Two images of the same flower, a Schizostylis frequently referred to as a Kaffir Lily. Sword-like leaves and a flowerhead a little like a smaller addition of a Gladioli which in fact it isn't, they flower late in the season and mine were only cut short when we had snow and ice recently. Said to be only semi hardy mine have made it through many harsh winter conditions and clearly haven't read the instruction manual!
All my best wishes to one and all. Trust you have a wonderful Christmas and that 2013 proves a good one!