It’s like the ovens KNOW. It’s not even the strain of cooking what is often the biggest meal of the year, as usually they simply don’t turn on on Christmas morning.
A few years ago our first flat screen TV died exactly on the 12th "Bong" of Big Ben on New Year's Eve. Screen just went black. We thought it was part of the broadcast until we tried swapping channels and then realised it had died. Now THAT'S timing.
Mrs W has texted with good and bad news. The good is that after aaaaaages of Ace catalogue people saying we weren't eligible for a PPI refund, they've now mailed to say we're in line for about a grand. The bad news is that our IoT tumble dryer isn't heating up (not that I've enabled its IoT features, of course) but it's only 11 months old so under warranty, so it's not all bad, if rather inconvenient. To be honest, we've never really liked it, it's too clever for its own good.