Getting away from it all is going to take time and patience this week, but once you get to the big day you should have no complaints. This could be one of the best Christmases for many years. Do not go into overdrive with last minute present-buying, though: you’ll spend more than you intended and the results might not be appreciated. Less is more, as they say. Venus, the planet of love and good times, is in perfect harmony over the weekend, and even if you have to work some of the time or sing for your supper, there should be a magic moment or two. Smell the mistletoe.