Christmas Roberts was born at Walton in 1896, the son of Albert Henry Roberts and Ellen (nee Roberts) who were married in 1885 in Toxteth Park Registration district.
 
1901 Census - 52 Gladstone Road, Walton on the Hill - Parents Albert H and Ellen and children Hugh, Samuel, Elizabeth S, Ada, Ellen, Barbara, Christmas, William T and Gladys.
 
1911 Census - 83 Breeze Hill, Walton - Parents Albert Henry and Ellen J with children Albert Henry, Samuel, Ada, Ellen, Barbara, William Thomas, Gladys and May. Parents married 26 years with 16 children born and 11 still alive.
 
Christmas was a messenger boy at the time of the 1911 census.