It’s that time of the year again. Snow is falling out of the sky, you only leave the house wearing thermal underwear and you need to face the masses trying to find Christmas presents for people you may hardly know. It’s the holidays y’all! Now I don’t know about you but I have some mixed feeling about this time of the year. Sometimes I love, sometimes I hate…
The food! Anyone who knows me, will agree that I’m a big fan of food. I basically plan my day around it and get cranky when I can’t eat if I’m hungry. So you can understand why the holidays are a big treat for me, it’s basically food heaven with lots of free drinks on the side!
Holiday Survival Tip – Wear a floaty dress, it’ll hide your tummy or those extra holiday pounds and you can indulge all you want. Try to keep the boozing under control when you’re surrounded by family, it’ll keep those awkward holiday confessions to a minimum. After all, your family doesn’t want to see you throw up the entire Christmas dinner in the plants afterwards. (Unless that’s some Christmas tradition for you guys too? I kid, I kid.)
The presents! Each year, you get to feel like that six year old boy or girl again, when you were super giddy about all those secret packages under the Christmas tree. You counted the days until Christmas and couldn’t care less about dinner, it was all about opening the presents! Maybe things have changed a little and you’re more mature now but secretly you’re still excited, right?
Holiday Survival Tip – There’s always a chance that you’ll get a present you don’t like. For instance, your uncle may think that a green neon bathrobe with red ducks on it will make you the happiest woman in the world and how can you break his heart by claiming otherwise? Just suck it up and smile! Next year, you kindly suggest to work with lists. (P.S. I do feel like a lot of people do this already and they buy presents for each other through a rotating system, which makes sense, since we all have enough costs during the holidays.)
The happiness and the laughter! The holidays can be super fun, ’cause you’re reunited with your family and you can catch up on what’s going on in each others lives. Sad but true some families are not so close (including my own), so things might be a bit uncomfortable sometimes. One thing I can always count on is them telling all my embarrassing childhood stories, backed up with videos or pictures, to my boyfriend. They all find that hilarious and of course I can join the laughter, however I have to admit that the first time these stories were revealed my cheeks were about as red as Santa’s hat!
Holiday Survival Tip – Collect all videos where you are performing a fashion show with a skirt on your head as a six year old or any proof that you were ever a Spice Girl wannabe dancing on stage (actually no, I’m proud of that one!). These are purely hypothetical examples of course…
The fancy clothes! That’s a plus for me, I don’t know if others feel the same way about this. I like any occasion where I can finally wear my heels (because you can sit down for the largest part of the evening) and dresses that are a bit too fancy for everyday occasions.
Holiday Survival Tip - Don’t go overboard. You don’t want to feel overdressed or look as shiny as the Christmas tree.
Merry Christmas to all of you, three more days to go!