Christmas Day Photos – 25 December 2010

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Hello! That’s it. The big day’s over. Of course, officially Christmas is only just beginning: the twelve days of Christmas run from 26 December to 5 January (Twelfth Day). In the Russian Orthodox Church, they don’t celebrate Christmas until 7 January on the Gregorian Calendar, which corresponds to 25 December on the Julian Calendar.

Anyway, back home in Britain, the dinner table has been cleared, our presents have been unwrapped, and the thank-you-letters are being written.

Here’s a round-up of today’s photos:

CHEEKY BEARD_A message I left for Father Christmas.

A cheeky message I left for Father Christmas last night…

CHRISTMAS MORN STROLL_Our annual Christmas Day morning stroll by Maidenhead riverside.

Our annual Christmas Day morning stroll by Maidenhead Riverside. The ice prevented us from going as far as we have done in previous years.

ICE ICE BABY_The frozen water supported my substantial weight.

The frozen waters around the newly installed water-feature next to the Thames were so solid that they supported my enormous mass.

JUST THE TWO OF US_Mum and Dad outside Maidenhead Bridge.

Mum and Dad in front of Maidenhead Bridge this morning. I’m pleased with how this one came out: I took several, with them in different poses, but this one looked the most natural.TUCK IN_Christmas Dinner 2010.

About to enjoy Dad’s laboriously prepared Christmas Dinner.

ALEX BOOK_Matthew, my brother, enjoying his new book.

Harriet bought Matthew a collection of The Telegraph cartoonist Alex’s best works from 2010.

Andrew Burdett

Andrew Burdett is a 21-year-old from Maidenhead in Berkshire. He is now two-thirds of the way through his Journalism Studies degree at the University of Sheffield. In his spare time, he enjoys swimming, going to the theatre, and writing about himself in the third-person.