  469. Jayne T says:

    Wow, fantastic prize! I love the magic feeling at Christmas that is always there no matter what age you are.
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  470. Kevin Honey says:

    Christmas dinner with all the family

  471. Maggie Coates says:

    Christmas nativity plays and carol concerts

  472. Lydia r says:

    What an awesome giveaway. It all makes the holiday season better.

  473. Iona Cornish says:

    My grandchildren’s faces and gathering as a family

  474. Angie Hoggett says:

    family coming together and all the pretty lights!

  475. Eva Vida says:

    make my family happy and spend some time with them

  476. Micheal Casey says:

    I love Christmas and I love bringing the family together!

  477. Pamela says:

    Spending time with my family.

  478. deirdre butler says:

    all about my children, snuggling in with them and my hubbie early xmas morning – then down to open the pressies! Seeing their delight, of course the scrummy dinner and later lying on the couch near the fire watching feel good movies – knowing how blessed we are…

  479. Tom Buchanan says:

    The fact that it brings everyone together as a family. my daughter will be 8 months old at her first christmas this year and i cant wait to create some magical atmosphere for her!

  480. Leanne Lunn says:

    I love that we are together as a family, special quality time :)

  481. clair downham says:

    my kids faces as they open their pressies

  482. Michelle Fullerton says:

    I love the whole family side to christmas, especially when it means carrying on traditions I had as a child that I now share with my kids while also introducing new ones too

  483. My favourite thing about christmas is being with the whole family and seeing their faces when they open presents :)
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  484. kim mayhead says:

    Seeing my kids faces , full of wonder and excitement, when they see their presents

  485. katherine haywood says:

    nothing better than christmas morning watching my young children open there pressies

  486. I love the opportunity to spend time with family and friends. It’s the only time of year the whole family get together.

  487. It has to be spending time with family, we live in the SW the family is in the NE and the USA!

  488. Gary H says:

    The best thing is spending time with all your family, all having time off work, no stress, no hassle, it’s just so nice, and if it snows, all the better.

  489. Sara Chesters says:

    Fantastic prizes you are giving away :) 51 days til Christmas !!

  490. caroline says:

    I love xmas, being with my husband and children is the best bit.

  491. Katherine says:

    The best thing about Christmas now is how excited the small people are about it all! And then the next best thing is after they go to bed and we get to watch rubbish on the telly, with full bellies and a glass of wine!!!

  492. Emma says:

    My favourite thing about Christmas is spending time with the family and forgetting about your troubles. I love the excitement that I see on my daughters face when Father Christmas has been. :)

  493. Trudi Walsh says:

    Having all the family round the table for Christmas dinner, this year I’m extra excited because its my daughters first Christmas!

  494. Laura Curtis says:

    I am mostly looking forward ro relaxing with mu family this year as most of tjis has been spent in and out of hospital moving drom the north ti the south leaving eveeyyhing my family knew behind andvthen having to move again alsovthe chance to spoil my girls to make up doe the rough year and to welcome a new year and new possibilities


    I love spending time with my loved ones, eating, playing games, playing with the kids toys etc – and the food of course!

  496. Dana says:

    Such an host of amazing prizes, and some great new companies I hadn’t heard of before. I LOVE christmas and this year is going to be the best ever as it will be the first one with my little boy
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  497. Lisa Edwards says:

    The thing I love most about Christmas is snuggling up on the sofa on cold days and watching Christmas films like Santa Clause The Movie & It’s A Wonderful Life. Makes me feel like a kid again

  498. Daniel inglis says:

    the snow

  499. debbie abbott says:

    I love the family all being together

  500. Margereeni says:

    I Love the whole of the family coming to my home to celebrate together. Such a Happy Filled Festive Day to Cherish each year x

  501. Harriet says:

    Presents of course!

  502. Steve Dickinson says:

    Receiving pressies !!

  503. martina says:

    Christmas is my favourite time of the year and now I have two precious children it makes it all the better. Love to see their faces light up christmas morning when they receive their gifts

  504. Naomi says:

    Definitely seeing other people opening up their Christmas presents!

  505. miriam krutska says:

    spending time with friends and family ;-)

  506. Natalie Gillham says:

    I love christmas it’s a rare opportunity to have some quality time with my children :)

  507. Jo Bryan says:

    I love the time we get to spend together.
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  508. Tara says:

    I love spending time with people and family and seeing their faces after opening carefully thought out gifts. The build up to Christmas is so exciting!

  509. Alison Johnson says:

    I’m torn between decorating the tree with the kids & Christmas Dinner with all the family!

  510. mellissa williams says:

    spending time with my family

  511. Linda Hobbis says:

    Seeing my kids open their presents plus all that lovely food!
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  512. Leanne Hancock says:

    The best thing about Christmas is..

    Bringing the family together over a delicious hot roast dinner..
    However the presents add the magical touch and seeing my children’s happy faces makes my heart melt every time!

    I also love the build up to Christmas.. Buying gifts, making shoe box donations with the children for those less fortunate, putting up the tree, wrapping gifts and sending them to Santa.. An not forgetting decorating the house outside :)

  513. vicky cockett says:

    i love going to bed on christmas eve knowing how excited the children are, knowing what ‘santa’ has got them and knowing how happy they are going to be tomorrow, i love laying there working out the timeings for dinner and planning which desserts i will be dishing up. i love waiting for the knock on the door being asked can we get up
    yet…and best of all i love when i tell them all its time and we can go down stairs and see what ‘santa’ has left them! it feels magical! x

  514. Emma Thackery says:

    Christmas Dinner!

  515. The smiles on my childrens faces
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  516. Muireann Walsh says:

    This would be amazing!

  517. Georgina Sudron says:

    The best thing i like about xmas is the christmas tree the festivities spending quality time with your partner mince pies and christmas pudding snow if we have any

  518. hayley pemberton says:

    wrapping presents listening to christmas songs

  519. Annaloa Hilmarsdottir says:

    The general bonhomie and good food.

  520. lyn burgess says:

    Seeing family that I haven’t seen all year, and catching up on the news and gossip

  521. Emily Jayne Phipps says:

    Just love the whole atmosphere – i love playing games and spending time with my family.

