Everyone has their own reasons for loving Christmas. Many will say they like visiting family, giving gifts, Santa and all that other stuff. Of course I love spending time with friends and family, I just also have a few unconventional reasons to love Christmas. Here are my top 5:
My friend Nik wrote and entire blog about these magic little gems. They are so tasty, juicy and as a bonus, healthy. They only come around this time of year, so it’s a must to inhale as many as possible. Just writing about them makes my mouth water.
2. Shrimp Rings
These delicious crustacean masterpieces show up at parties, events and anywhere people have good taste. They’re easy: thaw and eat. For some reason, my family is obsessed with these things. We’ve probably eaten 6 of them so far this month. Maybe it’s because they are so artfully placed in a plastic ring, or the fact that seafood sauce is to die for. Either way, shrimp are delicious and there is no better time to inhale them in large quantities than the holiday season.
3. Time off Work
I’m lucky as I get the whole week off. Regardless of how much time you get, it’s nice to take a break from the daily grind and relax a bit.
Christmas is basically a guilt free, drink your face off for a week, holiday. I’m talking at social events and gatherings, not sitting at home watching He’s Just Not That Into You and feeling sorry for yourself. As a bonus, you have New Year’s Eve to get smashed one last time before heading back to work. It’s just another reason to drink too much and not feel guilty. With the pressures of seeing friends and family, booze takes the edge off, and it helps rid the awkwardness at office Christmas parties. I mean, for most people, it’s difficult enough keeping a brave face at work, but now you have to spend time with your coworkers outside of working hours in the “real world.” Booze helps with that. As a bonus, lots of brands have gift packs, special sizes and deals this time of year. Stock up for New Years.
No other holiday has more feature films on the topic than Christmas, from classics like Miracle on 34th Street (which I have never seen) to Jingle The Santa Clause there are endless options (both good and bad) for everyone. Here are some of my favourite films to watch this time of year: