Dang brother, sounds like your an honourary Englishman.
Your way of doing things in the festive season are EXACTLY like here.
Spend, spend, spend, eat, eat eat. Party, party and more party. We usually have a very noisy day with the grandchildren and their noisy new toys, the usual screaming i want this, i want that, then the main lunch, then the wines or beers, then the pudding, then one of the kids saying i feel sick,
then more food for tea, even if its just a few hours after the main meal.
How the women folk keep up the shopping spree's after the big day is amazing. My other half, Kath said to me on Christmas day night.
I'm going to see my mom in the morning, are you joining me, yeah i said, happy to. Then after we had been there a few hours, BANG she hit me with it. Oh the sales have started in the town, i'm thinking of soing to see if i can get a few bargains.
Dang woman ( i said ) dont you ever get sick of fighting off other shoppers for so called bargains, NOOOOOOOOOO she said, its all part and parcel of the excitment of the shopping trip.
I said your a glutton for punishment, and yeah, i went shopping with her, on the understanding that we had a nice Indian meal delivered for our main meal of the day, washed down with a nice bottle of wine, aahhhhh bliss.
Would i change it, not for anything, the look on the kids face, the enjoyment, overeating, and sometimes over drinking, LoL, the love it brings, the family bonding and better still, the sound sleep after the big eventful day. LoL