  522. Kelly Webb says:

    Bacon sandwiches on Christmas morning, a tradition my lovely dad started when we were little, sadly my dad is no longer with us buts its a tradition we have carried on for our children too x

  523. Amy says:

    Ooooh I love Christmas! Especially now we have a Little Dude to share it with. It really brings home how important family is :-) x
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  524. I love Christmas mornings – stockings in bed with all the family
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  525. It’s the moment when all the family arrives and you can pull up the drawbridge on the rest of the world.
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  526. Starry (@Orangeblossom78) says:

    My favourite thing is everyone getting together, enjoying each other’s company.

  527. Rachel Phipps says:

    Christmas is the time of year I look forward to most! Nice break from work, time with my family, presents and Christmas dinner… nom! I enjoy the smells that come with Christmas, the warm feeling you get when listening to Christmas Carols and how much more cheerful everyone appears. It’s a time where everyone chills out and enjoys each others company. No worries until January!

  528. laura banks says:

    being able to chill with the family

  529. Since having children, Christmas is all about quality time with my family. I love the huge family get together’s we have, playing board games and xbox dancing games, laughing at everyone’s silly jokes. Its great everyone mucks in to help cook Christmas dinner. Watching my dad snoring his face off always after dinner. My boyfriend dresses up as Santa giving the kids their presents (He is usually found very drunk late on Christmas day.) He does give Santa a bad name. I explain to my kids this is Santa last stop before going back to Lapland, he is celebrating

  530. sharon wilson says:

    I love having the whole family together spending the whole day together sharing presents and food and seeing the smiles on the kids faces

  531. leona murphy says:

    I was never a lover of Christmas.. That all changed when I had my son! Last year being his first Christmas & even tho he was too small to realise what was going on just having him there for it was the best present anyone could give me!! I am looking forward to seeing his face on Christmas morning he justs melts my heart & makes my world. I cant wait for all the family time, the winter chill, & specially all the food i get to eat without feeling guilty lol… oh and of course having a well deserved few days off work… that magical feeling is back, i now BELIEVE in Christmas again :) x x x x x

  532. Rachel B says:

    My favourite thing is seeing old family and friends I haven’t seen in ages.

  533. Susan Elaine Carter says:

    My favourite thing about Christmas is the willingness of people in general to spread joy and hope for the future. Material wise , I adore Christmas candles, wreaths, dressed fireplaces and trees with presents underneath for expectant whoops from children, young and old, brings such pleasure to my heart.

  534. Louise Asekokhai says:

    I love how excited and happy my children are.

  535. Evelyn Moffat says:

    I love everything about Christmas. The true meaning, the look on the kids faces when they see that Santa has been and just the festive spirit x

  536. paula lane says:

    I Love christmas shopping,all the cmas music.Being with my loved ones cmas day.

  537. Andrew Dunn says:

    I love how excited my daughter gets at Christmas, and I also love my dog opening his present. Its priceless..

  538. Kirsty Fox says:

    Seeing the excitement on my childrens faces in the lead up to Xmas and Xmas morning

  539. Nicole Beebee says:

    Wowsers! You’ve been busy Slummy single mummy! Happy Christmas one and all and #GoodLuck @Baronesscohen

  540. Netta says:

    Presents for children

  541. Judith says:

    Favourite thing about Christmas…getting to spend so much time baking but claiming it’s just so I can please everyone else…!!
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  542. EmmaK says:

    I love Christmas because I can eat three types of pie and not be labelled a glutton just someone who is ‘celebrating the season’

  543. Sue says:

    I love all the preparations leading up to christmas, putting up the deorations and wrapping the presents, watching christmas movies and then being able to relax for a few days and just binge!! :)
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  544. Chris Fliss says:

    So excited, it’s my grandsons fist Christmas :-)

  545. Chris Fliss says:

    So excited I forgot to answer the question :-) I love Christmas eve cooking, hot roast pork sandwiches with crackling, a glass of Baileys :-) and when me and hubby go to bed, under our pillow there is always a stocking each filled with goodies from our daughters that we have to open there and then :-)

  546. Kate Fogliaresi says:

    What a great prize. I love seeing the reaction on someones face when you give them a gift that they really love. Also this year my little boy is old enough to realise something is going on, so excited to see his little face on Christmas morning :)

  547. emily omara says:

    Just the feeling of being warm and happy when its cold outside, with family (espec my dog), food and laughter.

  548. Melanie Dye says:

    I love all the decorations, people’s houses lit up on dark cold nights and the fun of decorating my own Christmas tree

  549. Tanya Camilleri says:

    My favourite thing is being able to see all the family together enjoying themselves. It doesn’t happen often so it is lovely to do at Christmas :)

  550. vicky M says:

    Seeing all the family so happy… for at least one day!
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  551. Donna Gilligan says:

    The uninterupted family time

  552. Helen Stratton says:

    A whole, happy fun day with all my busy family and having all ours meals together!

  553. cate says:

    Spending time with my husband and kids x

  554. STEVE HEARNE says:

    Mince Pies

  555. My kiddies enjoying themselves is my fave part :) xx

  556. Tony Weston says:


  557. jayne hall says:

    opening presents

  558. Chris Davies says:

    Santa Claus!

  559. Phyllis Ellett says:

    Christmas Dinner, best dinner of the year.

  560. Ellie says:

    I love spending time with family, getting together having yummy food and lots of great television.

  561. Nyck Moore says:

    The mess and chaos of having another 6 adults and a dog in the house. And all the decorations everywhere make me smile.

  562. rosie whelan says:

    The Guinness ad and the bliss of 2 weeks off work!

  563. Catherine says:

    Love Christmas especially the family side!
    Thank you for the great prizes!
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  564. jessica cook says:

    Everything. Its just a perfect time of year. Xmas dinners the best xx

  565. justine meyer says:

    I love the faces on the children when they open their presents

  566. Stephanie Whitehouse says:

    Having far too many decorations all over the house

  567. Mary-Anne Barry says:

    Singing Christmas Carols outside till my nose turns pink then settling down with a hot cup of coffee after with everyone

  568. Mickie Bull says:

    Having the family round – I don’t get to see them much :)

  569. charlotte clavier says:

    Well the i like all the family time & unwrapping pressies with them but if im honest one of the best things about chrimbo is having a big blow out, lol. Not worrying about dieting until the new year & enjoying all the good christmas food :D xx

  570. I love the run up to christmas,buying and wrapping the presents,the panto with the grandchildren and spending quality time with family.

