But it's made all the more special when there's a new arrival in the house learning all about the magic of the festive season.
We asked for your pictures of babies celebrating their first Christmas and we've popped a selection into a gallery below. There were so many we couldn't possibly include them all, but you can check out more on Facebook HERE
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Luca and Theo, both 11 months old, celebrating their first Christmas. Picture from Aimee Palmer
Lucy, three months old. Picture: Mel Mason
Halle. Picture from Charlotte Rose Pickthall
Isla, nine weeks old. Picture from Sam Hayward