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Lorraine Kelly reveals family Christmas gifts and plans for the big day

Not long to go now!

Lorraine Kelly is here to wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy new year. With only eight days to go until the big day, the TV presenter has opened up about her festive plans and all the lovely gifts she's bought for her friends and family. Read her exclusive HELLO! diary below...

Christmas is fast approaching and I'm surprisingly well organised this year. Like so many of you, I've done a lot of shopping online, especially for friends and family in Scotland who I won't be able to see this year.

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I've sent plants and flowers and also ordered hampers from a fantastic company, Jollys of Orkney, jam-packed with local products like cheese, smoked salmon, chutneys and sweeties. Orkney is one of my favourite places in all the world and I just wanted to share some of its wonderful products with people I love.

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WATCH: Lorraine Kelly reveals her Christmas plans

I know ordering on the internet is quick and easy but I still like to go actual shopping, and I've made a real effort to shop locally and to give my custom to small businesses because they've all been hit so hard over the past 18 months.

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I'm lucky to have the BEST old-fashioned greengrocers on my doorstep with lots of locally grown fruit and vegetables and gorgeous Christmas plants and flowers. It's ridiculously good value compared to supermarkets, and even better there's no plastic packaging.

I'm so looking forward to the big day with my family and my gorgeous border terrier dog Angus and my daughter Rosie's little mini sausage dog Ruby.

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Lorraine will be hosting a special Christmas edition on her show

Both dogs will be joining me for a special Christmas Day edition of my Lorraine show at 9am on Christmas morning. Although I'm not sure I will be able to get Angus out of bed at 6am, so it might just be Ruby!

I will also be joined by Spice Girl Melanie C, Strictly Come Dancing judge Motsi Mabuse and Corrie's Billy (Daniel Brocklebank) as well as my lovely friends Mark Heyes, Ria Hebden and our Ross King in Hollywood.

I really hope you can join us on Christmas morning, and that you are also able to be with the people you love the most. It really is all about close family and friends.

Have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

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