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Miranda Hart photo
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A few of our favourite actresses, presenters and authors share what Christmas means to them and how they'll be celebrating this year.

Celebrity Quotes About Christmas

"The dress code on Christmas Day is just really childish. We all have to wear some ridiculous headgear and a piece of tinsel and flashing socks." -- Miranda Hart

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Oprah Winfrey

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Oprah Winfrey

"I will never forget when I was about 12, and my mother told my siblings and me that we would not be receiving Christmas gifts because there wasn't enough money. I remember at the time that I felt sad and thought: 'What would I say when the other kids asked what I had gotten?' Just when I started to accept that there would not be a Christmas that year, three nuns showed up at our house with gifts for us. There was a turkey, a fruit basket, and some games, and for me, there was a doll." -- Oprah Winfrey

Dawn French

Dawn French

"What makes me feel Christmassy? The lights on Oxford Street and the smell of turkey marinating." -- Dawn French

Joan Rivers

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Joan Rivers

"The one thing women don't want to find in their stockings on Christmas morning is their husband." -- Joan Rivers

Fern Britton

Fern Britton

"The best thing about Christmas is the present choosing, putting up tons of fairy lights, and hanging up the stockings on Christmas Eve." -- Fern Britton

Fiona Phillips

Fiona Phillips

"My fantasy Christmas is spent in a seaside cottage in Dorset, with a log fire and the sound of waves. It?s cosy, cottagey and Christmassy!" -- Fiona Phillips

Delia Smith

Delia Smith

"For a few days each year, we become a proper community: everyone rushing about doing the same preparations, sharing the same feast and most of us sharing the same holiday." -- Delia Smith

Marian Keyes

Marian Keyes

"What makes me feel Christmassy? Ooh, the shopping. I know some people can't bear it, but I love it." -- Marian Keyes

Jane Moore

Jane Moore

"The best thing about Christmas is the wonder of young children when they find the chomped carrot and empty glass of sherry on Christmas morning, the taste of that first buttered sprout, the post-lunch snooze and winning at Monopoly." -- Jane Moore

Victoria Hislop

Victoria Hislop

"The best thing about Christmas is our routine. We go to church, open presents, drink Champagne, eat smoked salmon then turkey, watch the Queen, play some games, maybe read. The only variable is what film we watch in the evening. By the time the debate is over, it's time for another meal, and then bed!" -- Victoria Hislop

Zoe Wanamaker

Zoe Wanamaker

"The emphasis on Christmas Day is always on family and the opportunity to see each other. We have Champagne for breakfast, then just carry on all day." -- Zoe Wanamaker

Amanda Redman

Amanda Redman

Decorating the tree is like opening a memory box for us. -- Amanda Redman