We host Christmas dinner in the nude — our clothed family doesn’t mind

We host Christmas dinner in the nude — our clothed family doesn’t mind

Posted for: Willie Wonka

A British couple is speaking out about their plans to spend the festive season in the buff, claiming they won’t even put on clothes when their relatives call around.

Helen Berriman is set to host her mother, 75, and her daughter, 15, for lunch on Christmas Day where she will sit naked alongside her husband, Simon.

“Some people do look at us like we’re completely mad, especially when they find out that we host Christmas, but we’re all about accepting your body and everybody feeling comfortable,” Berriman told Caters.

“My teenage daughter and my mom both totally accept our lifestyle, and they really don’t think twice now when we answer the door in all our glory,” the nudist enthusiastically added.

Berriman and her husband have a circle of friends who are also nudists. A fellow nudist is seen at their home.

“It’s not most people’s setup, but it works for us. We’ll exchange gifts, play some party games and raise a glass — just a completely normal Christmas day. It’s just that Simon and I won’t have any clothes on.”

Berriman began dating Simon back in 2015, and was initially confused by the fact he was a nudist.

At the time, the single mom was managing an optometrist’s office and living a conventional life while fully clothed.

nudist couple Simon and Helen Berriman pose beside a Christmas tree

While Simon was always in the nude, Berriman didn’t find the courage to strip off until 2020 — when she realized her daughter and their neighbors didn’t bat an eyelid over her beau’s penchant for being in his birthday suit.

“I was concerned as to whether it bothered my daughter, but when I asked her, she said it really didn’t bother her at all,” the mom explained. “When I was furloughed in 2020, I realized that Simon worked from home naked anyway, and then he started being naked in the back garden, in full view of the neighbors. I was mortified, but then I realized that they really didn’t care.”

“Then I realized, if they don’t care, why should I?” she added.

Berriman is set to host her mother, 75, and her daughter, 15, for lunch on Christmas Day. The family is accepting of Berriman's unorthodox lifestyle.
Berriman is set to host her mother, 75, and her daughter, 15, for lunch on Christmas Day. The family is accepting of Berriman’s unorthodox lifestyle.
Caters News Agency

Soon after, Berriman went along to a nude painting event, where she subsequently stripped off.

“While I was having a cup of tea with everyone, I was so relaxed, and I realized they were just a lovely, normal bunch of people,” she declared. “I decided to whip my dress off too, and amazingly, nothing bad happened. Nobody was sick and nobody was judging.”

The mom soon decided to discard her clothes on a permanent basis, quitting her job at the optometrist’s office to start writing for a naturist’s magazine.

"I realized I'd wasted 20 years of my life worrying about what people think I should be wearing:" Berriman loves her life as a nudist.

 

“I realized I’d wasted 20 years of my life worrying about what people think I should be wearing,” she declared. “Everyone has scars and stretchmarks, it’s just nice not to have to worry about covering them up.”

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