‘Putting the star on top of the Christmas tree is a Gooch
family tradition that’s taken a competitive turn. Though adding the finishing touch to our festive tree started off as a joint activity, over the years, my brother, James, and I have decided between ourselves that whoever gets this honour is automatically deemed the favourite child, even though I’m now 26 and he’s 28! Sometimes, this involves sneaky tactics and devious planning, other times, it even involves bribing our mum, Jane. Either way, this year, James, it’s mine!’ Millie Gooch, 26, lifestyle assistant
Sorry, James – our Millie’s big enough to top the tree now!