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 Rex London. 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. 1 November, 2013 / 9:45 am

    I love everything about Christmas, the atmosphere, being around family, the chill in the air, the decorations, the songs, the films, the food…EVERYTHING!

    • Jill
      3 November, 2013 / 9:34 pm

      Great prize!

      • Olivia
        5 November, 2013 / 9:00 pm

        I agree fantastic Prizes

    • shirley mackay
      30 November, 2013 / 1:26 am

      I love having all the family home

  2. 1 November, 2013 / 9:46 am

    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 :-)

  3. Rachel
    1 November, 2013 / 9:47 am

    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
    1 November, 2013 / 9:54 am

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

  5. 1 November, 2013 / 9:57 am

    spending time with my whole family, there scattered throughout the country throughout the year

  6. 1 November, 2013 / 9:58 am

    For me it’s all about the anticipation, the secrets, the smell of Christmas in the air and everyone’s excitement x

  7. 1 November, 2013 / 9:59 am

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

  8. Tracy Nixon
    1 November, 2013 / 9:59 am

    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. 1 November, 2013 / 10:00 am

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

  10. 1 November, 2013 / 10:00 am

    What a fabulous competition!


  11. 1 November, 2013 / 10:01 am

    I love everything about Christmas! What I love best is making my children happy!

  12. 1 November, 2013 / 10:03 am

    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

  13. Vicki
    1 November, 2013 / 10:03 am

    Wow it all looks amazing

  14. 1 November, 2013 / 10:04 am

    Wow! This was worth waiting for, I’d be the best mum ever if I won! :) I love Christmas, especially christmas cake :)

  15. 1 November, 2013 / 10:04 am

    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!

  16. caroline Hooper
    1 November, 2013 / 10:04 am

    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!

  17. 1 November, 2013 / 10:04 am

    I love the look on the children’s faces in the morning!

  18. jessica newman
    1 November, 2013 / 10:05 am

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

  19. 1 November, 2013 / 10:05 am

    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.

  20. 1 November, 2013 / 10:05 am

    Wrapping the pressies under the tree late at night …w ith wine :D

  21. katie smith
    1 November, 2013 / 10:06 am

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

  22. alison johnson
    1 November, 2013 / 10:06 am

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

  23. 1 November, 2013 / 10:07 am

    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

  24. Michelle Hardy
    1 November, 2013 / 10:08 am

    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

  25. 1 November, 2013 / 10:09 am

    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)

  26. Lynn
    1 November, 2013 / 10:10 am

    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!

  27. Hele R
    1 November, 2013 / 10:11 am

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

  28. 1 November, 2013 / 10:11 am

    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.

  29. Claire
    1 November, 2013 / 10:11 am

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

  30. 1 November, 2013 / 10:12 am

    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

  31. rebecca pawsey
    1 November, 2013 / 10:12 am

    watching my children unwrap presents from father christmas.

  32. 1 November, 2013 / 10:12 am

    I love seeing the children’s excitement by it all

  33. 1 November, 2013 / 10:12 am

    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

  34. Hannah Lawrence (Lewenstein)
    1 November, 2013 / 10:13 am

    The sparklyness! Candles and lights and family gatherings :D

  35. 1 November, 2013 / 10:13 am

    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

  36. 1 November, 2013 / 10:13 am

    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

  37. 1 November, 2013 / 10:13 am

    I love buying and making gifts to people and seeing their faces as they unwrap them :)

  38. Donna B
    1 November, 2013 / 10:15 am

    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 :)

  39. iain maciver
    1 November, 2013 / 10:15 am


  40. Sarah Parkin
    1 November, 2013 / 10:15 am

    Decorating the Christmas tree with the kids :)

  41. lorraine
    1 November, 2013 / 10:15 am

    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 :-)

  42. Mark Rayner
    1 November, 2013 / 10:16 am

    Being around all of the Family.

  43. Julie Tift
    1 November, 2013 / 10:16 am

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

  44. Dawn Wilkinson
    1 November, 2013 / 10:16 am

    Little ones faces – priceless

  45. 1 November, 2013 / 10:17 am

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

  46. 1 November, 2013 / 10:18 am

    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.

  47. julie laing
    1 November, 2013 / 10:18 am

    spending time with the family

  48. 1 November, 2013 / 10:20 am

    My favourite thing about Christmas is the anticipation and seeing the kid’s faces on the morning

  49. Victoria
    1 November, 2013 / 10:20 am

    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.

  50. 1 November, 2013 / 10:20 am

    I love all the Christmas food, tis the time of year to pig out!

  51. Janice Papworth
    1 November, 2013 / 10:21 am

    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

  52. 1 November, 2013 / 10:21 am

    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!

  53. 1 November, 2013 / 10:21 am

    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 :)

  54. 1 November, 2013 / 10:22 am

    The best thing is seeing my kiddies happy.

  55. 1 November, 2013 / 10:23 am

    My Favourite thing about Christmas is Christmas Eve :)

  56. claire woods
    1 November, 2013 / 10:24 am

    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.

  57. Lesley Sinclair
    1 November, 2013 / 10:24 am

    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. :)

  58. 1 November, 2013 / 10:24 am

    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.

  59. Helen
    1 November, 2013 / 10:25 am

    Merry Christmas !! X

  60. S Edwards
    1 November, 2013 / 10:25 am

    Lunch time with the family around the table

  61. Hazel Rea
    1 November, 2013 / 10:25 am

    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!).

  62. Janet
    1 November, 2013 / 10:28 am

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

  63. sarah joohnston
    1 November, 2013 / 10:29 am

    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.

  64. Elaine Flockhart
    1 November, 2013 / 10:29 am

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

  65. Victoria
    1 November, 2013 / 10:30 am

    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!

  66. Annie Costa
    1 November, 2013 / 10:31 am

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

  67. 1 November, 2013 / 10:32 am

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

  68. Sharon Powell
    1 November, 2013 / 10:35 am

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

  69. 1 November, 2013 / 10:36 am

    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!

  70. 1 November, 2013 / 10:36 am

    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

  71. 1 November, 2013 / 10:36 am

    The anticipation. I love the whole getting ready process. It si so exciting.

  72. Gemma Surtees
    1 November, 2013 / 10:37 am

    My family all being together

  73. Ashleigh Allan
    1 November, 2013 / 10:38 am

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

  74. Gemma Snell
    1 November, 2013 / 10:38 am

    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

  75. 1 November, 2013 / 10:39 am

    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

  76. 1 November, 2013 / 10:39 am

    best christmas comp EVER!!

  77. 1 November, 2013 / 10:40 am

    Christmas dinner and the smells of Christmas – pine needles especially!

  78. Jenna Keller
    1 November, 2013 / 10:41 am

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

  79. julie baxter
    1 November, 2013 / 10:41 am

    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 :)

  80. Sarah Wyatt
    1 November, 2013 / 10:43 am

    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!

  81. 1 November, 2013 / 10:44 am

    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

  82. Jane Green
    1 November, 2013 / 10:45 am

    Christmas film and pyjamas

  83. Carlene J (
    1 November, 2013 / 10:45 am

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

  84. Susie Martin
    1 November, 2013 / 10:45 am

    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

  85. Laura Marshall
    1 November, 2013 / 10:45 am

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

    1 November, 2013 / 10:46 am

    I love Christmas dinner with my family

  87. sandra b
    1 November, 2013 / 10:46 am

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

  88. Ailsa
    1 November, 2013 / 10:49 am

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

  89. 1 November, 2013 / 10:50 am

    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.

  90. Maya Russell
    1 November, 2013 / 10:50 am

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

  91. 1 November, 2013 / 10:50 am

    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. :)

  92. David
    1 November, 2013 / 10:51 am

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

  93. 1 November, 2013 / 10:51 am

    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

  94. 1 November, 2013 / 10:53 am

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

  95. John Taggart
    1 November, 2013 / 10:53 am

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

  96. Lauren
    1 November, 2013 / 10:56 am

    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 :-)

  97. Rey Chunara
    1 November, 2013 / 10:56 am

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

  98. Andrew reed
    1 November, 2013 / 10:57 am

    Seeing the kids faces opening there prezzies

  99. 1 November, 2013 / 10:57 am

    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!

  100. Judith Luscombe
    1 November, 2013 / 10:59 am

    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.

