11 Things That Will Happen At *Every* Family Christmas

We love Christmas.

But there’s just a few things that are bound to happen during every festive family gathering. Not all of them good…

1. Dad falls asleep in front of the television

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But not before he’s had a Turkey and stuffing sandwich.

After his double helping of Christmas dinner. Obviously.

2. Mum cracks out the old box of board games

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Nothing like some paper hats and nostalgic songs to inspire some forced bonding time, eh?

3. One family member decides that it’s the year to flash the cash

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EPIC presents all around!

4. While the other is still on intern wages and has made all of their gifts by hand

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It honestly is the thought that counts.

5. It wouldn’t be a traditional Christmas dinner without a compulsory spillage or two

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Fingers crossed that this isn’t the year with the red wine and the cream carpet.

6. Someone will cry

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Standard.

7. Christmas films are a MUST

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It’s almost illegal not to watch Home Alone, Elf or The Muppet Christmas Carol at least once during the day.

8. Someone will have a little too much brandy

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Nan, we’re looking at you.

9. Your cat will knock the decorations from the tree

 

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And your mum will pop them right back up again.

It’s a game they play.

10. You’ll be forced into a family photograph


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Probably wearing reindeer antlers or a festive onsie.

Because, why not?

11. Family members will fall out

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But they’ll make up again just as quickly.

That’s just the magical power of Christmas.