How Scot­tish Stars Spend Christ­mas

We’ve all brought the bells in with Jackie Bird, but here’s how she spends Christ­mas....

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My share brothera room... StephenHe was and threeI used years to younger­mak­ing jin­glingthan me nois­esand I’d and lie tellin bed him I could­him up hear into Santa’sa near sleigh, frenzy. whip­ping Thereup first was wasn’ta rule al­lowedthat who­ever down­stairs woke with­out the other. Then we would open the door and there would be a plethora of presents. We would have a chair each. And that’s some­thing that hasn’t changed – he does that with his kids and so do I. One year we got the best present ever – Bruce the Al­sa­tion puppy. He was hid­ing un­der the couch re­fus­ing to play ball af­ter they had tried to put a bow on him. My worst present was roller skates, be­cause it snowed that year. I tend to buy a few presents in Oc­to­ber and think ‘this is the year I’m su­per or­gan­ised’. By De­cem­ber I’ve ei­ther lost them or had sec­ond thoughts and then I have a mad dash to the shops and spend too much. I think it should be manda­tory that you have a bot­tle of wine whilst wrap­ping presents. I pour a glass of wine and put on Michael Bublé. It’s funny, I start off a re­ally good wrap­per but by the end of the bot­tle of wine it’s not quite so del­i­cate! On Christ­mas Eve my par­ents come round and we have a buf­fet din­ner.

Then on Christ­mas Day I love to wrap up some ba­con sand­wiches in tin­foil and we go for a walk in the coun­try with a glass of cham­pagne. My hus­band does the cook­ing be­cause I’m a ter­ri­ble cook – I’m the

labourer. We nor­mally have turkey with all the trim­mings and my mum’s home­made bread sauce. There’s nor­mally about 14 of us. Af­ter which all our neigh­bours and friends come round and we we have our annual Christ­mas quiz which I have spent months pre­par­ing.

Dress, Damsel In A Dress, £199, Shoes, £55, Carvela, all at John Lewis.

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