Coming together with friends and family is the best part of Christmas, but keeping everybody entertained can be the trickiest. Whether you prefer an evening of gaming with the whole family, or getting the whole gang together for a party, our top picks below will keep the fun flowing.
With its family friendly titles, natural motion controls and ease of use - the Nintendo Wii was a great family console. Now the Wii U takes all of this to another level. Nintendo's latest offering keeps the same interactive fun (it's compatible with your old Wii controllers and sensor bar while adding even more features and better graphics to the mix.
The new GamePad is more than just a controller; it's a second living window into the on-screen action. Not only can more people join in on the fun, but dedicated gamers can keep playing on the 6.2-inch screen while the rest of the family watches TV. The Wii U will even play your favourite Wii classics too.
Who says that you can't mix education and entertainment?! This Microsoft Xbox 360 S bundle with National Geographic and Sesame Street games is a great choice for big and little kids alike. The Kinect Sensor will even let you interact with favourites like Big Bird and Oscar. Now you don't just watch an episode, you take part too.
The festive season means parties and parties mean music. If you want to take the best tunes from room to room (and keep your laptop out of harms way!), portable wireless speakers are the way to go. Philips' Fidelio P range of speakers is an impressive balance of luxury and performance, stylish enough to add to your décor, while keeping everyone entertained.
The super-portable Fidelio P8 is at home just about anywhere, or if it's room-filling sound you're after: the wood, aluminium and leather accented Fidelio P9 is perfect. For those feeling a little more playful the Libratone ZiPP Funkey Collection is a bolder take on wireless listening. Small yet sophisticated, it features Apple AirPlay, making streaming your whole library a doddle. It's also more style conscious than your average speaker - coming with three interchangeable cashmere zip covers to match your mood.
Naturally, wireless isn't the only way to go, and with the Bang & Olufsen BeoSound A3 iPad speaker you can benefit from the clarity that comes from direct docking. It even acts as a battery pack to keep you and your friends enjoying music for up to six hours wherever you take the party.
Here's to dreaming of a wireless Christmas