FAMILIES across Romsey and Test Valley have proved Christmas can still be fun, even if it was different to any we have experienced before.

Photos from our readers show people tucking into their festive meal, posing in matching pyjamas and getting artistic.

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People seemed determined to have seasonal smiles on their faces, despite the last minute cancellation of many Christmas plans, judging by this week’s contributions.

No matter what challenges lie ahead in 2021 – and even with the usual celebrations scaled back – there are still plenty of reasons to be hopeful in the new year.

With the Oxford University and AstraZeneca vaccine approved and ready to be rolled out from January 4, hopefully life will begin to return to normal.

The smiles in the photos from readers are a very welcome reminder of that. Happy New Year everyone.