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How to Celebrate Christmas as a Child vs. an Adult

We all know that how you tackle life as a child is vastly different from how you do so as an adult. Christmas is no exception to this rule!

Making Christmas Treats

Child

  • Gets excited at licking the spoon.
  • Becomes distracted halfway through and wanders off.
  • Magically reappears when given the opportunity to eat the finished product.

Adult

  • Weighs up pros and cons of buying vs. baking.
  • Eventually opts for driving to Sainsbury’s.
  • Microwaves pre-made cookies to make it seem like they just came out the oven.

Writing Christmas Lists

Child

  • Writes a detailed letter to Santa, including an extravagant Wish List.
  • Asks for anything from a pony to a new bike.
  • Becomes well behaved in an attempt to reach the ‘Nice List’.

Adult

  • Writes detailed To-Do lists in an attempt at organising themselves for the holidays.
  • Tries to concoct unique gift list that doesn’t include socks.
  • Runs out of time and ends up buying the socks.

Watching Christmas TV

Child

  • Watches non stop Xmas movies.
  • Declares they want every toy from every advert.
  • Identifies with Cindy Lou.

Adult

  • Watches non stop Xmas movies.
  • Cries over every emotional Christmas advert.
  • Identifies with the Grinch.

Putting up Christmas Decorations

Child

  • Comes home with wonky, handmade paper chains from school.
  • Is more interested in discovering lost things in the loft than helping carry the decorations down.
  • Breaks at least one bauble.

Adult

  • Spends hours wrestling with tangled fairy lights, only to find one of the bulbs has blown.
  • Pulls a muscle in their back from carrying neverending boxes of decorations down from the loft.
  • Feels strangely accomplished at the end result.

Wearing Christmas Jumpers 

Child

  • Forced to wear hideous Christmas jumper by parents.
  • Spills food down hideous jumper at earliest opportunity.
  • Feels smug, until they realise the alternative is their sibling’s too small, even more hideous spare jumper.

Adult

  • Willingly buys ugly Christmas jumper.
  • Adds this to their pre-existing collection of ugly jumpers.
  • Has matching Christmas socks that they pretend are lame but secretly love.

Celebrating Christmas Eve

Child

  • Puts out cookies and milk for Santa (and a carrot for Rudolph).
  • Goes to sleep as soon as they can to make the morning arrive quicker.
  • Can’t help waking up in the middle of the night to see if Santa has been.

Adult

  • Has a few too many mulled wines (or anything vaguely alcoholic).
  • Sneaks around trying to fill all the Christmas stockings quietly.
  • Drunkenly eats the Santa cookies before falling into bed.

Waking up on Christmas Day

Child

  • Wakes up at 5am.
  • Jumps on parents bed chanting ‘GET UP’ until they finally move.
  • Is fueled by pure present opening excitement.

Adult

  • Is woken up at 5am.
  • Tries to ignore the loud voices but eventually gives in to their demands.
  • Is fueled by caffeine and willpower.

 

Opening Christmas Presents

Child

  • Rips open presents, excited about what’s inside.
  • Plays with the discarded wrapping paper and boxes.
  • Quickly rejects gifts they aren’t interested in.

Adult

  • Slowly opens presents, worried about the contents.
  • Tries to save pretty wrapping paper for re-use.
  • Has to practise their ‘happy’ face for rubbish gifts.

 

Eating Christmas Dinner

Child

  • Eats way too much.
  • Is disgusted by brussel sprouts.
  • Wonders when it’s time to eat dessert.

Adult

  • Eats way too much.
  • Loves brussel sprouts.
  • Wonders when it’s an acceptable time to start drinking.

 

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