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Newton family's first Christmas with baby Sam

Monday, December 22, 2008

By Jenny Brown

Pictures: Nick Leary.

Styling: Pip Cook. Interior Styling: Virginia and Celia Dowzer.

TV's first family gather together to celebrate.

Adorable Sam Welsh doesn't quite understand what the fuss is about, but sitting on his famous grandfather's knee — their moon-faces both beaming — he knows he's safe and loved.

It's the first Christmas for Bert and Patti Newton's first grandchild. And even for a family that goes crackers around the festive season, Sam's presence makes the celebrations extra special.

"He has really changed our lives," smiles doting "Nanna" Patti. "Bert and I have always loved Christmas — we're perhaps a bit over the top — but having Sam around makes the whole thing even better."

Surrounded by mysterious packages, paper and brightly coloured ribbon, the Newton clan — including Sam's mother Lauren, Matthew Newton and son-in-law Matt Welsh — is introducing its newest member to Christmas rituals. There's midnight mass, snacks for Santa, gift-giving around the tree, a large roast turkey lunch with all the trimmings, a toast to absent loved ones — and perhaps a sing-along with friends.

"But I don't really know," jokes funnyman Bert, who recently turned 70. "I'm not the officer in charge of Christmas activities so whatever I tell you, I'm probably wrong. I've learnt to leave the frilly stuff to Santa's helpers, Patti and Lauren..."


For the full story, see this week's Woman's Day (on sale December 22).



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Join in the merriment with Bert, Patti, Lauren, Sam, Matt and Matthew in our festive gallery, Christmas with the Newtons!






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