  571. Emma Wright says:

    I love Christmas and your prizes look amazing x
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  572. Mary Chez says:

    Having the family all home for Christmas

  573. eoin collins says:

    having the family round for a big feed

  574. sam ilyas says:

    I love the sound of my children waking up on xmas morning-running down the stairs and looking at the fire first to see if Santa has been then a big dive into the presents>>best feeling in the world

  575. Amy Ripley says:

    having my family all together!!!

  576. katrina walsh says:

    I like in the run up to xmas when you see the cosy glow of peoples lights and trees in their front rooms and windows as you make your way home in the cold

  577. Lyn Smyth says:

    Wow, what a lovely competition!

  578. natalie holland says:

    Watching the children open their presents! x

  579. Elizabeth Logan says:

    The smell of Christmas is the most magical of all !! Spiced oranges, cinnamon, mulled wine. Pure Heaven !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  580. sarah bootland says:

    I Love giving prizes and seeing people being happy over something that I have given them. It’s nice to see all the smiles and laughter! Xxx

  581. Wow what a lot of prizes you got – well done! My favourite thing about Christmas is the excitement and joy of my children – Christmas wasn’t that exciting before them really – oh and I do love my Christmas tree!
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  582. Sue Harrison says:

    Love getting together with family and friends over the Christmas holidays

  583. Family Christmas dinner
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  584. Jo says:

    Christmas is a time for traditions, old familiar ones, and then making new ones with your family – I love that :-) what fantastic prizes, I’d love to win either of them

  585. maureen.m says:

    Love everything about Christmas!

  586. Polly says:

    I love the build up – watching christmas movies, singing carols, putting the tree up
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  587. Polly says:

    I love the build up to Christmas – watching christmas movies, singing carols, putting the tree up

  588. kelly says:

    Thankyou for such an amazing competition! we love christmas, christmas movies with blankets and hot chocolate, putting tree up, visiting Thomasland and meeting father christmas with the “real” snow they make fall from the sky. family time, watching the xmas lights get put on in town. lots of lovely times to share :)

  589. Peggy Muncie says:

    Love everything about christmas. My brother calls me Mrs Christmas because I make a big deal about it, even although my sons are older

  590. Christina Wong-Curley says:

    Seeing big smiles on my children’s faces when opening their presents.

  591. Scott Fallon says:

    It’s my birthday

  592. cheryl hadfield says:

    I love watching my daughters faces xmas morning when they open their presents

  593. Tory Knowles says:

    My favorite thing is sitting back and knowing tomorrow is Boxing Day! That and cold meat and pickles.

  594. Karen wright says:

    Seeing the kids faces when they see all their presents under the tree x

  595. Patrick Ellard says:

    Great prize, thanks

  596. My favourite thing about Christmas has to be all the family time x
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  597. kim neville says:

    having all the family together and watching kids getting excited opening their presses

  598. Susie Clayton says:

    Cooking a fab dinner to share with my family.

  599. Susan Ellams says:

    christmas dinner with the family including all the arguments !!

  600. I love everything about Christmas, the atmosphere leading up to the big day, having the whole family around, getting crafty by the fire, the crappy films, the christmassy songs eh stuffing my face with amazing food…….. the list goes on and on :)

  601. Emma Asante says:

    The best thing by far is the build up… decorating the tree and christmas movies on christmas eve.. love the excitement x
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  602. Debbie Kilroy says:

    Is it wrong to say ‘when the mother-in-law leaves’?

  603. Julie Ward says:

    Playing with the kids and all their new toys,

  604. hayley says:

    I love everything about Christmas, food, presents, cooking, family, decorating the house to even goin work xmas day…!!!

  605. Julie Davies says:

    I love wrapping up all the presents and making them look beautiful

  606. Wendy Thomas says:

    Well that’s Christmas sorted ten!

  607. Kate Davies says:

    My favorite thing about Christmas is opening presents with my family on Christmas morning and this yr my son will be old enough to open his own presents :)

  608. Spending quality time with family. It really brings everyone together x
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  609. emmadventures says:

    Spending time with family who we don’t see very often, watching the kids playing & delight in new toys. The seasonal good, the smells, the sparkle & fairy lights. Just love Christmas, even more so now my little one is here :) )

  610. Nikki Morgan says:

    I love the family thing, the chocolate and food thing, the old movie thing, the slightly more tolerant people thing and did i mention the chocolate n food thing…

  611. julie parker says:

    i love everything about christmas. my partner works full time and long hours so its lovely to spend some quality time with him and the children. i love the excitement on the kids faces and their joy when they open the presents. i also love the xmas films we watch and the yummy food

  612. Helen Hunt says:

    Not having to go out, being with the family and the fun it brings :)

  613. bev Morgan says:

    i Love everything about Christmas

  614. mike brees says:

    great prize

  615. Lisa King says:

    Getting together with those family members who you dont see much throughout the rest of the year :)

  616. brenda heads says:

    the relief that all the planning is over, if I have forgotten anything so what.

  617. Linda Guest says:

    quite simply the sense of family. Being with my mom, my sister, my husband, son, his wife and child. It’s the one time of the year when we get together and I have a warm glow about it.

  618. Martine says:

    Wrapping presents on Christmas Eve with a glass of bubbly listening to Christmas Carols.

  619. tahira ali says:

    spending time with my family and the amazing food

  620. lorna garratt says:

    have time with the family x

  621. Michele Elton says:

    What an awesome giveaway!

    My favourite thing about Christmas is re-living old memories and creating new ones with my daughters. We have a Christmas book which we started 8 years ago and every year we write in it and put photos in of our Christmas then its packed away with the decorations for the next year. I love looking through it every year :-)

  622. Rachel hirst says:

    Christmas music whilst you are shopping, Transforming your home into a mini grotto – tasteful of course!
    Wrapping the presents and seeing peoples faces when you have found that perfect gift!
    Eating Christmas Dinner at my mums house with all my extended family,
    I just really love Christmas!

    Fantastic competition, the best on any site!

