To help prevent the ho, ho, ho from turning in to boo, hoo, hoo, here are my 12 Tips (not always serious) for surviving the Christmas and New Year break.
You need to get some training in before you get in the ring with Christmas. Some extra butter and a bit more chocolate will tune up the insides.
Under no circumstances should you exercise between now and New Year's Day. There's plenty of time for that in January when you have nothing better to do. This is the time for long naps, which you'll need after eating all that food.
If you are able to get up early each and every morning of the holiday season, you’re doing it wrong.
It’s been proven in University tests that the best cure for a hangover, scientifically, are proteins, salts and things with vitamins. So if you wake up with a bit of the brown bottle flu, the most sensible cure is a bacon and egg sandwich on white bread with plenty of butter and tomato sauce (trace elements), washed down with an Iced Coffee. Fact!!
Get your story straight: “Mum, why does Father Christmas use the same wrapping paper as you”
Hands down, the grandparents outdo you every time. Don’t even try to compete.
Re-gifting is fine. Just remember to remove the tag with your name on it.
Play nice. Share that new video game with your kids. Yeah, you know who you are.
Boxing Day Sales: The more you spend, the more you save? No. The more you spend, the more you spend.
Just because you feel you ought to invite your in-laws, it doesn’t mean you have to let them in.
Learn to be grateful for the gift of towels. According to the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, a towel is the most important possession a person (or any entity for that matter) can have.
Wear the paper hat and read the jokes. It's scientifically proven* that this actually becomes more enjoyable the older you get. (*may not refer to real science but someone should do a study on this for real)"