Lucy Kennedy: three Christmas essentials – PJs, red wine and chocolate

For the busy working mother, a decent night’s kip is top of the list

TV presenter Lucy Kennedy: The best Christmas gift I ever got was  little baby Jess, who arrived safely last year and completed our family

TV presenter Lucy Kennedy: The best Christmas gift I ever got was little baby Jess, who arrived safely last year and completed our family

 

All I want for Christmas is . . . a decent night’s kip

This season I will mostly be . . . buying pressies, wrapping pressies, making cards, eating all around me and trying to see as many pals and parties as possible!

Christmas really starts for me when . . . we’ve been to the panto.

The best Christmas gift I ever got: little baby Jess, who arrived safely last year and completed our family. She was all of our favourite pressies last year.

The most bizarre Christmas gift I ever got: when I lived in Ballydung Manor with Podge & Rodge, someone sent me in a hoover.

That Christmassy feeling: the crisp weather, the dark evenings, the air of excitement, the parties, the smell of mulled wine, Christmas songs on the radio . . .

That Grinchy feeling: selling Christmas trees before Halloween is over.

I once spent Christmas in . . . Paris, when I was an au-pair aged 18. I missed home terribly.

My Irish Christmas: being surrounded by all of my family members, around a table, pulling crackers and slagging each other, children under the table tying grandads laces together.

The essential Christmas ingredients: PJs, Christmas movie, red wine and tin of chocolates.

Lucy Kennedy will present Ireland’s Got Talent on TV3 in the new year