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Mum-of-22 Sue Radford decorates home & garden early with 8ft Santa, Hogwarts Express & huge lollies to perk up 2020

SUPER family The Radfords have revealed they will start Christmas early by putting up their decorations this weekend.

Sue Radford, 45, from Lancs., told in a vlog how they were for the first time ever decorating the outside of their home.

They've visited Costco, Homebase and The Range to buy loads of decorations including gonks, a blow up Santa and Hogwarts Express toy train from.

"You're going to put this up this weekend," laughted Sue to Noel.

"We never normally put stuff up outside but we thought this year with everything that's going on we will."

Sue said: "Every year I get people commenting on my Christmas tree pictures, saying why have I got ice skates on them.


"I don't know why – I just really love them so I got more."

She added: "I got Santa in a sleigh in his reindeer, that's 4ft.

"I got Santa, that's 8ft."

She also got balloons saying: "The Radford house is under Christmas surveillance."


The family famously doesn’t claim any benefits, and live off the money from Sue and Noel’s bakery business

Sue previously admitted that they don't have credit cards as they "don't believe in them" and instead budget throughout the year for Christmas by putting money aside.

"We save for it over the year, putting money away in an account. I do supermarket savings stamps for the food shop too," she said.


With so many kids to cater for, strict budgeting is essential, so they set a budget for the kids based on their ages.

The Radfords previously revealed that spend between £100 and £250 on presents for each of their at Christmas – working out at a total of over £5k.

Last year, Sue shared a snap which showed piles of personalised Christmas Eve sacks she bought for her little ones, each featuring the child’s name as well as reindeer with either a blue or pink nose.

The bags are believed to have been purchased on Etsy, costing £9.99 each and are filled with goodies for her brood.

But they're also met with a huge pile of gifts on Christmas morning too, with everyone's presents in the same place each year to help things run smoothly and to avoid mixing them up.

As for the wrapping, Sue considers herself a "demon wrapper", according to Mail Online as she can wrap a whopping 20 presents in just 15 minutes -and goes through 60 to 70 rolls of wrapping paper.

She also said: "I buy presents through the year, and wrap them as they come in.

"One of our biggest headaches at Christmas is where to hide all the gifts. We have them everywhere — even in the boiler cupboard. The trick is remembering where"


Each year Sue shares a detailed clip on YouTube detailing the family's Christmas morning chaos.

After the kids have unwrapped the mountains of presents, the living floor floor is literally covered in wrapping paper and rubbish.

Sue has previously said: "The worst thing is the packaging. We have a mountain of it. After Christmas we have to take the minibus to the tip to get rid of it.’ Then it’s really all over. Apart from a few birthdays, that is . . ."

Sue previously told how she loves getting the best buys online in order to keep costs down.

She said to the Star: "We always shop around for the best deals online, it’s worth making sure you get the best deals on your utilities and take advantage of voucher deals where you can."

But this isn't limited to just Christmas, but year round to ensure they're budgeting throughout the year.

Preparing for a large Christmas is not an easy task for the Radfords, who have to cook Christmas lunch for around 30 people, including their grandkids.

Speaking on This Morning in 2018 Noel told hosts Ruth Langford and Eamonn Holmes: “We prep a lot the night before on Christmas Eve.

“We’ve got a table we can fit 16 around, we’ve got an island in the kitchen for another six and some double up.”

The weekly food bill for the family usually comes in at around £300 but they splash out even more on their festive food which they often order online the day before.


Sue took to the family’s YouTube channel on Christmas Eve last year to post a video of the enormous Asda order that had arrived in preparation for the big day.

The massive order completely covered the entire kitchen – but Sue stillpanicked about there not being enough food.

But in previous years the busy parents have headed to Tesco instead, dragging along a couple of the older kids to help out – and usually require two trolleys, sometimes three.

The kids also help out with food prep on Christmas eve with Sue admitting "Everyone has their tasks".


"I buy batteries in bulk too, packets at a time,"Sue has said, which helps keep Christmas day running smoothly.

"The absolute worst bit of Christmas Day is putting the batteries in toys and actually getting to them through all the packaging and those twiddly little fixings that you have to unscrew."

In other Radford news, Sue previously revealed that she does charge her kids rent.

And Sue Radford shared a snap of ‘three generations’ of Britain’s biggest family as she cuddles baby daughter & granddaughter.

Plus the couple recently celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary by buying a holiday home.

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