The Young Stationers gathered at the Oxford and Cambridge Club, in an uproar of reindeer hats and scarves, to devour turkey and eggnog and welcome Christian May, the new editor of City AM.
Christian, who is 28, spoke eloquently about what it has been like to take over a news title which he sees as the paper for people who go to work in the City - so very much at the crossover between journalism and the City of London.
Those present included a gaggle of current Bursary recipients, resplendent in their Christmas hats (Beth Erasmus, reading publishing at Oxford Brookes, and Paul Outram at City University), and young journalists spanning from the Economist to the BBC.
The Young Stationers' last Christmas dinner was with John Whittingdale MP, who now seems to have gone on to become Culture Secretary. Christian May thoroughly enjoyed the evening and was so well looked after by the Young Stationers, that he was heard voicing his enthusiasm to join the Company. Were he to do so, he would join a long line of YS dinner speakers to become members - Liveryman Lord Black being the first of these!