  623. sarah wells says:

    Giving presents, I love finding the prefect gift for someone, wrapping it and where possible seeing it being opened. I can’t sleep Christmas eve, I make my partner open at least one of his just after midnight, then its the pets turn. Next comes the phone call from his daughter to say they are awake and its over there for an early morning unwrapping session with his grandkids, then to my cousins to see what her 2 have got. Next his other daughter and the phone call from his step daughters 2 girls to tell us what they got from Santa. Then it really starts, off to mums, where my brother and sister are there with their 2 little princesses. Christmas Dinner followed by a big opening session then a walk up the moor with all the dogs and kids. Then back to look at all the presents again, try to remember who sent what and play time with the younger ones. Getting really excited just writing this.

  624. Cherise says:

    I love Christmas for the children (and because I get two days off work!!)

  625. Lorraine Angus says:

    I love everything about Christmas from putting up the wooden advent calendar which is the shape of Santas workshop (over 2ft tall) to the decorations, the smelly candles & finally spending time with family & friends

  626. Victoria Croker says:

    I love the excitement of Christmas and being with family

  627. Den says:

    ok – officially Christmas, John Lewis ad is out, I had my first mince pie this week and an Xmas comp – can I put the tree up now?

  628. Victoria M says:

    The best thing about Christmas is getting the family together (and then having your own space again after a few days!)

  629. Anna says:

    What amazing, lovely goodies! Starting to feel Christmassy already!

  630. tracy baines says:

    I love the whole day, the food, the presents and having the family all together

  631. faye huntington says:

    being around family with the smell of cinnamon, good food and twinkly lights!!

  632. Sheila Reeves says:

    All the family getting together, playing silly games and eating mince pies!

  633. ArisaMiura says:

    I love there’s Christmas lights everywhere.

  634. loops says:

    i love getting to make christmas craft things

  635. terry mealing says:

    I love getting to spend lots of time with my lovely family

  636. Helen says:

    great prize

  637. Rachel McMillan says:

    Beautiful decorations, twinkling lights and special family moments

  638. K Broomfield says:

    I love decorating the whole house with my little boy. Lights and garlands everywhere!

  639. Watching christmas films under the duvet on snow days
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  640. lynsey graham says:

    this is such a fantastic prize hoping and keeping my fingers crossed tightly

  641. lynsey graham says:

    everybody in the whole family seems so happy at Christmas it gives me so much joy to see that. such a happy feeling.

  642. Annette Hall says:

    Presents for grandchildren! Not much chance of winning, but In it to win it!!

  643. Rachel Birchley says:

    What wonderful prizes! My favourite thing about Christmas is the anticipation!

  644. Joanna Butler-Savage says:

    everyone being home together

  645. Clara says:

    I love getting to spend some quality time with my family

  646. melanie gregory says:

    christmas lights everywhere, christmas films with the fanily

  647. Fiona Paley says:

    I love all the family being together opening presents on Christmas morning.

  648. G. Edwards says:

    What a fantastic competition! Its amazing that you’ve collected all these prizes together.

  649. honeybee says:

    Can’t wait to up the tree! And, some guilt-free eating & drinking…I love Xmas more than my birthday.

  650. honeybee says:

    I can’t wait to put up the tree and decorations! As well as some guilt-free eating and drinking…I love Xmas more than my birthday – it’s the sharing of the occasion.

  651. Claire H says:

    I love the build up to Christmas – the warm fuzzy feeling, the lights, the decorations and lots of happy faces.

  652. Liz says:

    The excitement on the children’s faces.

  653. Charlotte Hood says:

    I love being able to see all my family together :)

  654. Jodie B says:

    I love christmas as i get to see all of my family, I dont get back to my parents very often, as its a 7 hour drive, but christmas is one of those times and I get to see my aunt, uncle and brother and his family too. Love it.

  655. klara cort says:

    Christmas is ultimately my favourite time of the year…with gift wrapping, biscuits baking, candle litting, and prezzie hidding – the preparation is already exciting!!!! And on the day we have a special Christmas roast by hubby, and then chats, games and drinks!

  656. annie h says:

    watching the childrens faces with all the lights etc

  657. Kelly Ellen Hirst says:

    Spending a whole day with the family without the pressure of getting online, emailing, working etc

    Kel x

  658. I love being together with the whole family
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  659. Every year the Round Table come around the houses at night with Santa in his sleigh collecting for charity. Its so atmospheric with all the Christmas Music and the way the sleigh is lit. Santa always makes sure he does a special wave to everyone who comes out of there house to watch. It makes me feel like I am little again and always brings a tear to my eyes.

  660. Mulled wine and mince pies!
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  661. angela sandhu says:

    Being around the family and not rushing around for the next day-everyone is so relaxed.

  662. Mimi Blanksby says:

    I love getting ready for Christmas – making things, finding the best unique presents and wrapping with a theme (this year brown paper decorated by me/children & personalised for each recipient) and then shutting the door for a few days, escaping from the world, taking my watch off and living for board games and festive food! Oh….and decorating the tree & kitchen!

  663. Emma Lewis says:

    I love getting all the family together for Christmas Dinner. Having lots of minced pies afterwards and sharing family stories.

  664. J. Tingay says:

    The best thing about Christmas is having all the extended family together for Christmas dinner.

  665. rose p says:

    Making the soup frim the turkey carcass

  666. the grandchildrens excitement
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  667. Hayley Todd says:

    I love absolutely everything about Christmas! I love decorating the house and putting the Christmas tree up, I love seeing the sheer amazement and joy on my children’s faces when they see Santa, tracking Santa on Christmas Eve and the children’s increasing excitement as Santa gets closer and closer, then Christmas Day itself is always fabulous. All the family come together, the children’s excitement and joy opening their presents when they realise Santa has been!

  668. Fantastic competition.
    I love christmas morning, watching my children opening their presents, but I think that my favourite time is boxing day – a big christmas meal at my mums with family x
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  669. K Mansour says:

    I love being with my family at Christmas, it makes the day.

  670. Some fab stuff… love the idea of winning Christmas. I love making a big deal of Christmas – but we have very strict regime of traditions! Decs up 1st December… stockings before Church on Christmas Day and then only one present before lunch… Looking forward to when my children will enjoy a full Christmas lunch, but still a way off on the brussel sprouts.
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  671. john hatrey says:

    My little monster opening her pressies and food glorious food.

