FOR the past few weeks, Christmas has been just about the only thing on the minds of Hyndburn's youngsters.
And with the big day drawing ever closer, we popped into West End Primary School, Oswald-twistle, to find out what pupils most enjoyed about the festive period and what was at the top of their Christmas wish-lists.
While presents were at the forefront of most of their minds, all the youngsters said they enjoyed leaving mince pies and a glass of sherry for Santa and they were quick to point out that the real meaning of Christmas was to celebrate the birth of baby Jesus.
Five-year-old Jessica Horr-ocks was jumping up and down in excitement at the prospect of receiving a Bounce Bounce Tigger toy from Santa; Belle Ballerina and a new Baby Borne were also strong contenders on her wish list.
Incredibles fan, six-year-old Harry Wissett, said he really enjoyed helping his mum and dad decorate the Christmas tree and loved the lights outside his house.
He added: "I love unwrapping all my presents. I really want a new TV and a Playstation for my bedroom."
A new bike, a new doll and lots of chocolate would make Jennifer Boyd's Christmas just perfect.
She made a special Christmas card for her nine-month-old brother, Matthew, and also said decorating the tree was lots of fun.
"I helped mummy do it," she said. "But my baby brother can crawl and he nearly knocked it down."
The children recently performed their nativity play in front of friends and family; they all said they really enjoyed their parts and had practised hard to get it just right.
Technically-minded Harry Skinner, six, played the triangle and the rhythm sticks, providing the instrumental section for the carols. "I loved playing the instruments but we had to rehearse a lot,'' he said. "For Christmas, I really want a flat-screen computer and some games.''
Georgia Smithies' parents can relax a little this year, as she said one of the things she was most looking forward to was being a waitress on the big day.
She said: "My auntie and uncle come to my house on Christmas Day and I like serving them all, to help my mummy."
Georgia, who played Mary in the nativity play, hopes to receive the Pop Party 2 CD, and also a Baby Borne, clearly a keen favourite among the girls.
Smiley Callum McDaid, who has two big brothers and three sisters, hopes for a TV, an X-Box and a new football. He was looking forward to a busy Christmas, with grandma and grandad joining in the festivities.
His mum need not panic too much though, as he also said he would be helping with all the cooking.