The 700 plus Christmas cards she had to write wasn't the worst aspect of the festive season, Alice reflected, but Christmas karaoke certainly came close.
Her hook up with Danny had been rather too hasty, based on the judgement of their shared cat. How could Alice have known that Danny would have such a penchant for cheesy Christmas tunes pelted out at full volume after a sherry or five?
“At Christmas time, there's no need to be AFFRAAIIDDD,” he swayed to the music. “Oh yes there is,” Alice thought mutinously to herself, nursing the gun in her pocket.