This year, I'm spending Christmas with my friend India and her large extended family.
What more tasteful way is there to celebrate the birth of Jesus than with an obscenely expensive and extravagant advent calendar, designed by Porsche of course.
It could be the lure of being closer to Santa's home turf, or perhaps just a desire for simplicity and homeliness at a time of economic stress, but swaths of Britons appear to be abandoning local traditions this Christmas in favour of Scandinavian customs.
The process of compiling a Christmas gift guide is arduous.
"Ilove it," Claude Bosi tells me.
More prank playing parents and angry kids ....
Just in case you find yourself reaching for conversation and/or looking to impress at some point in the next few days, we prepare you with 10 random facts about the holiday season.
These parents gave their kids a terrible present and here is how the kids reacted ....
Christmas music doesn't need to be dire. Trust us - with an all-Christmas-music-all-the-time station turned on all the time, we now know.
Except for the black guy and the Chinese girl at the Benetton-style-recruitment brochures (where are they now?) the only non white Dutch people you see at big law firms are de Zwarte Pieten.