Santa's long gone for another year - but may have left a late present for Britain's beleaguered shoppers: lower inflation.
From a November high of 3.1 per cent, price pressures eased back in December to three per cent, making life easier for consumers too.
The impact of sterling's fall post Britain's Brexit vote may be ebbing ....
"Some of the recent numbers that we've seen suggest that if you strip out all the political noise and the political uncertainty over Brexit and the government the economy is doing fairly well and there is there are areas of strength that can be developed."
"Maybe, just maybe, I am reaching the point of thinking: that we should have a second referendum ..."
But the political noise is still at full volume.
That recent comment from Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage stirring up suggestions - once again - that the debate isn't over yet.
Neither in Britain - or as Donald Tusk hinted - in the EU.
"We, here on the continent, haven't had a change of heart. Our hearts are still open to you."
While the cost of leaving could wipe out any new bonus for consumers ..
At least those in Scotland, according to Monday's warning from Nicola Sturgeon.
GDP there will be 8.5 percent lower by 2030 in the event of a hard Brexit, she said.
"That is equivalent to 12.7 billion pounds or 2,300 pounds for every person in Scotland. Under this option, real disposable income would also be 9.6 percent lower and business investment 10.2 percent lower."
On her wish list from Santa: Britain remaining in the EU's single market, if not in the bloc itself.