Don’t get me wrong here. I am a massive lover of the Christmas season, I enjoy pretty much everything that Christmas has to offer, however, there are still things that get slightly annoying and bring a downer on this joyful season. So in this post, I am sharing some of the top things that literally drive us crazy at Christmas.
So what are the things that really drive us crazy at Christmas?
Not being able to find the ‘bloody tape’ again.
how the hell have we lost the rolls of tape again. We probably have 50 rolls already somewhere and we brought extra specifically for wrapping presents. It goes without saying how irritating it is when the tape has vanished the minute it’s needed for wrapping presents. I’m pretty certain losing cello-tape is a written in tradition at this point of driving us crazy at Christmas.
Christmas decorations that hit the taccy mark.
We’re getting to the time of year where we start to overbuy, and the shops are filled with things that we really don’t actually need in our lives. Now let me be clear, When I say tack, I’m talking over the top decorations, clothing, presents, that do not have any meaning. OR things that were a good idea at the time! but they were never a good idea.
The shops are way to busy.
Even in the latest lockdown, I found myself stressing at the number of shoppers in the local grocery stores. They were heaving, and social distancing had done a major flop. Especially over the weekends.
but it’s not this year. As the big day looms every year, people do seem to lose the plot and go shopping at every opportunity. thousands of shoppers fleeing to town centres, and grocery stores to stock up a month’s worth of shopping for one day. You can’t breathe let alone think. Shopping is normally my Forte, add crowds into the mix and No. Not for me. And definitely not for my anxiety.
Blowing the budget and overspending.
Ok I am a sucker for doing this, but I’m talking massive extents, common guys it’s not about how many presents are there to open on Christmas day, or how busy the tree is you should never forget Christmas is about love, families coming together and making memories.
Oh, and what about those price increases.
All those beautiful things that have been brought so they can be wrapped and opened on one particular day, we love them. However, as you grow up you really do realise and find the annoyance in how that beautiful gift that they open would cost you so much less in the sales in literally days to come. How overnight the gifts being sold for £10 are now being ripped off the shelves at £2 or something stupid.
The Christmas market is impossible to navigate around.
When it comes to the German Christmas market popping up in town, I am gutted that it won’t be making an appearance this year. I mean, the Christmas market is great, it’s beautifully done and gives a real festive vibe to the town centre. The smells draw us in and the daytime beer in a stout from the German bar is more than tempting. However, when it comes to us actually trying to get into the high street shops and get our shopping done, it’s a chaotic hell. Especially in our town, where the market goes through the middle of the road with shops either side.
There is always someone moaning.
yes, ok. I get it. It’s Christmas, there’s a lot to do, money’s tight and the shops are always hectic. However, do you really need to vocalise your hatred of the season to strangers, some of us are trying to just get on, and be festive and joyful?
This isn’t such a problem for me anymore, but it is something I remember dearly, as the cold weathers hitting in, and the trains and buses are already a nightmare. We add the Christmas season in, it gets even worse.
Christmas songs that seem to be stuck on repeat.
Ok So I love Christmas music! but! when that same festive song has been on the radio for the 15th time in one day is enough to drive anyone crazy at Christmas. You have to admit that there is no reason to have the same song on loop, there are plenty of others to play. It’s starting to get a bit much! Variety is key. If you could send this message on to the shops as-well! Seems every shop you go in at one point has the same bloody song playing.
Too much food adding to the seasonal weight gain.
Finally, we all say that we’re gonna try and be good over the Festive season I know that I do, but when it comes down to it, there is too much nice food and we all seem to indulge, Never-mind guys, New years goals for this one.
- Christmas gifts at the last minute.
- Festive things to get you in the Christmas spirit
- My December Playlist – top 10 Christmas tunes you need to have.
- Christmas Food: Perfect Festive Gingerbread
- Things I love about Christmas and why