It’s a 7de Laan celebration!

By admin
17 December 2010

hristmas is a festive affair at the Johannesburg home of 7de Laan’s Melanie du Bois. Her partner, Reggie Botha, put up the Christmas tree early in November and decorated it with their five-year-old daughter, Roxy.

When Christmas Day dawns they’ll be with Melanie’s in-laws in Lichtenburg. Reggie will, as usual, gather with the children at the Christmas tree to see if Santa has called on this small town too.

And he will have, of course – there will be piles of gifts ­under the tree waiting for the excited youngsters.

Melanie, who plays Felicity Daniels in the soapie, isn’t the only member of the 7de Laan cast who does what she can to keep Father Christmas real.

At the home of Bertha le Roux, who plays Emma, the adults make sure the biscuits left out for Father Christmas are munched before the kids wake up.

And Hennie Jacobs (Diederik Greyling) dons a Santa costume on Christmas Eve to hand out presents.

He’d still like to believe in Father Christmas, Hennie tells us at Thaba Ya Batswana, a tranquil nature reserve resort near Joburg where YOU is treating members of the 7de Laan cast and their families to an early Christmas party.

‘‘It’s so cool to think there’s some old guy at the North Pole making presents,” he says.

Ivan Botha (Pieter) agrees. He and his wife, actress Ciske Kruger, can’t wait to watch their daughter, Amélie (1), opening her gifts.

Read more in YOU, 23 December 2010 about how each of the 7de Laan family make their Christmas special.

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