Wanted to go anon and this was the most appropriate place to put it.
I've got a job in my uni city which will require me to work christmas eve and boxing day. Most of my extended family have emigrated, and the few that remain are all a 4-5 hour car journey away. Given that there is no public transport on the 25th i have no way of getting up there and back in time to start work (i'll almost certainly be in for the early hours).
I enjoy my job and i do not want to quit. So what on earth do i do here? Really don't like the thought of being alone in an empty student house!
I'm sure you have a friend nearby that you could stay with. I was faced with the possible eventuality of spending this upcoming Christmas alone in the USA and my plan was to volunteer at a homeless shelter/hospital.
(Original post by ribenacreep)
Can you go and stay with a Uni friend for Christmas day? If you make it known you'll be alone I'm sure you'll get invitations from people.
(Original post by Rosa Arabelle)
As suggested above - do you have any friends you could stay with? I know if my friend was going to be alone on Christmas I'd without a doubt invite her over for the day.
I'm sure i would get plenty of offers. The problem is there is no public transport and i can't drive
I'd rather spend it alone than with some of my ********s of an extended family. :') Hey OP if you're still stuck hit me up, we'll rock Christmas together. Though, we'll be eating supernoodles if i'm left in charge of the cooking....
(Original post by Rosa Arabelle)
Do they live far away? You could just walk. Or talk to your manager about taking Christmas Eve off - she/he won't get angry, will they? I mean, it's perfectly understandable!
Reading this thread just got me buzzed for Christmas...
Well they'll all be at their hometowns which are at least an hours drive away I could easily get Christmas Eve off, its just Boxing Day which requires all staff to work. I'd happily do the shift if it didn't mean spending the previous day alone. Normally love christmas but this is a nightmare situation!
Meh, tbh some years I'd have rather been alone than stuck with a certain member of my family. I spent about 3 hours of xmas 2010 sat on a park bench by myself. There's nothing wrong with being alone on xmas, it's just a day like any other unless you're uber religious....
As someone who's never celebrated Christmas, I'll just go ahead and suggest using as a day to indulge yourself. Lay in, be lazy, go ahead and buy up a shed load of yummy food and snacks and lounge in front of the TV all day. Treat yourself
Think of it like its just 24 hours.. If your working so hard you'll likely be shattered anyway. I'd suggest maybe buy a nice take out, chinese? indian? the night before so you can have it on the 25th.. Turn facebook off. Turn the telly/radio off. Start the day off by going for a run or any sort of exercise which doesnt involve going to the gym etc(as it wont be open) Im always instantly happier after doing some exercise. Then have a movie marathon day? (with dvds, or internet streaming..) Eat your take out and all the other junk food you'd have bought as prep to cheer you up. Don't speak to anyone, or maybe send a generic "merry christmas" text to all your friends then turn your phone off. You dont want the "guess waht i got"s by text or facebook, or the "had the most gorgeous dinner, now stuffed lying on the sofas with everyone" either. Cut yourself off from the world, do things you enjoy. It wont be that bad, it only lasts 24 hours..... before the hype is on new years.