Last minutes tips for a Merry Christmas

Last updated 07:42 24/12/2012
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Merry Christmas everyone, we hope all the preparation and stress is paying off in a lovely day with your family.

Hopefully you'll be having a fun-filled day, but if things are getting a little strained then read our tips on how to cope with Christmas stress. If your Christmas tree is suffering the effects of over-eager little hands take a look at our tips on how to keep it secure.

If you're pregnant, there's no need to miss out on all the fun. See if any of these yummy non-alcoholic mocktails take your fancy. If you're thinking ahead to New Year's Eve then take a look at our maternity wear party gallery.

After the excesses of the day, you might want to unwind on the couch in front of the TV. Check out our selection of classic Christmas movies if you need some inspiration.

Enjoy the day and let us know how it goes! If you would like to share your special Christmas story, send your story and pics to melody.mccabe@essentialmums.co.nz

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