  672. Rebecca U says:

    Good food and good company

  673. Samantha R says:

    my daughters on Christmas morning

  674. FARIDAH BROOKER says:

    The food, the tree, my son opening his presents….

  675. Tabby Boyce says:

    The best thing about Christmas for me is simply spending time with my nearest & dearest, creating memories to treasure always. :0)

  676. Alison says:

    Spending time with the family and of course tracking santa online
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  677. victoria thurgood says:

    I love watching the kids enjoying the day

  678. James Seale says:

    Christmas pudding

  679. My favourite thing about Christmas is spending time with family and, now I’m a mum, watching the excitement on Georgie’s face! Lydia is a bit young to understand it this year but she will love all the paper!
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  680. Ade Couper says:

    This is a magnificent giveaway-thank you for organising it.

    I’ll be working over Xmas (as I have for a number of years), but my favourite thing about Christmas is having time with mum & my sister’s family (that’ll be about 3 days later than the rest of you!)

  681. Miriam says:

    Has to be the excitement of Santa, not being able to sleep, hearing rudolphs hooves landing on the roof, and that’s only me (-: my son really loves santa too,.

  682. Kirsty Partridge says:

    I Love the decorations and giving presents

  683. Lindsay Felvus says:

    I love seeing childrens happy faces

  684. lowri earith says:

    finding the perfect gifts and seeing their reactions

  685. Hayley Mulgrove says:

    I love Christmas eve when the kids think they can hear Santa coming down the chimmy or the gardon path, LOL

  686. Emma Bennett says:

    Wow! What amazing prizes. I love that my husband doesn’t have to work on Christmas Day, that we can all be home together!

  687. Caroline Blaza says:

    Giving presents. I love watching peoples especially the children when they open them

  688. leanne abel says:

    Going to the pub on xmas day with family then back home for lovely xmas dinner

  689. gemma evans says:

    I love Christmas because its magical and it makes my kids happy! Awesome comp btw!

  690. Donna-Lisa Towner says:

    My favourite bit about christmas is christmas early evening once the food is cooked and eaten, all the presents have been given out and the party games begin. We have so many laughs each year just playing family fun games “Memories in the making”

  691. patrycja herzogchodoruk says:

    so amazing prize, fingers X

  692. Zoe Roxby says:

    Amazing prize btw!… My favourite time is seeing the kids eyes light up with their gifts and they they are thankful for what ever they get. I am blessed with my kids x

  693. Laura says:

    I love seeing my daughter’s face on Christmas morning and a glass of champagne!

  694. Nick Hopkins says:

    Cliff Richard

  695. victoria doran says:

    I love all of the prizes.. except the mince pies but hubby can have them – i know, im so kind!

    This will be the first year my little boy totally gets christmas, normally my favorite bit is wrapping presents christmas eve with a bottle.. i mean glass of baileys. Due to the fact that theres another baby D on the way, that will not be happenign this year… i think our highlight will be not telling him its christmas eve so we get a lie in on Christmas day!!! only kidding. ;)

  696. maggie ali says:

    Family being together decorating Christmas Tree and the smell of oranges :)

  697. Paula Burnside says:

    I love everything about Christmas!

  698. Sarah Scott says:

    My favourite thing about Christmas is having a totally indulgent day with my family…..chocolate and sparkling wine for breakfast (the only day that you can get away with that!!!), playing with exciting presents all day and lots of cuddles.

    Thanks for an amazing competition!!!

  699. lara davis says:

    Got to be the smell of home made Mincemeat in the oven the smell is just christmas all over

  700. Total relaxation and quality family time :)

  701. Nancy Townsend says:

    The chance to get together with the family.

  702. r linton says:

    i love the smell of a real tree, champagne, fun times with my family and everything just coming together to make Christmas

  703. Emma S says:

    My favourite bit is the build-up to Christmas – taking in the music and the decorations, picking out gifts for others and the excuse to have lots of festive get-togethers!

  704. GLENDA HANKS says:

    This competition sums up the Christmas spirit which I love best of all; the generousity
    , happiness and excitement of giving and receiving is simply magical.

  705. Katie walters says:

    Seeing family and seeing the kids so excited on Christmas morning

  706. Susan Lewis says:

    Having my family come round for Christmas and just spending time together.

  707. Kate Buckley says:

    Ooooh, my favourite thing about Christmas is having a lovely meal with the whole family. Such a lovely day together.

  708. jo louise ogden says:

    being with all the family Christmas day for lunch

  709. Niki says:

    Just being with family and seeing the look on my little boys face as he discovers all of the wonderful things about Christmas (really I love it all!!!)
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  710. Charlotte says:

    Wow what great selection of prizes !! Mega looking for to Christ as this year !

  711. Louise Hart says:

    Having everyone together

  712. Gina Ennis says:

    Wow what a great giveaway, this would really help to make our christmas. Thank you

  713. Julie McLaren says:

    I love the decorations- The colours!! Outside is cold dark and miserable, but indoors beautiful, colourful and bright! Love it!! …. and especially decorating the tree!!

  714. nicola hardman says:

    spending the whole day in my pj’s cuddling my hubby

  715. My kids faces when they open their gifts, truly priceless ;-)
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  716. charlotte bendom says:

    Love everything about christmas!! especiallt spending time with the family!! This year our little girl will be 17 months so it is going to be extra special x

  717. jessica agyin says:

    my fav thing is christmas songs

  718. martina mckenna says:

    everyone is so much nicer

  719. adrian knox says:

    Two weeks off from work, the smile on the kids faces on xmas morning and all the lovely food you get to eat

  720. Kate Duckmanton says:

    Snuggling on the sofa with my children watching a Christmas film.

  721. I love watching my two opening their gifts x

  722. Peter Graham says:

    1st year my 3 year old is looking forward to xmas, cannot wait

  723. Paula Phillips says:

    All the lovely food and snacks that you can eat.

  724. Joanne Welsh says:

    Christmas is my fave day of the year, I love giving my mum and nieces and nephews all their presents and seeing how much they like them.

