Five stages of NOT getting what you want for Christmas.


Can you relate to any of these five stages of NOT getting what you want for Christmas from? Personally I can see it applying to my children, my ex husband and my dad! Of course this is very tongue in cheek, but it is still funny to read! What I really want for Christmas is health and happiness for my family, and for us all to be together at Christmas.


Christmas Infographic

christmas eve

Christmas Eve sees my tradition which I started seven years ago, of my sister, brother in law and nephew coming round for the evening and we have a Chinese takeaway. I love it because Christmas Eve is usually a mad day of dashing around, and I don’t have to worry about cooking an evening meal, but look forward to seeing them. We have the Christmas music channels on, and at the end of the evening we do another tradition which re-started again when Pickle was born, going outside to sprinkle Reindeer food and sparkly glitter on the lawn so Rudolph can see where to land 🙂

Christmas Day is another busy day, with family coming over for most of the day. We have Christmas Dinner together, and in the evening it is just us again, which is lovely , we watch the Christmas EastEnders Special, any other good TV, and have time to have a good look at our gifts. On Boxing Day, if the weather isn’t too bad, we head into Tenby for their Boxing Day Swim. We don’t go in the sea ourselves, but hundreds of people from all over the world take part, the town is jam packed and it is a really lovely atmosphere.  This year is the 45th one! Afterwards we head home to have another roast dinner, yum!

Whatever you are doing this Christmas, have a great one keep well, safe and happy 🙂

Merry Christmas!

Thank you to Slotfruit for the information 🙂


  1. It sounds like you have a fantastic Christmas planned with your family. I love your Christmas Eve tradition x
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  2. I think you have a great Christmas planned and I have no doubt you will have an amazing day x
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  3. I’ve seen those Boxing Day swims. Those people are nuts! This would be the year to do it though as it’s so mild this month.

  4. Haha I love this, as cheesy as it sounds I dont care about what I get for Christmas, I love giving presents x

  5. That animation is fab! Your plans sound lovely, I think I will start the reindeer sparkle next year with Lucas. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas x
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  6. Have a wonderful Christmas, I can’t wait for someone to possibly do me breakfast in bed!! That’s something I definitely won’t be getting, but I really want. Haha.
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  7. Ha! This is a funny post. We should be grateful for what we get given though!

  8. Haha! Love this!
    Sounds like you have a lovely Christmas lined up, hope you have a great time with your family. x
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  9. Sounds like you have a fab christmas planned with your family. I love giving presents more than receiving them. Xx
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  10. Hubby has informed me I am not getting a present as we are skint but I am really disappointed. It is all about the kids though – hope you have a fabulous one xxx
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  11. I have a heap of ebay sales scheduled to start on Boxing day – I reckon it is when people who are disappointed will start looking for comfort buys!
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  12. It sounds like you will have a lovely Christmas. Hope it’s wonderful for your whole family!

  13. Christmas will be a very quiet one for me…Hallmark movies and just chilling
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  14. I love christmas for the food and family. The gift part I dont like as it gets to be too much
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  15. I like the chinese take out idea! I just wish my husband liked it. Sometimes the mashed potatoes ham and pastries can just be a little bit much this time of year.
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  16. I love your tradition of marking the landing location for Rudolph and the reindeer. That is so darn cute!

  17. Wishing you and your family a fabulous Christmas of fun and smiles 🙂 x
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  18. i have not had to deal with this personally. i never asked for anything that wouldn’t have been affordable and my birthday is two days before Christmas so I knew whatever i asked for that i didn’t get for my birthday i would get two days later on Christmas. I think it is also good to potentially expect not to get what you asked for so if you do get it there’s the feeling of i didn’t expect this which is awesome
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  19. Awww I love your tradition of reindeer food, I think I’m gonna start that this year, it’s adorable! <3 We always watch Eastenders too, it's a must, haha!

  20. Love your Christmas Traditions!
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  21. Merry Christmas to you and yours and here’s hoping that you all get what you want
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  22. Very cute but true infographic right there! Lol. I don’t really ask for gifts and when my family like something, I take note of it. Thanks for sharing!

  23. Lovely pics! Love your all Christmas tradition Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas!

  24. Love the infographic! Merry Christmas to you and yours!
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  25. This made me giggle. I was never big into getting Christmas presents. My husband really doesn’t seem confidence in picking out gifts for me, either, so he hasn’t gotten me really anything in years. But I don’t mind. Nothing is better than seeing my son’s face light up when he sees and opens his presents!
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  26. Too funny for sure. I almost always get what I want so These stages are kinda more for the children. All I want for Christmas is health, laughter, & lots of fun 🙂
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  27. hahaha i love this! i actually trained myself to go to the phase of acceptance right away. Have a merry christmas to you and your family!

  28. Christmas traditions are the best.

  29. Christmas traditions are the best.

  30. Sticking to family traditions for Christmas is the best part of the season.

  31. Oh my gosh, this is so true and cute. I’m going to pin it! LOL and then show my son lolzzz

  32. This is exactly why I refuse to ‘want’ anything for Christmas. That way, I can’t be disappointed 😉

    It made me chuckle though!!!

    Lou xx
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