I remember watching this programme as a child ,Mary Parkinson, the presenter was married to the UK famous Michael Parkinson.
I recall my parents used to pay a small amount of money weekly throughout the year into a Christmas Hamper club which served us well over the festive period with delights only to be had at Christmas . I love the bit about the cockerel for Christmas lunch, my father used dispatch the it on Christmas Eve, I never liked that part of Christmas, but it never stopped me eating the chicken!
On Christmas morning there was always an orange, a handful of nuts and a three penny piece in the stocking. The main gift for all the family was the Compendium of games,everyone used to join in, real family stuff, no electronics back then