  101. Graham Ross
    1 November, 2013 / 11:01 am

    Best thing about Christmas is Families spending together and the sharing

  102. Karen Davey
    1 November, 2013 / 11:04 am

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

  103. Tasha Corder
    1 November, 2013 / 11:05 am

    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 :)

  104. Christopher Jones
    1 November, 2013 / 11:07 am

    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

  105. Amanda Steel
    1 November, 2013 / 11:10 am

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

  106. paul sullivan
    1 November, 2013 / 11:13 am

    would be a great start for xmas

  107. 1 November, 2013 / 11:17 am

    I love the whole build up to Santa coming and seeing the excitement on my children’s faces.

  108. Janice Mackin
    1 November, 2013 / 11:20 am

    Spending time with my family.

  109. Natalie French
    1 November, 2013 / 11:22 am

    I love he smell of a real Christmas tree x

  110. Michelle Lake
    1 November, 2013 / 11:29 am

    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.

  111. maureen findley
    1 November, 2013 / 11:29 am

    Amazing comp

  112. Karen Barrett
    1 November, 2013 / 11:30 am

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

  113. Lane
    1 November, 2013 / 11:31 am

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

  114. Lane
    1 November, 2013 / 11:36 am

    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 :-)

  115. liz denial
    1 November, 2013 / 11:37 am

    I love spending time with my family

  116. Sharon Griffin
    1 November, 2013 / 11:39 am

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

  117. Pat Stubbs
    1 November, 2013 / 11:39 am

    Family time and watching the children open their presents

  118. Sarah Corbett
    1 November, 2013 / 11:40 am

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

    Thanks for the Give aways – Brilliant!

  119. 1 November, 2013 / 11:42 am

    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.

  120. 1 November, 2013 / 11:47 am

    Amazing competition! I love spending time with my family and I love to eat tons of food

  121. Janine Phillips
    1 November, 2013 / 11:49 am

    I love being with the family and handing out gifts x

  122. Amanda Hattie
    1 November, 2013 / 11:53 am

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

  123. jane chadwick
    1 November, 2013 / 11:53 am

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

  124. Kelly Koya
    1 November, 2013 / 11:54 am

    Christmas dinner with the family

  125. 1 November, 2013 / 11:55 am

    Getting everyone together for the day without any outside distractions!

  126. Aneesah
    1 November, 2013 / 11:56 am

    Loads of food! And spending time with my family!

  127. Wendy dunn
    1 November, 2013 / 12:10 pm

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

  128. 1 November, 2013 / 12:11 pm

    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.

    1 November, 2013 / 12:15 pm

    I enjoy time off work , spent with the family

  130. Susan Sargent
    1 November, 2013 / 12:19 pm

    Spending time with family and friends.

  131. Clare F Wood
    1 November, 2013 / 12:24 pm

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

  132. Catherine Varley
    1 November, 2013 / 12:24 pm

    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!)

  133. 1 November, 2013 / 12:25 pm

    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!)

  134. Melissa Red
    1 November, 2013 / 12:26 pm

    Spending time with family

  135. Kristine
    1 November, 2013 / 12:28 pm

    What a marvelous giveaway!!!!

  136. sally
    1 November, 2013 / 12:30 pm

    mulled wine

  137. Libby S
    1 November, 2013 / 12:31 pm

    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!

  138. 1 November, 2013 / 12:31 pm

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

  139. 1 November, 2013 / 12:34 pm

    Making presents for family and seeing them open them x

  140. Val Hartley
    1 November, 2013 / 12:35 pm

    The smiles on my grandchildren’s faces.

  141. 1 November, 2013 / 12:36 pm

    Favourite thing about Christmas is watching everyone open their presents.

  142. Michelle Clark
    1 November, 2013 / 12:36 pm

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

  143. 1 November, 2013 / 12:38 pm

    I love all the little traditions we have. For me they really make it Christmassy.

  144. sarah brooker
    1 November, 2013 / 12:40 pm

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

  145. Mandy Waller
    1 November, 2013 / 12:43 pm

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

  146. Rachel Melton
    1 November, 2013 / 12:44 pm

    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

  147. tamalyn roberts
    1 November, 2013 / 12:46 pm

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

  148. 1 November, 2013 / 12:47 pm

    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!!

  149. Aimee R
    1 November, 2013 / 12:50 pm

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

  150. Emma
    1 November, 2013 / 12:53 pm

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

  151. 1 November, 2013 / 12:53 pm

    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!

  152. 1 November, 2013 / 12:54 pm

    The build up is my favourite thing about Christmas. All the preparations that we do together as a Family is so much fun.

  153. 1 November, 2013 / 12:57 pm

    I love all the hiding things in random drawers a cupboards

  154. frances hopkins
    1 November, 2013 / 12:58 pm


  155. 1 November, 2013 / 12:59 pm

    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!

  156. Carolynn Woodland
    1 November, 2013 / 12:59 pm

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

  157. Danika Lloyd
    1 November, 2013 / 1:02 pm

    The family get-togethers and the food!

  158. sue hodges
    1 November, 2013 / 1:04 pm

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

  159. Katie Dann
    1 November, 2013 / 1:06 pm

    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

  160. Patricia Walker
    1 November, 2013 / 1:11 pm

    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!

  161. melanie stirling
    1 November, 2013 / 1:11 pm

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

  162. Helen Atkins
    1 November, 2013 / 1:13 pm

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

  163. Amy G
    1 November, 2013 / 1:13 pm

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

  164. 1 November, 2013 / 1:14 pm

    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!)

  165. Christina Curtis
    1 November, 2013 / 1:14 pm

    I love the time off with family and friends!

  166. Anne Wallwin
    1 November, 2013 / 1:16 pm

    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!

  167. maddalena dalton
    1 November, 2013 / 1:17 pm

    All the family been together is the best part of christmas

  168. Jean Bolsover
    1 November, 2013 / 1:17 pm

    Having all the family together under one roof

  169. felicity morris
    1 November, 2013 / 1:20 pm

    cuddling up while it snows

  170. Jo welsh
    1 November, 2013 / 1:21 pm

    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.

  171. hannonle
    1 November, 2013 / 1:23 pm

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

  172. Caroline Clarke
    1 November, 2013 / 1:24 pm

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

  173. 1 November, 2013 / 1:27 pm

    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 :)

  174. Tricia Cowell
    1 November, 2013 / 1:29 pm

    Everything especially spending time with my 5yr old Grandson

  175. Les Williams
    1 November, 2013 / 1:31 pm

    Spending time with family

  176. claire griffiths
    1 November, 2013 / 1:32 pm

    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

  177. Doofas
    1 November, 2013 / 1:32 pm

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

  178. 1 November, 2013 / 1:34 pm

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

  179. Sarah S
    1 November, 2013 / 1:34 pm

    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.

  180. 1 November, 2013 / 1:35 pm

    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

  181. 1 November, 2013 / 1:36 pm

    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.

  182. Caroline H
    1 November, 2013 / 1:38 pm

    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.

  183. Sue Cook
    1 November, 2013 / 1:38 pm

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

  184. 1 November, 2013 / 1:38 pm

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

  185. Sarah Davies
    1 November, 2013 / 1:39 pm

    Being with family (and the food!)

  186. Anna
    1 November, 2013 / 1:39 pm

    I love spending time with family x

  187. Anna
    1 November, 2013 / 1:43 pm

    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.

  188. Karen Harrison
    1 November, 2013 / 1:47 pm

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

  189. Paul Wilson
    1 November, 2013 / 1:47 pm

    Christmas lunch with the family.

  190. 1 November, 2013 / 1:48 pm

    I love all of the food and presents!!! :)

  191. Hannah Oneill
    1 November, 2013 / 1:49 pm

    Food, the cold and presents!

  192. 1 November, 2013 / 1:52 pm

    I love that magic seems possible – even for just one day!

  193. chris y
    1 November, 2013 / 1:52 pm

    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!!

  194. debbie godbolt
    1 November, 2013 / 1:53 pm

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

    1 November, 2013 / 1:55 pm

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

  196. 1 November, 2013 / 1:58 pm

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

  197. 1 November, 2013 / 2:00 pm

    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!

  198. sarah berryman
    1 November, 2013 / 2:00 pm

    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!

  199. J Beale
    1 November, 2013 / 2:01 pm

    Spending time with the family

  200. Joy Dehany
    1 November, 2013 / 2:02 pm

    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.

  201. 1 November, 2013 / 2:09 pm

    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.

  202. sue
    1 November, 2013 / 2:12 pm

    I love christmas, especially crackers

  203. Vivien Baird
    1 November, 2013 / 2:16 pm

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

  204. Vicky Robinson
    1 November, 2013 / 2:18 pm

    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!

