Lights strung, tree erected, turkey bought, wine selected, presents wrapped, glitter sprinkled, baubles strung, stockings hung, carrots out, sherry poured, carols from Kings, 'him' adored...
When the dust settles (dust? what dust? everything's gleaming!) you could be forgiven for wondering whether you have the energy even to pour a gin and tonic.
But Christmas Eve has arrived once again and the hardest part of the work is done, so there's cause for a little celebration.