Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle is using the Christmas holidays to catch up with her fan mail - because her home has been filled with cards and gifts from her faithful followers.
The 48 year old shot to fame on U.K. reality TV show Britain's Got Talent earlier this year (09) and she's celebrating a successful 2009 as her debut album, I Dreamed A Dream, rides high in the charts.
And Boyle admits she loves being back in her native Scotland for the festivities, because she's desperate to open all of her mail.
She says, "Christmas is a joyous time and this year I'll be with my family and close friends, attending midnight mass. It will be a quiet time for reflection. I thank everybody for their kind messages, presents and cards. I have so many cards, my lounge is full of them and I can barely get in the door. Each and every one of them is special and I'll re-read them time and time again."