I've done a few lone xmases, had offers from people who were being polite but didn't mean it & I wouldn't want to spoil anyone else's day/night. Best case scenario, go to bed early and wake up when it's all over
Do you spend Xmas alone?
Rocketdog - Christmastime for many folk is a time for sharing what you have and making folk welcome, I've spent some Christmasses in extraordinary companies and bloody great they were too..
The only one I spent alone was in a cold dirty flat with no electric sharing a tin of baked beans with my dog
Not in the slightest.
If the weathers alright I'll ride.If not I'll stop in bed.
Alone, no. I have my step-dad living with me, mum died nearly two years ago, so we'll be going down my brother's for Christmas dinner, and be back home by tea-time, when I'll be sprawled on the couch with beer and scotch, watching telly, and Boxing Day I'll do my usual thing of driving over to Avebury, have a wander round for an hour or two, adjourn to the Red Lion for a pint, then home. It's become my little ritual, of a sort.
Used to do a Boxing Day walk with a bunch of friends, but couples have broken up, gotten different interests, etc, but I hate being indoors, so I go out on my own.
This will be my first ever solo Christmas Day. Boxing day will be back too insanity with the full family thing. I had an invite for Christmas lunch but ybh too many kids at the folks who invited. Bit of a ride in the morning followersd by pub, curry and computer.
I like xmas but have to say I find xmas day itself massively boring.
Loads of people I know get really excited about sitting in their pyjamas all day, stuffing their faces and watching TV until they pass out but I find it so boring, can't stand the lethargy. Squeezed in a ten mile run at 7am last year before the inlaws came round as I knew I'd then be able to cope with sitting around all day doing **** all...with a load of other people doing **** all.
The thing is I am far from Mr Motivator or anything and enjoy sitting around on my arse as much as the next person but it's something about the enforced nature of doing it with others, imprisoned in a living room that winds me up.
So I suppose the answer is yes, I would love to spend xmas day on my own, though I never have. Or at least just me and my g/f anyway which I realise isn't the same thing.
I've started to trim down a lot of xmas visiting stuff in recent years which I realise is slightly selfish but I don't care. 2 weeks off work straight is a big deal for me like most people, so I just can't be arsed wasting it by spending a week of it sat round somebody else's front room watching Cash in the Attic or whatever.
My Mrs, daughter and I always spend Xmas together at home - but we get all of the visiting/family stuff over and done with on Xmas Eve.
However, Mrs ScotRoutes will be working until lunchtime this year, so I'll likely nip off out for a couple of hours on the bike unti she gets home.
This will be the first time I will have spent Christmas in Bristol where I have lived for 25 years. Normally I would spend it in Yorkshire with my Mum, but she passed a couple of months ago, so will spend part of the day with a friend who is boycotting her own family Christmas. Will be a very strange experience.
I've often thought about this: I live on my own but usually spend Christmas around my parent's house. However, they aren't going to be around forever and I do wonder what I would do when they pass. I guess I will have to rely on friends.
It is a scary thought, though.
Well, perhaps I can help - I have no family so I'm always on my own, but I actually look forward to it.
My usual schedule is:
Breakfast of scrambled eggs and smoked trout with chestnut mushrooms, thin buttered rye toast and a glass of Bucks Fizz. Fresh coffee.
Cook lunch which is usually something I haven't done before (a rehearsal for cooking it for a January dinner party for friends).
Tea with mincies and creme fraich.
Through all this I'll be floating along on a cloud of something(s) alcoholic, delicious and expensive.
Films, telly "xmas specials" I might be interested in, BBC radio.
Boxing day much the same...
Works for me. Happy Xmas everybody.
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