On Christmas Day, Marie Buchan’s eight children will unwrap dozens of gifts each presented to them in a giant sack and then have a festive feast in their new four bed home.
Like any parent, their 33-year-old mother, from Birmingham, wants them to have it all and enjoy a perfect Christmas.
However, the unemployed single parent hasn’t paid for any of it. Their lavish Christmas and new home is all thanks to British taxpayers.
The family receives £2,227 a month in benefits (£26,724 a year).
Marie is adamant her children deserve everything they get.
A lot of people will see this and once they are all wrapped think “how dare she, she’s on benefits and she has all these presents for her kids and we only have two or three for ours because we are working full time and can’t afford it”.