For children around the world, Christmas Eve is perhaps the most exciting night of the year. They sleep with one eye open, and they wait in anticipation for Santa to arrive with his sack stuffed full of presents.
But now children aren't having to wait as long for their first gift, as more and more parents are buying Christmas Eve boxes to break them in to the festivities a day early. The boxes are usually filled with small presents, such as chocolate, pyjamas, games and books - similar to the gifts that you might find in a stocking. They represent a trend that has been slowly building in the UK over the past decade, with interest apparently spiking this year, as the boxes threaten to become a new Christmas tradition.