  725. Solange says:

    Food and family

  726. Katherine L says:

    I love getting together with family for entire days and taking the time out to cook, eat and catchup together!

  727. Gemma Hester says:

    Fab prizes and fab blog. Xx

  728. Natasha says:

    Making the custard for the trifle listening to Carols from Kings and knowing that my three sisters are doing the same. It brings us all together wherever we are in the world even though my youngest sister is more than 5,000 miles away.

  729. Angela Wilson says:

    Looking at all those lovely prizes has put me in the mood for Christmas shopping

  730. Katie Evans says:

    I think it really is the family time, cheesy as it might sound. I like not putting the TV on for that one day a year, and just spending time together – eating and drinking ;)

  731. I just love how cheerful everyone gets at Christmas. Oh and I love mince pies and stollen too! :) x
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  732. Val says:

    I love everything about Christmas with family time being at the top of the list.

  733. Carrie Hamilton says:

    I love everything about Christmas. It’s my fav time of year :)
    Eating loads of yummy grub & covering that expanding waistline with snug & baggy clothes.
    The excitement shopping & watching my loved ones open what I’ve bought them.
    How jolly & happy everyone is.
    But my fav thing is family time :)
    It’s my first Christmas off work in 4 years! & my baby girls first ever Christmas (I’m a single mummy too! :) ) so definitely looking forward to family time this year :)

  734. Karen Knowlton says:

    Christmas is all about enjoying my husbands 2 days off and spending time with family.
    This year will be the 2nd with our son, so should be even more memorable & he might actually be interested in the gift rather than the paper :)

  735. Emma Howard says:

    The chance to spend time together as a family

  736. Jasmina K. says:

    Singing Christmas carols with my family and the smell of Christmas trees and gingerbread.

  737. Laura Morris says:

    It’s all about the get together on Boxing Day, when we see family members that we may not have seen for months beforehand.

  738. linda curtis says:

    i love the simple things like the smell of christmas and satsumas


    i love everything about christmas..especially when i hear christmas songs, and see the christmas adverts, and then seeing my daughter get excited about it makes me so happy

  740. Lindsey Jones says:

    I love having time to spend with all my family it doesn’t happen often enough.

  741. sarah foran says:

    I love xmas eve the most, the excitement of the children. We always make some home made cookies for santa and cut up some carrots for the reindeers and leave them out. We also go to mass and sing some xmas carols

  742. Julie Venner-Beard says:

    I love everything about Christmas but the time celebrating with family and friends is the best

  743. Vicki Macdonald says:

    The best thing about Christmas is having my family together, i’ve only just started celebrating again since my grandaughter was born as i lost my son in an RTA & didnt ‘do’ christmas for a lot of years. but since her birth i’ve started doing it all again & i know this years going to be extra special as i’m cooking for them all !

  744. Danella says:

    My two are young enough to still believe in Father Christmas so it is all still so magical in our house! I love the build up as much the day – the excitement fizzes!

    Thanks for the links to the sites by the way, some lovely ideas pinned to my Pinterest Board for possible purchasing!

  745. Jo Glasspool says:

    I love seeing the kids faces when they see santa has been, x

  746. eve etheridge says:

    Christmas Eve is best for me and mine

  747. Rebecca Jones says:

    I love the build up and how excited the kids are

  748. Kelly Dutton says:

    Seeing my daughters face on christmas morning when she sees the tree and presses.

  749. Can’t wait to see my twin daughters after their first term away at uni.
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  750. KATE says:

    The hat in the second prize is beautiful! If I don’t win, I’m definitely buying that!

    I love the Internet, because I can find like-minded people who are happy to join in the Christmas spirit in November! Thanks for such a great competition xx

  751. Lynn Hathaway says:

    The best thing about Christmas is seeing my little girl’s face light up when she opens the living room door and spots all her presents from Santa… that look is priceless and nothing else comes close. Also, I don’t get to see my family often so it’s great to have mum and dad down at this time :-) x

  752. Kara says:

    The joy on little faces when they realise santa has been

  753. Lynn Heath says:

    All the family getting together

  754. DES HUMPHREYS says:

    DES HUMPHREYS….Seeing the kids opening their Presents…… x.

  755. Josie Ferrie says:

    It’s that look on the kids’ faces when they come downstairs and see the pile of presents – it makes it all worth it!

  756. Tracy C says:

    I love Christmas Eve. We always go out early evening, great thing about the smoking ban is I don’t mind taking little un to our local, with family and friends. There’s all the fun and anticipation but none of the disappointment of naff presents, over eating or bad TV.

  757. Margaret says:

    Fabulous giveaway – I love seeing the delight on the children’s faces when they open their gifts

  758. Nicola Hoare says:

    My favorite thing about Christmas has got to be the food. I seriously gain about 1 stone in a day :D

  759. The Postman says:

    Easy. Seeing the babies faces. I imagine every parent feels the same way!

  760. June Gaynor says:

    Spending time with family

  761. amanda davis says:

    playing with the new toys with the kids on xmas day

  762. rachel richardson says:

    Quality street for breakfast! The only day its allowed x

  763. Wendy Moore says:

    The excuse to indulge myself and my family

  764. Hamish says:

    A real sherry trifle made by my aunt – Yummy

  765. Alice says:

    I love the night before christmas, all the anticipation and excitement and I think there is still a part of me that thinks that Father Christmas might just be real… well you never know!

  766. Christina Marriott says:

    Spending quality time with my family xx

  767. vicki hennie says:

    I Love to spend extra time with the family

  768. sand henderson says:

    I love Christmas Eve the best when everything is ready and prepared and we have a special supper watch a Christmas film and put out the stockings and treats for Santa and the reindeer’s, it just brings the magic of Christmas,the love and special family togetherness all in one evening.I love it.

  769. Ciara says:

    The whole family being off work/school/uni at the same time!

  770. Emily Morris says:

    Spending time with family

  771. andrea lloyd says:

    watching the children opening and playing with there presents

  772. olivia kirby says:

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  773. Charlotte says:

    I love the family time and seeing Bob’s face on Christmas morning. Sorry, that’s two things. x

  774. Rachael Jones says:

    My kids faces on xmas day

  775. Tracey Quinn says:

    I love watching my grandsson open his presents

  776. Lucy says:

    oooh lovely, fingers crossed!

