What do you actually do on Christmas day?Watch
All our extended family live far away, so it's usually just me, mum, dad and my sister. We wake up, have breakfast together, go to church. When we get back it's about 1pm. From 1pm onwards, everything just slows down - we have Christmas lunch/dinner and watch a film. I swear by about 3pm, everything is just boring, there's nothing to do.
We can end up watching about 2-3 films in the day, just for time to pass. Games are boring because my mum doesn't understand the rules to anything, and usually I just get shouted at for no real reason.
I feel like we are just forced to be with each other making small talk because no one has anything in common with anyone. My parents don't drink so it's not like I can use alcohol to make the time go faster. When I was younger, it was very normal for me to just go to my room and revise - because like what else is there to do?!
Does anyone else have this? What do you actually do on Christmas day? Is there ever a point where you're bored?
Normally too drunk to be bored.
I don't get bored nah. Similarly, my family go to church then get back, open all presents, have breakfast. It's about 1ish by then, usually watch things like Charlie Brown Xmas Special, The Snowman, Top Of The Pops, Queens Speech and maybe an Xmas film etc whilst drinking and snacking and preparing Xmas dinner. Usually eat that about 5ish, then after that watch Doctor Who, Eastenders, then a film or 2 more whilst drinking more
Boring but nice.
After that probably just look forward to Boxing day footie
On the actual day I like to be at home but have also been at the homes of friends and family. That's what it is all about. Spending time with the people we love.
In particular Christmas is magic for children so I love seeing younger family members who still believe. Mum tried to keep the magic for me for a bit longer by taking me to Lapland to see "the real Santa" when I was about 7