Alex's choice today - three stockings hung on the fireplace. The girls thought he should save this until Christmas Eve, but I'm quite happy to have anything chosen at any time, though we do traditionally save the baby Jesus for Christmas Day.
No heat once again - it stopped working this morning, was off all day (as far as I could tell - I wasn't here, I was at school working on getting ready for the Christmas Fair tomorrow), then came on for a few hours this evening, but is apparently off once again. There's a call out for Monday; hopefully they will be able to work out what's really wrong with it this time. Luckily, it's not quite as cold tonight, so the house isn't chilly yet.