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To get you in the mood here are a couple of Christmas reports from the Anglia Archives.
The first is from 2009 when Becky and Jonathan visited Dunston Hall Hotel complete with Turkey, games and a choir!
The second is from 2011 when Jonathan visited Michelin star chef Galton Blackiston at his Morston Hall Hotel and got some top tips for the perfect Christmas lunch.
From flying fairies to guns and classic board games, there's tough competition to be the most popular toy underneath the nation's Christmas trees in a little under 50 days' time.
Click below to watch David Wood's report.
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More rain is expected on the final day of 2012 - a year which has been confirmed as the wettest ever in East Anglia.
There are still 3 Flood Warnings and 10 Flood Alerts in places across the Anglia region after a festive season dominated by heavy rain.
For the latest flooding information check the Environment Agency website.
The Environment Agency has 9 Flood Warnings and 24 Flood Alerts in force in the Anglia region.
More rain is forecast during Saturday along with strong and gusty winds.
For the latest flood information go to the Environment Agency website.
A temporary flood defence is to be built today across the Welney Road (A1101) at the Old Bedford Bridge close to the Norfolk-Cambridgeshire border.
The Welney Road was last sand bagged in 2007 and is a planned response to water levels reaching a specific level on the Ouse Washes.
Flood water is currently over 3 meters above sea level – with 1.44 meters (4.7 ft) of water standing on the Causeway road.
“We will put approximately 30 one-ton sandbags across the road to build a temporary continuous defence along the barrier bank. This is a planned activity which is triggered by water levels hitting a specific point. We haven’t needed to do this for some time.”
The Welney Causeway was closed by Norfolk County Council Highways department on Friday 23 November and will remain closed until flood waters have receded.
The Environment Agency has 9 Flood Warnings and 24 Flood Alerts in place in the Anglia region.
2012 has already been confirmed as the wettest on record and more rain is forecast over the weekend.
Check the Environment Agency website for the latest flooding information.
As more rain falls across the Anglia region on Friday and with more forecast over the weekend there remain a number of Flood Warnings in force.
At 9.30 am on Friday there were 9 Flood Warnings and 29 Flood Alerts in place in the Eastern Counties. Most of the Flood Warnings are along the River Nene in Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire.
It comes as 2012 was confirmed as the wettest in more than a century of weather records.
More details of the Flood Warnings are on the Environment Agency website.
Department stores across the East have said sales this Christmas have been the best ever with takings up considerably despite the economic downturn.
It was a gloomy start to December for retailers, but the last week has provided a much-needed boost before what experts say will be an 'ongoing endurance test' in 2013.