7 signs you’re actually ready for Christmas!

27 January 2016 by
First published: 18 December 2015

As the end of the year draws nearer, the Christmas parties, copious amounts of mulled wine and too many mince pies start to take their toll. You do genuinely love Christmas; you bulk buy The White Company’s ‘winter’ candle and you know all the words to White Christmas. However, long dark days, too much going on at work and lack of sleep have left you tired. Sound familiar? Here are our 7 signs you’re ready for that Christmas break now…

Love Actually, Home Alone and It’s a Wonderful Life are gathering dust

How are you supposed to get into the Christmas spirit battling with commuters and Christmas shoppers’ bags on the tube? You just want to dig to the bottom of the DVD drawer and spend a day binge-watching all your favourite Christmas movies. Ideally with a big box of Quality Street. That’s when it will feel like Christmas.

You can’t drink anymore gingerbread lattes

Gingerbread, eggnog, mint-chocolate, cinnamon and pecan. Can’t anyone just drink a regular coffee nowadays? It was a novelty in November (who doesn’t love an excuse to have whipped cream on their morning latte?), but after one too many sickly syrup-filled creations we just want normal coffee back.

You are looking forward to Christmas TV

You don’t even know what this year’s John Lewis ad is because you’ve been too busy with work-dos, Christmas shopping and carol concerts to watch any TV. All you want to do is snuggle on the sofa and relax. The Downton Abbey Christmas special is the shining light at the end of a never-ending tunnel of festive social engagements.

You are so over the party season

You are tired of little black dresses and have a blister the size of a brussels sprout from dancing too hard in heels. You are sick of champagne and canapés. You want proper hearty comfort food, and you’re ready for PJs, slippers and bad Christmas re-runs. 

Mince pies currently count as one of your five-a-day

They have raisons in, right? I am sure that counts. And orange peel. Surely the peel has more fibre in it or something? It must be good for you. With all the festive events, mad dashes to the shops and loose ends to tie up at work before the holidays, you have become a little lax with your diet. You need the Christmas break to de-stress and reboot, so you can tackle 2016 with vigour. It is a good thing they don’t sell mince pies year-round.

The only exercise you’ve done in weeks is hitting the dance floor

Though you really did get into that Beyoncé Single Ladies routine last night, it can’t exactly count as a proper workout. With a million and one things to do before Christmas, working out has been bottom of the list. You are ready for long winter walks and a little more time to yourself over the Christmas break.

You’re feeling a bit ‘bah humbug’

The presents aren’t going to buy themselves, nor will they wrap themselves. The Christmas tree is bare and you can’t untangle the fairy lights. The turkey needs basting, wine needs mulling and you have too many recipe tabs open for Christmas goodies that you just don’t have time to make. You love the holiday season, but just haven’t had time to really get into the Christmas spirit because you have so much on. Not to fear, it’s nearly time for the break. You will recover your Christmas cheer and be donning that reindeer jumper i