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Fri, 21 Dec, 2018Basmah Qazi

The one Christmas gift Sonia Kruger definitely won’t be getting this year

The one Christmas gift Sonia Kruger definitely won’t be getting this year

Sonia Kruger’s Christmas Day is going to be spent surrounded by family and eating plenty of good food, but there’s one thing that she definitely won’t be getting, and that’s a good night’s sleep.

After hosting Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight on Christmas Eve, the Today Extra host predicts she’ll get the chance to hop into bed no earlier than 3 am on December 25.

And since she’s a mum of a bubbly 3-year-old, she already knows there is no chance of her sleeping in.

“I think the likelihood of that happening is pretty much nil to bupkis, really. Maggie will be so excited about the fact Santa’s visited,” she told 9Honey.

“I have survived on not very much sleep before, so I think it’ll be OK. That’s what I should have asked Santa for – ‘all I want to Christmas is an afternoon nap.’”

Sonia will be spending Christmas with her partner Craig, Maggie and the rest of family at her home in Sydney.

She reveals that she is “not the most organised person” when it comes to the holidays, and with her packed schedule in the lead up to Christmas, it’s easy to understand why.

“I sort of go into a bit of Christmas denial insofar as the practical aspects of it are concerned,” she said.

“I love all the trimmings, but doing grocery shopping? Nup. I’ll leave that to Craig because he actually quite enjoys it.”

But one thing that she immediately gets on board with is setting up the house for the festive season.

“The Christmas tree is a really big deal for us now, so on December 1 we went and got all our decorations and we decided to do a pink and silver themed Christmas tree,” she said.

“I’ve become a bit obsessed with fairy lights too, I’ve got to say. One strand is not enough, you just keep going. I can see why people end up with their houses completely covered in fairy lights.”

And just like her co-host David Campbell, Sonia cannot wait to host the annual Carols by Candlelight in Melbourne.

“To me, it’s event television. You’re not often on stage with an enormous orchestra, the stage is beautifully set, the performers all immaculately dressed … and the audience is there to have a great night,” she said.

“Everyone comes together in the spirit of celebrating Christmas and also giving back to part of society that can use the support.”