What does an Olympic silver medallist get up to in the merry month of December? British badminton star Gail Emms reveals (nearly) all as she opens her festive photo album to BBC Sport
December starts with Sports Personality of the Year for Gail, 30, and her mixed doubles partner Nathan Robertson. "Full marks for dress sense, big fat zero for the pose," she says.
Tennis doubles star Jamie Murray (centre) is also at the event. "I met Jamie through our mutual friend, John - he's a really top bloke, but he chickened out of the dancing"
Unperturbed by Jamie's rejection, Gail bravely soldiers on: "Clearly my moves aren't as great as they are on court... why is the dancefloor so empty?!"
It's on to dancing of a different kind as Gail and the girls enjoy some festive fun: "Doing karaoke at the girls' Christmas party - you can't beat a bit of Dirty Dancing."
The ladies meet up again for a spot of fancy dress fun: "The girls about to go out on New Year's Eve - me wearing a slightly safer version of Geri Halliwell's famous dress!"
Gail's boyfriend Ed gets in on the act: "Don't worry, I'm not injured. Oh, and Ed, my boyfriend, is actually a policeman by day, by the way."