Secret Santa Alan's special little Yelper

Alan Mitchell (right) with Pea Pod

Our Secret Santa Alan had great support on Christmas Day

When Alan Mitchell kindly volunteered stepped forward to be our Secret Santa this year, it wasn't just the authentic Santa Claus beard that helped him fill the part, he also had a uniformed helper.

Step forward Pea Pod, who was appropriately dressed by her boss Anne Mannix.

Thanks to Simone Piccoli for the photo of Alan with Pea Pod, and thanks to Alan for stepping up to the Christmas (Cake) plate.