Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Christmas is Coming...

Looking forward to Christmas?

With your summer holiday memories fading as fast as your tan, it can only mean one thing. Yes, it’s Christmas time once again – where has 2013 gone?! While many folk adopt the Scrooge mentality by moaning constantly about everything festive, we think it’s far better to embrace the season to be jolly and make the most of its charms, of which there are many.
Shopping for presents can be a complete nightmare, especially if you leave it right to the last minute like me, but why not take along a friend to make the experience less painful? You can always reward yourselves with some mulled wine at the Christmas market afterwards, where people watching is especially entertaining at this time of year. 

Worn just once a year

This is largely due to the rising popularity of the ugly Christmas sweater trend, which is now embedded in Christmas culture almost as much as Santa himself. The naffer and more garish the design, the better we say – badly-drawn reindeers, tacky looking Santa’s, and sorry-looking snowmen.
We just can’t get enough of this festive fad, with many offices holding competitions to see who can produce the most horrific design. An ugly Christmas jumper likethis one is a must for the holiday season!

Then of course, there’s the good old Christmas playlist – what’s your favourite festive ditty? Are you a Mistletoe and Wine kind of person or are you more Fairytale of New York? Whatever your preference, you simply cannot avoid these much loved hits, who doesn’t love a bit of Slade after an ale or two?

Selfless in old age

As you get older, it becomes strange how buying presents for others is more satisfying than receiving them. Especially when you have to pretend to poor old Aunt Ethel that you really do love Old Spice, and then spend all day smelling so bad even the family dog won’t approach you.
My favourite part of the festive period by far is the good old-fashioned Xmas dinner. Sure, it’s the only day of the year you’ll see me eating sprouts, but I wouldn’t have it any other way, and the novelty of cheap, tacky Christmas cracker toys never seems to wear thin. I just love those fortune-telling fish, despite the fact they always seem to tell me nothing but lies!
So with just weeks to go before the big day arrives, what floats your festive boat?

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