It's an annual cheese-fest we have come to love; the time when each party leader publishes their Christmas card. And just because we aren't receiving our own card from the PM, it doesn't mean we can't have fun scrutinising their choices. So what do this year’s offerings tell us about the men behind the suits?
1. David Cameron
What it shows: The PM and Sam Cam outside Downing with the Olympic torch. It is carried by war hero, Kate Nesbitt, whose treatment of wounded troops while under fire in Afghanistan won her the Military Cross.
What it says: DC is not yet feeling the Christmas love. The picture was taken in July and Sam Cam is wearing a distinctly summery dress.
We ask: where are the Christmas jumpers?
2. Ed Miliband
What it shows: Ed and Justine with their arms around their two sons, Daniel, 3, and Sam, 2.
What it says: It booms ‘I’m a family man’ and quite right too, that’s what Christmas is all about.
We ask: If Justine and the boys are wearing Christmas jumpers, where is Ed’s? We’d like to see him in something with woolly bobbles, think Colin Firth in Bridget Jones’s Diary.
3. Nick Clegg
What it shows: A collage of father Christmas and a snowman created by 8-year-old Caitlin Costello, a patient at Sheffield children’s hospital.
What it says: That Nick is still wants to keep his family life private. And that he’s learned from past mistakes; when Nick let his own kids draw the Christmas card they drew a picture of dad on his mobile phone.
We ask: For something a bit more personal and whether Caitlin was thanked by the deputy PM for her time, effort and evident skill with the glue.