We know it's only November, but given that the country's already bedecked in festive lights and deccys, why not kick off the Christmas themed proceedings early? Yes, it's only 33 sleeps 'til Santa squashes himself down our fireplaces only to burn his badonkadonk before munching on some mince pies and we at entertainment.ie can't wait! In an attempt to bring a hint of santa-style rosiness to your cheeks (and turn all you ba-humbuggers into a bunch of grinning elves) we bring you our ultimate Christmas guide, in association with 7UP.

So, if you're looking to curl up with a DVD or a book - 'cause let's face it, there's no better time for page flicking than Chrimblybobs -  or you're still unsure as to what qualifies as a daycent pressie in 2012, this is the guide for you. What can be more challenging is choosing the perfect gift for your significant other, better yet what to cook said loved one on the day itself. Failing that, if you'd rather get the gladrags out for a night on the tiles, we've got gig recommendations aplenty. Here's hoping the venues stock the mistletoe.

P.S. if it's TV yer after, our Christmas TV guide will be included come early December, so stay tuned.

Click here for entertainment.ie's Christmas guide.