You are allowed to use the word "Christmas" in November when you are talking about flowers.
So here is the previous photograph, from 15th November
and here is what it looks like now:
The original bud is now twice the size, and to my great pleasure, there a quite a number of other buds coming along nicely. Actually, I'm catching up on missed posts, so this photograph is dated 27th November. I was about to write that I expect a day or two wouldn't have made much difference, but I think I'm wrong there. Once this plant decides to flower, it really gets on with the job.