Double festivities as Christmas Day babies arrive

The babies were born on Christmas Day Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/PA Images

Staff at Hereford County Hospital are celebrating the birth of five Christmas Day babies. Families celebrated the perfect festive present as two baby girls and three baby boys arrived on December 25th.

The first arrived just after 8am and the last was born just before 11pm on Christmas Day.

Five babies were born on Christmas Day at the hospital Credit: ITV News

"It’s with great pleasure that we announce the arrival of five babies born on Christmas Day at Hereford County Hospital. Every birth is special, but Christmas babies have a very special birthday indeed".

– Maxine Chong, head of midwifery at the hospital

And to top off the festive delight, each of the babies received a special Christmas stocking from the hospital, along with a teddy from Santa.