DECK the halls, stoke the fire and dredge the mince pies with icing sugar.... Christmas starts tonight.
My festive excitement is set to hit fever pitch with the screening of the first episode of Nigella's Christmas Kitchen on BBC2 at 8.30pm.
If anyone knows how to celebrate Christmas in all its oozing, unctuous, calorific glory it's Nigella. I get goosebumps just watching the trailer.
I spent last night poring over the accompanying book - Nigella's Christmas - and am already thinking the lamb tagine with dates and pomegranates will make a brilliant alternative supper on Boxing Day.
'We can freeze any leftover for another night,' my lovely boyfriend said naively. Like there will be any leftovers.
Top of my Christmas list is a gigantic spoon so that, like Nigella, I can make the midnight pilgrimage to the fridge to hoover up any leftovers.
Are you looking forward to Nigella's Christmas Kitchen? It's on every night this week (bliss). Let me know which recipes inspire you...