  205. Suzanne
    1 November, 2013 / 2:19 pm

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

  206. Alana Walker
    1 November, 2013 / 2:20 pm

    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

  207. Andrew Petrie
    1 November, 2013 / 2:21 pm

    Being able to over indulge without feeling guilty about it.

  208. anthony harrington
    1 November, 2013 / 2:21 pm

    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.

  209. 1 November, 2013 / 2:23 pm

    I think my favourite thing about Christmas is Advent. Focused looking forward to the day.

  210. KATHY D
    1 November, 2013 / 2:24 pm

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

  211. 1 November, 2013 / 2:26 pm

    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.

  212. Leigh Rowley
    1 November, 2013 / 2:28 pm

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

  213. tracy sinclair
    1 November, 2013 / 2:30 pm

    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!

  214. L Bunning
    1 November, 2013 / 2:31 pm

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

  215. Alice
    1 November, 2013 / 2:33 pm

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

  216. Lorraine Tinsley
    1 November, 2013 / 2:35 pm

    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 :)

  217. Gavin Sharp
    1 November, 2013 / 2:35 pm

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

  218. kay panayi
    1 November, 2013 / 2:38 pm

    seeing my kids xmas plays

  219. Jayne Watts
    1 November, 2013 / 2:38 pm

    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!

  220. 1 November, 2013 / 2:39 pm

    Mince pies!

  221. Frankie Tuck
    1 November, 2013 / 2:39 pm

    My favourite thing is indulging with family and friends.

  222. 1 November, 2013 / 2:42 pm

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

  223. Emma Davis
    1 November, 2013 / 2:44 pm

    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!!

  224. Hilda Hazel Wright
    1 November, 2013 / 2:56 pm

    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!

  225. Monika s
    1 November, 2013 / 2:58 pm

    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.

  226. Sue Menzies
    1 November, 2013 / 3:05 pm

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

  227. Luisa Lauren
    1 November, 2013 / 3:09 pm

    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.

  228. 1 November, 2013 / 3:09 pm

    my kids faces

  229. 1 November, 2013 / 3:12 pm

    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!

  230. Libby Alexander
    1 November, 2013 / 3:14 pm

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

  231. Louise A
    1 November, 2013 / 3:15 pm

    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.

  232. 1 November, 2013 / 3:22 pm

    What a haul! I love snowball cocktails and making things special and magical for my son.

  233. Tracy Klein
    1 November, 2013 / 3:25 pm

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

  234. Tracy Klein
    1 November, 2013 / 3:26 pm

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

  235. 1 November, 2013 / 3:27 pm

    Lovely prizes, so many great gifts to share!!

  236. 1 November, 2013 / 3:28 pm

    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

  237. Paula Barker
    1 November, 2013 / 3:37 pm

    All the family around the table for Christmas dinner.

  238. Helen Battle
    1 November, 2013 / 3:42 pm

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

  239. Pauline Simpson
    1 November, 2013 / 3:46 pm

    Christmas Eve the anticipation of good things to come!!

  240. Nicola Reynolds
    1 November, 2013 / 3:46 pm

    Spending time with the family and eating and drinking lots!

  241. 1 November, 2013 / 3:54 pm

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

  242. 1 November, 2013 / 3:59 pm

    The best thing about Christmas are the lovely memories I have and the ones we are making. So special

  243. Hannah Beadle
    1 November, 2013 / 4:00 pm

    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 :)

  244. Tracey Belcher
    1 November, 2013 / 4:00 pm

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

  245. Emily Beard
    1 November, 2013 / 4:03 pm

    Amazing Give away

  246. Shez
    1 November, 2013 / 4:03 pm

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

  247. catherine adamson
    1 November, 2013 / 4:05 pm

    Great competition!! :-)

  248. 1 November, 2013 / 4:08 pm

    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

  249. Valerie
    1 November, 2013 / 4:08 pm

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

  250. corinne wright
    1 November, 2013 / 4:09 pm

    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 :)

  251. Glenn Marvell-James
    1 November, 2013 / 4:24 pm

    Treating my friends and family to some well thought out presents

  252. Jo Maxted
    1 November, 2013 / 4:29 pm

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

  253. Lauren
    1 November, 2013 / 4:38 pm

    Having everyone together enjoying festivities :)

  254. Jane Berrow
    1 November, 2013 / 4:40 pm

    I love the twinkling lights and sparkling decorations.

  255. kayleigh white
    1 November, 2013 / 4:42 pm

    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!

  256. Hannah Ellis
    1 November, 2013 / 4:43 pm

    Spending quality time with my family and creating happy memories!

  257. @sasofsussex
    1 November, 2013 / 4:45 pm

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

  258. 1 November, 2013 / 4:48 pm

    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).

  259. Rachel Smith
    1 November, 2013 / 4:56 pm

    seeing people open the presents I got them

  260. Adele Leek
    1 November, 2013 / 4:59 pm

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

  261. Liz ferguson
    1 November, 2013 / 5:07 pm

    The time off

  262. 1 November, 2013 / 5:16 pm

    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.

  263. Jen Schofield
    1 November, 2013 / 5:18 pm

    Seeing all the family!

  264. Chris Hutson
    1 November, 2013 / 5:23 pm

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

  265. Helen Humphries
    1 November, 2013 / 5:23 pm

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

  266. Leighanne Flaherty
    1 November, 2013 / 5:26 pm

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

  267. Susan Hall
    1 November, 2013 / 5:39 pm

    Spending time with family

  268. Sara Davis
    1 November, 2013 / 5:39 pm

    all my family under one roof :)

  269. jason w
    1 November, 2013 / 5:50 pm

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

  270. michelle maggs
    1 November, 2013 / 5:52 pm

    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.

  271. 1 November, 2013 / 5:52 pm

    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…

  272. Debbie Gillespie
    1 November, 2013 / 5:59 pm

    Spending time with all the family and singing Christmas Carols

  273. helen d
    1 November, 2013 / 6:00 pm

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

  274. Kathryn Phillips
    1 November, 2013 / 6:07 pm

    I love the twinkling lights

  275. Phil Darling
    1 November, 2013 / 6:09 pm

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

  276. Nikki pellow
    1 November, 2013 / 6:10 pm

    family together

  277. Ruth Wollerton
    1 November, 2013 / 6:13 pm

    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

  278. Erica Field
    1 November, 2013 / 6:22 pm

    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

  279. 1 November, 2013 / 6:25 pm

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

  280. Laura Swann
    1 November, 2013 / 6:29 pm

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

  281. Tracy Pritchard
    1 November, 2013 / 6:35 pm

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

  282. Margaret
    1 November, 2013 / 6:38 pm

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

  283. Jayne Taylor
    1 November, 2013 / 6:39 pm

    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!!

  284. jen english
    1 November, 2013 / 6:45 pm

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

  285. Mel Briscoe
    1 November, 2013 / 6:56 pm

    I like decorating the Christmas tree with my children.

  286. Lu
    1 November, 2013 / 6:58 pm

    The sheer excitement!

  287. Alison Joyce
    1 November, 2013 / 7:00 pm

    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.

  288. laura stewart
    1 November, 2013 / 7:06 pm

    christmas dinner

  289. Suzanne Cooke
    1 November, 2013 / 7:07 pm

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

  290. Naomi Buchan
    1 November, 2013 / 7:22 pm

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

  291. natalie white
    1 November, 2013 / 7:27 pm

    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 :)

  292. Cris Curran
    1 November, 2013 / 7:31 pm

    Spending time with family @cricrinapoli1

  293. Emma
    1 November, 2013 / 7:32 pm

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

  294. Jim Kirk
    1 November, 2013 / 7:34 pm

    looking forward to my grandchildren opwning their presents

  295. Nicky Richards
    1 November, 2013 / 7:37 pm

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

  296. sarah birkett
    1 November, 2013 / 7:42 pm

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

    1 November, 2013 / 7:44 pm

    i love watching the kids unwrap the presents

  298. laura bates
    1 November, 2013 / 7:47 pm

    the childran on christmas morning

  299. Lynn Savage
    1 November, 2013 / 7:52 pm

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

  300. Paul Scotland
    1 November, 2013 / 8:03 pm

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

  301. Tammy Tudor
    1 November, 2013 / 8:04 pm

    The whole family getting together :)

    1 November, 2013 / 8:05 pm

    xmas eve, all the excitement & waiting for santa

  303. Sarah L
    1 November, 2013 / 8:11 pm

    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 ;)

  304. Katy C Johnston
    1 November, 2013 / 8:20 pm

    The Christmas spirit!

