On Christmas you should start the day with chocolate
Star of BBC comedy horror West Skerra Light, Lorna Craig is spending her first Christmas in her new home.
When puttingI was out a mince child pies Christmasfor Santa Eve and meanta carrot for Rudolph. And of course, a drink too – which really depended on what Santa was in the mood for. Sometimes it was milk but sometimes it was whisky. Our tree was covered in homemade decorations – in fact my parents still use most of them. Some of them I made in primary one! The best present I got as a child was a microphone with two pedals – one for clapping and one for cheering. That’s maybe where my love for the stage came from! My Nintendo 64 was another highlight. I’m not sure if it was for my brother, or a shared present, but we were totally obsessed with Super Mario. I would usually say I hate Christmas shopping but I’m learning to be organised since I had my wee boy. This year I’ve been shopping for the last two months. But before he came along I’d normally be shopping frantically two days before. When it comes to present wrapping my husband Jamie spends a lot of time
wrapping. His presents are beautifully neat with perfect bows, but I’m rubbish. The sellotape will have been cut with my teeth and there might be holes in the paper. I’m lefthanded, so I’m blaming that! We’ve just moved into a new house so we are still working out our decorations but we have some lovely outdoor lights. When we were growing up we would open our presents then go out visiting so we would always have a new Christmas outfit. So I’m sticking to that tradition – I’ll get a new festive outfit this year.
I think on Christmas Day you should start the day with chocolate. So my first bite is a chocolate croissant.
Dress, £229, Shoes £140, Ted Baker, Bracelets, £15, all at John Lewis.