Many of them missed their Christmas dinner due to some of the worst flooding the South East has experienced in decades, but today Yalding villagers finally got to sit down to some festive fare.
Dozens enjoyed a specially-laid on lunch with turkey and all the trimmings, even though some residents have still not moved back into their homes four months on.
We speak to Yalding residents including parish council chairman Geraldine Brown and to James Walker of the Kent Messenger Group, which organised the event.
Yalding villagers have finally enjoyed their Christmas dinner, five months after flooding ruined their festive plans.
Dozens enjoyed a specially laid-on lunch with turkey and all the trimmings, even though some residents still haven't moved back into their homes
People living in Yalding who had their Christmas ruined by the floods will celebrate this weekend.
The KM and Mid Kent College have organised a special Christmas party for local residents.
Many families in the area were forced to evacuate their homes because of rising water levels earlier this year.
Firefighters were called out to help those living in a mobile home park to safety.
And some families became trapped in their homes at The Lees.