Singer Jona Lewie might have preferred the kitchen, but for the most of us, the best place for a party is in a room specially designed for having fun. A cool party barn, say, a really spacious living area, or perhaps even a historic ballroom.
Here's our pick of properties that are perfect for festive entertaining – including a house with a triple-aspect music hall where former owner Ronnie Corbett used to perform for his guests.
Grand reception hall, Edgeworth, St George's Hill, Weybridge, Surrey – Guide price £8,950,000
Living area, Ravey Street, London EC2 – Guide price £6,000,000