Christmas is a big family occasion for the Grumbles, as it is for many people.
But a quick glimpse at the on-line news this Christmas morning shows experiences around the country – and the world – differ markedly.
For starters, some families might not be able to get together because of sickness.
Most notably, this includes the Royal Family: Prince Philip has been laid low and is in hospital.
On the other hand, some families won’t get together because some of them are behind bars.
So how generously will the taxpayer be treating these law-breakers?
Stuff gives the answer –