  777. Nicola McC says:

    I love just having all the family round about me and the fact everyone just seems that little bit nicer at Christmas time.

  778. I love the presents and Xmas eve and my daughter’s eyes when they light up because Santa has come.
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  779. buying presents for people, i get so excited giving them out!
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  780. Kat Glynn says:

    Christmas dinner with extended family :) x

  781. Angela Millar says:

    I love having everybody at home at the same time and having my house filled with laughter that could be down to too much sherry, oh and Dr who and presents my list is endless

  782. Garry says:

    The children’s faces when they open their presents

  783. Glenda says:

    Christmas is a great time to switch off and spend time with my family. My husband always cooks the xmas dinner too so i can chill and drink my fizzy wine! The UK also recognises those who are less fortunate and the generosity is second to none. If we won any of these amazing prizes I know some of them will got to worthy causes……………..

  784. Jeremy Andrews says:

    I love seeing people open the presents I selected for them.

  785. Laura Coe says:

    Watching the childrens excitement and then playing with them all day long

  786. Paul says:

    I love Christmas and as a single parent I love the time with my daughter. The preparation and seeing everyone’s Christmas decorations going up is great. To see the pile of presents under the trees and then Christmas Day with a big dinner with extended family. This is a great prize and would make a fabulous Christmas

  787. Wow what an amazing set of prizes!

    My favourite thing about Christmas is being able to spend it with the people I love. We all work so hard throughout the year but make sure we can all see each other at Christmas Time. Also we may have a special guest this year if bump arrives early – Christmas is a week before his due date,
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  788. michelle dootson says:

    spending time with family and friends

  789. zoe lucas says:

    watching the joy on the faces of the kids as they excitedly open their presents

  790. shirley evans says:

    A big family meal

  791. Erica Price says:

    Family time together
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  792. Sandy Calico says:

    My children’s faces when they realise ‘He’s Been’
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  793. HELEN says:

    kIDS faces on Christmas morning, lots of guilt free eating, lots of Christmas movies and top tunes and family time!

  794. Emma says:

    How can I pick one thing, I love the atmosphere, the songs, the food, the great humour and the time off work to name just a few!

  795. Sarah Wood says:

    My favourite part of christmas has to be sending the kids out on a dadventure while I wrap the last-minute presents and place them strategically so that they can be put under the tree without too much late-night rustling. That and the different approaches to present opening – I have one who rips everything open and then looks at them later, and one who carefully opens each one and plays with it before moving on.

    What a fabulous selection of prizes, and some super gift ideas for everyone who doesn’t win.

  796. Gillian Hale says:

    I love it when the kids hurry downstairs to see if Santa has been. They like to look at the snowy footprints that he leaves in our garden, which take my husband ages. One year he was doing it so late that he made a mistake, the front reindeer had 6 hoof prints!! Luckily the kids didn’t notice

  797. Polly says:

    My little boy opening presents and spending time with the family :)

  798. Karen Whittaker says:

    I love everything about Christmas – the noise, the music, smell of a real tree, too much tinsel, far too much eating and drinking, thinking chocolate for breakfast is long as you wash it down with a glass of something!!

  799. Emma Bailey-Wright says:

    My favourite thing about Christmas has to be the contrast between angelic carols sung by little choir boys and the madness of Pop classics at the Christmas party played on full blast. Both essential Christmas music

  800. Julie Fisher says:

    Relaxing and not having to worry about work for a few days.

  801. Jayne Sullivan says:

    A chance to relax, eats lots of great food and watch some newish movies on the television.

  802. Chas Gilbert says:

    All the Christmas music
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  803. Catherine Bell says:

    getting to spend time with my family

  804. Laura Mcintyre says:

    I just love every part of it but nothing beats snuggling up indoors with my babies , movies and snacks.

  805. Vicki says:

    My fave thing about Christmas is going back “HOME” with Hubby to my parents house 80 miles away on Christmas eve, we all sit about watching Christmas movies, drinking cuppas and eating sweeties then on Christmas morning I get up early and go into my brothers room then my sisters and wake them up and give them their pressies i’ve done this since I was about 15 and we are all grown up now but I still do it ( even though they probably wish I’d let them sleep in but iv’e a no sleeping in on Christmas day rule)! Little family tradition. (i’m so excited about this year as this is my first year as a mummy ahhh! Can’t wait) Fab prizes xx
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  806. Jamie Butt says:

    definitely family time (until they start driving me crazy ha!)

  807. Gerri Tennant says:

    Everything – lights, laughter, drink, food, dark nights with stars and most of all having my family round me. A true time to count my blessings and want what I have not have what I want.


    Getting to spend quality time with my family :)

  809. Julia Bohanna says:

    What a fantastic prize…a mouthwatering selection.

  810. Julia Bohanna says:

    Oops pressed too soon. One of my fav Christmas things is to drag in our tired living Christmas tree. It’s usually damp and dull – so we love the challenge of making it look good.

  811. Leanne Pollitt says:

    Awesome prize

  812. Sarah Bailey says:

    I love getting to spend Christmas with the family it’s the only time everyone seems to slow down x
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  813. Lisa Jones says:

    It’s just got to be buying and decorating the Christmas Tree with the children, it really gets us all in the Christmas Spirit ! x

  814. michelle archer says:

    I love everything about Christmas. I Love walking round the shops buying gifts for people hearing all the christmas songs. Putting up the Christmas tree with my partner and his family and all putting a decoration on each :) I love the excitement on Christmas eve when we all sit down together to watch the snowman on tv and nana reads the night before Christmas :) then waking up on Christmas day to everyone being so excited and seeing all the family and eating too much lovely food. The extra exciting part this year is that I’m expecting so he could come early and experience it all this year lol :)

  815. Lorraine Rogers says:

    Christmas is a magical time when all the family come together. Christmas tree sparkling with lights and decorations. To win this prize would put the icing on the cake or the fairy on top of the tree

  816. claire crooks says:

    i love the family get togethers, and the huge smile on the childrens faces when they open there pressies. i also love snow x

  817. Baren says:

    I love seeing the kids faces and my husbands when I’ve bought them gifts they didn’t know they were getting.
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  818. I absolutely love hanging up decorations and getting creative, especially with this year having a toddler wandering around – I’m going to have to be really creative! ;)
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  819. pamela hamby says:

    my kids faces christmas morning coming down the stairs before I open the door to the lounge and their little faces wondering wether Santa has been

  820. My favorite part of Christmas is the evening. When the gifts are unwrapped, food eaten and children sleeping. I always sit and reflect on how lucky I am and how I should appreciated *everthing* in life and not take it for granted xx

  821. Jo-Anne holton says:

    I love the exctment and the build up! Just being with the family without distraction, good company good food and lots of laughter!!!

