Some spend Christmas morning in the kitchen, preparing a feast for all the family.
Others like to open presents, or are away from home.
But for a round-up of Christmas 2012 in pictures - from the troops in Afghanistan to Santa bringing gifts to the giraffes, llamas, lemurs and meerkats of Blair Drummond Safari Park - see our slideshow below.
Swimmers brave the bracing British winter temperatures in the sea at Exmouth
Ho ho ho! Have a very merry Christmas.