Mariah, Elton and Cliff are firm fixtures on the office playlist, the chocolate tin is steadily filling with empty wrappers and we're eating a lot more cheese. Christmas is most definitely on its way.
1. Make friends with your freezer
A defrosted freezer is a happy freezer. It's also a more efficient freezer. And a man (or woman) who doesn't have to pick his way through 6 inches of ice just to get to his emergency pizza after a night on the tiles is a very happy man.
Each year in Britain we throw away around £12 billion worth of perfectly good food from our homes, most of which ends up in landfill. So over Christmas it's worth making full use of your freezer to store any food you won't get to eat in time. It's also handy for keeping bread in if you know you won't get through the whole loaf.
2. Wear your Christmas jumper with pride and turn down that heating
You'll look good, you'll feel good and you'll save money.
3. Embrace the Brussels sprout
Buy local, buy less and enjoy more seasonal fruit and vegetables such as spuds, parsnips and Brussels sprouts. Visit Eat Seasonably for information about what fruit and veg is in season now and visit Wrap for tips on how to reduce food waste.
4. Don't buy unwanted gifts
5. Make some stuff from other stuff
Merry Christmas one and all.