December 1964 - Jane Asher attending at a charity event for Christmas. Unknown details.
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|"At last everything is just about ready! The cakes are iced, the decorations are in place and the presents are wrapped. I always aim to get as much done in advance as possible, so that the only things left are a few finishing touches and then I can enjoy relaxing with all the family". Jane's red dress, Sam Browne. Jewellery, Butler & Wilson.|
|"A few years ago I copied a very stylish friend who always drapes her banisters with swags of holly, which makes the hall look so welcoming. This year I've added something new – strings of dried beetroot and orange slices which contrast beautifully with the evergreen branches". Jane's shirt, Esperit. Waistcoat, The Outer Edge. Jewellery, Butler & Wilson.|
|"I love candles all year round – most rooms benefit from their soft, flattering light (as do most people), ut at Christmas they take on a special significance and I like to have as many as possible, especially scented ones. It's important to be very aware of safety though, especially if there are children around". Jane's skirt and waistcoat, esprit. Shirt, Oiuset.|
|"It's a wonderful feeling, when everyone has arrived and you can relax with the family. We usually have a drink before lunch, with something non-alcoholic for the children. Spiralling lemon peel decorating the jug and orange pomanders on the tray all add to the sense of occasion". Jane's blouse, Next directory. Jacket and skirt, MOA. Jewellery, butler & Wilson.|
|"This is the moment we've all been waiting for. I call it ¡the lull before the storm', when I come in to the dining room to light the candles, check over the table and then make sure that everything in the kitchen is under control. Any moment now all the family will come dashing in".|
|"The children open their presents as early as they can get away with it! I like to save some of mine for mid-morning when the preparations are under way and I feel more relaxed. I know Christmas is all about giving, but there's nothing quite like a little it of receiving too! It's ridiculously exciting to open a prettily wrapped parcel."|