In the wake of Pinner Pantomime which returns to the village tonight one business in particularly is certainly getting into the spirit of things.
Bradley and Jones Funeral Directors in Love Lane, Pinner, will be transformed into a Caribbean themed party where you will be guaranteed to pick up a stiff drink.
Curry mutton, rice and peas along with jerk chicken will be washed down with Guinness punch, wine and cocktails in the funeral home's upstairs function room to celebrate Pinner Pantomime Evening.
The undertakers have special reason to throw a party because if it wasn't for Tim Jones, managing director, the pantomime would never have taken place.
Tim contacted the pantomime committee after it was revealed in the Observer that this year's yule-tide festivities looked destined to be cancelled.
The winter favourite was in danger of coming to an end because small businesses in the area struggled to fund the annual show.
However, Tim insisted the pantomime should be saved and made a formal agreement to underwrite the costs incase money didn't come in from contributors.
But, thanks to generous businesses and Observer readers the 16-year-old tradition was saved meaning the directors didn't have to fund the whole affair.
Tim said: "When I read about the pantomime possibly being cancelled I was so shocked. What the committee needed was a guarantee so we decided to put the money up so things could be booked in advance.
"We couldn't tell anyone that we were underwriting the costs because nobody would have came forward with donations. We just wanted to keep it going. It is an institution. "On the night we are going to be a bit different by holding a Caribbean themed party. I don't think anyone will be left standing after they try our Guinness punch. Everyone is welcome to come and have a drink with us and we will be serving Caribbean food. It will be real good fun."
Mr Jones assured revellers that the mortuary doors will be kept locked throughout the evening.
The Pantomime Committee would also like to thank Harrow Link-Up, which runs a stall selling Christmas cards, for contributing £175 which will pay for a circus act at this year's event.
Celebrations are set to get under way from 5pm, when John Nickolay, the Mayor of Harrow switches on the Christmas lights.
As many as 500 schoolchildren will be performing while a choir will be on hand to sing traditional Christmas carols.
Shops in the village will compete for the most impressively decorated front windows and the night will be topped off with a fireworks display from 8.30pm.
Sharon Pink, of Pinner Pantomime Committee, is grateful to the funeral directors for their help. She said: "When I got the call from Tim saying he would underwrite the costs we were so thrilled because it meant that we could go ahead with planning and agreeing the many items that have to be booked and organised so early in the year.
"We couldn't have done any of this without the underlying guarantee from Bradley & Jones and are very grateful to them and to the Observer team for highlighting the story.
"We are looking forward to seeing all of the Observer's readers at the Pantomime Evening tonight."