While we've been off stuffing our plants with special mix, Nintendo has been shovelling bytes into its roaring Virtual Console - adding a handful of new games on each of the last two Fridays.
As predicted, highlights include the Super Nintendo's Super Castlevania IV and SimCity, and the TurboGrafx-16 version of R-Type.
Those three were out on 29th December, along with Baseball and Ice Hockey for the NES. Super Probotector (SNES) was meant to join them too, but a quick glance around the store suggests it didn't make it. Unless we're being impressively blind, which isn't out of the question.
Prior to that, Toe Jam & Earl and Space Harrier II flew the Megadrive flag on the 22nd, with Donkey Kong Jr., Soccer and Tennis (NES), and Military Madness (TurboGrafx-16) making up the rest of the list.
Meanwhile, those of you who chose to import Wii from the States will have seen the 25th December release of Super Castlevania IV, Toe Jam & Earl, R-Type and Baseball, along with Urban Champion (NES) and Street Fighter II (SNES - what, no Turbo?) above and beyond our goodies.
Virtual Console titles cost between 500 and 1000 Wii points (NES = 500, TurboGrafx-16 = 600-800, Megadrive/SNES = 800, Nintendo 64 = 1000), while the points themselves can be bought through the store or in card form on the high street.