The Essex girls are getting into the festive spirit! Billie Faiers and daughter pose for the camera

There are fewer things that represent ‘pure happiness and joy’ than children and Christmas* – and in her latest Instagram post, Billie Faiers has delivered both.

The TOWIE girl is holding daughter Nelly in the mirror selfie, as they prepare for a visit to Auntie Sam Faiers‘ place. She writes: ‘Me and my little miss Santa all ready to go round aunties for Christmas nibbles’ (sic).

Taking a more sombre approach to a Yuletide look, Billie teams black tights with leather-look black hotpants and a Christmas jumper from online store In The Style. Meanwhile, one-year-old Nelly goes full-on Santa – and it is ADORABLE!

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Little Nelly will soon have a cousin to play with, as Sam is due to give birth any day now – how exciting! (Who bets it’ll be 25th December?)

Inevitably, this post has attracted over 15,000 likes and a stream of responses expressing how lovely the pic is: ‘Beautiful!’ / ‘Nelly is gorgeous and you always look amazing!’

In August, Billie hinted that she’d be looking to expand her family with partner Greg Shepherd when she pondered how many children she’d end up having. Prior to that, she’d also told OK! magazine in July:

‘I’m really looking forward to having another baby… I may feel like I want another one. It’s not out of the question.’

We wonder if 2016 will be the year of the Faiers newborns? We hope so – but as long as we keep getting to see these cute snaps of Nelly, we’ll be satisfied!

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*unless the kid is teething/being a general brat, or the turkey is undercooked.

Nicole Vassell