With all the Christmas shopping going around, couples often ignore the fun between the sheets and tend to complain they never get enough love, sex or affection in the run-up to December 25.
But now, sex expert Dr Pam Spurr has given great tips for the 12 days of sexmas to make sure that couples boost up action in the bed, reports The Daily Star.
Set a sizzling seasonal scene - Designate a corner of your bedroom or lounge as a seduction zone. Have a few sensual smelling candles ready to light, cosy cushions plumped up and a romantic CD ready to play. Snuggle there to get in the mood.
Mood-enhancing mistletoe- Hang mistletoe around your flat including the bedroom. Be ready for lots of sexy snogging.
Saucy fun with cracking crackers- Make your own crackers by using a kit from any good stationers. Create special ones to pull with your lover.
All wrapped up and ready to go- Drive your partner wild by wrapping yourself in Christmas ribbons. Women can lace them through a sexy bra and knicker set and finish it off with bows for him to untie later.
Enjoy a romantic dinner- Take some time out for just the two of you to spend time together. Head to your favourite restaurant or cook a romantic meal at home with the most sensuous foods you can imagine. Relaxing and forgetting about all the stress of the festive season will soon put you in the mood for love.
Hide and seek- Just like hiding gifts from each other before Christmas, try this grown-up version. Tell your partner to close their eyes while you hide something on your body then get them to search for the surprise.
Seasonal and sexy massage- Plan an evening of sexy massage with seasonal-smelling lotions. Lie them down in a candlelit room on a warm towel and give them a slow massage.
Christmas partying to remember- Women, choose your sexiest outfit for the Christmas party and put on a mini catwalk show before you head out. He'll be counting the minutes until you get home.
Send a steamy text- While your partner is at work or out of the house, send them a sexy text message telling them exactly the sort of fun you'd like to have when they get home. They won't be able to think about anything else all day.
Enjoy some Santa scrub-a-dub-dub- Christmas is one of the most stressful times of the year so chill out together in a candlelit, sudsy bath. Try feeding each other sensual fruit such as strawberries.
Sensational Christmas stockings-Surprise your man by wearing proper, old-fashioned sexy, silky stockings and suspenders, like Big Brother beauty Imogen Thomas, 27. A recent survey showed they're still the biggest winner with men. Tease him a bit - whisper in his ear what you've got on.
It's Christmas Day and what better present to give each other than an early-morning romp before you both feel too stuffed with turkey and trimmings to move off the sofa! After all, it's the most wonderful time of the year so celebrate in style.