Game on! Are these three of the most sociable living rooms?

Christmas is all about gathering with friends or family to catch up and spend time together. A cosy yet capacious living room is the perfect place to relax and chat over drinks or to enjoy a board game. Here we have three perfect places to do this, whether you love the sea, mountains, or a rural retreat.

There’s plenty of space here for a large family to lounge comfortably in the inviting sitting room, sit round the table for lunch, or to gather around the kitchen island for aperitifs (isn’t that what always happens?) in this comfortable six-bedroom chalet. There’s even a separate games room. It’s in the peaceful hamlet of the Three Valleys, a short drive from the ski lifts.

This charming three-bedroom house in the heart of Antibes’ old town offers not one but two living rooms. Choose between one with a beautiful stone fireplace to cosy up to, or the other that leads out into the garden. Original stone floors and ceiling beams make this a charming place to hole up.

As you walk through the front door of this elegant, detached house in Normandy, a large and comfortable sitting room takes up most of the ground floor. An impressive stone surround frames the fireplace with a generously sized wood burner around which the family can gather.