While a lot of people want the white/chestnuts roasting on an open fire/sleigh bells ring kind of Christmas, for the rest of us, a sun lounger and no mention of Santa is the dream.
And now tennis fans skipping out on all the usual festive trimmings can be served up the best kind of alternative Christmas at Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi.
The hotel has partnered with the Mubadala World Tennis Championship to offer a package that combines the best of dining, relaxing, and of course, watching lots of tennis.
Taking place from December 19 to 21, all guest booking a three-night premium stay at Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island will receive two tickets for one day to watch Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Maria Sharapova, Daniil Medevev, and Stefanos Tsitsipas in action.
Game, set and match.