The Christmas period is often dominated with present wrapping, the stock pilling of food that you’re not allowed to eat and lining the cupboards with booze that you’re not allowed to drink. It can be tough to be a man this Christmas. Gorgeous food and drink right in your face. It’s a cruel time. Fear not though, there are a few things that you can do to help improve the festive season.

1. One of the big things that the husband and kids have to go through at Christmas every year is getting carted here there and everywhere by your wife. You’ll be visiting relatives and friends that you didn’t even realise you still spoke to. However, one thing you could do to make this more bearable is organise plans yourself. Instead of leaving it down to the missus, you could make plans ahead of schedule for New Year so you end up doing something you actually enjoy.

2. Another thing you have to do is build all your kids toys. So make sure you have your tool box ready. You don’t want the kids to start screaming because you haven’t got the right screwdriver or enough batteries. At the end of the day, the only thing kids want to do on Christmas Day is play with their new toys. So, it’s probably best that you’re well prepared.

3. Having to help out in the kitchen. It happens every year. Your wife ends up calling you into the kitchen to help and you end up getting shouted at for doing things wrong. Eventually, you end up back in the lounge with the kids building their toys. However, if you want to get away from the in laws, this could be just the trick, hide away in the kitchen and claim you’re busy. Sorted. Or, offer your wife some help. Chances are that she’ll be so blown away by the gesture, she’ll end up declining your offer anyway.

4. The biggest, and main role of a man at Christmas is to be the last minute present buyer. Every year you say you’ll change. You’ll get something for your wife weeks in advance. You won’t make a repeat of last year. But the chances are, that one late night, you’ll be shopping online and realise that delivery before Christmas has ran out. So you end up down the shops on Christmas Eve rushing around like a headless chicken trying to find some smelly bath sh*t for your wife. But that’s not even the end of it. Then you’ve got to go home and wrap it. By December 24th, your wife has all the presents wrapped and under the tree. You however, are having to hurriedly shove the present into a gift bag in the car before getting home.

At the end of the day though, Christmas comes around every year. And chances are, you’ll probably be the very same guy, doing the same things at that point too. But hey, consistency is important.

So what do you think? Are you this type of guy around Christmas? Let us know in the comments below.

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