Rochelle Humes: ‘After Christmas lunch we all put on our pyjamas’

Marvin Humes, Rochelle Humes

by Emma Dodds |
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Rochelle Humes opened up to Closer Online about what goes on in her home at Christmas - and we've got to say, it sounds super cute and cosy...

Rochelle Humes, 28, and her husband Marvin, 32, are undoubtedly one of our favourite celebrity couples. Not only are clearly mad about each other, but they also have two gorgeous daughters - Alaia-Mai, four, and 10-month-old Valentina Raine.

With Christmas just around the corner, we chatted to the mum-of-two about what goes on in their house on the big day - and Rochelle revealed that they're basically "the same as everyone else!"

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Christmas Eve box contents SLIDER

Elf1 of 12

Elf DVD, Amazon, £6.78.

It's one of the most favoured Christmas films in the world - Will Ferrell as Buddy the Elf will live on forever!

Miracle on 34th street2 of 12

Miracle On 34th Street, DVD, £3.20.

Ok, this is one of the most heart-warming Christmas films of ALL TIME. It's the genuine Father Christmas, you guys - how else do you explain all the miracles that occur?!

Arthur Christmas3 of 12

Arthur Christmas, DVD, £5.31.

It might be a more modern film, but Arthur Christmas will really tug on your heartstrings. It's such a wonderful family film - and is PERFECT for Christmas Eve!

Jacqueline Wilson4 of 12

Hetty Feather's Christmas by Jacqueline Wilson, Amazon, £6.

Jacqueline Wilson is one of the most favoured authors of our time, and her most recent book is even about Christmas! For parents of daughters, this is a no-brainer.

David Walliams5 of 12

he Worlds Worst Children 2 by David Walliams, Tesco Direct, £7.

...And if you've got a young lad who's into books, David Walliams' collection of short stories is sure to get him interested.

board game6 of 12

Beat The Parents Game, The Entertainer, £10.

This board game will test your relationships with your kids - but in a totally hilarious way. Just how well do you know your children?! Find out with this board game...

Game7 of 12

Pie Face Game, Argos, £12.99.

Ok, you might not be on board with this game initially - but imagine the looks of pure delight on your kids faces when you get pied in the face? That's part of the game, by the way. Oh the things we do for our children...

Frsutration8 of 12

Frustration Game, Argos, £9.99.

This game is an absolute classic - it's basically Ludo, but with a dice shaker that you can bop in the middle. It can be quite therapeutic, if you start losing...

headphones9 of 12

Wireless Headphones, Amazon, £17.98.

They might also appreciate these fantastic wireless headphones - they'll connect via Bluetooth to nearly any device in order to listen to music or videos.

Asda10 of 12

Gingerbread House Tree Decoration, Asda, £2.

You might like to give them a special decoration just to hang on the tree on Christmas Eve - this adorable gingerbread house from Asda would do the trick, don't you think?

soap and glory11 of 12

Soap and Glory Snow Ball, Boots, £14.

If you're looking for something for your slightly older child, they might like a pampering session courtesy of Soap and Glory. The Snow Ball contains a Rich & Foamous body wash, Smoothie Star body buttercream and Hand Food plus Flake Away body polish - as well as a pink body puff.

Claire's12 of 12

Christmas Glitter Face Stickers, Claire's, £5.

Because if you can't wear glitter stickers on your face at Christmas, when can you?! They're perfectly safe and will come off super easily - and there are loads to pick from! Christmas trees, candy canes, mistletoes, snowflakes... That's pretty much all Christmas bases covered, right?

"We get up with the kids and open our presents, then we have breakfast and all get dressed before everyone comes over to our house for Christmas lunch," Rochelle explained.

"After lunch we all put on our special Christmas pyjamas, and then the boys play Monopoly while we all watch Love Actually... Then we just continue eating until we can’t eat any more!"

We like the sound of that!

We're not complaining, but Christmas Day can be a bit of a hard slog for mums - there's just so much to do. How does Rochelle deal with the stresses of the day?

"Do as much as you can beforehand, that’s always my thing," she told us. "My mum would always do the meat on Christmas Eve, so I’ve learnt from that."

Now that Alaia is four, Rochelle told us that she's noticed a big difference in how she's responded to Christmas: "She’s so excited! We took her to see Santa already and she was SO excited to talk to him, whereas last year she was a bit scared. This time she went straight in there and couldn’t wait to see him!"

And with Alaia now fully on-board, Rochelle is having fun making Christmas as special for her as possible: "I make the girls Christmas Eve boxes and I do advent calendars - but with little presents, not chocolate."

But while the busy mum enjoys some annual traditions, she confessed that others just aren't her bag...

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"I’ve not done Elf on the Shelf," she admitted.

"It’s just another thing for me to try and remember to do, and there’s always quite a bit to do with the advent calendar presents. I don’t need another thing to remember to do in the morning, and if you don’t do it one day they’ll know, they never forget!"

And what about Christmas presents? "Alaia has asked for Heelys, those shoes with wheels on, but we’re just doing little presents for Valentina. She doesn’t really know what it is and there’s obviously nothing she wants!"

Talking of presents... according to a recent survey by PayPal, your other half is the second WORST present-buyer (right behind in-laws!). So has Marvin ever messed up on the present front?

"He normally does quite well," Rochelle gushed. "He's got my best friend as a guide and she'll always ask my in some sly way!"

Although the singer and presenter does have some reservations about this year's gift...

Rochelle Humes
Rochelle teamed up with PayPal, which stores your cards in a digital wallet for easy online shopping. ©Getty Images

"I was saying the other day that I wanted one of those fancy cordless hoovers - I know it's really sad! I want one, but not as a Christmas present... It’s like a backhanded present isn’t it, I can get that myself!"

Marvin, if you're reading this, PLEASE don't get Rochelle a hoover for Christmas... you'll never live it down!

Rochelle teamed up with PayPal, which stores your cards in a digital wallet for easy online shopping.

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