Every Christmas the Mayor of Weymouth used to go out to the Shambles Light Vessel in the Weymouth Lifeboat taking loads of goodies for the crew.
In earlier years they also called at Portland Breakwater Lighthouse with Christmas cheer for the three keepers. Unfortunately one year the Principle Keeper, an eccentric character, told them to "Bugger Off!", so that was the end of that.
At Christmas 1966, I was one of the three keepers standing like Basset hounds on the Breakwater watching the lifeboat pass on her way to the Shambles. As you'd expect, some uncomplementary remarks were made about that old Scrooge at teatime when we revisited the event on the TV news!