At Christmas, Freddie would invite over all those friends who he knew didn’t have homes or families to go to for the holidays.
Joe would prepare an enormous feast and Freddie would preside over everything, delighting in everyone’s joy like a naughty Father Christmas.
Freddie’s last ever Christmas dinner in 1990 was a lavish affair attended by all his nearest and dearest, including his ex-girlfriend Mary Austina and his partner Jim Hiutton.
In the final months of his life in 1991, the star knew he probably wouldn’t make it to another Christmas, so he made arrangements from his bed to make sure everyone received gifts from him.
Elton John revealed how there was a knock on his door on Christmas Day and a package was hand-delivered.