Mostly we have prepared the bulk of Christmas dinner in advance and frozen it. The day has always been minimal in the kitchen, with the main part of the meal from freezer to oven and a few veg and sauces cooked to order. It has been some time since we cooked a full Christmas dinner on the day and this year the only prep was Rosie's pre-cooked Christmas pudding and a purchased jar of brandy butter.
We are now reflecting on our neighbours problems, in hospital after a fall. We did have the joy of their dog sleeping between us on our bed last night, after the ambulance left to whisk them of to the casualty department just after midnight on Christmas Morning. Every year has its issues and all is settling down amidst the confusion. Merry Christmas