Thursday 23 December 2010, 09:00
You know it's Christmas when you start thinking seconds for dinner is normal and thirds is something to push for, your nan has only gone and got you that same pair of slippers again, and Top Of The Pops is on the TV.
One of my earliest memories of watching Christmas Top Of The Pops was seeing East 17 perform Stay in all white, and lead singer Brian Harvey performed wearing a white puffa jacket and ski goggles. It was genius and incredibly stupid all at the same time. Classic.
Hosting the show is something I look forward to every year and as a fan, I love it being part of my Christmas Day (even if I have to see my ugly boat race on screen).
This year really did feel like a celebration of a year of great British artists holding the UK charts in the palm of their hands.
From number one single and album artist Tinie Tempah performing the anthemic Pass Out, to Ellie Goulding battering a glitter-covered drum on stage, to JLS making even the ladies on our camera team get a bit of a swoon on.
Between swallowing an unfortunate amount of fake snow and nearly leaning on the trigger for the pyro gun, I had an incredible accident-free night.
Well, that's if you don't count the Nando's I spilled on my trousers. Spot the stain on your TV folks, it is there.
Myself and big sis Fearne Cotton had a great night as always. I had to laugh as Fearne became the bionic woman of television presenters wearing - after a wardrobe panic - shoes from Claudia Winkleman and a certain undergarment from Tess Daly.
Too funny, but classic Cotton.
Without doubt, this year was one to remember.
Reggie Yates is the co-presenter of Top Of The Pops.
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You can sing along to the hits of 2010 with Top Of The Pops Christmas Karaoke by pressing the red button during the show on BBC One on Saturday, 25 December. The TOTP Christmas Karaoke will continue to be looped on the red button until 6am on Sunday, 26 December.
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