If you are intending to go for a walk in the Stormont grounds in the next few weeks, keep your wits about you and constantly look to the left and right. Otherwise you might be run over by a Santa travelling at speed.
One of our Inside Politics producers was chatting to an MLA about appearing on the show this Sunday and he said yes, with the precondition that he would have to disappear promptly to take part in a Santa dash for the learning disability charity Mencap.
Then almost simultaneously we got word of another Santa dash at Stormont - this time for the MS Society on December 11th.
As Finance Minister, Sammy Wilson used to joke that he was the Stormont Santa, doling out the goodies to other departments. Sadly changing times mean that - should a budget deal be reached - he's more likely to end up as Scrooge.