  822. Tracy Hughes says:

    I like that it is the one day of the year when chocolate and alcohol are considered acceptable breakfast items!
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  823. Samantha Fenn says:

    The food… How I love mince pies, christmas chocolates, mulled wine a turkey roast

  824. Amanda Martin says:

    I love spending time with family at Christmas and feeling the spirit by singing carols on the high street, watching Santa drive past and seeing Christmas trees lit up and decorated in other peoples’ front windows.

  825. Fiona Harris says:

    Being with people that I love and care about :) Great prizes

  826. Gail says:

    Fantastic bundles of goodies! In the spirit of sharing…there’s something for everyone (but the Mint Velvet scarf would be mine!) Merry Christmas!

  827. Florence Cross says:

    I love the magic of Christmas Eve. All the family are together, the children getting excited, the shopping is all out of the way, and it’s time to be enjoy the festivities.

  828. Family gathering for longer than a short weekend! We don’t always see each other, this is the best time of the year :) x

  829. Nicola Holland says:

    The kids believing in the magic of Father Christmas – everyone should believe!!

  830. Abi says:

    Amazing prizes! My favourite thing is spending time with my family

  831. Kirsty Sparks says:

    Spending time with the family :)

  832. Lucie Aiston says:

    Best thing about christmas is the Magical look on my kids faces when they see Santas has been on Christmas morning.

  833. Heather Reading says:

    I love the smell of the Christmas dinner cooking as we relax knowing nothing else matters except family for one whole day.

  834. Diana Cotter says:

    Sitting down for Christmas dinner – that’s when my Christmas starts

  835. Kristin Burdsall says:

    I love making a Christmas cake with my children using my nans family recipe

  836. Is it wrong of me to say my favourite thing is being allowed, nay encouraged, to have alcohol for breakfast?
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  837. tracy scutt says:

    I love the extra family time we get to spend together.

  838. Lucy Harding says:

    Being with whole family and also on Christmas eve this year will be helping my local food bank giving out food for the poor we will also be doing carol singing for them with mince pies so Christmas day i know they will be getting their Christmas dinner .

  839. Wendy finn says:

    The best thing about Christmas is just chilling out and playing games with family. Not having to worry about money also helps with the fun :)

  840. Jenny says:

    Wrapping gifts then watching the huge smiles on my daughters face when she unwraps them x

  841. esme mccrubb says:

    having time with the family with no work

  842. katherine says:

    I love decorating with my family

  843. julie perry says:

    Seeing the kiddies faces when they realise Santa has been on Christmas morning….priceless :)

  844. Helen Thurston says:

    the decorations, the singing, the food, and sitting down to watch the Dr Who special with all the family.

  845. sam swain says:

    Watching the kids faces when they see the presents under the tree

  846. Susie Wilkinson says:

    When it’s all over, my anxiety can’t cope with it

  847. Megan says:

    The Smell of Tinsel!

  848. Claire haskins says:

    Watching my little boy running into the sitting room and his face lighting up

  849. Renee Armstrong says:

    Christmas Lights

  850. Patricia Avery says:

    Family! Family! Family! At the centre of everything I love about Christmas and I wouldn’t have it any other way :)

  851. Cara newton says:

    Christmas Eve when you come home from work look at the christmas tree see all the excited faces and know it’s the start of a good couple of days with/visiting family.

  852. Lyn Bosomworth says:

    Brings the family together

  853. Being able to show off your culinary skills to your in-laws

  854. I love seeing Spud’s face knowing I done it all alone as a fellow single mum but this year it will be joint with seeing Spud’s face light up and seeing my Mum as I only get to see her 3 times a year now she lives over 4 hours away x

    P.S – I’m following you on G+ as Jade Lewendon x

  855. Loma Wood says:

    The Quiet! After public transport stops it is as if the world has hibernated. I love to listen to the silence.

  856. Ellie Jacobs says:

    Apart from the excitement of my kis’ on Christmas Morning, when they see all what Santa has bought (and me of course) i LOVE decorating the tree. Am already itching to put it up

    I tell th kids to put out the decs in the evening and “The FAIRIES” come and decorate it, while they are sleeping x

  857. Gemma Gwynne says:

    My favourite thing about Christmas is seeing all my family. I live 200 miles away from them but at christmas we go and stay at my mum and dads with the kids, then boxing day we travel a futher 100 Miles to go and see my Gran (who’s 84) and all my aunts and uncles. So for me is definatly seeing the family and sharing the christmas joy with them x

  858. Victoria Easton says:

    Family time – no interruptions, warm, good TV and good laughs!

  859. zoe matthewman says:

    Getting together with all the family and seeing the excitement on the childrens faces

  860. Rachael Barratt says:

    My favourite thing about Christmas is we get a lovely few days off all together- this is a luxury in our family with everyone working such different schedules!

  861. Sharon says:

    Hmm, I love all of Christmas but my fave bit, is sitting in the afternoon, when dinner has been done and presents opened, and a hush falls over the house as the kids play with their presents, and I can nod off in front of the TV and no one minds :)

  862. Eva Palmer says:

    I love Christmas Eve, the excitement and getting everything ready then sitting with a glass of wine in front of the fire.

  863. Kirsty says:

    Great competition, would love to win.
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  864. Natalie Crossan says:

    Fantastic, all done – would love to win
    My fav thing is all the twinkly lights x

  865. Caroline Scott says:

    everyone sitting around the table for ages just eating, talking and laughing with no TV on in the background or people rushing off to check emails etc

  866. Susan says:

    We have a family film day with all the kids and moms eating pizzas with christmas DVDs.

  867. Kirsten Barthy says:

    The kids excited little faces