17 December The X Factor grand final, Royal Albert Hall, London.
18 December Time Person Of The Year. Previous winners include Ghandi, Hitler and John F Kennedy.
19 December Nexus Airways launch, John Lennon Airport, Liverpool.
19 December FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings of international football teams announced.
21 December Pakistan vs England. Final game in series of five one-day cricket internationals.
23 December-15 January Irn-Bru Carnival, SECC, Glasgow. Europe's biggest indoor funfair.
1 January New Year's Day parade, Parliament Square, London
3 January Whitbread Book Awards
- Diary data supplied by foresightonline.co.uk.