My Christ­mas Day

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My­self, my hus­band Richard, and my fa­ther are go­ing to a ho­tel this Christ­mas. Since it’s only the three of us, I didn’t re­ally see the point in putting ex­tra pres­sure on my­self. We’ll have break­fast, go to Mass, then sit down to open presents and go on to lunch. I have no idea what will be on the menu, but I know they give a lot of choice, which is great be­cause my dad doesn’t go for tur­key and ham – al­though I love the tra­di­tional stuff. I’m hop­ing it will be a very re­laxed, easy day. I’ve been re­ally busy over the past few months, so I’m look­ing for­ward to tak­ing a bit of time out. I do find the day flies, and it can be stress­ful try­ing to get ev­ery­thing done. We take our time over our presents and we re­lax do­ing it, but some­times when you’re rush­ing to go down for din­ner and to call peo­ple, you find the day is al­ready half gone.

I think phonecalls take up an aw­ful lot of time, so I find that quite an­noy­ing. Be­cause ob­vi­ously you have to ring fam­ily and friends, and you have to ring ex­tended fam­ily now too. Ev­ery­one is talk­ing to ev­ery­one and it just takes ages! In terms of movies, we’ll watch Elf, Home Alone, A Won­der­ful Life, Mir­a­cle On 34th Street – I go through the gam­bit of all of the movies that rep­re­sent Christ­mas. I love Bublé and Frank Si­na­tra at Christ­mas too, and we al­ways go to the car­ols at the Na­tional Con­cert Hall. As for prepa­ra­tion, the Qual­ity Street have been bought – and opened. We’ve bought in our wine. Our two trees are up, our cheeses ear­marked, and I have a present bought for Richard. Ev­ery year I al­ways say I don’t need any­thing, be­cause how do you top get­ting an en­gage­ment ring right be­fore Christ­mas?

Lisa hosts Box Of­fice each Fri­day at 9pm on Vir­gin Me­dia Two.

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