It's also the time of year for mulled wine, for uncles to "test" presents for nephews and nieces, and visits to far flung relatives.
All of which means that blogging might become a less frequent, but there is one post was thinking of putting up sometimes over the festive fortnight.
I was thinking of going through the blog posts this year and picking out a couple of my favourites as a flavour of what you can expect here.
But then I thought - it would be great to have something to read after stuffed full of mince pies, and what better than the cream of the crop of other blogs.
So how about this - anyone who's interested lists their top blog entries of 2009. It can be the top favourite, the top 3, 5, 10, or any other number that takes your fancy (though anything over 12 will be considered excessive).
I'm not going to judge or award points or top ten top tens or anything anal like that - there are clearly experts out there at that field.
It's just a "how about it" suggestion.