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Why Going Home for Christmas is the Best


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For us students it's the best time of the year, and not just because it's Christmas, but most of us will be spending it at home.

For some it's the end of the first term of their first year at uni,which makes 'home' seem like a magical safe haven.

For others it's the end of their first term of their last year at uni, which makes going home a step closer to leaving uni and the real world.

Regardless, here's why going home for Christmas is the student dream.

Christmas Tree with Stockings

No Lectures!
Coming home for Christmas marks the end of lectures for first term. No more keeping your eyes open as a lecturer stands before you, reading a powerpoint presentation whilst you battle your way through the hangover of your life.

As well as that, no more dashing for your favourite seat next to your friend, only to embrassingly have to sit at the front after not making it in time. The only seat you'll have to dash to is the one away from your grandma at the Christmas table who keeps asking you about that partner you still dont have!

Your Bed
Nothing quite says home like your own bed. That creeky, lumpy and uncomfortable mattress that has been slept on by many people before you is a thing of the past (for now). It's finally time to snuggle down into that warm duvet with five pillows for comfort.

Not having to leave the sanctity of those familiar sheets for a good three weeks is something to hold on to, so enjoy it while it lasts.

The Thermostat
If you're in your second or third year of university, you know the pain of having to keep the thermostat on a low level to ensure you dont have to extend your overdraft to pay the price.

Being at home for university means that thermostat can be as high as you wish, (at your parents expense), but dont worry, they'll have missed you long enough not to care.

It's always nice to receive a gift, especially when it's Christmas and from your good ol' mum. With the nearest thing to a gift you've had over the past three months being a cold chicken nugget from your mate on a night out, these are well deserved.

Not only do you get gifts, you can give them, but being a uni student it'll most likely be something from the pound store, still, it's the thought that counts. So whether you've asked for food or alcohol, dont forget to shake that gift vigorously until you find out.

Finally, after months of pot noodles for breakfast, lunch and dinner, you get a proper home cooked meal. Turkey, potatoes, stuffing, veg, pigs in blankets, cranberry sauce, gravy and who can forget that chocolatey Christmas pudding.

Stuff yourselves silly with this feast, tuck into this glorious banquet and thank your mother and Nigella for this heaven on a plate. Don't forget to stick some leftovers in a tupperware box to take back to uni too!

It broke your heart to leave them in September, but dont fear as now is the time to indulge in Christmas cuddles and cheers. With you being gone for so long, they're gonna be three thousand times as happy to see you when you walk through that door.

So get ready to be knocked to the ground by your faithful dog, or ignored until they want something by your still cute cat, and make sure you have a treat or two, it's their Christmas too.

No, no, no, you wont be met by the Kardashians in your living room when you go home, I'm talking about YOUR family.

Three months of independency, student nights out, deadlines and cheap food, all come to halt when you see your family again. So enjoy it, don't argue, don't fuss, don't reveal that night when you did a body shot off a stranger. Just be with your family, tell them you love them, and have a great Christmas.

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