that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days;
that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth;
that can transport the sailor and the traveller,
thousands of miles away,
back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!
~Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers, 1836
I've made my Christmas list and checked it twice.
Lots of Christmas Crackers. Check.