THIS joyous picture captures what Christmas is all about and is the winner of our One Christmas Day competition.
Christine Way caught this fun moment between her mum Pam, 88, and uncle Bill, 74, pulling a cracker on Christmas Day.
The pair had not seen each other for six months, making for a happy reunion during the festive season.
(Also pictured are the runners-up - Michelle Crowder’s picture of Emilie Crowder opening her Christmas presents with her dad Anthony Crowder, and the Palmers in their Christmas jumpers)
Christine, from Farlington, said: ‘My mum Pam lives in a nursing home in Bedhampton and this is the first time she has been home since August.
‘It was lovely for her to spend the day with family, including her brother who lives in Bournemouth.
‘We had a lot of family come to Portsmouth who live in Hertfordshire and London so it was great seeing everyone.
‘We don’t really take a lot of photographs as a family but this seemed like a lovely moment to capture.
‘It shows them enjoying themselves which summed up the whole day.’
This is the first time Christine has entered the One Christmas Day competition, which encouraged people to share their Christmas moments.
Christine has won a £100 voucher for Garsons garden centre in Titchfield.
The 62-year-old added: ‘I never expected to win especially with it being the first time I have entered.
‘Our Christmas was a nice family event and the picture shows that.
‘I am not sure what I will spend the voucher on.
‘I might look at getting a nice garden chair for my mum in the summer.’
The News was flooded with entries for the competition from people opening presents to children playing with wrapping paper and many pets getting involved in the festivities.
In second place was a picture of Emilie Crowder laughing while her dad Anthony helped open her presents. Mum Michelle, from Skipper Way, Lee-on-the-Solent, captured the loving moment.
Third place went to the Palmers, from Sea View Road, Drayton, who got into the Christmas mood with their jumpers.