What Makes Christmas Special For Us


It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas-yay! Can you tell it’s gotten me excited?!

I’ve always been a huge fan of the festive season and this has only been exemplified since having kids.

Everything about Christmas is amazing! The food (what diet??), the decorations (I’ve always been a sucker for twinkling fairy lights) and of course…the shopping! (You never have too many LBD’s right?).

However, first and foremost, Christmas is, and always has been, about family, which is why I’m excited to be taking part in Littlewood’s #MakeTheirChristmas campaign, celebrating all the things that make Christmas special!

But first… Have you seen Littlewood’s Christmas ad featuring their brand ambassador Myleene Klass playing the OneRepublic song ‘Counting Stars’ on a Steinway Piano?

Simply mesmerising!

Go check out Littlewood’s Christmas gifts range – perfect for spoiling your loved ones and do share your Christmas rituals too using the hashtag #maketheirchristmas.

Our Christmas ritual is to gather at my parents’ house for a massive festive feast.

It’s the house that I grew up in, and love spending time there-a home full of wonderful memories and so much Big Fat Greek love!

Opening of presents together, champagne, lunch and the Queen’s Speech is usually the order of the day and there’s nowhere we’d rather be, than together.

I’m even more excited for this year’s festivities as it’s my brand new baby nephew, Zachary’s first Christmas too and we can’t wait to spoil him rotten!

Here are some photos from Christmases past!


family christmas

mother and son

My parents both make such an effort at Christmas-my mum dresses the table with this gorgeous gold antique crockery and the dining room always looks so beautiful.

You know its Christmas when the posh plates come out! 😉

antique crockery

prawn cocktail

Perfect for Papa G’s giant prawn cocktail


Or even lobster! Ooh la la!

And of course no Christmas is complete without the turkey!

And this is no ordinary turkey! May I introduce you to Papa G’s signature turkey – full of flavour and oh so succulent! Delish!

turkey meal

The perks of having an award winning chef for a Dad hey?!

A bit of champers to finish/start/supped throughout the day…


And that’s pretty much my perfect Christmas!

So what makes your Christmas special?

Make sure you share your memories on Twitter using the hashtag #MakeTheirChristmas


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