Now that we're into December, headline writers on the tabloid press will be busting a gut to get some seasonal flavour into their work. Hence The Sun's headline on a story about 8,000 people dressed as Santa taking part in a 5km charity road run in Liverpool: 'On Your Marks...Get Set...Ho! Ho! Ho!'

They replaced 'Go!', which is how races are traditionally started, with 'Ho! Ho! Ho!', which is what Santa is supposed to chuckle.  Aren't they clever?