Wednesday Wisdom How To Enjoy The Festive Period

If you haven't already done so, you will soon be breaking up from work for Christmas. Of course not everyone is lucky enough to have an extended period of time off over the festive period, but many of you will be breaking up Friday and not stepping foot into the office again until January. Result!

So, what's the best way to make the most of your Christmas break? Here, we give you some advice on how to boss it! After all, it is the season to be jolly…

Finish your shopping

If you haven't got your Christmas shopping done by now then shame on you! We even told you how to ace Christmas shopping in last week's Wednesday Wisdom blog, so there's no excuse. We're only joking, if you haven't finished it all yet, that's fine, but you will feel relieved once you have.

We're now at the time of year where something's happening almost every night, so it's best to have all your presents bought and wrapped. That way you have nothing stopping you if some of the lads are off down the pub for some Christmas drinks!

Eat and drink

Just accept it; you're going to put weight on over Christmas. It's inevitable. You'll have food and drink coming out of your ears over the next couple of weeks and we say go for it! What other time of the year is it acceptable to go mad on your food and drink intake?

It's obligatory to go for Christmas drinks with friends and family round this time of year. Christmas markets are always popular, with mulled wine the festive drink to enjoy. Your mum will have the fridge full over Christmas; pretty much everyone buys ten times the amount of food that's necessary.

It's the one time of year where it's acceptable to eat pork pie or a selection box for breakfast. Enjoy it while you can, the gym will be still be there in 2017.

Catch up with family

Christmas time is the perfect opportunity to catch up with family, especially if you live away from home. We know that not everyone gets on with family and you may have to spend more time with the in-laws than you wish, but come on, it's Christmas!

Go to your local for a few ales with your old man; few things feel more Christmassy! Sit round the dining table after your Christmas dinner for some board games it's tradition!

The days in between

One of the hardest parts of the festive period to nail is the days in between Christmas Day and New Year. There are a few options depending on what you fancy! Everyone knows that the sales hit the shops as soon as they open on Boxing Day, so if you're into a bargain and haven't been put off by Christmas shopping - that could be the one for you.

If that sounds like your worst nightmare, why not just chill out? There are not many other times where you can do exactly that for consecutive days without the thought of work. Perhaps go for a winter walk or spend an afternoon in the pub actually why not combine the two!

Plan NYE


One of the biggest nights of the festive period is New Year's Eve. No matter how you plan to bring in 2017, it's important to make plans and avoid disappointment.

If you're going out, most places will require you to have a ticket to gain entry. Even local pubs! Sort it out with your mates and decide where you want to go!

Another great option is a house party; roll back the years to when you were in your teens this way you can play all the music you want to hear!

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Date Posted: Wednesday 21st December 2016

Author: George Crewe