If the family are coming to visit this Christmas, it seems like a great time to get the photo album out.
So we've been doing the same with this weekend's nostalgia pictures.
Today, we're sharing some Sunderland Echo archive photographs from 1988 - and we want to know if you can spot any familiar faces.
There's plenty of Christmas cheer on show - from pantomimes to nativity plays.
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We even caught the man himself, Santa Claus, on the bus visiting youngsters across the area.
Watch our picture slideshow to see if you can see you, your friends or your family taking part in the festive fun and games.
*If you have any memories to share, visit our Wearside Echoes Facebook page and get in touch.