Editor's Friday Five

Merry Christmas! If you're reading this I can only assume that you're escaping the fam, not entirely into the seasonal TV schedule or preparing to blow your 'present' on the sale. Whatever the sitch, thanks for tuning in, I'll keep it short and sweet - there's bound to be a game of Pictionary waiting. 

This festive five is an extra little present from me to you...

1. THAT Gaga gift

SO, you know how every little girl dreams of getting a pony for Christmas? Lady Gaga actually got one, and not the 'My Little' variety, a living, breathing, white pony. Well horse actually but it's pretty and came with a pink bow!

The surprise gift from G's record label bosses at Interscope has got me just a teeny bit jealous. Also, her reaction to the gift sounds exactly like the case I made to my Daddy at the age of 9

 'I will ride, and care for, and love her forever'

At least she got the memo: a horse is not just for Christmas people.

2. HELLO... Adele!

She's back and I love it, clearly I'm not the only one; her new album 25 sold 3.38 million copies in the first week of release, and that's US sales, from a Brit! Our favourite female boss is best known for keeping it real (second to those powerhouse vocals obvs) and she did exactly that in  a recent interview with Time magazine. Not only did she make us gush over her totally on point parenting skills...

I can’t wait to know who his best friends are going to be, who his girlfriend or his boyfriend is going to be or what movies he likes… Whatever my kid wants to do or be I will always support him no matter what.

She reminded us to take our social feeds with a pinch of salt in the New Year and focus on making s**t happen. 

“How am I supposed to write a real record if I’m waiting for half a million likes on a f—ing photo? That ain’t real.” 

3. Greasy hair don't care styles

Christmas Day (in fact any day over the festive period) is SO not about spending an hour+ washing, blow-drying and taming your morning after hair. My advice? Just don't do it, go for one of this season's unkempt catwalk styles, from the messy bun to the low pony or simply scraping it all back with an Alice band, there is just no need to tease. 

4. The if I must get dressed knit

If it was up to me I'd be in my PJs and bed socks all day, but at some point my Dad will force me to go say hi to the neighbors and there is always the possibility of a surprise visit from a relly or 'family friend' (I swear I've never met).  If you absolutely have to get dressed, a Christmas knit is the way to go. Bad taste, slogan or cute - today is the day to show off that sweater for the last time in 2015; sob!

Movie time

Prepare to feel OLD, Home Alone is 25 this year meaning little Kevin would now be a very grown up 33. Yeah we're shocked too Kev! Regardless of age, it is still our number one festive flick and the big day just wouldn't be the same without it...