ALL set? Presents wrapped? Cake iced? Bought the bird? Found where you put the spare bulbs for the fairy lights?

No doubt plenty are in panic yet - as, for all the extended build-up, Christmas often tends to catch us by surprise when it comes to coping with all its requirements.

Yes, it really is only two days away.

There is still time, however, for us to pause amid the rush to wish all our readers a Happy Christmas - and a safe one.

Converted for the new archive on 14 July 2000. Some images and formatting may have been lost in the conversion.