Christmas memories from presenters Dale and Kathy


Dales first Christmas as a dadWe're all getting into the Christmas spirit here at QVC including our lovely presenters, Dale and Kathy

We asked them what they loved the most about Christmas and if they had any memories or traditions that they like to do at Christmas time.

We hope you're all getting into the Christmas spirit too and feel free to post your comments about your favourite thing about Christmas.

 Christmas memories from Dale

I think a combination of the colder, darker nights and the sound and smell of an open fire and candles sets me up to start getting Christmassy.

Dale and Darren in 1964There's no doubt that Carols really set the scene and the waft of mulled wine also helps.

Christmas was always an extra special time of year for me as my birthday is actually on the Big Day!

I'm a pain to buy for as I get embarrassed when my family spend a lot on me.


I seem to forget that most of my pressies are combined Christmas and Birthday – You'd think I'd get used to it after more than 30 of them!?!

I've dug out these black and white photos taken with my brother Darren in 1964 and the other is my first Christmas as a Dad with Ali and Jack aged 3 weeks.


Bex's angelChristmas memories from Kathy

The moment that marks the beginning of Christmas for me is usually the first weekend in December, when I am in the kitchen doing some cooking – maybe the cake or pudding, or perhaps sausage rolls for the freezer – and Olley decides it's time to get the Christmas tree up.

Bex is the one who enjoys helping with the decorations – she loves the traditions of Christmas.

We always decorate the kitchen as it's the heart of our home, with a big squashy yellow sofa to lounge on in a conservatory at one end and a table that we extend to seat the 14 members of the family that we usually have for Christmas lunch in the middle.

Christmas table 2011So there I am cooking, with Bex deciding which decorations should go where this year, and Olley squeezing our special tall but thin tree that I bought from QVC years ago into the corner by the sofa.


It feels really festive – a lovely start to a family Christmas.

P.s. The angel at the top is from 1994 when Bex was 3 years old and Charlie about 22 months. The angel was a masterpiece made by Bex at a craft club I took her to – we use it every year although the head is a little lopsided now.

Have a merry Christmas everyone!


If you have any memories that you would like to share, don't forget to comment below.


  1. wendy smith December 21, 2012 at 10:49 am -  Reply

    just want to wish everyone at qvc a very merry xmas & a happy new year.

  2. HEIDI December 21, 2012 at 2:45 pm -  Reply

    Thank you for sharing your own Xmas memories with all of us, it’s such a special family time
    PS Love the new red hair, you look fab!

  3. Mrs howes antonia December 21, 2012 at 6:45 pm -  Reply

    To all qvc have a nice Christmas and prosper new year antonia

  4. Naomi December 21, 2012 at 6:49 pm -  Reply

    My best Christmas memory is Christmas 1999 spent in the Caribbean, with mom, dad, brothers, sisters and children. On Christmas Eve we trailed around the island looking for a Christmas tree. After decorating it we all sat around, singing, chatting and reminiscing. What a wonderful glow from Mom & Dad watching the grand children. Christmas day was spent on the beach.

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