Christmas for hairdresser extraordinaire Therese Buttarelli revolves around friends and family, especially her daughter Caterina.
The busy owner of Hair FX of Dubbo loves the traditions she and her daughter have created including driving around looking at lights and attending Carols by Candlelight.
Here are Ms Buttarelli's responses to the Daily Liberal's Christmas Q & A.
What do you want from Santa this year?
The most important gift anyone could give me would be time.
I don't believe in telling Santa Claus what I want for Christmas because if he really thinks about me, he will know exactly what I would want.
What does Christmas mean to you?
Christmas is all about spending time with family and friends who are important to you.
I love that Christmas always brings everyone together and it's great seeing the excitement in the kids.
I don't stress about Christmas because I think everything Christmas should be celebrated.
My daughter Caterina and I decorate our home inside and out.
When I decorate the tree it brings back wonderful memories as the decorations have been collected from all the places Caterina and I have been to in our travels.
As we decorate the memories belonging to those decorations come flooding back.
Caterina and I have Christmas traditions which I love, like driving around looking at the lights, going to carols, thinking about everyone we are buying for and deciding which gift would suit them and who should get the "joke" gifts.
What will you be doing on Christmas Day?
Christmas Day starts with my daughter waking me up to go out and see what Santa has left under the tree for us.
I love to take photos of the morning.
Then we put on our new Christmas outfits and go and join our extended family for an extremely yummy lunch.
I'm very lucky my family has lots of amazing cooks.
The lunch includes lots of laughter, followed by a very necessary sleep.
We do it all again in the evening with a mix of family and friends.
What was your best Christmas?
My best childhood memory would be when I was about six and Santa brought my sister and I a wooden cradle and doll which I still have and had restored when my daughter was born.
As an adult I get to have a memorable Christmas every year with my daughter and family.
Do you prefer hot food or cold food on Christmas Day?
Hot every time. It's just not Christmas without fighting over the crackle.
Where would your ideal place be to spend Christmas Day?
Right where I am. Christmas is about enjoying the food, and catching up with family and friends in Dubbo.
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