advertisement
Updated 27 November 2013

10 ways to tell that Christmas is over

After the frenzy of last-minute Christmas shopping and dealing with large numbers of difficult relatives, a time comes when things suddenly die down.

0

After the frenzy of last-minute Christmas shopping and dealing with large numbers of difficult relatives, a time comes when things suddenly die down.

Here are ten easy ways of telling that it is indeed over:

  • You feel if you see one more turkey sandwich, you will not be responsible for your deeds.
  • You can find parking at the shopping centre.
  • The batteries on all the children’s toys have finally gone flat.
  • There are no more Christmas jingles in the supermarket or on TV – Boney M is relegated to a dusty drawer for ten months.
  • The summer clothing sales start.
  • You no longer hear a voice in the back of your head that says, “Buy, buy, buy…”
  • You feel a sense of joy at the prospect of not having to deal with in-laws or family for at least a month or two.
  • You join the only queues now to be found in shops – at the exchange desk.
  • The giftwrapping counters in department stores have disappeared.
  • The Christmas tree is slowly turning brown next to the dustbin.

(Health24, updated December 2013)

 
advertisement

Read Health24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Live healthier

Not loosing the weight? »

Your quick guide to Banting Banting for health? Banting vs Heart Foundation Diet – which is cheaper?

8 non-food reasons why your Banting weight loss has stalled

You're religiously sticking to your low-carb programme, but the scales aren’t moving. An extract from The Banting Solution looks at reasons why this could happen.

The struggle is real »

5 things to know before taking an antihistamine How to cope with seasonal allergies

15 tips for students with allergies

For university students, moving out of home can be daunting at the best of times but for those with severe allergies or asthma, it may feel close to impossible.