Beautiful: Jools and Jamie Oliver have a quirky Christmas tradition with their kids

They are gearing up to embrace the festive season and all the traditions that come along with it.

And with a family of five, Jools and Jamie Oliver have their hands full when it comes to Christmas.

However, they still find time to make family rituals that they can do together every year. 

The couple both took to Instagram to post the same picture of two of their kids, Petal and Buddy, smiling in their kitchen with a tiny wooden manger. 


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Jools captioned it, "My absolute favourite time of the year. We have so many traditions from both myself and Jamie's childhood, which we have loved sharing with our children, they are so important to us. We have also gained a few new ones along the way from beloved friends and some I have just stumbled across."

The 44-year-old continued, ''The Giving Manger - from the beginning of December each day you have to complete an act of kindness for someone else no matter how big or small, then you can place a piece of straw in to the manger and hopefully by Christmas Eve the little manger will be full of straw and you can place baby Jesus in there.''

One act of kindless a day? That's a tradition we can get behind.

Jools added, ''Honestly the children were so excited to start and so far we have racked up a few straws each. I love hearing that they have done, be it at school or home and asking me if it deserves a straw… so sweet."


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Their fans were enthralled by the idea.

One commented, ''This is such a lovely idea @joolsoliver, will try and make my own.''

While another said, ''What a beautiful idea! So important to drum it home to them that xmas isn't all about presents.''

Jools and Jamie have been married for eighteen years and have five kids - 16-year-old Poppy, 15-year-old Daisy, nine-year-old Petal, eight-year-old Buddy and two-year-old River.

We hope they continue to do this tradition as a family for a long time. 



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