Britain’s biggest family ready for Christmas as Sue Radford decorates house

Britain’s biggest family is getting ready for Christmas with mum-of-22 Sue Radford decorating the outside of their house early.

This weekend their house will be adorned with a blow up Santa, Hogwarts Express toy train and gonks.

Sue, 45, revealed they’d been on a Christmas spending spree to Costco, Homebase and The Range to buy loads of decorations.

On the family YouTube channel Sue said this year marks the first time the Radfords have decorated the outside of their home for Christmas.

In a vlog Sue told Noel: “You’re going to put this up this weekend.”

She added: “We never normally put stuff up outside but we thought this year with everything that’s going on we will.

“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.”

And talking about the decorations on the inside of her house, 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.”

It’s well known the family live off the money that Sue and Noel make from their bakery business – they don’t claim benefits.

The couple budget all year to be able to have they Christmas they want.

Sue’s previously said: “We save for it over the year, putting money away in an account. I do supermarket savings stamps for the food shop too.”

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

And when it comes to doing all the wrapping, Sue reckons she’s a “demon wrapper”, according to Mail Online as she can wrap a cool 20 presents in just 15 minutes.

The family also go through anywhere between 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 YouTube video of her family’s Christmas and you get to share in their bedlam of the children unwrapping their mountain of presents.

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.”

Then there is the preparing of the Christmas dinner for 30 people – Sue and Noel, their children and grandchildren.

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.”

Last year Sue shared their huge Asda shop for the big day – you couldn’t see a work surface for stuff.

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”.