Every year after we have put on the lights, he will sit beside it and bask in the glow.
"Furget da tree, furget da lites", says he. "Now dis is sumfin I kin REELY get into!"
So from now on he has vowed to come back every year (sporting seasonal attire and wrapped in a bow) as the "Ghost of Christmas Present"!
When he's around the essence of Christmas is very present indeed.