Ten things about Christmas that will make your festive spirit disappear
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Christmas- the time the whole family gathers together. Time of roast chestnuts and mulled wine, and stupid onesies that make you wonder whether your cousin is a Christmas elf or The Grinch. What a merry season! But amidst the excitement, there are some moments we just wish people weren’t SO into. 1. Christmas aisles before Halloween has even passed. Your local Poundland has had a small but bold corner dedicated to Santa’s reindeers and snowman wrapping paper since October. It's now December, and you're already over it. 2. Christmas songs. In November. The lost 11th Commandment says “Do not put on the Christmas playlist before December”. But honestly, where is the joy in listening to the same ten songs on repeat for two months? Even listening to them for the whole of December can be painful. Just save it, savour it and enjoy it for the moment. With that said, now that we're here, let's not overplay the Christmas tunes. 3. Christmas markets Okay, this is a double-sided one, I admit. I do, myself love a bit of a Christmas market. But first, do you really need to have it on for a whole month and a half? And why do people just randomly stop in the middle of the street, while you’re walking behind them? It may be in the best Christmas spirit to visit the market, but please just build it somewhere there is actual space for it. 4. Christmas drunks The result of the above mentioned Christmas markets or any other festive after-office-hours activities. Christmas is always the time that brings out even the biggest workaholics or home-lovers. Nothing bad in that, but as they’re
not too used to the alcohol influences, the whole experience often results in loud and obnoxious individuals who will have to face the realities of a hangover the next morning.
So, remember this - drink with care to avoid making a viral meme of yourself.
10. Forcing the Christmas spirit on everyone.
I get it, some people LIKE Christmas. Others LOVE it. But for various reasons some people don’t. Don’t ask why and don’t make me get all merry and jolly if I’m obviously not in the mood for it. There must be a reason and even if not, I deserve to have my choices respected.
Having said all this, Christmas is indeed a time to appreciate the friends and family we have and to try and enjoy the little breaks we’re given. And most importantly, even if you don’t feel all that Christmas-y, remember to just be good to others, it should be enough.
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