  305. rebecca courtney
    1 November, 2013 / 8:24 pm

    seeing the children get excited

  306. 1 November, 2013 / 8:28 pm

    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!

  307. Wendy Drake
    1 November, 2013 / 8:28 pm

    Having all the family together for fun and feasting

  308. 1 November, 2013 / 8:33 pm

    I love being together, the songs and my mums amazing food!!

  309. Louise
    1 November, 2013 / 8:40 pm

    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.

  310. fiona waterworth
    1 November, 2013 / 8:42 pm

    having all my children and grandchildren togther

  311. neil dobson
    1 November, 2013 / 8:46 pm

    It brings all the family together.

  312. Catherine McAlinden
    1 November, 2013 / 8:52 pm

    I love watching the children open their presents!

  313. Adele Hill
    1 November, 2013 / 8:53 pm

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

  314. Emma Ellison
    1 November, 2013 / 9:22 pm

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

  315. aj
    1 November, 2013 / 9:26 pm

    Spending time with my son.

  316. Simon Howes
    1 November, 2013 / 9:34 pm

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

  317. Melody Williams
    1 November, 2013 / 9:39 pm

    Christmas music <3

  318. 1 November, 2013 / 9:39 pm

    cheese & chutney & the smell of glade spiced apple candles…

  319. Beky Austerberry
    1 November, 2013 / 9:46 pm

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

  320. Nikki Hayes
    1 November, 2013 / 9:47 pm

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

  321. Julie Hemmings
    1 November, 2013 / 9:48 pm

    The best thing about Christmas is the planning and anticipation!

  322. Carolin
    1 November, 2013 / 9:50 pm

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

  323. Debbie Burfoot
    1 November, 2013 / 9:53 pm

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

  324. ccathy cockburn
    1 November, 2013 / 10:03 pm

    Love it all smells tastes sounds colours.

  325. Kieran
    1 November, 2013 / 10:04 pm

    spending time with family

  326. Rachael G
    1 November, 2013 / 10:07 pm

    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!

  327. 1 November, 2013 / 10:10 pm

    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.

  328. lee stroud
    1 November, 2013 / 10:14 pm


  329. Maria Turner
    1 November, 2013 / 10:15 pm

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

  330. Chris Millward
    1 November, 2013 / 10:18 pm

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

  331. 1 November, 2013 / 10:33 pm

    The christmas films!

  332. Rich Barker
    1 November, 2013 / 10:36 pm

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

  333. 1 November, 2013 / 10:39 pm

    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!

  334. 1 November, 2013 / 10:43 pm

    Excessive amounts of guilt free chocolate! Oh, and Christmas Specials to watch with them! ;D x

  335. Andrew Halliwell
    1 November, 2013 / 10:59 pm

    The doctor who christmas special. :)

  336. Lauren
    1 November, 2013 / 10:59 pm

    being with my family :)

  337. pete
    1 November, 2013 / 11:17 pm

    just relaxing without feeling guilt about doing nothing

  338. karen cowley
    1 November, 2013 / 11:23 pm

    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

  339. jenny owen
    1 November, 2013 / 11:27 pm

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

  340. Gavin Atkinson
    1 November, 2013 / 11:33 pm

    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.

  341. 1 November, 2013 / 11:34 pm

    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 :)

  342. Sarah Benn
    1 November, 2013 / 11:38 pm

    Family coming to stay.

  343. Em S
    1 November, 2013 / 11:38 pm

    Family time and awesome food!

  344. tina edwards
    1 November, 2013 / 11:41 pm

    my favourite thing about christmas is having the whole family together

  345. Allan Wilson
    1 November, 2013 / 11:47 pm

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

    2 November, 2013 / 12:13 am

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

  347. Lynne OConnor
    2 November, 2013 / 12:54 am

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

  348. nat thomason
    2 November, 2013 / 1:10 am

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

  349. Zoe G
    2 November, 2013 / 1:31 am

    Getting all the family together, we have a lovely time

  350. 2 November, 2013 / 1:38 am

    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!

  351. kellyanne s
    2 November, 2013 / 1:40 am

    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.

  352. kellyanne s
    2 November, 2013 / 1:49 am

    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

  353. kelly harper
    2 November, 2013 / 2:10 am

    seeing family we dont see in the year

  354. Jackie ONeill
    2 November, 2013 / 5:44 am

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

  355. Heather Brailsford
    2 November, 2013 / 7:23 am

    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.

  356. Amy Beckett
    2 November, 2013 / 7:41 am

    Spending time with family

  357. Porridge Lady
    2 November, 2013 / 8:11 am

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

    2 November, 2013 / 8:12 am

    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

  359. 2 November, 2013 / 8:43 am

    having the family together ,having fun with new presents with a lovely meal and all the lovely christmas decorations around the house!

  360. 2 November, 2013 / 8:49 am

    My little one was born on Christmas Day so that’s got to be my favourite thing about Christmas!

  361. Fiona Firth
    2 November, 2013 / 8:54 am

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

  362. Sarah Parker
    2 November, 2013 / 8:56 am

    the children’s faces :)

  363. 2 November, 2013 / 9:25 am

    Family and good food is what Christmas is all about.

  364. Anniesphere
    2 November, 2013 / 9:45 am

    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.

  365. katrina day-reilly
    2 November, 2013 / 9:47 am

    the kids faces when they open their prezzies

  366. Isabel O'Brien
    2 November, 2013 / 9:49 am

    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.

  367. Agnes
    2 November, 2013 / 9:52 am

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

  368. Helen Porter
    2 November, 2013 / 9:55 am

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

  369. 2 November, 2013 / 9:56 am

    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! :)

  370. Judy Wright
    2 November, 2013 / 10:15 am

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

  371. 2 November, 2013 / 10:28 am

    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

  372. Lucy Mayer
    2 November, 2013 / 10:40 am

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

  373. Christine Caple
    2 November, 2013 / 10:55 am

    My favourite thing is having the family all together.

  374. Candise Moore
    2 November, 2013 / 11:07 am

    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.

  375. Liz Green
    2 November, 2013 / 11:09 am

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

  376. Beverley
    2 November, 2013 / 11:21 am

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

  377. Rachel Downes
    2 November, 2013 / 11:34 am

    Kids, love seeing their excitment about the whole day cc

  378. laura avery
    2 November, 2013 / 11:35 am

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

    2 November, 2013 / 11:36 am

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

  380. Tracy Newton
    2 November, 2013 / 11:40 am

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

  381. 2 November, 2013 / 11:41 am

    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

  382. Marisa
    2 November, 2013 / 11:50 am

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

  383. Verity Nock
    2 November, 2013 / 11:54 am

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

  384. Elizabeth
    2 November, 2013 / 12:01 pm

    I love the start and end of the day.

  385. Katy spence
    2 November, 2013 / 12:26 pm

    Putting the tree up

  386. cathyj
    2 November, 2013 / 12:29 pm

    family time

  387. Anita Hooper
    2 November, 2013 / 12:56 pm

    what a fantastic prize, Christmas rolled into one x

  388. 2 November, 2013 / 12:56 pm

    My favourite thing is getting the whole family together to enjoy Xmas Dinner x

  389. Christopher Quinn
    2 November, 2013 / 12:59 pm

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

  390. Martina Pichova
    2 November, 2013 / 1:08 pm

    Spending quality time with my family

  391. lauren tourle
    2 November, 2013 / 1:12 pm

    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 :)

  392. Hannah Bee Griffin
    2 November, 2013 / 1:12 pm

    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

  393. Charlotte Polley
    2 November, 2013 / 1:15 pm

    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 :)

  394. Joanne Darnell
    2 November, 2013 / 1:21 pm

    getting all the family together is just great!

  395. olivia kirby
    2 November, 2013 / 1:21 pm

    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

  396. 2 November, 2013 / 1:28 pm

    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!

  397. Katie Skeoch
    2 November, 2013 / 2:02 pm

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

  398. debbie anne hume
    2 November, 2013 / 2:16 pm

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

    2 November, 2013 / 2:18 pm

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

  400. rebecca lee
    2 November, 2013 / 2:25 pm

    seeing my babys face when she gets the present she wanted

  401. Linda S
    2 November, 2013 / 2:33 pm

    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.

