This Christmas had a bit of an animal theme running through it for us here at Dirt. If we weren't eating them, we were trying to look after them or trying to catch them.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

Ed has had a long running battle trying to protect his chickens from Mr Fox. He spent all Christmas building this super-delux high rise apartment for his egg laying friends. You will note the long spindly ladder (North Shore), this should stop any unwanted visitors entering the coup.Keep tuned into his blog to see how the birdies are doing.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

Jonesy spent a lot of Christmas eyeing up sheep, not quite sure whats going on there.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

Mikey got shat on by a donkey at a nativity play.

I had a lot of cheese stolen. So I set up a trap and the camera to catch the thief. This is what I got.

Christmas holidays at dirt mountain bike magazine