Whereas many donned their matching PJs and cosied up with family members, others stripped off their gear and made the many of the milder-than-usual temperatures we noticed yesterday.
Eager swimmers kicked off their Christmas Day celebrations with a morning dip, sporting their garish festive swimming trunks and Santa hats for the event.
Some members of the Serpentine Swimming Membership took half within the Peter Pan Cup race, which is held each Christmas Day on the Serpentine in Hyde Park, Central London.
The race is believed to be the world’s oldest repeatedly contested swimming competitors, having been run since 1864.
However 13.2C temperatures recorded at Exeter Airport and Merryfield in Somerset yesterday made the race extra bearable than earlier years – making it the warmest Christmas Day since 2018 when the Met Workplace recorded 13.3C with 15.2C recorded in 2015.
On Sunday, the mercury hit 15.3C in Heathrow, south-west London, nicely above common for the time of yr.
Forecasters predicted that many of the nation would stay delicate and cloudy on the large day, with drizzle at instances, ruling out a white Christmas in England – although one was declared in Scotland after snow was recorded within the Highlands and Braemar, Aberdeenshire.
Many, together with the Beckham clan, opted for a Christmas at residence with the household as they posed collectively of their tartan loungewear and Santa hats in entrance of the tree.
The ability couple have been joined by their eldest son Brooklyn and his spouse Nicola, their son Cruz and daughter Harper. They have been all smiles as they posed for the digital camera however have been lacking Romeo from their celebrations.
Boris Johnson was feeling festive after his spouse Carrie took to Instagram to share a snap of the previous Prime Minister dressed as Santa, adorning a potted Christmas tree with their son Wilf of their residence.
Rolling Stones legend Sir Mick Jagger, surrounded by torn wrapping paper and with an cute pup by his facet, grinned for the digital camera with a festive pink guide in his hand.
With a pair of enjoyable Christmas tree shades hanging from his high, the 80-year-old considerably extra festive than his band mate Keith Richards, who couldn’t resolve whether or not he was scorching or chilly, so lined all eventualities in a vivid yellow beanie and an open Hawaii shirt.
Cheesing for the digital camera, Jennifer Lopez confirmed off her Christmas gonk as she posed in entrance of her well-decorated tree.
And Strictly Come Dancing’s Amy Dowden invited fellow dancer Carlos Gu to expertise ‘his first British Christmas’ together with her and her family members.
Amy, who took day trip from this yr’s sequence of Strictly after she was identified with most cancers, captioned her put up: “Cherish each second and everybody in your life! Merry Christmas all!”
Met Workplace forecaster Liam Eslick mentioned: “It’s been an exceptionally delicate couple of days throughout the entire UK, temperatures have been nicely above common for the time of yr, the utmost for December being 7C.
“Temperatures at the moment have reached 15C in fairly a couple of places throughout the UK, the best being 15.3C in two places – one in Heathrow and one in Cippenham, Berkshire.
“There could possibly be breaks within the climate on Christmas Day if individuals wish to exit and about.”
He mentioned that Boxing Day might be going to be the most effective day if individuals wish to go for a pleasant festive stroll.
The UK is drawing in hotter air from the south, contributing to this unusually delicate climate.