The annual family pantomime (as traditional and saucy as can be)

The Christmas Countdown

The Christmas Countdown

The smell of the Christmas tree - and the baubles collected over the years from holidays, or made by the kids

Carols in our local car park - with an orchestra, father Christmas, and choir on Christmas eve

Getting together with the family, opening presents, eating and playing games

Christmas movies on the TV 24/7

Roast potatoes, pigs in blankets, Brussel sprouts and mince pies (not all at once)

Expandable waistbands and pjs that can be pulled on as soon as it gets dark