Traditionally a time on looking back at the past year. If you want to. Sometimes there are good reviews or picks of the year on television or radio.

Housework: also, a good time for any housework, most obviously sweeping the floor (sweeping out the old dust, ready for a new lot next year). It could also be a good time to empty bins and stuff, except that some of our bins weren’t emptied because of the snow.

Music: We wish you a Happy Christmas; some wassail songs. some of them would have been for Christmas, and some are for new year, but some of them were for the new year when it was in March, hence confusing references to green leaves.