The situation at closing time on Christmas Eve.
Presents are all wrapped.
They all turned up despite the postal services & the weather's best efforts for them not too!
And despite the wrapping paper shortage of 2010 (which is how it will be known in future years), only one of them is a mismatch of paper!
Christmas dinner prep work is done.
Children come in handy for doing the tiresome, sorry I mean really important, jobs for which there aren't enough hours in the day to do on top of everything else.
The most important job is Baylie's, of course, picking the tails of the baby carrots... Very important!
This year the turkey is being brined
Looks appetising sitting there in it binbags, doesn't it!
I've never tried this before, so I'm waiting to see how this one turns out.
The Pudding is ready
Girdlebuster pie, from Nigella Christmas
Santa's treats for all his hard work are ready.
The (over-exicited) kids are pyjama-ed up, and waiting for hot chocolate with marshmallows before they go to bed.
Merry Christmas Everyone.