Being single over Christmas rocks. Before those of you in couples start screaming “booooooooooooooo” and throw egg nog at the screen cursing my name, you need to hear me out.
Look, spending time with the one you love over Christmas can be the greatest thing in the world. If I had my way, I’d spend it with someone amazing every year. Alas, I don’t. So, I get to tell you some of the reasons why being single over Christmas rocks.
1. Saving Money on Presents
Having extra money to spend on yourself definitely rocks.
Is there a better feeling at Christmas than going into a clothes shop and telling the extremely busy clerk “hey, lady, fetch those jeans in a 32 waist quick smart”? No, no there’s not.
2. Not Having to Spend Time With Your Partner’s Family
This can go either way. I was lucky, as my ex-girlfriend’s family were amazing. I felt like part of the family. I do have many a friend though that would happily sell their soul to the devil rather than spend time with their partner’s family over Christmas. I can see many of you nodding in agreement right now.
3. You Have No Timetable
Sure, we all have to spend time with our own crazy family, but that’s the only place we really need to be. There’s no family tug-of-war or having to drive from one side of the country to the other in 2 days.
4. You Can Be As Embarrassing As You Want
Even as an (and I use the term loosely) adult, I still love walking around in my PJ’s (pants) all day at my parents’ house. Eating chocolate for breakfast, drinking copious amounts of mulled wine, singing carols from Ren and Stimpy’s Christmas Album (tales of a misspent youth). I know I’ll never be judged.
5. Savour the Moment – it Could be Your Last as a Single Man/Woman
Enjoy it. Next year you might have to spend next Christmas with a demanding set of in-laws making you sleep in separate rooms whilst quizzing you on when you’re going to get serious by buying a house…… Or a ring. Aha. As I said, savour it!
On that note, I hope you all have an amazing Christmas! Oh, and don’t forget to share this post via Facebook or Twitter below (that counts as a present). Thanks, Jordi.