A big Christmas Eve tradition is a trip to the panto - and this year you're spoiled for choice in the West. From Jack and the Beanstalk at Yeovil's Octagon Theatre to Sleeping Beauty at The Everyman in Cheltenham.
This year in Weston-super-Mare, the Playhouse is staging its own production of Peter Pan, created for the first time by an in-house team.
A little earlier Ian Axton was invited backstage, where he bumped into some familiar faces. Dean Gaffney of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! and Eastenders, and Gemma Bissix of Hollyoaks and Eastenders.
Christmas may be over but it's still panto season at many of our theatres - oh yes it is - a time for booing the villains and cheering the heroes.
A huge amount of work is required to stage a pantomime, and our Gloucetershire Correspondent Ken Goodwin has been getting a peek behind the scenes of Aladdin at Cheltenham.
It might only be September but the cast of the Christmas pantomime, Cinderella have got together at the Bristol Hippodrome to launch this year's production.
Actress Suzanne Shaw will take the title role, with Louie Spence as Dandini and comedian Andy Ford as Buttons along with David Roper as Baron Hardup and Liz Robertson as Fairy Godmother.