How big was YOUR Christmas lunch? Mine was the perfect pocket-sized offering - complete with mince pie - courtesy of a Middle Eastern airline, who were suitably as immune to the charms of a Christmas bauble as they were an Albert Square knees-up. This is what happened when I went in search of the festive spirit, at 30,000 feet.
My enthusiasm is in no way hampered by the fact that I am Muslim, for I do not believe that by choosing to partake in a national festival, I am in any way compromising my personal beliefs. And I am not alone in this opinion. All across the land, posters for halal turkeys in butchers' shops in Muslim-populated areas such as Southall, Leicester and Birmingham stand testament to the significance Muslims place on this day.