On Christmas eve we collect up as many random characters as we can and host a cocktail party that starts at about 5 in the afternoon with tea and mince pies, progresses to cocktails and then finishes with tea and mince pies at 3am.
We used to head to the nearby church for the kid's nativity play, but the teenagers are no longer too keen on donning their halos and tea cloths.
Our regulars include an Italian count, a film producer, a lady of the night, a famous interior designer and some lonely bankers along with anyone who is at a loose end on the eve of eves and would like cheery company and buckets of booze.
This year, I was going to up the ante and host more of a Yule Ball, with a black tie dress code, we might head to the midnight mass for a few carols, but the kids would rather check each other out under the mistletoe than carry the star.
I have too many ridiculous dresses to count, but hey, an excuse for another one is always worth a browse, which of these fantasy dresses (courtesy of Asian Rumpelstiltkins) should I go for? And which colour? I am thinking to go for the classic red? They are all priced around £150-£200.