Christ­mas time is all about fam­ily and food

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‘‘My fa­vorite Christ­mas mem­o­ries are as a young child hav­ing Christ­mas din­ner with my grand­par­ents. My grand­mother used to go all out with the Christ­mas din­ner. Ev­ery year I put out the hand­made lit­tle Fa­ther Christ­mas she had on her Christ­mas ta­ble all those years ago.

‘‘She bought th­ese back in the 1930s. They’re a lit­tle tatty now and not as glam­orous as they once were but they re­mind me of her Christ­mas din­ners. I could never part with them.’’ Colin Mathura-Jef­free: ‘‘Christ­mas is a big deal for my­self and my fam­ily. The whole fam­ily gets to­gether and there is so much food you end up suf­fer­ing.’’

The model, ac­tor and tele­vi­sion per­son­al­ity is also a big art col­lec­tor and there are a few works he hopes Santa has in his sack for him this year.

‘‘A funny Christ­mas mem­ory is of my brother wak­ing me up say­ing ‘I can hear Santa in the lounge’. We snuck down the hall­way to look and . . . We just snuck back to bed.’’

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