People look forward or dread Christmas day for many reasons, it can be an opportunity for relaxing or relapsing – you decide
A Christmas Poem – By Fordy
The pressure of family expectations.
The awkward conversations with family members you speak to only once a year,
Worrying about money, the money you haven’t got.
A chance to compete with the neighbours
Check out who’s lights are the most outrageous.
To pretend that Father Christmas existed.
Time for Santa’s elves to get mischievous
For some, it’s to celebrate Jesus.
An excuse for the stretchy pants and to get ready to stuff their faces
To attend midnight mass.
To reflect on Christmas past.
Remember a loved one whose been laid to rest.
Or to put Jamie Oliver’s recipe to the test.
To get pissed and forget about life.
Take a day off from the worry and strife.
A chance to wallow in self-pity
Tell a joke from the Christmas cracker and pretend to be witty.
A chance to tell someone you love that you care
Or a time to envy others and compare
The time of year to get everyone together
Moan about the weather
The lack of snow, ya remember all that white stuff we used to get years ago.
For some, it’s a much-needed day off work.
For others, it’s just another money-making machine.
Or the shops have closed a chance to save some cash.
Then there are ones who get up early in preparation for the boxing day money saving dash
However, you see Christmas day, regardless of previous rituals that have been encouraged over your lifetime, remember Christmas can be about anything you want it to be
CHECK YOURSELF BEFORE YOU WRECK YOURSELF
You decide if your previous Christmas revolved around any of the above. You didn’t like them – this is your chance to make Christmas about whatever YOU want it to be – I’m not suggesting you take the fun out of Christmas, but it’s also not an excuse to say ‘fuck it’ this time only comes around once a year and give yourself a day off. It’s another day, how you interpret it will dictate and shape whether or not this year will be a negative or a positive experience.
There is no right or wrong, but you do get to decide.
Happy Fucking Christmas
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