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1. You start to come down with a cold.
2. Your house suddenly empties of all other people.
all the presents you get will be crap and all the presents you give will be crap and everyone will have a thoroughly miserable time.
auuuuuuuuuuggggggggggggggggggggh. I'm a slight wreck.
EVERYTHING MUST GO!
whatthehell? i wasn't even like this when i was a small child.
actually this mightn't me excitement. i've taken about 17 different medicine things, cos i got a cold too, that'll be it.
You realize you still have yet to actually *get* half your presents for people, even though you've had them planned for quite a while. Shitshitshit.
spread over three days. Which makes me feel they are almost certainly crap.
Crap crap crap crap crap.
4. You notice that your garage is suddenly full of alcohol.
5. It takes about 30 minutes longer to drive into town.
6. Daytime TV's suddenly hosting an array of movies you'd forgotten had existed.
this is a good one though it isn't limited to daytime or indeed the UK - at what other time of the year would you get an Eddie Murphy double bill of Coming To America followed by The Golden Child ?
when you can't take your coat off as your arms are laden with bags.
is really nice, nice easy and quiet/relaxed public transport as everyone has fucked off to whatever holes they are originally from!
i want to go back to my parents' house and be festive already!