  402. emma falvi
    2 November, 2013 / 3:04 pm

    being with people that you care for and love

  403. Helen Butcher
    2 November, 2013 / 3:12 pm

    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

  404. ALLY WEBB
    2 November, 2013 / 3:14 pm

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

  405. Diane Carey
    2 November, 2013 / 3:17 pm

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

  406. Rhoda K
    2 November, 2013 / 3:21 pm

    I love being able to spend time with family.

  407. Amy
    2 November, 2013 / 3:35 pm

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

  408. Claire D
    2 November, 2013 / 3:41 pm

    Family time and no having to go to work

  409. Rachel Craig
    2 November, 2013 / 3:57 pm

    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.

  410. 2 November, 2013 / 3:59 pm

    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!

  411. 2 November, 2013 / 4:24 pm

    Definitely the family time :)

  412. Moira Haswell
    2 November, 2013 / 4:26 pm

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

  413. Nikki Fitzmaurice
    2 November, 2013 / 4:38 pm

    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.

  414. Claire
    2 November, 2013 / 4:40 pm

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

  415. Gina
    2 November, 2013 / 5:03 pm

    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!

  416. 2 November, 2013 / 5:03 pm

    Spoiling my kids, decorating the tree and cooking all sorts of tasty dishes.

  417. 2 November, 2013 / 5:07 pm

    All the lovely food. Chocolate, cakes turkey etc

  418. Jo Boyd
    2 November, 2013 / 5:11 pm

    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.

  419. vikki hamer
    2 November, 2013 / 5:20 pm

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

  420. Sarah
    2 November, 2013 / 5:25 pm

    YOu can eat as much as you like, guilty free

  421. P Wendy Clayton
    2 November, 2013 / 6:13 pm

    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

  422. Nyasha Mtutu
    2 November, 2013 / 6:26 pm

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

  423. 2 November, 2013 / 6:38 pm

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

  424. judy kennedy
    2 November, 2013 / 6:40 pm

    Giving prezzies

  425. Allan Smith
    2 November, 2013 / 6:41 pm

    The food!!!

  426. samantha price
    2 November, 2013 / 8:06 pm

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

  427. Laura Pritchard
    2 November, 2013 / 8:07 pm

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

  428. Jill Webb
    2 November, 2013 / 8:27 pm

    Spending time with family and friends ad good home cooked food

  429. Lesley Taylor
    2 November, 2013 / 8:41 pm

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

  430. Laura Oxley
    2 November, 2013 / 8:44 pm

    Having the family together enjoying good food and games.

  431. Bridget Anderson
    2 November, 2013 / 8:59 pm

    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.

  432. Tamsin Dean
    2 November, 2013 / 9:12 pm

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

  433. Dhruti
    2 November, 2013 / 9:22 pm

    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.

  434. Elizabeth Williams
    2 November, 2013 / 9:32 pm

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

  435. 2 November, 2013 / 9:58 pm

    My favourite thing is the anticipation my three year old is feeling this year, it’s wonderful to share his excitement.

  436. Rebecca Maddocks
    2 November, 2013 / 9:59 pm

    Quality family time

  437. Becky John
    2 November, 2013 / 10:06 pm

    Spending time with extended family

  438. Andrew Cakebread
    2 November, 2013 / 10:27 pm

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

  439. Mia Thurlow
    2 November, 2013 / 10:33 pm

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

  440. Elizabeth Smith
    2 November, 2013 / 10:59 pm

    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

  441. Sue
    2 November, 2013 / 11:00 pm

    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 :-)

  442. Sue Bowden
    2 November, 2013 / 11:49 pm

    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

  443. Caroline Toner
    3 November, 2013 / 7:47 am

    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

  444. Trcey
    3 November, 2013 / 8:35 am

    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!

  445. Jane Willis
    3 November, 2013 / 8:39 am

    Sharing a great meal with all the family.

  446. katie rutter
    3 November, 2013 / 8:45 am

    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 !

  447. Richard Mortimer
    3 November, 2013 / 9:04 am

    Watching children’s happy faces as they open pressies.

  448. Kirsten Murphy
    3 November, 2013 / 9:13 am

    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

  449. Samantha J
    3 November, 2013 / 9:17 am

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

  450. Claire Nelson
    3 November, 2013 / 9:19 am

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

  451. Kim Dillon
    3 November, 2013 / 9:32 am

    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.

  452. 3 November, 2013 / 10:14 am

    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

  453. 3 November, 2013 / 10:35 am

    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!!

  454. Linda mcneill
    3 November, 2013 / 10:50 am

    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

  455. Danielle woodman
    3 November, 2013 / 11:01 am

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

  456. Joanne Baldwin
    3 November, 2013 / 11:08 am

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

  457. mandy o'rourke
    3 November, 2013 / 11:53 am

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

  458. annette t
    3 November, 2013 / 12:06 pm

    Amazing prizes, I do love everything about christmas x

  459. 3 November, 2013 / 1:35 pm

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

  460. Kevin Honey
    3 November, 2013 / 1:46 pm

    Christmas dinner with all the family

  461. Maggie Coates
    3 November, 2013 / 2:40 pm

    Christmas nativity plays and carol concerts

  462. Lydia r
    3 November, 2013 / 2:41 pm

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

  463. Iona Cornish
    3 November, 2013 / 3:11 pm

    My grandchildren’s faces and gathering as a family

  464. Angie Hoggett
    3 November, 2013 / 3:33 pm

    family coming together and all the pretty lights!

  465. Eva Vida
    3 November, 2013 / 3:45 pm

    make my family happy and spend some time with them

  466. Micheal Casey
    3 November, 2013 / 3:52 pm

    I love Christmas and I love bringing the family together!

  467. Pamela
    3 November, 2013 / 4:30 pm

    Spending time with my family.

  468. deirdre butler
    3 November, 2013 / 4:33 pm

    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…

  469. Tom Buchanan
    3 November, 2013 / 4:46 pm

    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!

  470. Leanne Lunn
    3 November, 2013 / 5:29 pm

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

  471. clair downham
    3 November, 2013 / 5:57 pm

    my kids faces as they open their pressies

  472. Michelle Fullerton
    3 November, 2013 / 6:00 pm

    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

  473. 3 November, 2013 / 6:03 pm

    My favourite thing about christmas is being with the whole family and seeing their faces when they open presents :)

  474. kim mayhead
    3 November, 2013 / 6:06 pm

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

  475. katherine haywood
    3 November, 2013 / 6:56 pm

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

  476. 3 November, 2013 / 7:06 pm

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

  477. 3 November, 2013 / 7:38 pm

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

  478. Gary H
    3 November, 2013 / 7:47 pm

    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.

  479. Sara Chesters
    3 November, 2013 / 7:50 pm

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

  480. caroline
    3 November, 2013 / 7:56 pm

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

  481. Katherine
    3 November, 2013 / 8:11 pm

    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!!!

  482. Emma
    3 November, 2013 / 8:18 pm

    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. :)

  483. Trudi Walsh
    3 November, 2013 / 8:30 pm

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

  484. 3 November, 2013 / 8:42 pm

    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

    3 November, 2013 / 9:42 pm

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

  486. 3 November, 2013 / 10:08 pm

    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

  487. Lisa Edwards
    3 November, 2013 / 10:21 pm

    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

  488. Daniel inglis
    3 November, 2013 / 10:30 pm

    the snow

  489. debbie abbott
    3 November, 2013 / 10:53 pm

    I love the family all being together

  490. Margereeni
    3 November, 2013 / 11:14 pm

    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

  491. Harriet
    3 November, 2013 / 11:44 pm

    Presents of course!

  492. Steve Dickinson
    3 November, 2013 / 11:59 pm

    Receiving pressies !!

  493. martina
    4 November, 2013 / 12:27 am

    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

  494. Naomi
    4 November, 2013 / 1:02 am

    Definitely seeing other people opening up their Christmas presents!

  495. miriam krutska
    4 November, 2013 / 1:25 am

    spending time with friends and family ;-)

  496. Natalie Gillham
    4 November, 2013 / 2:04 am

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

  497. 4 November, 2013 / 6:57 am

    I love the time we get to spend together.

  498. 4 November, 2013 / 7:43 am

    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!

  499. Alison Johnson
    4 November, 2013 / 8:52 am

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

  500. mellissa williams
    4 November, 2013 / 9:48 am

    spending time with my family

  501. 4 November, 2013 / 9:54 am

    Seeing my kids open their presents plus all that lovely food!

