An Irish family is to be granted a new sofa for Christmas.
A family in the US is being given a recliner for Christmas by their grandparents.
Dublin families have been given a variety of options for seating for Christmas since 2011, including folding chairs and recliners.
However, the family from Co Kildare are now to receive a new recliner which has the ability to recline.
This means they will have more space for a variety from traditional seating to a couch.
In the past, Dublin families have only had the option of a traditional sofa, but the new sofa will give them the option to reclined as well.
The family from Tipperary, Ireland, received their new sofa in March 2016.
This new sofa is being installed by the company that makes the recliner covers for the Irish market.
The company, Comfortco, has made its beds available in Dublin and it will soon have a range of other bed covers, including recliners, in its store.
The new sofa comes at a time when many people in Ireland are facing the prospect of a reduction in the amount of space they have for their family.
Many Dubliners are now choosing to spend more time at home, especially at Christmas.
The number of people who said they would rather spend less time at work and more time with family has risen significantly over the past year, with the number of families spending more time home rising from just over a million in the summer of 2017 to more than six million now.
The Dublin City Council is currently seeking public feedback on a number of different ways to provide more family time for families.
The city is looking at the possibility of adding extra time to the time that families spend at home as part of its Christmas plans, but has not yet decided whether to take this approach.