IF you’ve got 21 kids one thing’s for sure – there won’t be much quiet time in your house.
Which is why Britain’s biggest family The Radfords got dad Noel the perfect gift this Christmas, in the shape of some flashy noise-cancelling headphones.
Mum Sue – who is pregnant with the couple’s 22nd child – regularly shares clips on the family’s YouTube channel and this time decided to let fans see just how much chaos ensues on Christmas morning in their house.
Wearing matching festive PJs, the family crept downstairs to see if Father Christmas had been, with the kids thrilled to be greeted by a sea of brightly-wrapped presents when they opened the living room door.
They immediately started tearing at their presents, with dad Noel fearful one of his tots had ripped into his brother’s gifts at one point.
Disaster was averted though as each little one knew exactly which pile of gifts was theirs… seemingly the family pop everyone’s presents in the same place each year to help things run smoothly.
Santa brought a veritable toy shop to the Radfords’ home on December 25, with a laptop, Frozen dolls, Toy Story figures and Nintendo games all getting unwrapped, as well as Nike trainers and other clothes.
Lillie, who’s been having hospital treatment on her leg in 2019, was delighted to get a huge Hatchimal, while the younger kids proved Christmas is the same the world over when they started fighting over toy cars.
But it was dad Noel who has the biggest surprise, when he started making his way through his own mound of gifts from the family.
His kids asked him to guess what one box was, with Noel seen picking at the wrapping as he asked if it was practical or not.
Eventually his excited family couldn’t wait any longer, with Sue telling him to hurry up and open the box as he’d never be able to guess.
Noel was thrilled to find a set of Sony headphones inside, with son Luke jokingly exclaiming: “Look, it’s noise cancelling so you don’t have to listen to anyone!”
“I’m just going to wear them anyway!” Noel laughed, saying he’d wonder round the house with them on as much as possible.
Mum Sue wasn’t forgotten by her brood either, and was delighted to open an Adidas hoodie – although she was less thrilled when one son quizzed her on whether it would fit over her pregnant belly.
She also got chocolate and perfume, with fans of the family gushing over how heartwarming it was to see how much the kids wanted to spoil their parents.
“It’s so lovely to see some of the older boys and see how helpful they are and the beautiful presents they got for mum and dad!” one fan commented.
Many others wondered how the family manage to buy so much over Christmas, but it seems they’ve answered that in previous years.
Sue, 44, and Noel, 48, set a budget for the kids based on their ages, and they are also careful not to waste anything throughout the year – including food.
Some of the gifts, such as clothes for the girls, were from the extended family too.
The couple famously don’t claim any benefits apart from Child Benefit and rely on Noel’s bakery business to make ends meet.
The Radfords are parents to Chris, 30, Sophie, 25, Chloe, 23, Jack, 22, Daniel, 20, Luke, 18, Millie, 17, Katie, 16, James, 15, Ellie, 14, Aimee, 13, Josh, 12, Max, 11, Tillie, nine, Oscar, seven, Casper, six, Hallie, three, Phoebe, two, Archie 18 months, and Bonnie, one.
They also have three grandchildren – who are Sophie’s kids – Daisy, six, Ayprill, four, and Leo, two.