What are you doing on Christmas Day...?

So.. last night... Mum phones. In THAT voice she says "what are you doing on Christmas Day..?" (she's asked me 3 times and I've been a bit vague). So I says "I'm doing nothing". She gets all worried and says "but I don't like to think of you by yourself on Christmas Day". So I explain... it's the only day of the year when EVERYONE I know is BUSY. So I can do what I like... I shall be doing the following...

Having a lie-in until 10am.
Getting up and eating breakfast of chocolate log (well, maybe not but I can if I want)
Watching TV all day
Sitting in front of the fire with a glass (or several) of mulled wine
Watching more TV
Cooking my own lunch of curry and rice (if I want)
Watching more TV
May ring some friends and family (Oz & USA)
Drinking more mulled wine and eating more chocolate log
Watching more TV
Going to bed early

No fuss. No hassle. No driving. No screaming kids. No arguing family.


So what are you doing..?


  • Reminding myself that alcoholism is a dangerous thing...

    Then get totally twatted.
  • SezzSezz ✭✭✭
    Why don't you go to your Mum's?
  • Sezz, cos it's the other side of town, I'd have to drive and my brothers and their brats will be there.

    Jon, good plan.
  • I shall take neddy out for a trundle

    go for a run

    have a bit of nosh

    go to work for the night
  • ...sounds lovely Cath

    Hope your day is exactly as peaceful as you want it :0)

    btw I have waved my wand as requested earlier and all is sorted... !!

    Is that the ghost monkey of forums past I saw ?
  • I don't think there's much call for prostitutes on Christmas Day, is there? I don't know, myself... Just making assumptions, Melds. ;)
  • LOL!

    within 7 posts and an innocent thread decends to the depths. Kwality!
  • SezzSezz ✭✭✭
    That's not very Christmassy spirit Cath.

    We shall possibly start the day with a run, then have lovely breakfast of smoked salmon and scrambed eggs with lovely lodger, then driving down to my brother's for rest of the day and drinking and eating lots and lots. Probably will go for long walk at some point with the dog.
  • Yep, Cath... I've not lost it!
  • SezzSezz ✭✭✭
    LOL Jon!

    I believe Meldy might be giving you a Yucker for Christmas.
  • SezzSezz ✭✭✭
    Or is that Yukka?
  • well Jon ... if they are all as stingy as you then I may not bother
  • Stingy? Well yes, I have to admit, I do have a prick and I do sometimes use it! :)
  • LOL!

    Right, you kids behave yourself. I'm going to the bank. (no, not to pay Melds)
  • Heres mine:

    Get woken up by my 10 year old brother in law at 7am (if I am lucky that would be a lie in....)
    Set up the new PC and the broadband and install the antivirus software and all that.
    Sit said child on PC and go for a run.
    Have breakfast, a bacon roll methinks
    Go to other relatives (oh at some point open pressies)
    Go for lunch at hotel. Drink copious amounts
    Visit the other side of the wifes family, drink copious amounts

    Go back and sleep all the above off. Hopefully no arguments occur between times.

  • I intend to prove that mixing drink is not a bad thing. maybe have some turkey at some point.

  • I'll be starting the day by swimming in the sea. Then it'll be eating and drinking for the rest of the day, with maybe a gentle stroll outside after lunch.
  • Minks .... do you have to produce a notice of impending usage in case he/she/it misses the moment?
  • Mr W
    Would love to have done that. Not allowed even to drive so getting p*ssed is the best option............
  • SezzSezz ✭✭✭
    LOL Meldy. So cruel!!

    Christmas W - I didn't realise there was a sea near High Wycombe. You're not getting it mixed up with the local sewage works are you?
  • I'm not going to be in Wycombe, which is a great result as my in-laws will be :-D
  • SezzSezz ✭✭✭

    Thankfully always avoided Christmas Day with my mother-in-law. The only present I remember getting from her was a crappy stainless meat platter and carving knife and fork from the local pound shop. I was vegetarian at the time.
  • I've got my parent coming this year - so it should be a pretty stress free xmas really.

    Probably get woken up by their dog (cats banished to the cattery for 3 days) or Mr Cas. Going to have brekkie, go to church then have a walk and picnic up on the Downs before going home to open prezzies, then got roast beef in the evening.
  • Letting my dad beat me at chess
  • that sounds lovely cas
  • NessieNessie ✭✭✭
    Up at 8 - open pressies.
    Go for a run while Mr has a bath/shaves.
    Have a bath/preen.
    Meet up with Mr's family for lunch (hotel so no-one cooks).
    Come home, open chocolate and wine stash.
    Watch TV or DVD mountian.
    Go to bed.
  • Yep - did the same thing last year with just the two of us and it made a nice change from falling alseep on the sofa by mid-afternoon cos you're too stuffed to move.
  • debbodebbo ✭✭✭
    Nessie yours sounds great, and so do all the ones that don't involve family!

    I'll be going for a run.
    Having breakfast with Mr IW, my parents and my teens.
    Opening first lot of presents.
    Taking teens to their father's.
    Taking my parents to Mr IW's sister's - 50 miles away in darkest Fife.
    Having Christmas dinner with his family and watching them all eat obscene amounts and then falling asleep in their chairs.
    Driving home and watching my christmas DVD of This Life (if I get it) because I'm a saddo.
  • I will be getting up at 5.45 and cycling 4 miles to the brum open xmas where I will be serving breakfasts, playing cards and generally being a dogs body

    Cath I have spent my last few xmasses just like yours and they have been the best. You might want to unplug your phone though people just don't get it!!
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