Have a Holly, Jolly Christmas, Everyone!
By Susan Caba
The Resale Evangelista
IN CASE YOU’RE A LITTLE ON THE GRINCH-Y SIDE, HERE’S SOME ADVICE FROM THAT SCRUNCHED UP GREEN GUY: MOAN EARLY AND OFTEN. MOAN ABOUT THE PRESENTS. MOAN ABOUT HOW RIDICULOUS EVERYTHING IS. REMEMBER, BAD CHRISTMASES ARE WAY MORE MEMORABLE THAN GOOD ONES.
A few tips, in case you don’t have time for the whole article by Guardian columnist Suzanne Moore:
- If something isn’t a cheese straw (or, in the U.S. a cheese ball), no one cares.
- Is it sensible to put a lot of people who don’t really like each other (relatives) into a small space and fuel them with booze and other flammable humans? No.
- The average Christmas dinner contains 8,000 calories. That is the entire point.
- Christmas is the time to bring home all kinds of failure: bad relationships, unwanted childlessness, separation – every imperfection can be amplified.
- Tweet and post pictures with abandon. Your Christmas should be both the same as everyone else’s while obviously being better. Flaunt it–this is what social media is for.
- Don’t aim for perfection. Muddling through is good enough.