The feeling of friendship, family and belonging, when the decorations go up; and Susie B and I getting ready for the open house at Bint Towers - our doors are thrown open to all family and friends to drop it any time.
2. What is your favourite Christmas themed drink?
Snowball (Advocaat with lemonade and lime juice). And Ginger Wine.
3. Do you have any Christmas or Winter traditions?
Christmas - our open house for all friends and family. We always have a houseful for around seven days, and it's lovely.
Winter - I do try to gt a barefoot hike in at some point.
4. Christmas jumpers - yay or nay?
Well, I do have a couple. But they're not garish..very tasteful, in blue and grey!
5. What are your favourite Christmas songs?
Silent Night, Fairy Tale of New York, A Winter's Tale, Never Do A Tango With An Eskimo.
6. If you could star in any Christmas movie, what would it be, and why?
White Christmas. It has to be the most iconic Christmas movie of all time, and is certainly the first one I remember watching as a young child.
7. If you could kiss any celebrity underneath the mistletoe this year, who would it be?
My first celebrity crush was Olivia Newton John - I had a poster of her on my bedroom wall as a teenager. And she's still stunning today.
8. Do you have a favourite Christmas scent (such as candles, fragrances...)?
Mulled wine. When I smell that, it really is Christmas.
9. What is your favourite festive food?
Duck. We always have a duck with the turkey, and I only have one small slice of Turkey, preferring to focus on the duck!
10. What is the one extremely extravagant gift that you would love, but are unlikely to receive?
A bottle of Balvenie single malt whisky. But at $37,000 a bottle, I'll be happy with a Glenmorangie instead.
Oh, I'm going to be traditional here - Christmas pud with oodles of brandy cream.
Have you ever had a midnight kiss on New Year?
In my romantic days many years ago, yes. And if Susie B's still up on New Year's Eve, we still do indulge! But we have been married nearly 36 years!
Do you still visit Santa on the run up to Christmas?
We always used to take our children, Chris and Charlotte, to see Santa. But now they're grown up and flown the nest, no. When grandchildren come along I shall look forward to taking them to Santa, and to seeing if Santa remembers me - in particular, if he remembers bringing me the most wonderful wind-up toy train was I was six.
Given the choice, what weather would you like while having your Christmas dinner - English snow and frosts, or Australian sun?
What's your most embarrassing Christmas moment?