  502. Leanne Hancock
    4 November, 2013 / 10:14 am

    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 :)

  503. vicky cockett
    4 November, 2013 / 10:23 am

    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

  504. Emma Thackery
    4 November, 2013 / 10:49 am

    Christmas Dinner!

  505. Muireann Walsh
    4 November, 2013 / 11:50 am

    This would be amazing!

  506. Georgina Sudron
    4 November, 2013 / 11:50 am

    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

  507. hayley pemberton
    4 November, 2013 / 11:51 am

    wrapping presents listening to christmas songs

  508. Annaloa Hilmarsdottir
    4 November, 2013 / 11:54 am

    The general bonhomie and good food.

  509. lyn burgess
    4 November, 2013 / 12:00 pm

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

  510. Emily Jayne Phipps
    4 November, 2013 / 12:42 pm

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

  511. Kelly Webb
    4 November, 2013 / 1:01 pm

    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

  512. 4 November, 2013 / 1:26 pm

    Ooooh I love Christmas! Especially now we have a Little Dude to share it with. It really brings home how important family is :-) x

  513. 4 November, 2013 / 1:40 pm

    I love Christmas mornings – stockings in bed with all the family

  514. 4 November, 2013 / 1:41 pm

    It’s the moment when all the family arrives and you can pull up the drawbridge on the rest of the world.

  515. Starry (
    4 November, 2013 / 3:00 pm

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

  516. Rachel Phipps
    4 November, 2013 / 3:12 pm

    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!

  517. laura banks
    4 November, 2013 / 4:08 pm

    being able to chill with the family

  518. 4 November, 2013 / 4:08 pm

    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

  519. sharon wilson
    4 November, 2013 / 4:24 pm

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

  520. leona murphy
    4 November, 2013 / 4:30 pm

    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

  521. Rachel B
    4 November, 2013 / 5:46 pm

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

  522. Susan Elaine Carter
    4 November, 2013 / 6:03 pm

    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.

  523. Louise Asekokhai
    4 November, 2013 / 7:46 pm

    I love how excited and happy my children are.

  524. Evelyn Moffat
    4 November, 2013 / 8:54 pm

    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

  525. paula lane
    4 November, 2013 / 8:56 pm

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

  526. Andrew Dunn
    4 November, 2013 / 9:12 pm

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

  527. Kirsty Fox
    4 November, 2013 / 9:42 pm

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

  528. Nicole Beebee
    4 November, 2013 / 9:53 pm

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

  529. Netta
    4 November, 2013 / 10:42 pm

    Presents for children

  530. Judith
    4 November, 2013 / 10:57 pm

    Favourite thing about Christmas…getting to spend so much time baking but claiming it’s just so I can please everyone else…!!
    anyone want gorgeous Christmas cards or photo presents check out friends website…

  531. 5 November, 2013 / 1:20 am

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

  532. 5 November, 2013 / 6:36 am

    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!! :)

  533. Chris Fliss
    5 November, 2013 / 7:00 am

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

  534. Chris Fliss
    5 November, 2013 / 7:04 am

    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 :-)

  535. Kate Fogliaresi
    5 November, 2013 / 7:28 am

    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 :)

  536. emily omara
    5 November, 2013 / 10:22 am

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

  537. Melanie Dye
    5 November, 2013 / 10:52 am

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

  538. Tanya Camilleri
    5 November, 2013 / 10:57 am

    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 :)

  539. 5 November, 2013 / 11:12 am

    Seeing all the family so happy… for at least one day!

  540. Donna Gilligan
    5 November, 2013 / 11:14 am

    The uninterupted family time

  541. Helen Stratton
    5 November, 2013 / 11:29 am

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

  542. cate
    5 November, 2013 / 11:37 am

    Spending time with my husband and kids x

    5 November, 2013 / 11:48 am

    Mince Pies

  544. 5 November, 2013 / 12:06 pm

    My kiddies enjoying themselves is my fave part :) xx

  545. Tony Weston
    5 November, 2013 / 12:53 pm


  546. jayne hall
    5 November, 2013 / 1:34 pm

    opening presents

  547. Chris Davies
    5 November, 2013 / 1:39 pm

    Santa Claus!

  548. Phyllis Ellett
    5 November, 2013 / 1:45 pm

    Christmas Dinner, best dinner of the year.

  549. 5 November, 2013 / 1:47 pm

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

  550. Nyck Moore
    5 November, 2013 / 3:29 pm

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

  551. rosie whelan
    5 November, 2013 / 3:42 pm

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

  552. 5 November, 2013 / 4:10 pm

    Love Christmas especially the family side!
    Thank you for the great prizes!

  553. jessica cook
    5 November, 2013 / 4:22 pm

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

  554. justine meyer
    5 November, 2013 / 6:54 pm

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

  555. Stephanie Whitehouse
    5 November, 2013 / 7:26 pm

    Having far too many decorations all over the house

  556. Mary-Anne Barry
    5 November, 2013 / 8:11 pm

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

  557. Mickie Bull
    5 November, 2013 / 8:39 pm

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

  558. charlotte clavier
    5 November, 2013 / 9:03 pm

    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

  559. 5 November, 2013 / 9:16 pm

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

  560. 5 November, 2013 / 9:26 pm

    I love Christmas and your prizes look amazing x

  561. Mary Chez
    5 November, 2013 / 9:35 pm

    Having the family all home for Christmas

  562. eoin collins
    5 November, 2013 / 9:46 pm

    having the family round for a big feed

  563. sam ilyas
    5 November, 2013 / 9:48 pm

    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

  564. Amy Ripley
    5 November, 2013 / 10:27 pm

    having my family all together!!!

  565. katrina walsh
    5 November, 2013 / 10:52 pm

    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

  566. Lyn Smyth
    5 November, 2013 / 11:00 pm

    Wow, what a lovely competition!

  567. natalie holland
    5 November, 2013 / 11:24 pm

    Watching the children open their presents! x

  568. Elizabeth Logan
    5 November, 2013 / 11:24 pm

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

  569. sarah bootland
    5 November, 2013 / 11:34 pm

    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

  570. 6 November, 2013 / 12:06 am

    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!

  571. Sue Harrison
    6 November, 2013 / 1:30 am

    Love getting together with family and friends over the Christmas holidays

  572. Jo
    6 November, 2013 / 7:21 am

    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

  573. maureen.m
    6 November, 2013 / 7:22 am

    Love everything about Christmas!

  574. 6 November, 2013 / 9:25 am

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

  575. 6 November, 2013 / 9:33 am

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

  576. kelly
    6 November, 2013 / 11:33 am

    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 :)

  577. 6 November, 2013 / 11:40 am

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

  578. Christina Wong-Curley
    6 November, 2013 / 12:11 pm

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

  579. Scott Fallon
    6 November, 2013 / 12:44 pm

    It’s my birthday

  580. cheryl hadfield
    6 November, 2013 / 12:48 pm

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

  581. 6 November, 2013 / 3:11 pm

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

  582. Karen wright
    6 November, 2013 / 3:20 pm

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

  583. Patrick Ellard
    6 November, 2013 / 3:38 pm

    Great prize, thanks

  584. 6 November, 2013 / 3:58 pm

    My favourite thing about Christmas has to be all the family time x

  585. kim neville
    6 November, 2013 / 4:21 pm

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

  586. Susie Clayton
    6 November, 2013 / 5:51 pm

    Cooking a fab dinner to share with my family.

  587. Susan Ellams
    6 November, 2013 / 6:55 pm

    christmas dinner with the family including all the arguments !!

  588. 6 November, 2013 / 8:49 pm

    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 :)

  589. 6 November, 2013 / 9:45 pm

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

  590. Debbie Kilroy
    6 November, 2013 / 9:52 pm

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

  591. Julie Ward
    6 November, 2013 / 10:47 pm

    Playing with the kids and all their new toys,

  592. hayley
    6 November, 2013 / 11:00 pm

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

  593. Julie Davies
    6 November, 2013 / 11:58 pm

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

  594. Wendy Thomas
    7 November, 2013 / 1:00 am

    Well that’s Christmas sorted ten!

