Three weeks to go and Christmas food is now starting to show up in the shops.
But not a plum pudding in sight.
Instead, following a tradition that started in Provence, French people go through 13 desserts after their Christmas Eve dinner, before they go to midnight mass. The number represents Christ and his 12 apostles.
Not quite as intimidating as it sounds as you can see from this shot of a pre-packed 13-dessert tray at SuperU.