The whole thing’s a bunch of arse, the fact that it now seems to last 3 months makes it even worse.
A couple of years ago I got permission from the wife to cancel Xmas. We didn’t do presents, told each set of in-laws we were going to the others, had a Chinese takeaway and watched die hard then gremlins. Best Xmas day ever.Posted 4 years agoalthepalSubscriber
Never was that bothered about it when I lived on my own-saw the family on the day, swapped presents and had a big dinner and that but apart from having a few more nicer things at the end of it was usually just another normal day.Posted 4 years ago
Married now with two young un’s who all love it, I love seeing them happy so in that respect, it makes me happy.
Only now I’ve got two families to visit on the same day and all the crap that goes along with that.. plus I get quite brassed off at how much it all costs..northernerindevonSubscriber
Generally not a fan – disjointed family so much prefer to spend it with Mrs NiDs lot – her parents split up and both remarried (other people!) and they are all great and get into it but thankfully no small children so just lots of posh food and alcohol. Plus we get to rotate so every year is different.I also spend every other Xmas offshore & really like it – totally takes the commercialisation away, just loads of decorations, no family squabbles, tons of immense food and usually down on weather (although no booze!)
One of the best I had was when I spent it on my own (missis away), big solo ride in the morning, massive homemade pizza, plenty of sticky sweet smoke and lots of cider. It was bliss….
Offshore again this year! Gets me out of buying too many unnecessary presents too – just the missis and my mum and dad. Tight – well, I am Northern!
Must be living hell if you have a massive family, tons of brats and that sinking feeling that everyone must be bought presents. Far too much commercialisation.
Bar humbug….Posted 4 years agoon and onSubscriber
Over the years my wife and I have come to level out a bit. I don’t hate it has much and she doesn’t go quite as over the top as she used to.
This year we will be in geneva- over here is much less commercialised that in the uk. Most store still don’t have any Christmas stuff on the shelves.Posted 4 years agolittlemisspandaMember
We don’t usually get to have time off work, except the bank holidays, as preference for Christmas holidays is given to parents. So we haven’t usually visited family, we’ve spent it on our own, because our families are dotted round the UK and it would be too much to travel round and see them all over 2 days.
Because my dad is seriously ill though this year I’ve dug my heels in and requested some time off as this may be the last Christmas I have with him. The parents at work have whinged, but frankly my dear….Posted 4 years ago
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