People are back at work, some are still with their family in far-flung destinations and most are too full from Christmas food to get up out of their chairs.
So we are consigned to spending most of these days indoors. To make things ever worse, the top-quality television is over and replaced by some sub-par films such as Princess Diaries 2 and happy Christmas songs have been axed from radio playlists.
I think I've cracked what these days are to be used for. They are to be enjoyed through the eating of more food, the drinking of more soft-drinks and alcohol and playing with those recently received presents.
I'm testing out my new laptop cooler, how exciting!
What did you get for Christmas? How will you spend this period of four pointless days?