5 awkward things that are only acceptable at Christmas
Christmas – a magical time of year to celebrate with all your family and friends. So why does this festive time of year make us do things we’d never do at any other time of the year?
We’ve picked out 5 of the most stereotypical images that perfectly capture the awkwardness only Christmas can bring. Happy holidays from all at Alamy!
1. Decorating your pet
Why stop at the Christmas tree when you can get the family pet involved in the festive fun? Nothing says enjoyment quite like the fear in this pug’s eyes!
2. Secretly crying as you hold up your new jumper with pride
Unless you’re really lucky, there’s bound to be one present that makes you cry a little inside when you open it. But it’s from your Great Auntie Val, so you grit your teeth and smile as you thank her for the lovely gift!
3. Using the kitchen utensils as props
Whether it’s to help with the film you’re re-enacting in charades, or it forms part of your uncle’s bad joke, at some point (usually after a few drinks), someone will stop using their wine glass for its intended purpose and turn themselves into a fly…
4. Making absolutely sure every family member is part of the festive fun
It’s Christmas time and we’re all going to enjoy it… or at least we’re going to try! This adorable little man is involved whether he likes it or not.
5. Having one too many drinks at your office Christmas party…
When a civilised Christmas drink with your colleagues turns into 2, 3, 4… We all know that one guy in the office who’s quiet all year, until Christmas when he becomes the life and soul of the party, gathering up a group of co-workers to join them on a ‘work night out’.