Alright I've relented, Christmas is reinstated.
The "Old Grump" has been up in the loft to get it. It smells a bit musty and dusty, it's even a little bit rusty, bits have broken off of it and been wired back on. It leans precariously to one side and has to be positioned carefully so as not to topple over, but it can not be replaced, because it is:-
" The Memory Tree".