Seeing my family using Skype, Zoom, Instagram and FaceTime for Christmas will mean so much more to me during these socially distanced times.
Sue Markham, VIA FACEBOOK
CHRISTMAS AT HOME MEANS FOUR CRACKERS EACH, BUT FEWER PEOPLE TO LAUGH AT THE BAD JOKES. PLUS, NOBODY TO HELP WITH THE WASHING UP!
Peter Walker, LIVERPOOL
THERE'S NOTHING QUITE LIKE SPENDING A GOOD 95 PER CENT OF THE FESTIVE SEASON IN PYJAMAS. I LIKE COMING IN FROM A BRISK WALK AND JUMPING STRAIGHT INTO SOMETHING COSY, MAKING A CUP OF TEA AND WATCHING WHATEVER CHEESY MOVIE IS BEING RERUN ON TELEVISION.
Javier Goose, HALIFAX
Christmas is about being with the ones you love but also reflecting on how special life is. Even if you can't be together, your memories of being together cannot be taken away, so celebrate and hold onto those memories and your soul will be filled with love.
Louise Gorrell, HERTFORDSHIRE
Christmas is about books —jolly books, about postmen and laughing so hard, like a bowl full of jelly.
Rosie McCabe, VIA TWITTER
FOR ME, IT'S ALL ABOUT HAVING A REAL CHRISTMAS TREE WITH THE SMELL OF PINE AND A COAL FIRE CRACKLING IN THE BACKGROUND, WHILE I HAVE A CHRISTMAS FILM ON, EATING CHOCOLATES.
Andrea Harrison, VIA FACEBOOK
Christmas at home reminds me of making mince pies with my children on Christmas Eve. All gathering to share in the cooking festivities together and decorating the tree with a new special ornament purchased each year. Then, enjoying a turkey and chutney sandwich on Boxing Day cuddled up with a good film.
Wendy Stevens, BEDFORDSHIRE
I have very happy memories of Christmas at home with my dad, roasting chestnuts on a shovel over an open fire.
Catherine Ann Cumming, VIA FACEBOOK
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