Christmas at Lee Hohbein’s


Christmas is without a doubt my favourite time of year. So much so that the dust is blown off my decoration box before December even starts and my home is transformed into my own version of a winter wonderland. As a little lad I always wanted Christmas to last forever and I still feel that way as an adult. I’ll never really stop being a kid and that’s why I still love playing with toys (albeit ‘grown-up’ tech toys these days).

I’m quite a ‘preparer’ so my arrangements for the festive period start pretty early. I’m a HUGE fan of online shopping so I’m regularly tapping the app and have usually got all of my gift shopping done by early December (much to the annoyance of my friends!). This is also true of my groceries so I can avoid being poked in the eye by a box of mince pies during the December supermarket stampedes.

Christmas is always such a wonderful time to meet up with family and friends, so I like to get as much as I can out of the way nice and early so I can set some time aside for a few laughs and festive sherries.

Lee Hohbein and Santa

Christmas is usually a family affair for me and this year is no exception. My lovely mum will be coming up a few days before the big day so we can pop to the theatre and head out for a bit of posh nosh, then my sister and her family will be joining us on the 25th where I will be providing the traditional wheelbarrow of food! Thankfully I LOVE cooking so it’s a completed joy to provide a slap-up lunch and everything that goes with it. Even setting the table is a night-before activity so everything is perfect for the actual day.

I expect Christmas Day evening to be the usual; overdosing on Quality Street and some Christmas telly then collapsing into a heap after a few sessions of karaoke on the PlayStation. I wouldn’t want it any other way.

Lee Hohbein's Christmas tree

The festive season will always be special to me and growing up with such happy memories makes me want to create more of them as the years go by. Everyone has a different take on Christmas, but to me it’s a time of year where we’re able to take a little time out, relax and remember how lovely it is to be surrounded by the people that we love and make us happy. That’s what Christmas really means to me… although the odd cocktail along the way is also an added bonus!

Wherever you are and whatever you get up to over Christmas, I hope yours is as happy and memorable as it can be. Oh, and if Santa gets you a tech toy, I hope you have a serious amount of fun with it!

Happy Christmas and a wonderful new year to you – Lee xxx


  1. Mms Critchley December 17, 2014 at 3:29 pm -  Reply

    What a lovely guy you are or should I say the “Lovely Lee” as I like to call you.The perfect way to round off your Christmas Day would be snow.

  2. Louise December 17, 2014 at 4:04 pm -  Reply

    Merry Xmas to you too Lee. I have spend many a happy time over the last months watching and learning from you on QVC and Facebook.
    Thank you for it all.

  3. peter smith December 17, 2014 at 8:30 pm -  Reply

    Lee. My sentiments concerning what Christmas is all anout are similar to yours. On behalf of my family may we wish you and your family a very happy Christmas. C u in the new year for some more QVC technical.

  4. Adele December 19, 2014 at 7:29 am -  Reply

    Happy Christmas Lee, enjoy the time with your family.

  5. Angie Quinton December 19, 2014 at 8:41 am -  Reply

    Have a happy Christmas and prosperous new year- from your silver surfer!xx

  6. janice richards December 19, 2014 at 10:29 am -  Reply

    Hi Lee, love watching u on qvc: merry Christmas to you and family x

  7. Chris Calvert December 19, 2014 at 10:59 am -  Reply

    Sounds like a fab christmas lee, fantastic that ur such a good cook bet it tastes lush. For me i am the same this time of year the most important part for me is to be around family and friends that mean so much to me and of course a few cocktails or bottles of champers wouldnt go a miss

  8. CAROLE EAVES December 19, 2014 at 5:29 pm -  Reply

    thank you for sharing your knowledge with us through the year , you teach me such a lot, and explain it all so easily, and with such passion.Happy Christmas ‘lovely Lee’ to you and yours

  9. Pam Segers December 20, 2014 at 2:50 pm -  Reply

    Have a very Happy Christmas Lee and all the best for 2015. I love to watch your shows because I can learn so much.

  10. Helen Woodfield December 21, 2014 at 8:49 am -  Reply

    Wishing you a very Happy Christmas Lee. Look forward to catching your shows in the New Year.

  11. jennifer cann December 21, 2014 at 2:19 pm -  Reply

    lee will you be having the kobo tablet back on in the new year i missed it last time and would love to buy it if it comes on again. have a good christmas and a peaceful new year

  12. TWINKLE December 21, 2014 at 9:56 pm -  Reply

    oh Lee I do love you 🙂 you are fantastic – Have a fantastic festive season xxx

  13. Tracy March 29, 2016 at 11:30 pm -  Reply

    Hi Lee do you know how to write and draw on the Lenovo tab2 A10 and Lenovo yoga 3 both are 10inch tablets

  14. Carole October 29, 2017 at 10:06 am -  Reply

    What a lovely and sincere Christmas share

  15. Franky December 29, 2017 at 5:53 pm -  Reply

    Hi Lee As many people have commented, I too have learned so much from watching you on QVC. I decided to buy two Echos when they were the tsv when I heard you say you were going to put them around the house, however, I cannot get them to play at the same time from my iPad. Can you please advise.
    I hope you have had a fantastic Christmas! Thank you

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