:: it's the night before Christmas
:: the stockings are hung by the chimney with care
:: the children are nestled all snug in their beds
:: the appropriate snacks have been set out for Santa and the reindeer (along with a note asking if he has any girl reindeer!)
:: the Christmas morning muffins are ready and waiting
:: the fire is lit
:: the tin of sweets has been opened
:: everyone is eagerly awaiting tomorrow for all the joy and excitement it brings!
All that is left for me to do is to wish you the merriest of Christmases and a peaceful new year!