  595. 7 November, 2013 / 1:04 am

    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 :)

  596. 7 November, 2013 / 1:27 am

    Spending quality time with family. It really brings everyone together x

  597. emmadventures
    7 November, 2013 / 8:27 am

    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 :))

  598. Nikki Morgan
    7 November, 2013 / 9:40 am

    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…

  599. julie parker
    7 November, 2013 / 10:26 am

    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

  600. Helen Hunt
    7 November, 2013 / 6:43 pm

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

  601. bev Morgan
    7 November, 2013 / 7:28 pm

    i Love everything about Christmas

  602. mike brees
    7 November, 2013 / 9:07 pm

    great prize

  603. Lisa King
    7 November, 2013 / 9:15 pm

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

  604. brenda heads
    7 November, 2013 / 10:17 pm

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

  605. Linda Guest
    7 November, 2013 / 10:21 pm

    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.

  606. Martine
    8 November, 2013 / 8:00 am

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

  607. tahira ali
    8 November, 2013 / 10:44 am

    spending time with my family and the amazing food

  608. lorna garratt
    8 November, 2013 / 11:09 am

    have time with the family x

  609. Michele Elton
    8 November, 2013 / 11:23 am

    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 :-)

  610. 8 November, 2013 / 11:48 am

    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!

  611. sarah wells
    8 November, 2013 / 11:58 am

    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.

  612. Cherise
    8 November, 2013 / 1:21 pm

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

  613. Lorraine Angus
    8 November, 2013 / 1:38 pm

    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

  614. Victoria Croker
    8 November, 2013 / 1:45 pm

    I love the excitement of Christmas and being with family

  615. Den
    8 November, 2013 / 1:48 pm

    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?

  616. Victoria M
    8 November, 2013 / 1:54 pm

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

  617. Anna
    8 November, 2013 / 3:06 pm

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

  618. tracy baines
    8 November, 2013 / 3:27 pm

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

  619. faye huntington
    8 November, 2013 / 7:44 pm

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

  620. Sheila Reeves
    8 November, 2013 / 8:03 pm

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

  621. ArisaMiura
    8 November, 2013 / 8:35 pm

    I love there’s Christmas lights everywhere.

  622. loops
    8 November, 2013 / 9:37 pm

    i love getting to make christmas craft things

  623. terry mealing
    8 November, 2013 / 9:42 pm

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

  624. Helen
    8 November, 2013 / 9:43 pm

    great prize

  625. Rachel McMillan
    8 November, 2013 / 10:02 pm

    Beautiful decorations, twinkling lights and special family moments

  626. K Broomfield
    9 November, 2013 / 12:48 pm

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

  627. 9 November, 2013 / 1:49 pm

    Watching christmas films under the duvet on snow days

  628. lynsey graham
    9 November, 2013 / 4:21 pm

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

  629. lynsey graham
    9 November, 2013 / 4:23 pm

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

  630. Annette Hall
    9 November, 2013 / 4:59 pm

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

  631. Rachel Birchley
    9 November, 2013 / 6:19 pm

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

  632. Joanna Butler-Savage
    9 November, 2013 / 6:21 pm

    everyone being home together

  633. Clara
    9 November, 2013 / 7:42 pm

    I love getting to spend some quality time with my family

  634. melanie gregory
    9 November, 2013 / 7:52 pm

    christmas lights everywhere, christmas films with the fanily

  635. Fiona Paley
    9 November, 2013 / 9:10 pm

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

  636. G. Edwards
    9 November, 2013 / 9:39 pm

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

  637. honeybee
    9 November, 2013 / 10:22 pm

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

  638. honeybee
    9 November, 2013 / 10:25 pm

    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.

  639. Claire H
    10 November, 2013 / 12:37 am

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

  640. Liz
    10 November, 2013 / 1:07 pm

    The excitement on the children’s faces.

  641. Charlotte Hood
    10 November, 2013 / 2:14 pm

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

  642. Jodie B
    10 November, 2013 / 4:02 pm

    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.

  643. klara cort
    10 November, 2013 / 5:24 pm

    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!

  644. annie h
    10 November, 2013 / 5:32 pm

    watching the childrens faces with all the lights etc

  645. Kelly Ellen Hirst
    10 November, 2013 / 6:55 pm

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

    Kel x

  646. 10 November, 2013 / 8:11 pm

    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.

  647. angela sandhu
    10 November, 2013 / 9:17 pm

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

  648. Mimi Blanksby
    10 November, 2013 / 9:31 pm

    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!

  649. Emma Lewis
    10 November, 2013 / 11:16 pm

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

    • Emma Lewis
      10 November, 2013 / 11:19 pm

      I follow you on Instagram as @munchieloves.

  650. J. Tingay
    11 November, 2013 / 12:07 am

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

  651. 11 November, 2013 / 6:39 am

    Making the soup frim the turkey carcass

  652. Hayley Todd
    11 November, 2013 / 8:44 am

    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!

  653. 11 November, 2013 / 9:34 am

    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

  654. K Mansour
    11 November, 2013 / 11:21 am

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

  655. 11 November, 2013 / 1:10 pm

    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.

  656. john hatrey
    11 November, 2013 / 2:08 pm

    My little monster opening her pressies and food glorious food.

  657. 11 November, 2013 / 3:24 pm

    Good food and good company

  658. Samantha R
    11 November, 2013 / 4:15 pm

    my daughters on Christmas morning

    11 November, 2013 / 9:46 pm

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

  660. Tabby Boyce
    12 November, 2013 / 1:43 am

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

  661. 12 November, 2013 / 10:02 am

    Spending time with the family and of course tracking santa online

  662. victoria thurgood
    12 November, 2013 / 10:09 am

    I love watching the kids enjoying the day

  663. James Seale
    12 November, 2013 / 10:24 am

    Christmas pudding

  664. 12 November, 2013 / 10:45 am

    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!

  665. Ade Couper
    12 November, 2013 / 11:06 am

    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!)

  666. Miriam
    12 November, 2013 / 7:12 pm

    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,.

  667. Kirsty Partridge
    12 November, 2013 / 8:02 pm

    I Love the decorations and giving presents

  668. Lindsay Felvus
    12 November, 2013 / 8:25 pm

    I love seeing childrens happy faces

  669. lowri earith
    12 November, 2013 / 8:28 pm

    finding the perfect gifts and seeing their reactions

  670. Hayley Mulgrove
    12 November, 2013 / 10:44 pm

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

  671. Emma Bennett
    12 November, 2013 / 11:04 pm

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

  672. Caroline Blaza
    13 November, 2013 / 12:13 am

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

  673. leanne abel
    13 November, 2013 / 2:38 am

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

  674. gemma evans
    13 November, 2013 / 7:47 am

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

  675. Donna-Lisa Towner
    13 November, 2013 / 8:20 am

    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”

  676. patrycja herzogchodoruk
    13 November, 2013 / 10:00 am

    so amazing prize, fingers X

  677. Zoe Roxby
    13 November, 2013 / 10:09 am

    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

  678. 13 November, 2013 / 10:16 am

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

  679. Nick Hopkins
    13 November, 2013 / 10:23 am

    Cliff Richard

  680. victoria doran
    13 November, 2013 / 10:43 am

    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. ;)

  681. maggie ali
    13 November, 2013 / 10:47 am

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

  682. Paula Burnside
    13 November, 2013 / 11:24 am

    I love everything about Christmas!

  683. Sarah Scott
    13 November, 2013 / 11:42 am

    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!!!

  684. lara davis
    13 November, 2013 / 12:08 pm

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

  685. Nancy Townsend
    13 November, 2013 / 1:30 pm

    The chance to get together with the family.

  686. r linton
    13 November, 2013 / 5:53 pm

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

  687. Emma S
    13 November, 2013 / 6:27 pm

    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!

    13 November, 2013 / 8:39 pm

    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.

  689. Katie walters
    13 November, 2013 / 9:12 pm

    Seeing family and seeing the kids so excited on Christmas morning

  690. Susan Lewis
    13 November, 2013 / 9:50 pm

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

  691. 13 November, 2013 / 10:02 pm

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

  692. jo louise ogden
    14 November, 2013 / 8:18 am

    being with all the family Christmas day for lunch

  693. 14 November, 2013 / 9:20 am

    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!!!)

  694. Charlotte
    14 November, 2013 / 9:32 am

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

  695. Louise Hart
    14 November, 2013 / 10:58 am

    Having everyone together

  696. Gina Ennis
    14 November, 2013 / 11:22 am

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

  697. Julie McLaren
    14 November, 2013 / 11:24 am

    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!!

