So, I’ve bought what is, to my best recollection, my first bit of paid-for DLC in an iPhone game. I decided that in my quest for John Gore’s Santa hat, I should play as Santa himself. He cost 59p – the same as the game itself, amusingly – but I see that as partly a charge for the new character and partly just a way of thanking the developers for such an excellent game.

You don’t get any special abilities or anything, but he looks different, he sounds different and the level is lightly brushed with snow when you play as him. Also, his beast transformation is about the best thing ever. Don’t make Santa angry, you wouldn’t like him when he’s angry.

Anyway, I’ve added over 7,000 kills to my total this lunchtime and have got a new high score, so I’m progressing well.