Inside the extraordinary Christmas of Tamara Ecclestone, while giving her daughter a festive fantasy

Christmas at Tamara Ecclestone's heritage home is never taken for granted – but this year is pulling out everything possible to give her daughter a festive megabucks fantasy.

The decorations cost £ 3,500, two trees were £ 1,000, a gigantic advent calendar and gifts arrived at £ 500 and another £ 4,000 went on a magic mirror photo booth to capture the fun.

Tamara, 34, invited the Sunday Mirror to look at a winter wonderland that she created in the £ 70 million London house she shares with her husband Jay Rutland, 37, and daughter Sofia, four .

We estimated that he spent up to £ 50,000 on his lavish holidays.

And today the reality TV show star is carrying out a £ 3,000 beating for Sofia, aka Fifi, and 50 friends in an exclusive hotel.

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The 5-minute advent calendar

Beams of Tamara: "I like the outside, every time I pull up, it makes me happy"

There were two reindeer and an owl – hired for a total of £ 1,000.

It followed a journey of 14,000 pounds in Lapland where they met Santa.

About £ 2,000 will be spent on family gifts and another £ 20,000 will pay for first class flights while the celebrations will move to Los Angeles, where Tamara's sister, Petra, 29, lives with her three children.

But a person who will not be with them is Dad Bernie, 88 – the £ 1 billion-worthy magnate of the Formula 1 based in Switzerland.

Tamara's house is all shining

Tamara with the mirror Halina Watts

Tamara says, "I start doing Christmas shopping in September, because having Fifi is always so magical to see him through his eyes, my parents did not do much like us, I think my father thinks I'm crazy. Switzerland and I take it in turns to go there or to Los Angeles.

"Since I'm in LA this year we put the decorations in early, in mid-November. Last year we did the Nutcracker theme, this year is The Snowman.

"Professionals go outside but we have a tree in the house that Jay, Fifi and I put together, it's the less perfect decoration but it's the most fun to set up."

Tamara lives near Kensington Palace and Fifi must feel like a princess amid all the sparkles and the lights.

Tamara says: "Start Christmas shopping in the summer, in September"

Tamara, 34, invited the Sunday Mirror to take a peek after turning the £ 70 million London villa she shares with her husband Jay Rutland, 37, and daughter Sofia in a winter wonderland

A huge silver crown adorns the entrance doors flanked by snowmen, polar bears, deer and penguins.

She smiles, "I like the outside, every time I pull up, it makes me happy."

Inside, the wooden advent calendar is located under a crystal chandelier.

A gift is placed behind every calendar window every day.

In the adjacent rooms, floor-to-ceiling pines have gifts scattered underneath. Dozens of toys and decorative unicorns invade the space.

Guests are treated to a game of gold playing cards or invited to try the basement bowling alley. Tamara says she has no idea how many balls have been bought and describes the display as "big but all quite normal".

The average English spends £ 810 for Christmas.

Tamara also provides toys for school children and spends 1,000 pounds for gifts to be distributed at a children's party at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London

"There's nothing I'm ashamed of," he says. "I know people are going to criticize, you're damned if you do it, damn it if you do not."

Tamara also provides toys for school children and spends £ 1,000 for gifts to be distributed at a children's party at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital.

He says, "The guys do not see the time of day, so it's amazing that we can do something fun for them." Christmas is about children and I'm happy with everything – a cup, socks, pajamas. gifts that make me happy are the food, the music, the accumulation, the general excitement. "

When I ask Tamara if she wants to extend her family, she says "maybe" … while Fifi jumps around the room and chimes: "I want a sister, I want a sister!"

Wow … now that's a Christmas wish.

  • Inspired by her daughter, Tamara has created a booming children's range called Fifi and Friends. See fifiandfriends.co.uk – and its hair products line on showbeauty.com

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