It's nearly time to take down the tree and pack away the ornaments for another year, there's always a huge build up to Christmas then it seems to fly by…

Crepe Paper always brings back memories. A couple days before Christmas mum and dad would remove all the ornaments and so on from our large sideboard and then would put down swathes of this soft crinkly paper in all different colours. Then on top of that would go Christmas nuts and sweets and some decorations. This to a young kid was Christmas heaven!

When we woke up in the morning we would have a pillow case at the end of the bed, normally with a Rupert annual and bits and pieces from Avon like talc (Brits will get that). We still do this for our kids and even more special is that Matt still believes in Santa.

Christmas TV was a highpoint in our house when I was a kid, not so much now. We only had a couple of TV channels and there was always the afternoon film (after the Queen’s speech). I remember the excitement when one of the channels showed Star Wars. Then there was Morecombe and Wise, The Bond film, and The Coronation Street Christmas episode. Oh and which Brit here recalls Angie being served the divorce papers by Den? ROFL.

What is your best Christmas memory from childhood?