Somehow we’ve now ended up doing Xmas dinner for 12

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Hold on to your hats folks, Christmas is now less than 13 weeks away (cue scream sound effect).

Have you decided what you’re doing on the day? Thought not.

Sarah and I had the idea of all the family going out for lunch.

We’ve never done this kind of thing before and we thought of saving money by doing a ‘secret Santa’ so each family member would only have to buy a present for one person instead of 12.

Smart thinking? Well the whole idea went down like a lead balloon as the thought of spending £50 per meal sent out shockwaves.

Somehow we’re now cooking the dinner but the secret Santa idea is staying.