Jennie Ridyard

About Me:

Crocs spokesmodel. Champion disco dancer. Elephant tamer.

Although actually I make stuff up for a living: I’m a writer of books, advertising copy, and newspaper columns. I’m Europe-born, South African-bred, mum to two grownup children, and a devoted dog-wrangler.

Your role at Christmas FM:


Why Christmas FM:

Christmas FM is simply a wonderful thing: it’s only and always all about Christmas, with no other agenda, and created completely in the spirit of the season, of giving. It’s a privilege to be a part of that.

My Favourite Christmas Song:

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

My Favourite Christmas Food:

Sage and onion stuffing made by my mum.

My Favourite Christmas Movie:

I never watch telly at Christmas.

My Favourite Christmas Tradition:

Christmas stockings, champagne before noon.

Where I’m From:

I’m from Benoni, near Johannesburg in South Africa, but live in Rathgar, Dublin.

My Elf Name is:

Mincie McPieface