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Christmas 2007

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Christmas traditions

Christmas Traditions

Is there something every year that you do to mark the Christmas season? It could be attending midnight mass on Christmas Eve or going for a walk with your family on Boxing Day. BBC Cornwall would like to hear from you. Fill in our form below.

Christmas is a time of tradition. And we all have particular events that we look forward to over the festive season. This year the BBC Cornwall website wants to hear about your Yuletide traditions. 

Some of them will then feature on the James Churchfield Show all this week.

This is what some of the staff here at BBC Cornwall do every year to mark Christmas.

James Churchfield

James Churchfield

James Churchfield says:

"When I was little Christmas always meant either going to my grandparents of having them come to stay with us for a few days. I loved it. Being their only grandchild, I was spoilt rotten.

"Nowadays, Christmas Day itself is just spent with my other half, Jane. I used to have a Christmas morning walk on Carbis Bay beach every year with my Dad when we used to live in St Erth - my poor mother was left at home to cope with the turkey et al.

The other thing is that ever since I can remember Chritsmas dinner has to be either completed or suitably suspended so that I can watch the Queen's Speech. For me, Christmas Day without the Queen's Speech would be like Laurel without Hardy, Salt without Pepper and James without Pam on the Breakfast Show!"

Katy Young

BBC Radio Cornwall's Katy Young

Katy Young, producer of James Churchfield's Show says:

"Every Christmas Eve I always get together with all my friends - it's something I've done for the last 10 years.

"We usually meet in the pub for some mulled wine to get us in the Christmas spirit. Then we always go and get a pizza and spend the rest of the night catching up with each others news."

Victoria Gould, producer of Laurence Reed's Show, says:

"When I was growing up we always had to go to my Dad's ward at the hospital on Christmas Day. He'd dress up as Santa Claus and hand presents out to the patients that were too poorly to go home for the festive season. There was a sleigh and we used to pull him up and down the ward. It was quite funny. Lots of patients had no idea it was their consultant dressed up!"

Matt Shepherd

BBC Cornwall's Matt Shepherd

Matt Shepherd from BBC Cornwall website says:

"Christmas is a great chance to catch up with the family. I spend Christmas Day with my parents, as well as speaking to relatives up and down the country. Mum is the best cook in the world, so Christmas lunch is always an occasion in itself. Dad always dusts down his Ronco Christmas Album, it's almost as old as the Nativity Story itself!

"The Elvis Christmas Album always makes an appearance - of course! And in the evening I go round and see my lovely little Godson Ronnie and his brother and sisters. Seeing their eyes light up when they show me what Father Christmas has given them, makes Christmas all the more special."

Your traditions

Derek Croft from Perranporth says:

A home made pork pie for Christmas morning breakfast is a tradition in his house.

Tell us about your Christmas Traditions


Your traditions are for use on the BBC Cornwall website Your phone number is to allow our BBC Radio Cornwall colleagues the chance to phone you to take part in our Christmas traditions phone in. 

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