  698. nicola hardman
    14 November, 2013 / 1:56 pm

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

  699. 14 November, 2013 / 2:42 pm

    My kids faces when they open their gifts, truly priceless ;-)

  700. charlotte bendom
    14 November, 2013 / 4:26 pm

    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

  701. jessica agyin
    14 November, 2013 / 6:03 pm

    my fav thing is christmas songs

  702. martina mckenna
    14 November, 2013 / 6:17 pm

    everyone is so much nicer

  703. adrian knox
    14 November, 2013 / 6:26 pm

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

  704. Kate Duckmanton
    14 November, 2013 / 8:16 pm

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

  705. Peter Graham
    14 November, 2013 / 10:37 pm

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

  706. Paula Phillips
    14 November, 2013 / 10:50 pm

    All the lovely food and snacks that you can eat.

  707. Joanne Welsh
    15 November, 2013 / 2:23 am

    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.

  708. Solange
    15 November, 2013 / 5:12 am

    Food and family

  709. Katherine L
    15 November, 2013 / 7:43 am

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

  710. Gemma Hester
    15 November, 2013 / 9:25 am

    Fab prizes and fab blog. Xx

  711. Natasha
    15 November, 2013 / 9:43 am

    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.

  712. Angela Wilson
    15 November, 2013 / 9:52 am

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

  713. Katie Evans
    15 November, 2013 / 10:03 am

    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 ;)

  714. 15 November, 2013 / 1:57 pm

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

  715. Val
    15 November, 2013 / 8:03 pm

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

  716. Carrie Hamilton
    16 November, 2013 / 9:09 am

    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 :)

  717. Karen Knowlton
    16 November, 2013 / 9:58 am

    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 :)

  718. 16 November, 2013 / 1:47 pm

    The chance to spend time together as a family

  719. Jasmina K.
    16 November, 2013 / 2:55 pm

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

  720. Laura Morris
    16 November, 2013 / 3:11 pm

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

  721. linda curtis
    16 November, 2013 / 6:26 pm

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

    • linda curtis
      16 November, 2013 / 6:26 pm

      that should have been christmas trees :)

    16 November, 2013 / 6:39 pm

    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

  723. Lindsey Jones
    16 November, 2013 / 6:43 pm

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

  724. sarah foran
    16 November, 2013 / 6:50 pm

    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

  725. Julie Venner-Beard
    16 November, 2013 / 6:51 pm

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

  726. Vicki Macdonald
    16 November, 2013 / 6:52 pm

    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 !

  727. 16 November, 2013 / 8:00 pm

    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!

  728. Jo Glasspool
    16 November, 2013 / 8:55 pm

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

  729. eve etheridge
    16 November, 2013 / 10:15 pm

    Christmas Eve is best for me and mine

  730. Rebecca Jones
    16 November, 2013 / 10:26 pm

    I love the build up and how excited the kids are

  731. Kelly Dutton
    17 November, 2013 / 9:03 am

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

  732. 17 November, 2013 / 9:30 am

    Can’t wait to see my twin daughters after their first term away at uni.

  733. KATE
    17 November, 2013 / 9:33 am

    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

  734. Lynn Hathaway
    17 November, 2013 / 10:47 am

    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

  735. Kara
    17 November, 2013 / 10:49 am

    The joy on little faces when they realise santa has been

  736. Lynn Heath
    17 November, 2013 / 11:14 am

    All the family getting together

    17 November, 2013 / 11:15 am

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

  738. Josie Ferrie
    17 November, 2013 / 11:16 am

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

  739. Tracy C
    17 November, 2013 / 11:43 am

    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.

  740. Margaret
    17 November, 2013 / 12:46 pm

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

  741. Nicola Hoare
    17 November, 2013 / 2:57 pm

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

  742. 17 November, 2013 / 4:43 pm

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

  743. June Gaynor
    17 November, 2013 / 6:28 pm

    Spending time with family

  744. amanda davis
    17 November, 2013 / 7:34 pm

    playing with the new toys with the kids on xmas day

  745. rachel richardson
    17 November, 2013 / 8:20 pm

    Quality street for breakfast! The only day its allowed x

  746. Wendy Moore
    17 November, 2013 / 8:27 pm

    The excuse to indulge myself and my family

  747. Hamish
    17 November, 2013 / 9:35 pm

    A real sherry trifle made by my aunt – Yummy

  748. Alice
    17 November, 2013 / 9:48 pm

    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!

  749. Christina Marriott
    17 November, 2013 / 10:51 pm

    Spending quality time with my family xx

  750. vicki hennie
    17 November, 2013 / 11:49 pm

    I Love to spend extra time with the family

  751. sand henderson
    18 November, 2013 / 8:59 am

    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.

  752. Ciara
    18 November, 2013 / 9:16 am

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

  753. Emily Morris
    18 November, 2013 / 1:43 pm

    Spending time with family

  754. andrea lloyd
    18 November, 2013 / 3:15 pm

    watching the children opening and playing with there presents

  755. olivia kirby
    18 November, 2013 / 4:49 pm

    following on instagram as tomkirby83

  756. 18 November, 2013 / 5:40 pm

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

  757. Rachael Jones
    18 November, 2013 / 8:25 pm

    My kids faces on xmas day

  758. Tracey Quinn
    18 November, 2013 / 9:14 pm

    I love watching my grandsson open his presents

  759. 18 November, 2013 / 10:29 pm

    oooh lovely, fingers crossed!

  760. Nicola McC
    18 November, 2013 / 11:18 pm

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

  761. 19 November, 2013 / 12:00 am

    I love the presents and Xmas eve and my daughter’s eyes when they light up because Santa has come.

  762. 19 November, 2013 / 1:36 am

    buying presents for people, i get so excited giving them out!

  763. Kat Glynn
    19 November, 2013 / 1:58 am

    Christmas dinner with extended family :) x

  764. Angela Millar
    19 November, 2013 / 10:23 am

    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

  765. Garry
    19 November, 2013 / 12:17 pm

    The children’s faces when they open their presents

  766. 19 November, 2013 / 1:46 pm

    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……………..

  767. Jeremy Andrews
    19 November, 2013 / 2:04 pm

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

  768. Laura Coe
    19 November, 2013 / 2:13 pm

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

  769. Paul
    19 November, 2013 / 2:51 pm

    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

  770. 19 November, 2013 / 3:02 pm

    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,

  771. michelle dootson
    19 November, 2013 / 7:40 pm

    spending time with family and friends

  772. zoe lucas
    19 November, 2013 / 8:06 pm

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

  773. shirley evans
    19 November, 2013 / 8:30 pm

    A big family meal

  774. 19 November, 2013 / 9:15 pm

    My children’s faces when they realise ‘He’s Been’

  775. 19 November, 2013 / 9:35 pm

    Christmas Eve :)

  776. HELEN
    19 November, 2013 / 11:30 pm

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

  777. Emma
    19 November, 2013 / 11:50 pm

    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!

  778. 20 November, 2013 / 9:32 am

    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.

  779. Gillian Hale
    20 November, 2013 / 10:46 am

    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

  780. Polly
    20 November, 2013 / 10:48 am

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

  781. Karen Whittaker
    20 November, 2013 / 11:30 am

    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!!

  782. Emma Bailey-Wright
    20 November, 2013 / 11:34 am

    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

  783. Julie Fisher
    20 November, 2013 / 11:55 am

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

  784. Jayne Sullivan
    20 November, 2013 / 12:11 pm

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

  785. Catherine Bell
    20 November, 2013 / 2:31 pm

    getting to spend time with my family

  786. Laura Mcintyre
    20 November, 2013 / 2:41 pm

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

  787. 20 November, 2013 / 4:22 pm

    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

  788. Jamie Butt
    20 November, 2013 / 4:56 pm

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

  789. Gerri Tennant
    20 November, 2013 / 6:28 pm

    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.

    20 November, 2013 / 8:16 pm

    Getting to spend quality time with my family :)

  791. Julia Bohanna
    20 November, 2013 / 9:27 pm

    What a fantastic prize…a mouthwatering selection.

  792. Julia Bohanna
    20 November, 2013 / 9:29 pm

    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.

  793. Leanne Pollitt
    20 November, 2013 / 10:06 pm

    Awesome prize

  794. 21 November, 2013 / 12:19 am

    I love getting to spend Christmas with the family it’s the only time everyone seems to slow down x

  795. 21 November, 2013 / 6:15 am

    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

  796. michelle archer
    21 November, 2013 / 11:22 am

    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 :)

  797. Lorraine Rogers
    21 November, 2013 / 11:35 am

    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

  798. claire crooks
    21 November, 2013 / 1:09 pm

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