I just went to book the ferry home for Christmas and found that the ferry is more expensive than the Chunnel - guess what I have booked on to go home!
Not unless I want a massive bill for excess luggage with all the Xmas pressie I have bought and a 50 mile hike from the airport by bus I am afraid.
I agree. The channel tunnel is my preferred means of travel to and from the continent too. It's more for getting into the continent than out, for me. With the congestion on the roads over there the chances of missing your ferry are quite high. If you miss your train, there's another along quite shortly.