As we shiver our way through the latest blast of arctic weather, it's easy to let your mind wander to thoughts of sun-soaked family holidays.
And for those of us with a keen eye for a bargain, help is at hand from an unlikely source - the eurozone crisis.
Greece's economic woes make grim reading but the upshot is that families wanting an affordable break have never had it so good.
Hotels across the country are slashing rates in a bid to bring in some much-needed cash, leaving families in a great position to bag a bargain break abroad.
Corfu has seen the biggest fall in prices, with 20% off a typical hotel room, with those in Zakynthos, Kos and Kefalonia taking around 10% off their typical rate.
For a little more culture, Athens seems a great choice, with prices down by an average 7.9%.
TripAdvisor spokeswoman Emma Shaw said: "While the Greek economy has experienced a traumatic year, the silver lining for tourism could be an increase in visitors due to the lower prices in many of its popular destinations.
"There are some excellent hotel deals to be had in Greece at the moment, and with hotel prices coming down, it could be a great time for Brits to plan a 2012 holiday to Greece."
Take a look at these tips for more advice on how to get the best deal on your 2012 holiday.