Top tips for a Stress free Christmas

As we mere morals run round like demented elves, praying to St Jude that we won’t be reduced to having to call an Iceland King Prawn Ring, our Christmas Day feast and desperately queuing in Argos hoping that they haven’t run out of some walking, talking must have doll all the while feeling like you’re an extra from the Fairytale of New Year Video. Please spare a thought for others and what they might have to endure during the proceeding of the Yuletide. Clothes-Make-the-Man caught up with a couple of friends for a festive Baileys, while we roasted our chestnuts on an open fire and asked them for their top tips on how to have a Merry lil Stress free Christmas –

IMG_1995“Get your pressies delivered and wrapped by the 1st December! Then enjoy long lunches and festive evenings in the capital till Xmas eve.”  Gary Barlow OBE, singer and founder of Take That


IMG_1896“Have a glass of Prosecco at breakfast, while kids open their stockings. It sets a relaxed tone and pace from the off. Make it clear that lunch will be sometime in the afternoon, and stock up on enough snacks, cheeses etc to stop people getting hungry and fractious in the meantime. It’s ready when it’s ready at my house. If that’s earlier than planned, bonus.” Sali Hughes, Author & Broadcaster


IMG_1894“Dont Stress, Christmas is a time to enjoy and if that means, you buy ready pre-prepared veg or anything to make your life easier, so be it. Enjoy it !” Tom Kerridge, Author & Chef of the Year in Mrs Mc’s opinion


Screen Shot 2014-09-15 at 14.08.21“Plenty of games, quizzes and food. Keep everyone fed and entertained & of course Whiskey!” David Gandy Model & Raconteur


Screen Shot 2014-12-12 at 12.56.58“Book a flight to a beach on the equator about December 18th and come back on Jan 2nd !! Invite your whole family over for dinner about the 15th to say goodbye !!” 
Marc Hare, Shoe Designer and Lucky man


IMG_1996“I’m going to The Connaught. the end. lol ! I envisage this to be incredibly stress free.” Grace Dent, Broadcaster & Columnist.


IMG_1993“Hold near the middle of the cracker to make sure you win and then you can rock the Christmas hat!!” Britain’s got Talent winner, Michael Auger of Collabro 


IMG_1994“Make sure you buy a good Christmas sweater early, the good ones always sell out, – the Markus Lupfer ones are the best!! Once you’re looking festive, everything else will go smoothly!” Mollie King of The Saturdays