David Beckham loves a traditional British Christmas.

The 39-year-old former professional footballer - who has Brooklyn, 15, Romeo, 12, Cruz, nine, and three-year-old Harper with his wife, Victoria Beckham - has revealed that the festive period is ''incredibly special'' for the whole family.

He said: ''I have always loved Christmas. It's always been an incredibly special time for me and the family.''

Discussing all his favourite festive traditions including his favourite TV shows - which he downloads from iTunes - he added: ''I love all the traditions associated with Christmas - the old movies, Queen's speech, songs, turkey dinner with all the trimmings, TV programmes like 'Only Fools and Horses' and much more. Now it's all about the children and making sure they have a special time.''

David has previously lived out of his home country of England - in both Los Angeles and Madrid - but admitted that he would always insist that Victoria, the kids and himself come back to the United Kingdom to celebrate the seasonal holiday because of the unique way England does Christmas.

He explained: ''Even when we were in LA or Madrid, we would always come back to UK to spend Christmas here.

''This country comes alive during this time and this period is about sharing with loved ones.''

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