Christmas Day is a wonderful time that can be spent with friends and family. It can be filled with joy, laughter and presents. However, there does tend to be the odd argument. Which, can in turn, lead to awkwardness, embarrassment and having to desperately try and avoid sitting next to certain people round the table.
So, if you still want to be on good terms with your family on Boxing Day, then there’s probably a few things you could do to help.
1. Prepare. This might sound silly but to your sister, forgetting their new born child’s name is a big one. Or, asking your cousin where their husband is when the divorce finalised three weeks ago. There could be tears. Ultimately, there’s a lot of things that could make Christmas Day incredibly uncomfortable for you. So do your homework!
2. Lie. Everyone will be talking about how great their year has been and your parents are likely to look at you for the same thing. So even if work is going terribly and your hair line is starting to recede, just go with the tone of the room and gush about how great your life is. It’ll only upset your parents to hear that you hate your job and can’t wait to go home every day.
3. Make sure there’s a lot of alcohol. If you slip up on someone’s name or if you accidentally start to cry about how much weight you’ve gained, it’ll go down a lot better if everyone’s trollied.
4. If the drink doesn’t work, then there’s no harm in throwing someone else under the buss. This may sound a bit cruel I know but hey, if it get’s the spotlight away from you, it’s worth a try.
5. Start your grandparents off on a story. There’s another two hours with the spotlight away from you. You may get bored of hearing the same stories over and over again but hey, at least you don’t have to explain why you’re still single.
But if all that fails then there is only one thing left you can do. Help cook Christmas dinner. Not only will you cheer up whoever’s cooking but if anyone start’s to talk to you then you can just yell “I’m busy!”
So what do you think? How do you get through Christmas day? Let us know in the comments below.