Quotes: Eamonn Holmes, Catherine Fulvio, Michael Caine share Christmas memories

Eamonn Holmes – not a wrapper

"In my household, when I was a kid was growing up, Santa made sure nothing was wrapped. Everything was made, batteries were put inside and it was all ready to go. I yearned for those days for my four children growing up and I tried my best, but Ruth [Langsford] doesn't believe in this process whatsoever. Ruth believes in lots of wrapping paper and bows."

Eamonn Holmes, TV presenter

"The children are allowed to get out of bed at any stage, within reason, to see what Father Christmas has bought them. But there are also wrapped gifts from family, and they're not allowed to be unwrapped until after lunch. Then you've got playing games after Christmas lunch; Trivial Pursuit, Monopoly, Cluedo, you name it. It gets a little competitive, but it's something that's always done at Christmas – and we will always will do it."

Catherine Fulvio, TV chef and food writer

"Probably as a reaction to the Christmases of my childhood when we received plenty of love but not much else, Christmas is an extravaganza, with presents galore, decorations everywhere, the biggest tree the room will hold, loads of crackers, a huge turkey and a crowd of family and friends. I do the cooking. I do the best turkey and the best roast potatoes and the best stuffing you've ever had. And the grandchildren do a concert – they come out and sing and dance."

Sir Michael Caine, actor

"I put Christmas presents in a pillow case at the end of the bed on Christmas Eve. My mum used to do it for us, and I still do it for my daughter, even though she's 22. I always put chocolate and fruit, satsumas, in the bag as well, and then I'll have one of those old-fashioned stockings. I always give her one of those. And we still have some under the tree, too."

Michelle Collins, actress

"My mum and dad got married on Christmas Day and even though they've now both died, we still toast them and say 'Happy anniversary'. I also decorate the house ridiculously, with balloons and everything. My husband goes mad, but I can't help it. It's something we used to do when I was young and that's it. Christmas means the world to me."

Cheryl Baker, Bucks Fizz singer

"We do the whole biscuits and beer outside the front door for Santa and the reindeer, and we write a little letter and put that outside. We've carried it on for [my daughter] Belle each year, because it's what my parents did for us. Belle is so young and terribly excited."

Katie Piper, presenter and philanthropist

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