Ah Christmas. Turkey, presents, baby Jesus and the inevitable good-natured family squabble over the last potato.
While everybody has a slightly different interpretation of Christmas (for some cheese maize snacks are essential, for others bizarre parlour games, or making sure Granny doesn't have too much Sherry), one thing is for sure: it's a time for families to get together.
Famous writers and thinkers seem to agree judging by the quotes we've gathered below. Love them or hate them, families and Christmas are as inextricable as turkey and stuffing. So get involved, read the quotes, and look forward to the most festive family reunion of the year.