If you feel slightly nauseous at the prospect of something called "Panic Saturday", whereby consumers are induced to expend even more money on Christmas gifts, then the perfect antidote is provided by the BBC's screening last night of Andrea Chénier. No this isn't the best opera, but it is likely one of the finest productions of it. For the next month here. I had forgotten, inter alia, just how splendid Željko Lučić was.
My notes on the production from January here.